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I wasn't sure what to burn, so I burned the heck out of everything.



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Date: Thu July 20, 2006
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What a lovely little mover Amanda,slightly bright...this is no critisism of your picture it is probably to do with my PCs monitor as everything I edit on my notebook always looks different on the home PC Smile Harvey
#1 Thu July 20, 2006 6:19am

that's funny! good title
#2 Thu July 20, 2006 8:11am

Well balanced arabesque Smile
#3 Thu July 20, 2006 8:55am

Great subject and your sense of humor is alive and well, too. Really could use some burning in. I know you've told me you're working on that, but if you will permit me to be forward (not too much, I hope; I'm trying to help), I'll share a couple burning pointers that have worked for me.

1. Set your brush size for soft edges, and almost exactly the size you need to cover the entire area. Too small will create a harsh line that's noticable.
2. If you're using photoshop, use the snapshot function after each change, so you can go back easily if you goof.
3. A very little change can make a big difference.

Amanda, if you're still speaking to me after such brashness, I hope I've helped. Keep the great work coming, we all really enjoy seeing it.--Chris
#4 Thu July 20, 2006 1:59pm

Nice timing Amanda you caught tht momment well! .....Steve
You don't take a photograph, you make it. - Ansel Adams
#5 Thu July 20, 2006 2:07pm

Thanks everyone. Pacphoto, I wasn't sure what to burn, so I burned the heck out of everything. I appreciate your help.
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#6 Thu July 20, 2006 8:40pm

(The duck says) Shall we dance?
#7 Thu July 20, 2006 9:12pm

Amanda, I think this is improved quite a bit. Now I can notice that the duck's ground foot has a little toe-forward action going, and I really do get a sense of the ballerina connection. Very well done indeed.

I advise just practicing and practicing with burning and dodging both. What's the worst that could happen? I love that we have the power to experiment with digital photography and still come back to the original image and try again.--Chris
#8 Fri July 21, 2006 12:45am

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