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Aug 26, 2008 16:56 |  #1

I realize the back of the stool doesn't really help the image, but I liked the image of the dog. Very hard to get catchlights when the dog has 2" eyebrows. :)

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Aug 27, 2008 04:04 |  #2

nice...I like em...but I agree the back of the chair does not help...it rather distracts...

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Aug 27, 2008 08:11 as a reply to  @ Avi's post |  #3

Thank you for your feedback.


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Aug 27, 2008 08:20 |  #4

Try moving puppies. This was back when I just got my first Digital Rebel. I was an extreme novice when I took this one. My pup moved FAST! :)

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Aug 27, 2008 08:24 as a reply to  @ DHancock's post |  #5

Ha ha. That's why I put him 3' up on a stool. He figured out there was no where to run and hasn't learned to jump that distance yet. He settled down. Like yours, this little guy loves to chase and be chased.


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Aug 27, 2008 09:08 |  #6

It wouldn't be too hard to clone out the chair back in photoshop, depending on your skills.

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I'll have to practice on this pic. :)




  
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Aug 27, 2008 09:38 as a reply to  @ DHancock's post |  #7

Tough job but rewarding when you get that perfect shot!

What a cute dog - a Shih-Tzu?




  
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Aug 27, 2008 09:56 |  #8

bwolford wrote in post #6184444 (external link)
I realize the back of the stool doesn't really help the image, but I liked the image of the dog. Very hard to get catchlights when the dog has 2" eyebrows. :)

Not the best cloning job but:

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It's a great shot. Remove the chair back carefully and up on the wall it goes.

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Aug 27, 2008 10:37 |  #9

Good job, Dave F.




  
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Aug 27, 2008 11:56 |  #10

Removing the chair backing helps a lot.


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Aug 27, 2008 14:30 as a reply to  @ Darvon's post |  #11

Nothing wrong with that Dave. Good work. I'll have to break down and go the extra step. I had several shots of the pooch and these were 3 of the best. After other color adjustments, I didn't go the extra step.

I do agree that removing the background significantly improved the shot.


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Aug 27, 2008 16:35 |  #12

tetrode wrote in post #6189264 (external link)
Not the best cloning job but:

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It's a great shot. Remove the chair back carefully and up on the wall it goes.

Dave F.

I think the little bit of chair arm needs to be left (just make a short post with the lower bar of the back) to make the tail look right. The tail was resting on the chair post in the original pic and now, with the back gone, it makes the tail look goofy. Leaving the lower part of the chair back would still look good, I think.

Nice pictures on the whole.


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Aug 27, 2008 18:03 |  #13

mferg wrote in post #6191802 (external link)
I think the little bit of chair arm needs to be left (just make a short post with the lower bar of the back) to make the tail look right. The tail was resting on the chair post in the original pic and now, with the back gone, it makes the tail look goofy. Leaving the lower part of the chair back would still look good, I think.

Nice pictures on the whole.

Actually, the tail wasn't resting on the chair post. It was resting on the cushion and fell between the chair posts:

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Even so, I certainly agree it looks a bit odd. Lightening the cushion so the tail's source of support is more obvious would be one solution:

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Or, if rebuilding Tucker's tail is too challenging, there's always this:

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No real attempt at precision was attempted here. I'm sure with some patience the OP will come up with a super finished product.

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Aug 27, 2008 21:41 |  #14

Poor Tucker... no tail :(


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Aug 28, 2008 07:39 as a reply to  @ Darvon's post |  #15

Dave, now that last picture is funny. This breed always has the tail curved up, sitting or standing. Support or not, his tail looks odd. He still has plenty of puppy fur to make him look plump. Looks like a Webkins/Beanie Baby. :) When he's in the bath, he's about as 1/2 the size and a scrawny looking beast. In both instances, the tails is thinner than any edit so far gives him credit for. It looks like an afterthought. :rolleyes:

I do think having the cushion lighter, if the stool back is removed, is the right choice. Here's my compromise:

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