an iced glare

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  1. AdriaanSteyn

    AdriaanSteyn TPF Noob!

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    a friend of mine has this amazing animal with the most gripping glare
    took this photo with my Canon 350D
     
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    whoa nice eyes! But the picture would be better if you focused on eyes. The eyes are not sharp - only his fur between the eyes is.
     
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    thats exactly what i thought, but it was so difficult as he kept on moving, i ended up taking the pic while he was walking directly towards me...

    would love to give him a good washdown and re-do this, maybe with a little help from the owner :)
     
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    cool shot...... this could be sharpened a little in photoshop...... maybe with a layer mask to just bring out the eyes.....

    Also if it were slightly altered, i think it would make a good addition to the dark side gallery :fangs: ......... :mrgreen:
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I am sure our very own Archangel here would know how to make this icy stare quite, quite "darkside", hm? ;)

    A pity about the focus, maybe you should use a smaller aperture next time you get to photograph this dog so you have a deeper DOF and his moving does not matter so much.

    Ah well, now I am curious to see what Archie woud make of this to make it "darkside"...
     
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    im not that well versed in PS, so please feel free to make any necessarry changes and repost

    thanks for all the advice, much appreciated
     
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    To bad about you not knowing PS well cuase this shot would be so fun to play with. But wow... I understand about not getting them to settle down. I knew a dog with eyes kinda like that and never did get a good shot of them. If you still can.. I would keep trying to get the eyes in focus.
     
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    I'd probably do something like this for the dark side gallery........ i'd maybe add an image of a screaming person in the pupils too :mrgreen:

    Just enhanced the eye colour........ used curves/levels and the shadow highlight filter on the fur..... and gave it a bit of vig....

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    Wow, that edit is very effective and dramatic. Turned an already darn cool shot into something fantastic!
     

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