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Not exactly a texture, not really a composite - just a lot of fun

Post by LindaShorey » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:40 am

#1 is the result of putting my in-camera motion blurred daisies (#3) on top of my real, but heavily edited heron & hawk on barn roof (#2). I had no idea ahead of time this would happen :D

I stretched the daisy shot left/right a large amount, changed colors to blue/purple, then added as a new layer on top of the barn via hard light blend mode, did some adjustments to saturation of certain colors + a bit more stretching and a little cloning.

I hope it gives you a smile!
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Post by Carol W » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:14 am

Pretty amazing that your daisies could have that affect on the scene! I love the added sky color, too. It makes me think sunrise on a foggy morning.

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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:08 pm

Carol W wrote:
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Pretty amazing that your daisies could have that affect on the scene! I love the added sky color, too. It makes me think sunrise on a foggy morning.
Thank you for commenting, Carol! Layers and texture-type activities are like opening Christmas presents :D
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Post by minniev » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:31 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:40 am
#1 is the result of putting my in-camera motion blurred daisies (#3) on top of my real, but heavily edited heron & hawk on barn roof (#2). I had no idea ahead of time this would happen :D

I stretched the daisy shot left/right a large amount, changed colors to blue/purple, then added as a new layer on top of the barn via hard light blend mode, did some adjustments to saturation of certain colors + a bit more stretching and a little cloning.

I hope it gives you a smile!
That's pretty awesome. I'd never have thought of such. What experimenting will do for you!!

My only complaint is I don't like losing the huddled-up hawk to the daisy-fog.

The original photo is wonderful just as it is, too.
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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:35 pm

minniev wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:31 pm
That's pretty awesome. I'd never have thought of such. What experimenting will do for you!!

My only complaint is I don't like losing the huddled-up hawk to the daisy-fog.

The original photo is wonderful just as it is, too.
Thanks Minnie! All your fault for ever introducing me to textures :D The original shot was one of those "slam on the brakes" moments as it was the first time I'd seen a heron on a roof (have seen them a whole lotta other places, though), not to mention sharing it with a hawk.

Your comment re the missing hawk made me revisit. Originally I didn't like the way it was behind the white and I couldnt' figure out a solution, but this morning it came to me: just move the "texture" file 'til better situated! I did more cloning with this newest - want the right amount of wispy in front of barn, but a couple more tweaks needed to smooth out methinks:
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Post by Charles Haacker » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:41 pm

(Here he goes again with the) I LOVE 'EM ALL shtick but it's what I got and I'm shticking to it (see what I did there?). I seriously love the composite-y thingy, and I am fine without the hawk inasmuch as I perceive the scene to be essentially about peace and the hawk could represent a threat, disturbing the serenity. The heron looks like an explorer gazing far out to sea (I can see billowing rollers in the cloud now from the overlay). The barn acquires a ship-like aspect. Moving the overlay to reveal the hawk (to me) breaks the mood. If this were music it would be to relax by. :thumbup:
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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:31 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:41 pm
(Here he goes again with the) I LOVE 'EM ALL shtick but it's what I got and I'm shticking to it (see what I did there?). I seriously love the composite-y thingy, and I am fine without the hawk inasmuch as I perceive the scene to be essentially about peace and the hawk could represent a threat, disturbing the serenity. The heron looks like an explorer gazing far out to sea (I can see billowing rollers in the cloud now from the overlay). The barn acquires a ship-like aspect. Moving the overlay to reveal the hawk (to me) breaks the mood. If this were music it would be to relax by. :thumbup:
Holy moly, do I love your explorer gazing from ship idea, Chuck. Hawk be GONE :D Thanks so much!!
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