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Pentax 35mm f2.4

Pilar
Posted 26/02/2011 - 09:15 Link
One of my first shots with the Pentax 35mm, slightly edited in Iphoto, I was quite pleased with the results.

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Posing by catpeople09, on Flickr
Pilar
Posted 26/02/2011 - 17:36 Link
Thanks for your comments, I will try to process the raw file (this was a jpeg from the camera) to see if I can improve it a bit
Smeggypants
Posted 26/02/2011 - 18:02 Link
Yup I'd enhance the eyes (tad more saturation, contrast and bright ), but other than that and the unfortunate burnout on the left it's a cracker of a shot
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bwlchmawr
Posted 26/02/2011 - 19:54 Link
If you have shot in RAW then you really ought to manage to drag quite a bit of detail back into those highlights. Doesn't his fur look good? Great lens. I'm jealous...
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Snootchies
Posted 26/02/2011 - 19:59 Link
I'm less concerned about the blown hlighlights. I dont think it's an issue at all. For me it's the three rogue hairs to the (our left, the cat's right) that are more of a distraction. I'd be very tempted to clone them out if you have Photoshop.

However no-one can deny that's a great portrait! Fab lens is that.
Bob

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Edited by Snootchies: 26/02/2011 - 20:00
Pentaxophile
Posted 26/02/2011 - 20:32 Link
Snootchies wrote:
For me it's the three rogue hairs to the (our left, the cat's right) that are more of a distraction. I'd be very tempted to clone them out if you have Photoshop.

Or snip them?

For me the hairs are OK. The colour of the wall goes very well with the cat's fur. His eyes stand out nicely from the various shades of beige in the shot.

The blown area does bother me slightly. Careful not to overdo the highlight recovery though! One of my bete noirs
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Pilar
Posted 27/02/2011 - 13:06 Link
Thank you all! I tried to improve it a bit using the raw file in PSE8, what do you think?
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after PSE by catpeople09, on Flickr
DOIK
Posted 27/02/2011 - 13:22 Link
Purrrrrfect

John
Don
Posted 27/02/2011 - 13:36 Link
That cat is sooo PURRRdy it is makin the other catz jealous!
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Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
gartmore
Posted 27/02/2011 - 13:53 Link
Pilar wrote:
Thank you all! I tried to improve it a bit using the raw file in PSE8, what do you think?
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after PSE by catpeople09, on Flickr

I prefer the darker face in the original, just selectively work on the eyes.
Ken
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Edited by gartmore: 27/02/2011 - 13:53
Don
Posted 27/02/2011 - 13:54 Link
gartmore wrote:
Pilar wrote:
Thank you all! I tried to improve it a bit using the raw file in PSE8, what do you think?
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after PSE by catpeople09, on Flickr

I prefer the darker face, just selectively work on the eyes.

yeah, I agree... a litlle burning in of the face, with some sharpening and saturation to accentuate the eyes!
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

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