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Postby PietFrancke » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:11 pm

rework of an older image. Last cut was highly saturated and sharp. Under the theory of less is more the rework removed a lot of sharpness (at the edges of things) and removed a lot of saturation leaving just a touch at the spots I wanted to emphasize. Also it had a black background which was replaced by textures intended to add mood.

I reduce the image from 5000 plus wide to 1800 and sharpened... sRGB, but my
Firefox pM preview seems a little whacked... I need to figure this out.


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Postby Psjunkie » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:24 pm

Looks well done tome Piet....interesting subject.

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Postby uuglypher » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:03 pm

Seeing avian feathers and a furry insect head with moth-like antennae I gotta guess composite...
but incredibly skillfully done...!!!...????

Weird, and eeerie and the stuff of a biologist's bad dreams!

Fill us in...please?

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Postby minniev » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:15 pm

PietFrancke wrote:rework of an older image. Last cut was highly saturated and sharp. Under the theory of less is more the rework removed a lot of sharpness (at the edges of things) and removed a lot of saturation leaving just a touch at the spots I wanted to emphasize. Also it had a black background which was replaced by textures intended to add mood.

I reduce the image from 5000 plus wide to 1800 and sharpened... sRGB, but my
Firefox pM preview seems a little whacked... I need to figure this out.


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It's wonderful, and I think the soft subdued version is both right for the image and right for your own style. But you must tell us what this is.
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Re: deadZone

Postby PietFrancke » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:29 pm

thanks for comments PsJunkie, Dave, Minnie,

The rusted ball bearing is one inch in diameter. I don't know what type of moth it is (tiny, dead), found it laying on the ground outside and rested it on the bearing for a macro stacking session.

Edit -- here is a dropbox link to the jpg that I uploaded - if someone could look and advise - beats the dickens out of me as to why pM displays it differently than I see it via photoshop or other viewing utility...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h3ew4ydecw8gf ... e.jpg?dl=0

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Re: deadZone

Postby uuglypher » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:46 pm

Wow! I BLEW THAT ONE!
What I thought were feathers...?
Are they long pleats in the moth's folded wings?
I had no idea that that occurred or was even possible in moths.

A really well accomplished image!

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Postby PietFrancke » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:52 pm

uuglypher wrote:Wow! I BLEW THAT ONE!
What I thought were feathers...?
Are they long pleats in the moth's folded wings?
I had no idea that that occurred or was even possible in moths.

A really well accomplished image!

Dave

LOL - they look like pleats, but I don't think they fold (compress between the ribs perhaps). The macro shot did a nice shot in documenting the shape/thickness of the wings. I am thinking you saw "pleats" simply because you are so used to seeing them, but these wings are more rigid I think...

that was the first and only time I had noticed a moth like this. If you google "white fuzzy furry moth" you will see additional images of this strange beast.

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Re: deadZone

Postby LindaShorey » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:05 pm

Your creativity with composition, lighting and the ball bearing is wonderful. A fascinating, unique image. pM guidelines say don't post over 1700 px wide. Try around 1500 and repost to this topic. Using Google Chrome on a Chromebook (a model known for good color rendition), I do see more detail in your dropbox copy.
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Re: deadZone

Postby PietFrancke » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:46 pm

LindaShorey wrote:Your creativity with composition, lighting and the ball bearing is wonderful. A fascinating, unique image. pM guidelines say don't post over 1700 px wide. Try around 1500 and repost to this topic. Using Google Chrome on a Chromebook (a model known for good color rendition), I do see more detail in your dropbox copy.


thank you Linda. Am trying.
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edit - that made all the difference Linda!

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Re: deadZone

Postby LindaShorey » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:52 pm

PietFrancke wrote: edit - that made all the difference Linda!
Excellent!
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