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Majanka


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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG HSM for Nikon
Location: The meadow behind my house
Date: Aug 25, 2006
Aperture: F/4,5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200s
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2006

Well this in my best of august! Right after I made it I sold it, to.....bite me (Han)! I showed the muts my pic and she needed a pressent for her friend.
I printed for myself on metalic paper and it is really WOWY (just got it. So I thought that must be it!)

Post processing:
layer filled black --> soft light. With 50% gray, white and black I "dodged and burned"
Color and saturation
Usm, noiseware pro

Edit:

Thanx everybody for so many nice comments (broke a record!:D)

A lot of comments metioned the fact that the face is to dark, but on the computers at my home (LCD and CRT both calibrated) you can see the eyes and even count the hairs on her nose, including a fly.

I've got a print on metalic and it looks great.

I'm curious if every body calibrates their computers. My LCD has backlights so everything is quit bright on my screen. But The CRT is a bit darker.

Maybe I should think about the fact that not every body has his screen calibrated and make the web pictures even a bit brighter.

Statistics
Place: 55 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.3678
Avg (commenters): 7.7317
Avg (participants): 6.3990
Avg (non-participants): 6.2586
Views since voting: 1376
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 261
Comments: 49
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/13/2006 11:52:11 AM
Just got great news!!! Cow 0860 became mommy for the first time! :D
09/08/2006 12:57:44 PM
Originally posted by Majanka:

A lot of comments metioned the fact that the face is to dark

Just to clarify my comment. I can see the eyes, but only just. I just felt that they needed bringing out a bit more. I have a reasonably well calibrated CRT btw.
I think it's the backlighting causing the eyes to be in shadow rather than the overall brightness which is the issue on my monitor so don't worry about it too much.

Still a brilliant shot : )
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09/08/2006 09:07:20 AM
Adding to favs. I had it as a top 20 for sure. AWESOME
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 04:11:42 PM
Interesting angle. I think the cow is too shadowed, though. To get the sky so nicely kind of affected the exposure of the cow. Did you try adjusting brightness on cow to give more detail, in post processing?
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09/07/2006 03:58:07 PM
This is a really great image. Might look into sellin it to the National Dairy Industry or such. Very wll done. Just maybe a touch lighter in the eyes to make them more visable.
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09/07/2006 03:43:59 PM
Too funny! Great perspective!
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09/07/2006 12:53:57 PM
I really like the unusual angle that this is taken from. It really adds visual interest to this picture of a cow. Square crop keeps the main subject the focus of our attention. I look at the title and it innvokes the idea that ol' bettsy is just a number (0860) from a very large farm of cows that you cannot see in the picture. It calls up the idea of this cow being just one of a large herd all the while it depicts it as an individual in the photograph. The critique I have on this photo is that the lighting on the cows face is too dark that one cannot see it's eyes. They say the eye's are the windows to the soul - and when it comes to establishing a connection or human interest to a photo of a person or animal it is the eyes that can really grab & hold the viewer's attention. Perhaps an slightly slower shutter speed or lower ASA would have let more light come in to illuminate the eyes OR you could use selective editing to up the gamma, brightness & contrast just around the eyes to get them to be more visible.
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09/06/2006 11:09:04 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! Bumping to 10. I only gave out 6 10's - it is fantastic.
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09/06/2006 06:38:56 PM
This is so cool!!!!! Great perspective!
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09/06/2006 05:26:13 PM
damn I love this. I think I'm gonna steal it from my friend :D
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09/05/2006 05:42:26 PM
Brilliant brilliant brilliant - Great shot and great angle
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09/05/2006 03:39:14 PM
Excellent capture. I would like to see more light on the face though.
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09/05/2006 02:32:31 PM
To dark.
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09/05/2006 02:14:20 PM
I think a little more detail in the shadows would improve this. Great concept and composition though.
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09/05/2006 12:05:38 PM
This is a fantastic shot. Really humorous. Technically this is executed very well. Great cropping. Great Job!
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09/05/2006 12:11:35 AM
nice comp!! very intersting photo! love it! 10
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09/04/2006 09:47:39 PM
This is awesome! I love it. 9
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09/04/2006 06:12:02 PM
interesting point of view. kind of a scary but i like the image
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09/04/2006 04:51:29 PM
I love the angle of this. Great capture.
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09/04/2006 02:50:24 PM
Great angle.
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09/04/2006 01:45:50 PM
Class. Almost made me jump when it popped up!
Could do with a little shadow recovery to bring out some detail. Being able to see the eyes would certainly add to the effect. Also, now that I've scrolled down and can't see the top of the shot I think I prefer it this way. The space at the top takes away from the impact if anything.
Great stuff.
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09/04/2006 11:47:19 AM
love the perspective of this shot ...
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09/03/2006 10:17:08 PM
She looks a little angry at you. Nice shot.
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09/03/2006 08:42:46 PM
Great angle!!!! love it!
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09/03/2006 08:13:55 PM
For making me smile, 9
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09/03/2006 08:13:45 PM
I really like the perspective in this shot. The shadows seem a little blocked on my monitor, but not too badly and there is some detail there, so I didn't take off for it. Monitors differ. I wish there were a bit more catchlight in the eye to bring them to life, and make the dark eyes easier to pick out from the black cow face. Very cool and quirky shot. 7 from me.
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09/03/2006 07:18:34 PM
Cool point of view on this one. Nice job.
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09/03/2006 12:59:24 PM
I love it. The concept is great. Would have liked to be able to see the eyes (brighter highlights would have worked) but still a great shot.
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09/03/2006 10:51:02 AM
great shot.....
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09/03/2006 10:32:18 AM
oh, nice perspective shot.
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09/03/2006 07:00:16 AM
What a fun angle! I love the sky but would like to see more detail in the shadows on the cow's face. This must have been difficult difficult exposure-wise.
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09/03/2006 01:04:05 AM
What's not to love about the angle :-)
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09/02/2006 08:26:09 PM
love the angle and the title!
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09/02/2006 04:45:23 PM
I like this one, nice shot.
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09/02/2006 04:18:30 PM
This is cute - wish there was more detail in the face though.
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09/02/2006 03:24:37 PM
Adorable! Nice colors, great focus and so much fun!! 9 moo's for you!!
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09/02/2006 02:57:24 PM
bovine beauty!
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09/02/2006 10:27:44 AM
great shot, wish I could see the eyes better.
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09/01/2006 09:47:46 PM
Wow now that in your face photography. I like the sharpness and the nice blue sky in contrast to the black nose of the cow.
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09/01/2006 07:39:08 PM
hahahahahahahahah... :) :) I like how you processed this. If you want to make her face lighter, try fooling around with the channel mixer and shadow/highlights, if you have photoshop.

Message edited by author 2006-09-08 08:37:38.
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09/01/2006 06:12:51 PM
Now this is good!
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09/01/2006 04:25:43 PM
lol. now that has personality. great photo. 7
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09/01/2006 03:34:45 PM
Most excellent. 8
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09/01/2006 03:34:08 PM
interesting angle.
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09/01/2006 02:04:09 PM
oh yes, i adore this! this so sweet and adrable. the angle this is taken from is superb, and very funny. i do wish that the sky wasn't quite so white at the bottom because the greyish blueness is really beautiful and looks great against the blacks and white, but that aside, really lovely stuff. the title is the proverbial icing, really. 9.
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09/01/2006 12:09:47 PM
love love love it! 10
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09/01/2006 11:13:04 AM
that's a brilliant image...have seen one like this before, but this is way better...it is so quirky and well balanced in the frame...9
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09/01/2006 10:38:59 AM
I adore these perspective shots! You should have titled it "Horse". LOL! Great job!
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09/01/2006 03:30:08 AM
Very unique angle and great composition. Would be better if you used fill flash or brighten up the detail a bit in photoshop.
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