Stuart Caine  

Looking at You by Stuart Caine

November 2020 - Looking at You

November 2020 - Stuart Caine

Original 1

November 2020 - Stuart Caine

Original 2

About the Image(s)

This image was taken this past weekend, when my granddaughter drove down from Northern Florida to Southeastern Florida and brought down her 5 month old puppy named "Poppy", for my 86th birthday. I was using my Luminar FZ200 which has continuous shooting and I caught this image as she was moving her head.
I first used Topaz DeNoise, then Topaz Sharpen. I then ran it through Topaz Gigapixel at 4X. I spotted the reflection in her eye and decided to blow up the image of her eye. You can see my reflection and the light coming through my sliding glass doors in the background in her eyes.
The first image is the raw image, the second is the image with the correction using Topaz.
The camera used : Lumix FZ200 with the Leica 2.8 lens
f/2.8 ;1/100sec; ISO 800 35+mm
equivalent 136mm

9 comments posted

Holly Moore   Holly Moore
Love the crop and the post processing works well. A fun photo.   Posted: 11/15/2020 14:30:21
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
And a fun puppy.   Posted: 11/15/2020 15:17:23

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
I think it is too big of crop and is not sharp. I suggest reducing the highlights. Gigipixel works great for clean photos.   Posted: 11/15/2020 15:22:08
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
Don't forget this poppy wasn't standing still. this was taken from the best image I got from a series of continuous images I took. All she wanted to do is play and wouldn't stay put for a second.
thanks for your comment, they are appreciated.   Posted: 11/15/2020 15:44:10
Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
Maybe fill flash would help then.   Posted: 11/15/2020 15:45:21

Sarita Yeola   Sarita Yeola
Fun image and a special one too.   Posted: 11/19/2020 15:12:08
Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
Thanks   Posted: 11/19/2020 16:22:08

Heather-Dawn Joseph   Heather-Dawn Joseph
I totally understand what you wanted to accomplish by cropping so close, and you did accomplish that but you did sacrifice clarity. The puppy is so cute, and I love the expression on his face in original 2. I believe you could still accomplish what you wanted by showing more of the face for the eyes are sharp and the look on his face says "love me".   Posted: 11/20/2020 11:06:36

Lynne Lewis   Lynne Lewis
Stuart - puppies are indeed difficult to pose especially without some incentive! I also do like the second shot you had with more of that loving face.   Posted: 11/22/2020 14:01:40


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