Zorro the photogenic dog

(Marshal Linfoot) #1

Greeting! I’ve been reading, and secretly trying my hand at some of the raw images shared here, and would love to see what others might do with this photo of my dog Zorro. He’s a rescue from Mexico–hence the name :slight_smile:

I’ve made various attempts at it, and I’m pleased with this latest one using the new filmic module in DT 2.6. My intent was to bring out some of the detail in his face while reducing/softening some of the distracting background. Hope you will have some fun with it!

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My take

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(St.Stephen) #3

Beautiful shot!

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(Marshal Linfoot) #4

Thank you! You’ve warmed it up very nicely and the black+white looks great, too.


@mlinfoot Welcome to the forum! Love the expression of Zorro. Feel like he is thinking:

Really?! He’s taking a photo of me now?! Oh well, I am too comfortable to move anyway. :dog:

(Marshal Linfoot) #6

He was the perfect model, never once complained about how long I was taking!

(Gustavo Adolfo) #7

Thanks! And welcome!

Photoflow, Basic Adjustments (Exposure), Tone mapping (linear+log), curves, crop

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New film-like tone mapping curves - tests/feedback needed
(Marshal Linfoot) #8

Thank you! You brought out more of his beautiful colour–very natural looking.


Welcome to the community!

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(Marshal Linfoot) #10

Hi Thomas. Thanks for taking the time to play with this.

(Marshal Linfoot) #11

Thanks @msd. You’ve increased the contrast without overdoing it. Nice deep darks.

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(Thomas) #12


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(Marshal Linfoot) #13

Thank you!

(Shreedhar Inamdar) #14

Nice image @mlinfoot. Going down and taking the shot from his eye level has made this photo special. Nice work! I noticed that the photo was taken more than two years ago. I hope that Zorro is doing well even now.
I used the latest Photoflow and used the Tone mapping (filmic ?) module only on Zorro. Then desaturated the rest of the image a bit, sharpened Zorro to get this
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The way PhotoFlow handled the highlights on his face is wonderful. Great work @Carmelo_DrRaw!

(Marshal Linfoot) #15

Thank you! He’s a special guy and still doing very well. I like your edit, too!

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(Shreedhar Inamdar) #16

Couldn’t help but to play with this beaytiful image a bit more! Added one more layer to the previous processing to increase saturation of and brighten Zorro.

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(Marshal Linfoot) #17

You’ve really nailed the colours in his face! He’s lying beside me at the moment and as I glance from him to your photo, there’s not much difference. Thanks for this!

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(Carmelo Dr Raw) #18

Here is my attempt. Photoflow with a multiply blend to increase the contrast, a bit of local contrast enhancement and a final crop:

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(Ingo Weyrich) #19

My attempt using RT

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Photoflow w reversal TM. In a decent job the hand should go at the beginning of the layer stack, but I don’t know how to move layers in PhF and anyway everything started to crumble, I am actually unable to re-open me own pfi. But :sweat_smile: the picha ich hear :framed_picture: :dog2::bone:

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Bones source < http://clipart-library.com/clipart/bone-png-clipart.htm

Sorry, seems I lost my manners; thanks @mlinfoot for sharing with us Zorro’s portrait, please give him a hug for me. Pixels movers’ coleagues, rats off, daggers bloda spijt

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