Over PP'ed?


Taynuiltpixels

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 21:18
I have just done some work on an old image from last year of my dog and managed to create a nice portrait with a feel of painted mountains behind her. Unfortunately it was not taken on a Pentax so cannot post in the gallery but I would still appreciate some feedback - I've been looking at it for too long and cannot decide whether it is over cooked or not. You can view it here
- (unfortunately only small size). I would appreciate any constructive criticism.
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gartmore

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 21:47
It would be much better to post this inI the Your Pictures forum. It is very easy to post images here without hot linking just by clicking on 'image' button at the bottom of the dialogue box when you are posting
Ken
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Taynuiltpixels

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 22:04
Thanks Ken but if I post the image on the site I will be going against protocol as the picture was not taken with a pentax camera!
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Sigma150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG HSM.

johnriley

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 23:14
I think it would be more constructive if you posted an image taken with your Pentax cameras. You must have plenty of them by now?
Best regards, John

Taynuiltpixels

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 23:38
I think I will decide what is constructive for me. I have not posted a photo. I have been diligent in asking what the protocols were, followed that advice and then tried to get some feedback from some folk who I know (even if only virtually), on a photographic PP technique.

As far as I am concerned this topic is now closed.

Best wishes

Stephen
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Sigma150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG HSM.

johnriley

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 23:42
Unfortunately your link isn't visible, only a small black square, so that does make it difficult.
Best regards, John

Smeggypants

Link Posted 28/03/2014 - 23:54
Taynuiltpixels wrote:
I think I will decide what is constructive for me. I have not posted a photo. I have been diligent in asking what the protocols were, followed that advice and then tried to get some feedback from some folk who I know (even if only virtually), on a photographic PP technique.

As far as I am concerned this topic is now closed.

Best wishes

Stephen

I can see by your signature you are a Pentax user. There shouldn't with any common sense be a problem with a PP question on one your images just because it wasn't taken with your Pentax equipment. It's not like anyone would be discussing a non Pentax brand camera, just PP.

I know Pentax user themselves have an overly strict set of T&Cs, but I'm sure the mods here will be accommodating on a more community basis
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 29/03/2014 - 00:45
It's difficult to say with such a small photo. However, it sees overcomplicated to me, the dog on its own would make a good photo, the mountains too. But together they interfere with each other, particularly the way the distant hills poke up between the dog's ears.
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richandfleur

Link Posted 29/03/2014 - 03:04
Looks fine to me, but I would lighten/up the exposure around the eyes personally.

gwing

Link Posted 29/03/2014 - 06:08
I get a slightly uncomfortable feel from the image. Possibly because it is quite dark toned, possibly because the dog is taken at a much close perspective than the mountains?

If playing with this I think I might try a deeper format allowing the mountains to run unbroken just above the dog's ears i.e. more space below for the dog to fit into the landscape. Whether that would actually be an improvement I don't know.

Mannesty

Link Posted 29/03/2014 - 07:24
In general, I like what you've done with this image. or images. There is a fair bit of halo'ing around the dogs ears which could use some work I think.

For the record, it makes zero difference to me that the image wasn't taken with a Pentax camera, and the fact that it wasn't shouldn't attract comments suggesting it should.
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Last Edited by Mannesty on 29/03/2014 - 07:27

jeffstclair

Link Posted 29/03/2014 - 10:28
Yeah I like it (but I'm a sucker for dogs ) the oriental painted look mountains are good but I think I'd clone out the bit between the dog' ears and lighten the tone of the image a bit ... jeff....

gwing

Link Posted 29/03/2014 - 11:05
Mannesty wrote:
In general, I like what you've done with this image. or images. There is a fair bit of halo'ing around the dogs ears which could use some work I think.

Oh my, I must be slipping when I found other things to comment on rather than halos
Quote:

For the record, it makes zero difference to me that the image wasn't taken with a Pentax camera, and the fact that it wasn't shouldn't attract comments suggesting it should.

Taynuiltpixels

Link Posted 30/03/2014 - 19:15
Thanks for everyones feedback - I like the suggestion to make more of her ears (they are her main feature!) and also lighten her eyes. I did this in a basic windows 7 programme - so will need to get to grips with something a bit more sophisticated to take it to the next level.
"All you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman"
(Janis Joplin)

KIT: K5iis, DAWR18-55mm,FA4.5 80-320mm, Mitsuki 5.6 400mm, M1.7 50mm, M1.4 50mm, M2.8 28mm, Miranda M2.8 28mm, M3.5 135mm, M1.4 200mm, Vivitar S13.5 70-210mm, Vivitar A 2.8 90mm macro,
Sigma150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG HSM.
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