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Sabarika
12th of October 2008 (Sun), 23:44
I would love to hear any feedback, critique, anything to help me improve be it processing or how off my lighting is.. I feel like I'm wasting my 40D's capabilities with point-n-shoot results. I've been trying to improve my Photoshop by processing a lot of "reject" photos in hopes I can recover them sufficiently to be display-worthy. Is it working? I don't have external flash so I focus on ambient lighting.

I wish this one had turned out crisper! (Sigma 18-50mm)
http://www.spiralingdreams.com/albums/diaz/IMG_4679.jpg
I like this but I think I made the border too thick. Again Sigma 18-50.
http://www.spiralingdreams.com/albums/diaz/runlikehell.jpg

Traded the Sigma 18-50 for Canon's 50mm f/1.8
http://www.spiralingdreams.com/albums/Mcanine/50mm8.jpg
http://www.spiralingdreams.com/albums/animals/50mm3.jpg
http://www.spiralingdreams.com/albums/diaz/50mm1.jpg

dashotgun
13th of October 2008 (Mon), 08:45
your to hard on your self they are nice photos of your pooch. on the last unless you wre planning on focusing on the nose the eyes would have been better. Either a deeper depth of field by a smaller aperture or manual focus. The spider is to small to be of interest get closer or go macro. Number one is very good nice atmosphere. Keep taking picture digial is great because you get instant feedback and no film expenses to hassel with plus ll the fun of digital darkroom. Don't get discouraged you picture show good promise....

Billyj571
14th of October 2008 (Tue), 17:10
love the last one

gizman
20th of October 2008 (Mon), 15:39
excellent pics, your dog sems to have heaps of personality in these. makes me want to hug him/her! You have captured a certain something that i find appealing, not so much with the spider thou,,lol

SacMac
20th of October 2008 (Mon), 16:09
Nice fun selection. The last one is really scary!! Love the expression.

ErinW
22nd of October 2008 (Wed), 19:04
# 2 is funny

doula0909
23rd of October 2008 (Thu), 13:40
I love all of them! The angles are great, the colors work well, and the focal length is artistic.
GREAT JOB

dee_gee
24th of October 2008 (Fri), 13:54
I love the first one best, the bw and the sunlight behind the dog really works for me. I like the softness it creates. But your eyes are drawn straight to the dog's quirky expression which makes for an amusing contrast!

James Salenger
21st of November 2008 (Fri), 15:15
I think the Canon lens is sharper.

Canadian Techdiver
26th of November 2008 (Wed), 11:50
I like the series...except for the spider... but I hate spiders...

You captured some cool momments. I love 1 , 2 and 5, and 1 and 5....