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GraphyFotoz
04-09-2007, 04:55 PM
Whatdya think?

Figures when I saw him the sun was high and the lighting was all wrong.
After looking over this shot on my Backup....figured it was worth PP and saving.
(Taken October 2006)

http://graphyfotoz.smugmug.com/photos/142435750-L.jpg

slappy sam
04-09-2007, 05:30 PM
Whoa. I'm guessing you used the 400mm end of your sigma on this shot.

Was it shot in RAW?

GraphyFotoz
04-09-2007, 05:40 PM
Whoa. I'm guessing you used the 400mm end of your sigma on this shot.

Was it shot in RAW?

ISO : 100
Focal : 142mm
Aperature : f5.6
Exposure : 1/500

I was only 50-75yrds away. :eek:

Yes always shoot my Nature stuff in RAW....much more flexable for processing.

I tried to lighten it up so more detail of the Bear would show.....blows out the BG big time.
I kinda like the silhouette profile of the Bear with the Fall colors in the BG.....but that's just me.

Did my best.....sun position/time of Day was all wrong!
Nature don't cooperate sometimes.
Black Bears are not seen often in this area....esp not when you have a camerea handy!

slappy sam
04-09-2007, 06:22 PM
Yikes. That's close enough for me.

I don't have much experience trying to recover shadows in photoshop, but can you either increase the exposure and merge the two raw files (1 with correctly exposed bg, 1 with correctly, or slightly underexposed bear)?

Or you could try the shadow/highlight tool in PS.

KDN
04-09-2007, 06:39 PM
This is the best I could do without it looking too grey, hope you don't mind. I think the best bet to get the detail back would be to do what Sam suggested with the RAW files.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h308/kdncarroll/graphyfotozbear1.jpg

GraphyFotoz
04-09-2007, 07:04 PM
This is the best I could do without it looking too grey, hope you don't mind. I think the best bet to get the detail back would be to do what Sam suggested with the RAW files.



That's fine....I'm still learning too! :)
No I see a "slight diff" but not a lot.
Not a big deal....just was the wrong time of day and not a lot I could do.
I could have over exposed a stop or 2 but then the light areas woulda been blown out beyound fixing.
Still made for a kewl shot I think?

nvr2low
04-09-2007, 08:21 PM
i would say its pretty good for the time of day, i would keep it around just to show

zacker
04-09-2007, 09:26 PM
i think its great, although im kind of partial to the big luggs!!