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chals

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«Suicide by the river»
« on: October 16, 2018, 21:21:19 »
Taken with Df and 28mm 2.8D

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Re: «Suicide by the river»
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 22:06:14 »
The dog will happily jump into the river is my experience with these creatures ...

By the way, welcome to another Df enthusiast here on NG :D

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Re: «Suicide by the river»
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 17:28:43 »
Thank you! The Df is fantastic, not retro at all. More like a good habit.

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Re: «Suicide by the river»
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 17:48:52 »
I prefer Df combined with manual lenses myself. But each to his own. The important aspect is thriving with the camera and enjoy doing photography.

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Re: «Suicide by the river»
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2018, 01:17:18 »
the very first thing that struck Mongo about this image was that it had an artificially "flat" look about it.
Two very quick adjustments in PS first using "auto curves" on the whole image and then a little selective raising of the shadows on the dog only using  "shadows/highlights

chals

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Re: «Suicide by the river»
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2018, 02:07:43 »
Thanks Mongo, I agree and will try.

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Re: «Suicide by the river»
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2018, 02:37:39 »
you are welcome Chals.

Mongo has found the "auto curves" tool to be one of the most useful if an image looks a little off is some respect - luminance, colour cast etc. The very big "However" is that this tool either gives you a near perfect result or an absolutely terrible one. You will know immediately which of these you get. Luckily, if it is the wrong result, you can always "undo" that adjustment. For the most part, Mongo has found it hits the mark 8 or 9 times out of 10 and is therefore worth a try in the right circumstances.

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Re: «Suicide by the river»
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2018, 02:50:13 »
Thanks again. I had to select another picture, the first one was not sharp. Changed curves and lightend the shadow, some sharpening too. In Snapseed on my iPhone. Trying with auto-curves nex time. That will be in LR I guess.