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    Default another picture of the calf bull moose in the Swift River

    This one is kinda cute. I used the dodge and burn tools in Photoshop Elements II for the first time, after Jim Salge provided this link to a tutorial.

    http://www.photoshopessentials.com/p...ng/dodge-burn/

    Thanks, Jim!

    This is my first try at this technique. I have dodged the dark part of the image (calf/subject), but I have not burned the light part (snow).

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    I commented over at VFTT, but I'll tell you here as well that the improvement is huge!

    The contrasts on the from the camera shot are just too strong between the white snow, and the dark moose with no light on it. You exposed it perfectly for the highlights, and can resurect the shadows with a digital version of this classic technique. Great work.

    Did you find the technique easy to work with?

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    I got so caught up looking at the image details (which are excellent after the adjustments) that I almost lost sight of what a great picture this is. The look on his face is priceless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtruman View Post
    I got so caught up looking at the image details (which are excellent after the adjustments) that I almost lost sight of what a great picture this is. The look on his face is priceless!
    Jim's expressions are the subject of countless stories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    Jim's expressions are the subject of countless stories.
    I thought Patrick was the only moose here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtruman View Post
    I thought Patrick was the only moose here...
    One is never quite sure about Jim.

    Can this technique be done in Adobe Elements? Or just in Photoshop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    One is never quite sure about Jim.

    Can this technique be done in Adobe Elements? Or just in Photoshop?
    On my teacher's salary...I only have elements...
    So yes, it can also be done in photoshop
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimS View Post
    On my teacher's salary...I only have elements...
    So yes, it can also be done in photoshop
    This tutorial looks really god and seeing Patrick's results (as well as all the examples from Jim in the past) I'm definitely going to give it a try. I've only got Elements as well since I never felt enough commitment to the complexity of full blown Photoshop. Nice to know that this sort of tuning is possible with the more basic tools.
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    More amazing moose shots. Where on the Swift River are these moose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyC View Post
    More amazing moose shots. Where on the Swift River are these moose?
    In my experience...there aren't any moose in the Swift River
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