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Man's best friend

I spotted this guy and his dog having a teabreak at Sizergh House in the Lake District. The dog was as bright as a button but old and nearly blind. He rolled over for me to tickle his tummy and then kindly posed for this shot (I'm talking about the dog of course!)


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Re: Man's best friend

Love this one Paul its a cracking shot and it works well in mono.

I know it is not in LFM but I think if it were mine I would have balanced the exposure between the dog and owner in LR using two opposing gradiants,but that just me.
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Love this one Paul its a cracking shot and it works well in mono.

I know it is not in LFM but I think if it were mine I would have balanced the exposure between the dog and owner in LR using two opposing gradiants,but that just me.
Thanks Paul. I have in fact already lifted the shadows on the man's face, but I agree that a gradient as well would balance the tones better. I'll give that a go.
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Thanks Paul. I have in fact already lifted the shadows on the man's face, but I agree that a gradient as well would balance the tones better. I'll give that a go.
Paul Ialready did before suggesting it and it works well.
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Re: Man's best friend

Excellent capture; dog looks v-happy. Did you ask to take it, or was it a quick grab after the tickles were over?
I would like to see it reprocessed as suggested by OlyPaul.
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OK - so here's a quick reprocess with a gradient added. Have I done enough?

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Re: Man's best friend

Looks good to me Paul.
Just noticed the dog's tail, adds dynamics to the scene.
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OK - so here's a quick reprocess with a gradient added. Have I done enough?
Paul I did say I would have used two opposing gradiants. The the dog is still lighter and the highlights are burning out on the dogs face.

Lighten grad on the top and darken grad on the bottom for your consideration.

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Re: Man's best friend

Thanks Paul - I did use opposing gradients, but didn't dial as much correction in as you did, especially at the bottom. Looking at it again, I agree that I've blown the highlights on the dog. Back for another edit I think...

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Re: Man's best friend

Thats a super shot....I bet the chap would love a copy.
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Re: Man's best friend

A fabulous shot. Did you shoot RAW? If so there may be detail in the dogs head you can bring out in processing.
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