Heavenly Grazing

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  1. chrisfenison

    chrisfenison TPF Noob!

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    First post, just registered. Neat forum here. What do you folks think of this image?

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  2. voodoocat

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    I really like this shot. I like the crop you did on the photo. :thumbsup:
     
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    I like the picture a lot but the cow blends in a little. Maybe mess with the levels in photoshop so that he stands out a little.
     
  4. MDowdey

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    great shot to start it off with!!


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  5. chrisfenison

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    Here's another version with a little different lighting effect.
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  6. voodoocat

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    I like the original more. I can live with the cow blending in because I realize the cow is in shadow. Did you use the shadow/highlight tool in photoshop on the first one to bring out the shadow detail?
     
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    Thanks for all the replies. Here's one more variant with the same lighting and sepia tone as the first, but with the cow a little lighter. Better?

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  8. chrisfenison

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    Yes, although not much (5% or so.) This shot is a combination of two exposures. One for the sky, and one for the shadow of the tree.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nicely done...and welcome to the forum :cool:
     
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    I like the first one the best. The way the cow blends in makes you search the picture.

    Welcome to the forum!!!
     
  11. Alison

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    I like the first one the best, the colors and nice and you've got a really strong composition.
     
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    They are all great images. I agree with voodoocat, the first one is the best and the last image is very close.

    In the last pic, the processing makes the cow the main subject and the cow hijacks the image.

    In the first pic, the sun, lighting, and technique is the main interrest. In the last pic, the cow is the main interrest. They're two separate portraits actually. Both are great images.

    Would you share your processing technique in the first image?
     

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