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    FACES

    Great image
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    9 Photos from 9 months in Asia

    2 and 4 are fantastic :thumbup:
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    Gem House

    Cool photo. You should try this with a ND filter and long exposure to really get some movement on those clouds. I used to have a better link to some examples. This is all I could come up with at the moment. Outstanding Images #7 – Severn Bridge, Wales How I Took It – A Photo Blog
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    A Few From Japan

    Haven't visited these forums in a while. Hope u enjoy. 1. 2. 3. 4.
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    C & C on image and retouching

    I agree with making the background pure white. You can make the picture straight if you have CS4 and use the content-aware-scaling feature. It will take some time to get right but it is possible. You will have to use a mask to protect parts of the image when you are scaling as well.
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    Chinese girl with traditional Chinese Dress

    Colors seem a little flat to me. Some editing in PS would enhance them I think. Levels/curves/contrast/saturation.
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    Nikon's 24-70mm or 70-200mm First?

    I was in a similar situation as well about a year or so ago. I knew I would be going to Japan for 3 months to take pictures so I went with the 24-70 first, since it was a more 'general purpose' lens. I now have the 70-200 as well (vr1). For my shooting, the only reason I would have needed the...
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    Himeji-j, Japan

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    Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto

    Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), Kyoto, Japan
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    70-200 VR I

    I know the new version is out and it is great for all the FX shooters...but I've been following ebay for a while trying to get a good deal on the VR I. Just wanted to let people know that you can score a good deal on a VRI with the bing.com cashback @ 8% and if you catch the right buy-it-now...
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    Going from Digital to Film

    So I got the camera a week or so ago...I shot a roll of black and white film (Kodak BW400CN) the first day I got it. It was kind of funny actually. After I would take a shot I reflexively looked at the back of the camera expecting to see the frame I just snapped...I was also reluctant to take my...
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    Bag Recommendations

    I'd go with a Crumpler. They look the coolest of all the camera bags I have seen, not to mention are built great and are comfortable to carry around. I have 2 of their bags and could not be happier. I plan on buying one of the backpack style bags soon. I have a Seven Million Dollar bag and a...
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    Zoo Porn (NSFW)

    It's no coincidence that 87's ass is tack sharp and the rhino's are a little soft.
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    Zoo Porn (NSFW)

    From my trip to the zoo today. I couldn't stop laughing...was a pretty funny scene, especially with all the kids their asking their parents what was going on?? why is he climbing on top of that rhino?
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    Must have accessory for < $20.00?

    This one is great: http://www.biccamera.com/bicbic/jsp/w/catalog/detail.jsp?JAN_CODE=4975981267178 Amazon.com: Microdear Microfiber Deluxe Cleaning Cloth, Large, 14.5" x 17.75": Camera & Photo MDMFCL-E267 Microdear Microfiber Deluxe Cleaning Cloth, Large, 14.5" x 17.75" It's hard to find in...
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    ***pixie dust***

    These were ~5min or so edits of what I envisioned you were going for. Not sure if you will like them or not, but they were my take on what you were trying to do. If I had the raw file I might be able to squeeze something else out of them.
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    Wise beyond his years (C&C please)

    I think it prob is better with the background blurred to being unrecognizable. Here is a 5min edit to see what it would look like with no background and attempting to clean up his face a little bit. And give it some life as well.
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    Travels

    The water has too much of a blue tint I think. Sky is blown out also, wasn't able to recover it with the file that you posted online. I did a couple quick edits. You may or may not like them though...
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    Those Eyes...

    Try this technique as well. I just tried it with your pic and got good results. Photoshop CS4 Tutorial: Simple Skin Smoothing
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