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Rocky Mountain Sheep
Rocky Mountain Sheep

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Chinese Zodiac (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Idaho
Date: Jan 24, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/221
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2004

Taken 1-24-04 in Idaho. Edited in PS8.
magnetic lasso to create Ram layer.
gaussian blur to background 2.5 pixels
lessen saturation to background 28%
curves to Ram
color balance to Ram
unsharp mask to Ram, amount 261%
radius .5
threshold 3
total time to edit 3 hrs

Place: 21 out of 77
Avg (all users): 5.9813
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.8226
Avg (non-participants): 6.0816
Views since voting: 917
Votes: 160
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2004 10:21:49 PM
Very nice capture of the sheep. The background is kind of busy, and the sheep has two unicorn horns (branches) apparently jutting out of his forehead.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/27/2004 11:40:28 PM
That thing got a HEMI?..... Sweeeet! - Seriously, beautiful animal.
01/27/2004 10:34:07 AM
A bit more contrast would have given you a better score.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2004 11:31:31 AM
Such a shame that the snow burned out so much. Very difficult shot to get away with unless you meter from the right place. I guess you metered from the animal. If you can with your camera - thiswould have been one of those to use grey card on. Of course if yours is fully automatic then that would be impossible and in that case cropping it differently would help eliminate the problem but still leave some snow. If you want - I will email you a jpg of how I would crop it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2004 02:36:17 AM
Nice shot.
01/25/2004 11:22:57 PM
Nice composition and an effective subject. Maybe a shallower dof would have helped distance the subject from the rather bland background, though. 6
01/25/2004 05:12:50 PM
I like the composition the way the sheep is "caught" between the snow and the gray branches. The light is a bit flat, the sheep blends into the background a bit much. What would happen if you played with the contrast a bit? The snow is already a bit bright, I'd selectively exclude that from any changes.
01/25/2004 02:22:33 PM
Fabulous shot. Hope you do well.
01/25/2004 09:19:00 AM
Great shot and unlike most others the whole animal is in the picture 7
01/25/2004 12:27:25 AM
I can only envy those who live in an a area where they have the opportunity to capture such an outstanding photo such as this one. Congrats and a 10

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