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  1. Mekstar

    Mekstar TPF Noob!

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    Hey all, I'm new to TPF. I wanted to post a shot I took of my cat yesterday, to see what you guys think. This shot was taken indoors with my Pentax *ist DS, f/4.5, 1/60 sec. ISO 200. I worked the tones slightly in Adobe Lightroom afterwards. Let me know what you think. Comments & suggestions please.

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    cherrymoose TPF Noob!

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    The only time I like selective coloring is with eyes. Nice job; you captured your cat well (although you did cut off the tips of his ears; watch out for that in future times), and the lighting is perfect! :thumbup:
    Oh, and welcome to TPF. :mrgreen:
     
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    Martha TPF Noob!

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    Am I wrong, I didn't see that as selective coloring...I thought that was the coloring of the cat...in any case...Very cool shot...I like it
     
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    Mekstar TPF Noob!

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    No, you're right. It is a full color shot taken against a dark bg. The cat is light grey and white in color. I adjusted the following in Adobe Lightroom;

    Temp 5000
    Tint +10
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    Exposure +1.73
    Recovery 78
    Fill Light 64
    Blacks 30
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    Brightness 0
    Contrast 0
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    Vibrance +97
    Saturation -76

    Here is the original...

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    Like I said just a few slight tweaks...

    Thank you both for the positive feedback. I just got my Pentax a few days ago and am very excited to get back into photography. I took a 6 year break from it and now wishing I never had. It's not like riding a bike, I forgot a whole lot of tricks I used to know. Also switiching from 35mm photography to DSLR is big difference. Expecially after such a long break.
     
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    I love this picture!!!! I was a little disapointed though that his/her ears and nose are cut off. Watch out for that... I think it lost a lot of impact with the those parts cut off. You did a great job (in my eyes) editing it in Adobe Lightroom.
     
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    The cut off ears dont really matter much to me, but the cut off nose does. It really should be there.
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    It's either that, or a letterbox shot of the eyes and nothing else...

    >;o))
     
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    not a bad image
    It sems that is little bit dark
    also would be better to have a better composition
     

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