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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blue-Eyed Monkey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 September 2017 at 19:25
Had this one in the closet for a little while whilst working my way through the basic assignments but it was shot specifically for this - I've actually got one in the bank for Macro without Macro but that will more likely be a few years old by the time I get on to that as I wanted to work through them in order!


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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 September 2017 at 11:35
@Blue-Eyed Monkey: Sorry for the delay, Glen. I thought I had hit the send button before my wife called me to help with something. That's a pass!

Cheers... Brian
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Haha! No problem, thanks Brian
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Snow here today and my blonde dog was jumping about in it. I though it might just make a high-key shot so I grabbed camera, set M mode, put snow at the right side of the histogram and managed to take just one shot while she was fairly still.



Does this work?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MoonGazer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2017 at 15:07
Ah! Having trouble with the link. Can't remember what I did to fix it last time. The image is on Flickr.
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Originally posted by MoonGazer MoonGazer wrote:

Ah! Having trouble with the link. Can't remember what I did to fix it last time. The image is on Flickr.
Sorry
In flickr when on the individual photo page click on the curved arrow decal in the lower right corner, go to the "BBcode" tab in the pop-up window and copy the whole link over to the post on Dyxum (don't forget to select the right size). That should do the trick.
Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote MoonGazer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2017 at 16:27
Thank you. That is almost what I did! How about

DSC08501 by John Ward, on Flickr
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MoonGazer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 December 2017 at 16:45
What is very odd is that some of my other assignments are showing the same little image? icon and we know they used to work. Those links were on Dropbox and the photos are still there.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 December 2017 at 23:34
@MoonGazer: Thanks for your perseverance with the post! There is certainly a lot of white in the photo. It is also well and properly exposed. The only problem that I have with it is that the image is that there is no point where the subject and background blend together. This is much easier to achieve with low key where shadows are your friend. You need to look for a subject, part of which is the same color as the background. You would have had it if the dog had been whiter or the snow had been a bit creamier. Please try again.

Cheers... Brian

P.S. A shallow depth of field can also help to blur the edges of the subject and background.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MoonGazer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 December 2017 at 17:21
Brian,
Many thanks for your critique. I understand.
She is not as white as I thought she was!
I will see if I can find a dog-coloured sheet to sit her against and try again.
John
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