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― Artistic Expression Critique'The Future Ain't What it Used to Be'

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Re: 'The Future Ain't What it Used to Be'

Post by davechinn » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:31 pm

A different approach and I do believe this version is the one I'll Stay with.
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Post by minniev » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:48 pm

Interesting image, Dave. I see the contrast between the two and the way that contrast is reflected in the atmospheric images you used. I like the dreamy feel you are pursuing. For me, the area right at the front of the man’s face is too dark. I understand the reasoning, but the dropoff of the lighting seems too abrupt, I wonder if a little delicate dodging in that area would let us focus more on him.
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Post by davechinn » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:47 pm

minniev wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:48 pm
Interesting image, Dave. I see the contrast between the two and the way that contrast is reflected in the atmospheric images you used. I like the dreamy feel you are pursuing. For me, the area right at the front of the man’s face is too dark. I understand the reasoning, but the dropoff of the lighting seems too abrupt, I wonder if a little delicate dodging in that area would let us focus more on him.

Thanks Minnie. I agree and that was an area that was a little on the bright side, because of a bridge in the background from the original image. It was more noticeable behind his eyeglass lens. I went too far with it and just didn't pay much attention to that area. I have since made a correction ever so subtle without going too far. I appreciate the suggestion.
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:01 am

I can't find the story here and feel confused rather than connected.

The man and the woman are wonderful on their own and can be used in a variety of situations, they don't fit together though. The 'clouds' seem like a distraction too, and I'm totally lost by the bridge in the background. I'm sorry, I'm just not feeling it. S-
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:03 am

davechinn wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:44 pm
I thought I would post the photos that were used for this composite. I used two different sky backgrounds and blended them together, but its so subtle I ask myself why.
I still can't see the story, but understand the image at least.

If I may suggest, continue with your exploration but remove the woman. I hope it helps! S-
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Post by davechinn » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:29 pm

St3v3M wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:01 am
I can't find the story here and feel confused rather than connected.



The man and the woman are wonderful on their own and can be used in a variety of situations, they don't fit together though. The 'clouds' seem like a distraction too, and I'm totally lost by the bridge in the background. I'm sorry, I'm just not feeling it. S-
Thanks Steve !!! Don't fret over being confused as I'm sure others are as well. It's just me digging below the surface of reality.

I agree, the two don't go together and is why I took the image. My intention was to capture the man alone and she just happen to walk and stop within the frame. I didn't care all that much for the image as it was, so I decided to indulge myself with a composite to see where I would end up. Here is what my intention was.
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:04 pm

davechinn wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:29 pm
Thanks Steve !!! Don't fret over being confused as I'm sure others are as well. It's just me digging below the surface of reality.

I agree, the two don't go together and is why I took the image. My intention was to capture the man alone and she just happen to walk and stop within the frame. I didn't care all that much for the image as it was, so I decided to indulge myself with a composite to see where I would end up. Here is what my intention was.
Love the second! S-
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Post by davechinn » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:22 pm

Thanks Steve
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