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― Artistic Expression CritiquePrairie Sentinals

Non standard photographic editing; collages, manipulations, assemblages, applied textures, double exposures
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Postby RBorud » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:37 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:WOW what a picture! Just amazing artistry. Linda said "breathtaking and inspiring." Industrials is a whole genre, and an important one for its historical significance, but most of the time we see pretty straightforward takes. That's fine, I do them myself and I like them, but this is a whole 'nother art! Really, really very well done! :thumbup: :clap:


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Postby RBorud » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:49 pm

PietFrancke wrote:I have long been a fan of your work - anything that you might share about your workflow would be most appreciated! Do you go B/W to establish tones and lines and then paint color?


Piet As I said to someone else here, and like an early 20th cent. photographer, Have a finished image in you mind eye before you press the shutter.
And in answer I commit the sin of not owning a single piece of adobe. I take the images in their color and alter that with all tools available, including layers, blends, clones, brushes, curses, and whatever I can think of keeping sight of my goal. Thanks for asking, RBorud

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Re: Prairie Sentinals

Postby RBorud » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:54 pm

davechinn wrote:A very fine piece of art that I can't find the words to describe at this time. Very impressive and look forward to seeing more.
Dave


Thanks Dave for your very nice comments RBorud

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Postby pop511 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:58 pm

Thx RBorud.
Went through all my brushes, but could not get the effect you obtained. So I'm going to assume the build up was not done that way.
I often do not have any clear idea in which direction I go when I do fantasy work, but it is only for my own pleasure anyway.
Please post more. I will look forward to them with anticipation.
I really do feel that we need another sub forum called, fantasy. Artistic expression is too wide a definition.
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Postby minniev » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:29 pm

pop511 wrote:Thx RBorud.
Went through all my brushes, but could not get the effect you obtained. So I'm going to assume the build up was not done that way.
I often do not have any clear idea in which direction I go when I do fantasy work, but it is only for my own pleasure anyway.
Please post more. I will look forward to them with anticipation.
I really do feel that we need another sub forum called, fantasy. Artistic expression is too wide a definition.
Have fun.
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We can use artistic expression in any way and rborud's beautiful work is one way. It is a kind of work that appeals strongly to me, and I've tried to achieve it, but have not reached the level I've seen in his Prairie Sentinel series. I even took an online class about it (the only photo class i've ever paid for) and it helped, but I have a long way to go before I get to this point.

We have a Learn And Share activity thread going on now about close up photography. We could do one on textured work like this, if folks have an interest.
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Postby RBorud » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:17 pm

davechinn wrote:A very fine piece of art that I can't find the words to describe at this time. Very impressive and look forward to seeing more.
Dave

Thank you Dave for you very kind thoughts RBorud

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Postby RBorud » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:20 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:WOW what a picture! Just amazing artistry. Linda said "breathtaking and inspiring." Industrials is a whole genre, and an important one for its historical significance, but most of the time we see pretty straightforward takes. That's fine, I do them myself and I like them, but this is a whole 'nother art! Really, really very well done! :thumbup: :clap:



Thank you Charles for your thoughts, so nice. RBorud I hope you get this as I am still having troubles with replying, I never know if it has gone out or flew the coop.

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Postby RBorud » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:39 pm

PietFrancke wrote:I have long been a fan of your work - anything that you might share about your workflow would be most appreciated! Do you go B/W to establish tones and lines and then paint color?


Piet believe it or not I have tried to send this twice and I think it flew the coop both times. But here goes again.
I work very simply. I don't have anything adobe, and work with much older editing software and several weird plugins no longer made. The main thing is to know it well, I feel swamped by constant updating and the accordant steep learning curve which I found a bit obstructive. I keep many images of all sorts of shapes, textures, ephemera, and some of which friends have suggested I delete. But they have proved useful.via layering, blending, cloning, and like, and at times a voodoo curse or two. But I thank you for your very kind thoughts. As to your question of B/W to tone then color I would probably get totally lost. Thanks again RBorud

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Re: Prairie Sentinals

Postby Matt Quinn » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:59 pm

RBorud wrote:Hi All I have been asked to enter an image of a project I did awhile back of the elevators of the prairie area of Minnesota. I did about 70 of them.
I shot them tried to make them into artistic statements. I showed 3 at the UHH. I was bought by a grain company which pleased me.
I rarely show them as I really don't own them any more. But minneve asked if I would show something here. Please enjoy. RBorud


Brigadoon in the background? Magical. Mystical. Monumental. Marvelous, simply marvelous. Well worth the time and effort. Do you have a website? Thank you. Made my Sunday. Matt
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Re: Prairie Sentinals

Postby RBorud » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:12 pm

Thank you Matt for your enthusiastic and wonderful comments. alas I do not have a website, the need for one has never occurred to me.


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