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Challenge: Black and White in Color II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Upper Vermont, USA
Date: Feb 21, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 22, 2008

This is Tiwa, a Timber wolf/Husky cross. She's quite a difficult lady to photograph, but I got this one at 200mm by calling her after she sat to rest.

The scene naturally lent itself to b/w, but I had to clone out a little spot of "yellow snow" in the background (made by her).

Processing steps:
- Cropped (using the rule of thirds)
- Cloned out "yellow" spot on snow in background
- Boosted shadows (global histogram)
- Selectively blurred background
- Selectively sharpened face and upper torso
- Dodged the eyes to make them more striking
- Resized
- Added frame

Place: 133 out of 249
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2008 12:14:15 AM
I feel that this would have more impact if the snow where white, as it is now is seems to have a blue tint and I white balance correction might have helped.
02/27/2008 10:44:52 AM

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