caught red pawed!!!! (wide open theme)

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Thomas brookes, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    After Pete suggested the wide open theme I got really exited!!

    but I haven't had the chance to get out snapping so stuck in my flat I used Mr casper brookes the cat as my muse. Its my first attempt at deliberate depth of field and a theme so all critique welcome

    here follows an hour in the life of a spoilt cat




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    hard at work





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    caspers "hump monkey" !! if you have seen what he does to this poor teddy...... well its all in the name. its like a domestic abuse poster!!





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    caught red pawed!! would have been nice to put an object in the lower left out of focus but he did this as i was playing about with my camera so shot it quick! he did get a smack after!!!


    thanks for looking
     
  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I like number 2 Tom. What a life he must lead. Can't imagine his suffering. It shows in his eyes - well it would if they were sharp :)))! Focus point just a tad off to my mind but great composition. Maybe a spot more contrast and a touch darker. What do you think?
     
  3. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    Your bang on pete . Yeah I noticed the focus point was out when I looked at the post on my iPhone........ Thinking about it now I don't even know if I picked the right shot to edit I'm sure there is a sharper one!!!!! I had deliberately added a lighter tone to it as I had noticed all my images I had pp where really dark.....but That's how I like em..... So if you say so I'm more than happy to do it!!

    I'll have another crack at it when I'm home
    Thanks for your time Pete
     
  4. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    Just wondering if this has got lost in the depths of rpf or the pics are just not that appealing?? Would love feed back regardless.... You don't know your doing it right until you do it wrong!!
     
  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Did you find any shots with the eyes sharper?
     
  6. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Great depth of field pal!!! this is really good!! As pete has mentioned, it's all about getting the eyes in focus, but apart from that, amazing capture of my fellow friend cat stealing food in 3#. great shot!!! What ISO did you have it on???
     
  7. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    Yeah Pete is a legend.... I have learnt so much and yes Pete I did find the sharper image!! I feel slightly embarrassed.......... But I did have an amazing idea..... A photo set of humpy monkey over coming his felion domestic violence as a picture set!!! The story will unravel over the next few weeks!! Dan I'll get back to you on the iso, it was the first time I turned to tungsten in my White balance!! Boys I truly appreciate the input!!! Now I have a platform to work off!! I must stress I don't post these pics being happy with them I really need and want the input!! Peace xx
     
  8. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Not sure about a legend but I'm looking forward to the series! :)
     
  9. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    If we can find some time Tom I'll show you some tricks in lightroom too somtime if you like?
     
  10. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    You bought lightroom 3.3 right?
     
  11. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    Yeah mate I'll let you know when I get my new screen, my laptop screen is hopeless !!
     
  12. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Try without the gas mask on!! :)
     
  13. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    Haha no I need the mask my missus stinks!!! Haha
     
  14. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    hahaha!!! hope she dont know you said that!!! lol
     
  15. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    The gas mask is a give away dan!!!
     
  16. Dan Cattermole

    Dan Cattermole Dan Down - The Steampunk Womble

    Lol
     

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