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by St3v3M
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: Lighting the Way
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: Lighting the Way

I like this but I see it in threes and think it's too cluttered compared to your other work here. The short analysis is the front row competes with the back row. I might keep the hurricane candle, Jack, and the candle front-right where they are. I would move the avatar candle behind the star in Jack...
by St3v3M
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: What to do with the moon?
Replies: 10
Views: 62

Re: What to do with the moon?

I don't know enough about layers to help, but I will say the moon doesn't look real and I don't care, I like them all!

I especially like the third with the light coming through the leaf. They are all beautiful works of art! S-
by St3v3M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Cormorant Madness
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Re: Cormorant Madness

I added the toning to the already kind of gold look. Ever experimenting, and still undediced :) about it working. Would be interested in seeing yours from that shoot. I have a hard time with edits too where I'm undecided on which to present, but in the end it all comes down to the story I'm trying ...
by St3v3M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Blue Hour Swamp
Replies: 21
Views: 152

Re: Blue Hour Swamp

Yes High Pass is a very useful tool and it is a sharpening too. By changing the layer blend modes you can get a huge range of effects from it. In looking at the post above I can see that the re-compression has really boosted the blue I added, on my system prior to upload it was at about 50% of that...
by St3v3M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Swamp Child & His Guardians
Replies: 11
Views: 127

Re: Swamp Child & His Guardians

I like them both, the first as the portrait of a young child and his siblings and the other of the extended family guarding over their young. I like the processing, and while it's easy to add more contrast do you want to? The impression I get is a foggy morning, why change that? These are both beaut...
by St3v3M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Blue Hour Swamp
Replies: 21
Views: 152

Re: Blue Hour Swamp

I'm wearing a sweater and I don't think it's enough, burr I feel the cold!

This is presented well and wouldn't be as good without the leaning tree. I love that you can see the falling snow! Wow it looks cold. S-
by St3v3M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: The Preacher
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: The Preacher

This shows the power of the artist to control the eye. Well done! S-
by St3v3M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Goal!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 94

Re: Goal!!!

Graham Smith wrote:...
I'm HCB being punished :spank: :rofl:

We're happy you're here no matter what and are blessed to have you share your images with us! S-
by St3v3M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: That's life!
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: That's life!

You have to wonder what these people were thinking. Love it! S-
by St3v3M
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: 'Just One Kiss'
Replies: 11
Views: 105

Re: 'Just One Kiss'

davechinn wrote:... I thought I would make an attempt to go in the other direction with this one. ...

Experimenting is how we learn to make better images, don't ever stop! S-

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