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      @admin thanks!

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      @karamen thank you! She’s turning out to be quite a good model for photographs 🙂

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      Our new dog (the one in the centre), a bit of a rescue case, she’d been chained up for several weeks unable to move around properly and this was her first time running free..

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      Thanks for the feedback! Seems like a softer background might help with limiting distractions from the dandelion..

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      One of the last dandelions in the paddock. ISO 125, f1.8, 1/4000 using a 50mm prime lens on a nikon d610.

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      I really like the colours and atmosphere of the shot, very cool! But I’m not sure what the focus of the shot is supposed to be. My eyes seem to want it to be the cenotaph but they are distracted by the activity in the rest of the frame. I guess it depends on what your intention is, if you want a street scene then maybe devote less of the frame to the cenotaph but if the cenotaph was the prime focus then would focusing more on it and blurring the details of the background work..?

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      Thanks @keyplayajim! I really liked the concept of it but wasn’t sure if the shot worked or not..

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      I really like the colours and feel of this shot. But I’m not sure if the focus is the seaweed in the foreground or the structure in the background, they seem to be competing. I agree that the picture would work better without the seaweed with just those lovely diagonal ripples.

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      This is a shot of some dead St Johns Wort. I took it from above looking down on the plant and called it flowers in heaven in reference to the saying that when weeds die, surely they became flowers in heaven.. I’m not sure if it works or not or if I like it.. I’m interested to hear what others think..

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      Thanks all! This is my first attempt at low key photography and I’m pretty happy with this one. @aarongeis I already cropped it in a little but I kind of like how her face and paw seem to emerge from the darkness around them and so I left it at this.. But I get how cropping it in would further emphasise Zoe in the photo.. Thanks!

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      Thanks @aarongeis and @silverbells, I have been playing with it and have a version I am happy with. I think, like so many of photoshops functions, it takes time and practice to become good at it. It is good advice to constantly change the clone area to that right next to where you want to clone so as to avoid unnatural looking tones..

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      Thanks @aarongeis, I had tried the clone stamp but I couldn’t get it to blend as well as you did.. I’ll keep playing with it, thanks!

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      My boy having a quiet nap in the living room today.
      I tried removing the two highlights in the background but my current photoshop skills made it look altered. If anyone knows how I can remove/reduce them I’d appreciate the help!

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      Thanks @bgag29, I appreciate the advice. i like what you have done, the colour is enhanced but still conveys the mood. I was worried that too much sharpening would make it look over edited but I like the kind of grittiness it gives it..

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      This is a shot of one of my dogs, Zoe, waiting out of the rain in the back of the car for my other two dogs to finish competing in a sledding competition.
      I have cropped this and dulled down the colour to try and emphasise a sense of forlornness and longing. i stayed away from b&w as I felt it took some of the life out of her..
      details are: shot with canon eos 40d, iso 800, f5.6 and 1/100. edited just in raw filter in photoshop.
      Let me know what you think!

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      Thanks @michael-lloyd and @aarongeis! I’m grateful that you did some work with my pic so I can see what I can achieve when I get more familiar with PS and post processing techniques. I agree that the bulk of the magic of a shot should be captured in the original image so we should work hard to get the shots right in the first place but, I also like how you can just get that little extra flair when you process.

      I like what you guys have done with my shot. I was trying to make the sky ‘pop’ a little more when I processed it but just managed to get it to posterise.. Thanks for the tips on what I can do with layers in PS and I really like the SEP2 finish, that’s pretty much how I wanted the shot to look!

      I will have a look at that link @michael-lloyd, thanks for taking the time to put it up for me. Basically at this stage I am expecting heavy critiquing as I am so new to it all but this is a great way to learn and be exposed to ideas I would probably never come up with!

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      Thanks @michael-lloyd for the comments, I really appreciate it! To the immediate right of the frame are some trees in the distance that I deliberately omitted when I took the shot as I thought they wouldn’t contribute anything and might be distracting or make it look cluttered..

      I’m new to both photography and photoshop. Iv’e borrowed a friends canon until I get my own dslr and have had photoshop for only a few weeks. Its a steep learning curve but I’m enjoying it!

      I like your idea of a series, it would require a lot of being in the right place at the right time though! But then maybe thats a big part of good photography..

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      I took this the other day when I noticed one of my horses lying down on the crest of a hill and thought it would be a good photo op. Shot with a canon eos 40d, iso 400, f5, 1/1250. Shot in colour in raw and edited using photoshop cs6. I’m very new to photography so still learning how to use pretty much everything! Any feedback and advice would be greatly appreciated!

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