Faithful to the End

by Kelly Landrum

faithful to the end seeking critique kelly landrum

Gallery: North Carolina: Miscellaneous

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Landscape

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Time Original : 2010-10-08 21:45:34
Focal Length : 24/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/128
Exposure Time : 1/125
Aperture Value : 4.8
F Number : 4.5
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Flash : 16
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 350.000000
Y Resolution : 350.000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

Published: Monday 11th of October 2010 07:19:09 AM


Comments

Jack McRitchie
Very nice, Lannie. I like the diagonal crop but would prefer a little more contrast and brightness on the two dogs to life them from their environment.

Landrum Kelly

Thank you, Dave.  I enjoy looking at everyone's differing versions.  This particular crop and coloration were intended to convey a sense of walking up the hill toward the house, nothing more.  I do like the way the dogs came out on your version.

I have other crops that are more "artistic."  As for the colors, I went for accuracy in my shot in the overall scene: it was very near sunset.

--Lannie

gordon b

I am always a sucker for dog photos and Pyrs. in particular. 

I made an attempt to reprocess and re-crop ( 4:5 )  the image in an effort to bring out the dogs more and give a nicer flow. I did this a few days back and then proceeded to forget to post it into a comment. In hindsight I may have gone too far but frankly I am too lazy to go back and try again. I think you have caught a terrific moment here and it would be worth some experimenting to bring out the best in it.

Landrum Kelly

I understand, Jack, but the larger frame that this was taken from really did not emphasize the dogs at all:

http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=11772933&size=lg

I did take some pics of the dogs, but I haven't processed them yet.

--Lannie

Landrum Kelly

. . . the highlight / shadow function in PS, which I used  on a layer to open up the shadows and deepen the sky

 Gotta remember that one, Gordon.  Thanks again.

 

--Lannie

Landrum Kelly

Thanks, Gordon.  This is definitely a better crop from the larger version, all the way around, but especially for bringing out the dogs.  I like the overall effect in general, although the red might be too much.  interestingly, though, immediately before the sun set (in a shot that I blew by hitting the tripod or something), the reds did get just about this intense (as you have shown--although especially noticeable on the house).

About the best that I can say for my original shot is that it captured an overall pleasing scene.  The house per se did not wind up being all that interesting.  I am happy to say that I got some other pictures of the dogs which I want to get to when the present madness of work overloads subsides.

I appreciate your comments, as always--almost as much as your own original work.

Looking at it one more time, I have to say that you have found a wonderful crop--and the PP is definitely in the right direction.  It makes the dogs look like they were in the sun, which they weren't, but who cares?  They needed to be!

--Lannie

gordon b

Lannie I will look forward to your future postings of theses dogs. I love the pose of the two dogs in this photo, they have that classic on guard stance..... alert and prepared.

I agree entirely that my rendition is too red.  I have a slight red green brown colour deficiency which sometimes results in my failing to catch such issues the first time around. The afternoon sun was a lovely warm tone but not that warm. I find the highlight / shadow function in PS , which I used  on a layer to open up the shadows and deepen the sky, can exaggerate and shift  colour and  oftentimes needs to be compensated for.

DAVE DISE

Love the subject and poses. Took a try at better post processing to make the dogs pop a little more.

W J Gibson

wonderful

Landrum Kelly
Faithful to the End Comments welcome.

--Lannie

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