"Good photography should make you think about your world. Great photography should make you question your world." —Charles (Duck) Unitas

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by PietFrancke
Sun May 20, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Jack the Wasp
Replies: 23
Views: 106

Re: Jack the Wasp

davechinn wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Piet, all I can say is "WOW", very nice work indeed.
Dave
thanks Dave
by PietFrancke
Sun May 20, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Jack the Wasp
Replies: 23
Views: 106

Re: Jack the Wasp

As a suggestion, do some pre processing cleanup and enhancement. For example, at this point you have discovered that the stick up the butt is an issue. Clone it out completely. As for the colors... add a saturation layer to boost the colors prior to running the action. After a while of this back an...
by PietFrancke
Sun May 20, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Jack the Wasp
Replies: 23
Views: 106

Re: Jack the Wasp

One more shot at the thing.... I don't see this as an improvement, but I ran another action on the image, on the pencil drawing image. I hated the results, but there were a lot of interesting colors, so I thought I would save and blend in the colors that I found useful. Someday I will be smart enoug...
by PietFrancke
Sun May 20, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Jack the Wasp
Replies: 23
Views: 106

Re: Jack the Wasp

Please explain to me what you mean by "paint" here: I placed an empty layer and with a large soft brush set to a high opacity I painted the wasp and the vines to the left. I left the edges of the wasp slightly soft but I used repeated strokes in the center areas of the wasp. I'm not sure if you're ...
by PietFrancke
Sun May 20, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Jack the Wasp
Replies: 23
Views: 106

Re: Jack the Wasp

a sadder theory that they learned the hard and long way Yes. We have a painter friend -- we have bought about 7 of his paintings -- who lives hand to mouth some years even though he is in international collections, has won gold awards and has had one of his works on the front page of a prestigious ...
by PietFrancke
Sun May 20, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Batching Plant
Replies: 11
Views: 35

Re: Batching Plant

Psjunkie wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 1:41 am
tis a color sample from my Baby Blue Eyes Piet............Bahaha, thank you for the idea....
LOL - careful with that eye-dropper tool!
by PietFrancke
Sun May 20, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Batching Plant
Replies: 11
Views: 35

Re: Batching Plant

I like it rough and wild instead of smooth and slick. But your super composition is what makes it work. I like it best as well but thought maybe everyone was tired of my gimmicky action....and thank you Piet. While I do like the original it just seemed to blah.. One thing you could do that would be...
by PietFrancke
Sun May 20, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Batching Plant
Replies: 11
Views: 35

Re: Batching Plant

I really like that action on this industrial landscape - personal preference... I like it rough and wild instead of smooth and slick. Love the color play and the hard edges on the clouds. But your super composition is what makes it work. Love that diagonal line and the windy path that leads us in pa...
by PietFrancke
Sat May 19, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Jack the Wasp
Replies: 23
Views: 106

Re: Jack the Wasp

Wonderful artistic rendering. I would never have thought of bug-art, but this is beautiful. Your color enhancement works well. Did you bring in any of the original image with layers, or is all this the resulting pencil sketch? Is this an action where you control the area that is "worked on" before ...
by PietFrancke
Sat May 19, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Jack the Wasp
Replies: 23
Views: 106

Re: Jack the Wasp

Piet, Not surprisingly, this is all a very foreign language for me, but the result is stunning. I won't tarnish it with a haiku effort. But I would suggest a playful edit, just for the play; flip the image 90 degrees to the left for the WWI dive bomber effect. Or, if there is some way of inverting ...