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Re: Post-processed Photos

Unread post by HoepHoep » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:32 pm

I really enjoy this debate.

Here is a challenge: Try to remember your most outstanding sighting ever, without looking at your photo's, that is. Recreate that image in your brain. Are there any twigs in that image? a tar road? any unwanted objects? was the object in the far distance? I bet not. You are more than likely to remember a very well composed image without distractions.

I took photographs to encase my memories in something more reliable than just my memories and to share these memories with other people. I can therefore manipulate as much as I want, as long as the photo is true and honest to what I saw or would have remembered otherwise. I can adjust the light to what I remember. I can crop away areas and I may clone away a twig if it really spoils my memory.

If I ever enter a competition, it is very simple: stay with the rules 100%.
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Re: Post-processed Photos

Unread post by RUMURUTI » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:33 pm

This one is natural and I only noticed the eye's when I got back home and was sorting them all out! Not taken in KNP but one of my favourites
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Re: Post-processed Photos

Unread post by Sprocky » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:50 am

Here is an old attempt of mine at some real post processing. It is not very well done as I did this a long time back when I just started with PhotoShop. Try and figure out what has been done here, for the trained eye it will not be very difficult. :wink:

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Re: Post-processed Photos

Unread post by PAPA SMURF » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:51 pm

Hi there
Was able to get this photo of a Hyaena hugging its pup, up Shing way.

Now because of the tar road it becomes a "useless" photo but to me it is a very interesting behaviour photo.

To keep this for my records what are your thoughts on cloning out the road and tyre marks just above the Hyaena's head?
Thanks in anticipation
Terry

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Re: Post-processed Photos

Unread post by Switchback » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:02 am

Hi PS,

I think we've concluded that, if you are going to keep the photo for yourself and show it off between your mates, cloning is ok. I already expressed that I am a bit against it, but that's just me.

Cloning such a big piece of the picture will take some time and doing though, as you would need to keep the lighting consistent.

Share the result when finished! :thumbs_up:
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