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My neighbor's dogs -- please critique

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by kenglade, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Here are some shots I took over the weekend with a deliberate attempt to cut back on contrast, something that has always been a problem for me. I like the bokeh but I'm not sure if the snaps are too contrasty. I applied very little PP, mostly to lighten shadows and reduce contrast.

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  2. Ken
    In the first one the eye are not the focal point so the image does not draw the correct attention IMO
    numbers 2 and 3 are great. I like the touch of the flowers but there is a bit too much on the right side, I would crop it a bit.
    The last one just needs more DOF.
    Dave
     
  3. Thanks, Dave. All good points. Hope I can remember.
     
  4. Even though the focus is more on the nose than the eyes (which some people prefer anyway), I really like the composition of this shot, and love the feel of the 2nd one...
    Well done mate...
     
  5. Mil gracias, Wally. I learn every day, but it seems like not quite fast enough.

    Ken
     
  6. I have to agree with Dave on that Ken, the first one is a nice shot but would be better if the eyes were the focal point. I love the second one, the third i agree you should crop a little on the right because its a little bit of open space thats not needed, and the last one, is also a great picture but the dog on the left isnt as sharp as the one right.
     
  7. Charlie, you and Dave are absolutely right. Operator error. I kept my 50/1.8 set at 2.5 without a second thought about how that might affect DOF. OOPS.
     
  8. hey you have to make mistakes to learn how to do it right?
     
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