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Jan 29, 2018 21:47 |  #1

What do you think about the coloring on this?? I know it's not normal, but I think it goes well with a sad, "gloomy" looking dog.

Thoughts here??

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Jan 29, 2018 22:11 |  #2

I'd be gloomy too if I knew that you'd get my nose out of focus! I like the colors & the light on him/her, but not so much the highlights on the couch. Maybe you could flag some of them out when you reshoot.


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Jan 29, 2018 23:22 |  #3

I actually like it as it is—well, except for that bright band at the very bottom.

Pic reminds me of the dog wallpaper that came with Windows XP. 8-)


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Jan 30, 2018 00:10 |  #4

I liked the image and you captured it really well. I wish to use it as my mobile wall paper :)


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Jan 30, 2018 04:19 |  #5

Alveric wrote in post #18552181 (external link)
I actually like it as it is—well, except for that bright band at the very bottom.

I concur.




  
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Jan 30, 2018 10:42 |  #6

I like the image, colors look great. I agree with the others on improvements. A little PP would cure all but the OOF nose.


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Jan 30, 2018 12:16 |  #7

swbkrun wrote in post #18552149 (external link)
What do you think about the coloring on this?? I know it's not normal, but I think it goes well with a sad, "gloomy" looking dog.

Thoughts here??

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The only improvement to be made is a 're-crop' to remove the distracting white-band at the bottom of the image.
composition = faultless (with the re-crop exception)
Colours = perfect
Lighting = spot-on
Focusing = quite like the look of the nose being softly focused, the dog's eyes are tack-sharp and for me that counts more!
I would be very proud to achieve a shot like this!


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Jan 31, 2018 10:21 |  #8

I think if the dog is pleased with his portrait than thats what matters. Now to get him to pay up :)


When i saw the title to the thread it just made me think of this. Lol,anyways its a good pic


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Jan 31, 2018 12:45 |  #9

I would try to lessen the highlights on the leather. Especially the stripe next to his paw. My eye goes there first instead of the dog.


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Feb 01, 2018 00:29 |  #10

Thanks all for the words... I'll play with the leather a bit...


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Feb 02, 2018 10:29 |  #11

swbkrun wrote in post #18553861 (external link)
Thanks all for the words... I'll play with the leather a bit...

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BTW:-- that is one cute 'puppy' you have there - the lighting totally flatters the silky-looking fur!

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Feb 14, 2018 23:34 |  #12

I'm not sure what the color should look like, but what you have looks fine to me and not particularly unnatural and definitely fits the mood.

Maybe this is a personal thing, but I find 2x3 verticals of subjects that are of a completely different shape unsettling. I don't think it has to be horizontal or square, but vertical 4x5 or something would seem more natural to me.


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