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Posted by david fletcher on Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:33 pm

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Playing with Topaz again.  But used studio.  A blend of three algorithms. Primary starting point was Old Western.  Leaves blotches and scratches.  (isn't it funny..  we spend so much time to remove an odd blemish and I've just chucked a whole load back in... ).  

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Thank you for looking and hope all safe. 

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by Ron Day on Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:54 pm
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The rather clean background really makes the stag stand out well, Dave! I very much like the almost monochrome conversion, but I'm pleased you left a bit of color in the stag's fur. You are having too much fun with Topaz. :wink: The pose and rack are stunning! Great job!
 

by Carol Clarke on Sat Dec 12, 2020 4:42 pm
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A big thumbs up from me for this one, Dave! I love everything about it. The regal stag, antiqued, muted colours and wonderful, textures. A beauty!

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by dianarebman on Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:14 pm
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Great image! Love the treatment!
 

by ADKShooter on Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:59 pm
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Ron Day wrote:
The rather clean background really makes the stag stand out well, Dave! I very much like the almost monochrome conversion, but I'm pleased you left a bit of color in the stag's fur. You are having too much fun with Topaz. :wink: The pose and rack are stunning! Great job!



+1.  Plus I would have been using my LR clone and healing brush for days, lol.    Very well done !!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:13 am
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Love the way you used color and monochrome to create this beauty. The background textures are an excellent complement to the handsome subject. Well done, and congratulations!
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by Tusar Bhowmik on Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:35 am
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Brilliant work...!!!
 

by david fletcher on Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:22 am
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Many thanks to you all for your kind words. And to the Editors for the EP. An honour!
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by Mary Brun on Mon Dec 14, 2020 10:54 am
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Great work this David too!
Beautiful pose of the deer and splendid elaboration, it looks like an ancient print.
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by John Labrenz on Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:04 pm
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Impressive rack on this guy!
Nice treatment...I like how you retained the color in this deer to better make him stand out against the background.
Seeing a few dust spots on your sensor though....wink wink...LOL
 

by david fletcher on Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:59 am
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John Labrenz wrote:
Seeing a few dust spots on your sensor though....wink wink...LOL


John, I was devastated.  Tried removing them with Sandpaper.     Didn't seem to work very well.  (Darn video tuition)....   :lol:
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