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― Artistic Expression ShowcaseSaturday Night in Memphis, 1911

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Saturday Night in Memphis, 1911

Post by minniev » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:23 pm

The only photographs in this image are the two I took with my iphone of an old postcard from my collection, front and back. The rest are oddities I've gathered up or scanned from something. So it isn't very much photography, but it is still part of what I'm learning to do.
I'm not asking anyone to spend a lot of time critiquing this kind of thing, but any comments or suggestions are always appreciated as I fly about with this layering work.
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Post by PietFrancke » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:50 pm

I like your variety of objects. My critique is that the postcard of the building demands (and gets) attention, and as such, perhaps should have the center stage instead of the man and woman -- or fade it away more. As is, the image is top-heavy. Love the stuff you are doing Min!!

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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:27 pm

All a matter of taste I guess...I will say your blending is very well done and I am liking what you have shown us so far...

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Post by minniev » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:02 am

PietFrancke wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:50 pm
I like your variety of objects. My critique is that the postcard of the building demands (and gets) attention, and as such, perhaps should have the center stage instead of the man and woman -- or fade it away more. As is, the image is top-heavy. Love the stuff you are doing Min!!
Good point Piet. I started with the hotel, and failed to manage the weight as I went.
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Post by minniev » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:03 am

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:27 pm
All a matter of taste I guess...I will say your blending is very well done and I am liking what you have shown us so far...
Thanks, Frank. The point of the whole batch of stuff I’m doing is to figure out that darned blending and bringing in multiple elements. It’s turning out to be harder than it looks. I’m hoping I’ll improve in time.

I’m even learning about Blend If, thanks to you and Piet!
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Post by PietFrancke » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:20 am

minniev wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:03 am
Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:27 pm
All a matter of taste I guess...I will say your blending is very well done and I am liking what you have shown us so far...
Thanks, Frank. The point of the whole batch of stuff I’m doing is to figure out that darned blending and bringing in multiple elements. It’s turning out to be harder than it looks. I’m hoping I’ll improve in time.

I’m even learning about Blend If, thanks to you and Piet!
oh yeah... blend if. I could have used that yesterday and forgot! I think a big thing is to do, do, do, do, and do some more. Which is what you are DOing. I need to get off my duff, I am jealous.

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