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    Shot at Santa Anna Refuge Tx in February. Processed with Dpp 4,Photoshop. Comments and critiques welcomed.
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    I like the low angle and the nice light. I wonder if you can get more details in the whites and blacks and crop a bit tighter if it is not too big of a crop. the BG right above the stilt shows some circular posterization, hard to fix might be from JPEG compression.

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    I wonder if you can get more details in the whites and blacks
    Hi Kevin, as Arash mentioned there is truck loads in your capture, if you have used any 'auto' presets (?) hold fire, they are just clouding the image and not doing justice to the capture.

    Hope this helps.

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    Nice peaceful image, and my first thought was about more details in the whites. Steve has shown there is, and that from a web-posted image, so imagine how much you can extract from the raw file. I love the eye and smooth BG.

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    Thanks Arash appreciate the comments.

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    Thanks again Daniel.

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    I have trouble with the white values the most. Try using the brightness or exposure adjustments but turns to a dirty grey. would like to use a luminosity mask just haven't mastered that. Try using the burn and dodge tool. Thanks for your advice.

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    A lovely shot, and Steve's repost shows how much more there could be. Worth going back to the master file for some tweaking.

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    Well done on capturing this one Kevin...I like everything about it...and the RP takes it up a notch with the processing.

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    Nice low angle and pose. Framing is right on as well. Like the ripples in the water.

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