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joejhorn
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Jan 08, 2009 13:24 |  #1

Hi guys, I took this picture last night with my 1000d and a 430 ex, 50mm 1.8, used a 3x5 card on the back of the flash pointed straight up, just highlighted the eyes a bit and sharpened with unsharp mask.

I noticed the flash on her tongue and was wondering what I could do about that.

Yes she, the dog, is embarrassed that her nose turns pink in the winter. :lol:

Any other ideas/insights would be helpful too. I've been taking pictures for about a month now.

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Jan 08, 2009 15:09 |  #2

Looks good to me, but as an experiment you could clone out the highlights using Photoshop and see if you like it, if not hit Ctrl Z several times. You could also darken the nose in Photoshop.

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Jan 08, 2009 15:21 |  #3

maybe burn the nose on PS too...that might do the Trick. personally, the flash reflection on the tongue is not distracting at all...


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Jan 08, 2009 16:25 as a reply to  @ twiggles's post |  #4

I would also use the clone stamp tool to remove the hot spots on the tongue, although i too do not find them a real issue.
The image appears to have a very slight green hue, but it could be me or my monitor or both:confused:
Good job on focus selection in this shot BTW...




  
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Jan 08, 2009 16:25 as a reply to  @ twiggles's post |  #5

thanks, I just noticed that the reflection from the flash bounced off both of the walls in her eyes. I guess I need to work on placement of the subject next time. She was in a small hallway and I didn't think about the light coming off the sides of the walls.


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Jan 10, 2009 14:49 |  #6

how about creating a new layer and using a healing brush? adjust the opacity afterwards.




  
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Jan 10, 2009 20:21 |  #7

I really wouldn't bother with the highlights on the tongue. The photo looks good to me and few people would find the tongue highlights to be a problem. If anything it adds to the photo sort of like catch lights in the eyes, since a dog has its tongue out a lot and is part of the personality of the dog. I don't think it's worth the effort to remove.




  
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Jan 11, 2009 01:34 |  #8

The tongue doesn't bother me at all, looks quite natural. The eyes on the other hand stand out. She's cross eyed. I'd clone them back to normal for and then fix her nose if it really bothers her.

Ladies can be very fussy about those things.


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Jan 11, 2009 10:40 as a reply to  @ Titus213's post |  #9

@Titus213 - The nose does bother her I will work on it. As for the eyes you are right. My wife said "you made my dog look like a dork." I will have to work on them today and see if I can fix them. I'm not to good with clone, but this will give me a reason to practice.


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