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Re: St Mary's

Post by minniev » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:18 pm

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Most has been said..I am more of a b/w guy than toned, having said that I find nothing discouraging for me with the sepia..I tend to agree with Piet about it’s impact as opposed to the color…They both have their own feel so really depends on what you want to convey…Definitely a candidate for composite…well captured minniev.
Thanks, Frank, I’m gonna do some dodging and burning on both versions and may repost.
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Post by minniev » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:13 pm

Here is a painterly version of one of the shots from St. Mary's. There weren't any flowers except this little plum or pear tree, not sure which, so I had to shoot from a weird angle to get it in the frame, not sure it works.

I'm continuing to try and dodge/burn the others more in the direction Duck suggested.
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:52 pm

Works well in my opinion....

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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:54 pm

mine too, looks super cool. I like what the painterly does for the grass and building too.,

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Post by minniev » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:24 pm

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Works well in my opinion....
Thanks Frank.
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Post by minniev » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:26 pm

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mine too, looks super cool. I like what the painterly does for the grass and building too.,
Thanks. I took a bunch of shots so I have elements to work with, they were just all in that same dull gloomy light. I have a few ideas about composites, and maybe bringing some of the Natchez city cemetery out here as part of it. But I'm still thinking on how to create the lady in red...I don't have any photos that would do, and the ones I see in freebies for the Winged Ladies class don't look like what i need.
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Post by Duck » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:06 pm

minniev wrote:
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Here is a painterly version [...], not sure it works.
I think it works quite well. The flowering tree in the foreground rendering the chapel in a half hidden view works well, adding just a touch of mystery or expectation to the scene.
The oil painting treatment really enhances the mood and works quite well with the overall composition. Very beautiful.
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[...] I took a bunch of shots so I have elements to work with, they were just all in that same dull gloomy light. [...]
The nice thing about that gloomy light is that you have the freedom to 'light' your scene in any number of ways using photoshop magic. :)
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Post by minniev » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:28 pm

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The nice thing about that gloomy light is that you have the freedom to 'light' your scene in any number of ways using photoshop magic. :)
I agree. If I just had one day to shoot I would rather have overcast than harsh cloudless skies for that very reason. There is some room for manipulation.

Now I'm still working on an idea to make a spooky composite with a woman in a glass coffin into the scene. I have plenty of gravestones but I've gotta find the woman...
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Post by Duck » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:13 am

minniev wrote:
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[...] Now I'm still working on an idea to make a spooky composite with a woman in a glass coffin into the scene. I have plenty of gravestones but I've gotta find the woman...
just look up "Sleeping Beauty" :lol: :rofl:


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Post by minniev » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:03 am

Duck wrote:
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minniev wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:28 pm
[...] Now I'm still working on an idea to make a spooky composite with a woman in a glass coffin into the scene. I have plenty of gravestones but I've gotta find the woman...
just look up "Sleeping Beauty" :lol: :rofl:


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I did. I found better options by looking up Snow White, but none of them really worked. The Snow White search did give me a few things I may work with, including some glass coffins which are a necessity, and Sleeping Beauty simply slept on a bed, no coffin involved. I also have an old fairy tale book with a good Snow White illustration but she was younger than the one I'm imagining. I have to dress her in red, though, and that will have to be done by me, none of them have red dresses. There's some good glass coffins with mummies in them that I might could use if I can sub out a lady in red for the mummy. This will be one of my more fanciful undertakings, no pun intended.
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