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'Fantasy Baseball Observation' (Composite)

Post by davechinn » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:50 pm

Here is an unfinished composite I started working on the other day. I stopped to gather some ideas to move forward or to maybe start over with another direction.

The background is an empty Little League Baseball field shot with a fisheye lens. I have used this background on a previous composite about a year ago and haven't made a decision to continue on with it. The subject, (Garey) is one I have photographed many times over the last few years and this one was taken prior to the Cincinnati Reds opening day parade. He's also trying to make his way into the acting field while also enters himself in beard competitions world wide. I have added a link to his website if anyone cares to view. At least to see the image I did not receive credit for.

http://gareyfaulkner.com/ The image of Garey sitting on the orange 65 Chrysler is one of my images taken in 2015, with no credit of course, but part of my watermark, the last two letters of my last name are visible in the left lower corner. Although, I have gotten over the disappointment, I'll be cautious to not let it happen again.

Thoughts and or any suggestions for improvements and/or completion of the composite.
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:33 pm

one thing that jumped out at me...more work around the feet...as for completion, maybe a pitchers mound and or a catcher standing (just a sliver) barely intruding left side of image transformed to taste...I dunno, you and minniev are the creatives....Garey appears to be unscrupulous.

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Post by davechinn » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:48 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:33 pm
one thing that jumped out at me...more work around the feet...as for completion, maybe a pitchers mound and or a catcher standing (just a sliver) barely intruding left side of image transformed to taste...I dunno, you and minniev are the creatives....Garey appears to be unscrupulous.

I agree Frank. The feet area was one of my excuses to stop. In fact I have considered to forget about completing, because of the unsatisfactory results. Thanks and I appreciate your feedback. :stop:
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:52 pm

I knew you knew that (about the feet)...I appreciated getting to see your work!! and the Heck with Garey..use someone else, maybe a kid

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Post by davechinn » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:12 am

Psjunkie wrote:
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I knew you knew that (about the feet)...I appreciated getting to see your work!! and the Heck with Garey..use someone else, maybe a kid

My thoughts on this came about because of the effects with Garey's image. Taken with a 16-28mm wide angle lens @16mm shows the unique, unflattering, optical distortion effect with an optical distortion.

While the fisheye used for the background gives a totally different effect was how this concept surfaced in the first place. Not knowing the end results I felt an attempt should be tried.

After a break of serious thoughts may lead into another direction. Just thought I would mention my intentions since you thought to use someone else, which is a good idea. Thanks again !!! :cheers:
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Post by Psjunkie » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:41 am

Good luck, I realize you probably don't have a bunch of images of people with that lens to throw together but wanted to spur some thought....thanks for explaining

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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:33 pm

while the ground around the feet is a little distracting, I'm enjoying the contrast of the figure against the fish-eye background. It lends a kind of super-realism to the figure that I think is very cool.

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Post by minniev » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:35 pm

davechinn wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Here is an unfinished composite I started working on the other day. I stopped to gather some ideas to move forward or to maybe start over with another direction.

The background is an empty Little League Baseball field shot with a fisheye lens. I have used this background on a previous composite about a year ago and haven't made a decision to continue on with it. The subject, (Garey) is one I have photographed many times over the last few years and this one was taken prior to the Cincinnati Reds opening day parade. He's also trying to make his way into the acting field while also enters himself in beard competitions world wide. I have added a link to his website if anyone cares to view. At least to see the image I did not receive credit for.

http://gareyfaulkner.com/ The image of Garey sitting on the orange 65 Chrysler is one of my images taken in 2015, with no credit of course, but part of my watermark, the last two letters of my last name are visible in the left lower corner. Although, I have gotten over the disappointment, I'll be cautious to not let it happen again.

Thoughts and or any suggestions for improvements and/or completion of the composite.
Dave
What a character! I like what you’ve done with the fish eye for the field, which gives it an entirely different feel that if caught with a normal view lens. You’ve managed to merge him well with the background except for the feet where you have those muddy shadows worked in. I think he can go with less shadowing, it’s a distraction.

I wonder about some ghost players (transparent) in the background, a la Field of Dreams?

I see your “nn” on the photo! Good photo!
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Post by davechinn » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:35 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:41 am
Good luck, I realize you probably don't have a bunch of images of people with that lens to throw together but wanted to spur some thought....thanks for explaining

Absolutely Frank !!! Not many at all.
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Post by davechinn » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:40 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:33 pm
while the ground around the feet is a little distracting, I'm enjoying the contrast of the figure against the fish-eye background. It lends a kind of super-realism to the figure that I think is very cool.

Thanks for your feedback Piet !!! The feet on this one was and still is a struggle. I think it's because I haven't developed a sense to where to place any shadows. I'm still pondering up ideas for a possible finalization.
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