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Bruce n Philly
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Mantis Bug... and soft focus


Actually, I am not sure you call this soft focus. What do you pros call this "look". I took this last fall and was reprocessing some pics in LR4 (was using LR3), and tried reprocessing this one. I realized that this pic looked better soft. LR4 allowed me to really get this sharp using contrast and all the sliders that I don't fully understand, but I didn't like it as much as this softer one. I think the noise reduction really helped (or hurt it?).

C&C appreciated. Composition? Sharp/Soft? Contrast? Is a Mantis a "bug"?

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Mar 30, 2012 at 08:52 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Mantis Bug... and soft focus


pls do not take offense at my comments:

on #1 the face is OOF and would imo be way better if it was in focus, actually imo the shot is not a keeper which is a shame because it is a great face
I am not sure what if anything is in focus
and I don't think LR4 or any s/w can make it look in focus



Mar 30, 2012 at 09:09 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Mantis Bug... and soft focus


I understand the "unsharpness" is intentional Bruce, but for me, it's a rare shot that works this way. I'd like to see it sharp and with a much tighter crop. 2 works much better for me ~ Ron


Mar 31, 2012 at 12:02 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Mantis Bug... and soft focus


Thanx for your replies. Oh well, my mom likes it. Back to the drawing board.. er...bushes.


Mar 31, 2012 at 12:30 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Mantis Bug... and soft focus


I sharpened it up a bit ... yea, no dice.


Mar 31, 2012 at 12:31 AM





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