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Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by 92sir, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. 92sir

    92sir TPF Noob!

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    I took this pic almost right into the sun with a cokin nd8 filter just seeing what everyone thought. It was a pretty challenging shot to get without the subject being underexposed.
    sorry for the lousy title but I figured it was better then "cow"
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    While I do appreciate that this was a difficult one to pull off and to pull it off like this, into the sun, but getting your subject well exposed, I find it's a pity that the tall tree (subject No 2) seems to grow right out of the cow's head. I really like how the cow is outlined by the light that shines on her far side, but her position within that context is a bit unfortunate. It would also have been nice to see more of her calf.

    Is this the only one you took?
     
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    92sir TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the c&c I did have more shots but my computer crashed so I pretty much lost everything. :(
     
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    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hmmm... good shot, but it could have been great if you had waited for the cow to move a little bit, or moved yourself to keep the tree from growing out of her head.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh nooooooooooooooooo! :(
     
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    Do'Urden's Eyes TPF Noob!

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    i really enjoy the vignette. its nice, i wouldnt worry too much about the cow head thing, its a great shot. theres nothing you can do about it now right?
     
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    totally agree! It's a great shot, just wish the cow was an inch or so to the right
     
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    your profile said ok to edit, so i took a stab. hope you like it.

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    92sir TPF Noob!

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    wow that looks a lot better thanks for fixing it :)!! How did you do that?
     
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    Wyjid TPF Noob!

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    i zoomed in close, and selected the cows and created a new layer of them. then i moved it out of the way for the time being. i used clone tool to grass over the cows, then just placed the new cow layer where i wanted it. i also copied the shadow and put it back under the cows. however now that i look at it i put the shadow a bit to much under the cow and not as left of it as it should be. i also used the burn tool to create a shadow for the tree, where the cows used to be. hope that helps.
     
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    92sir TPF Noob!

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    thanks much appreciated
     
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    it clearly doesn't look like the tree is originating from the cow's head. don't worry about it. hard shot and you succeeded. having the cow and her calf off to the side puts them off center. so instead of making them the focal point, you included them in the picture. i like it. keep it up
     

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