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Small Boat at Sea (Composite)

Post by Charles Haacker » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:03 pm

Not precisely inspired by (perhaps homage to) some of Piet's creations, especially Lost.

This started with a literal snapshot with a smartphone camera. The boat is a random decoration hanging on a (would you believe) bathroom wall. I made the original picture for (?) some reason (testing the camera?) and had it for months before coming across it and deciding to see what if anything could be done with it.
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Post by PietFrancke » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:28 am

I think this is pretty cool Chuck - with the rolling/repeating waves, it has an old world map drawing type of feel. You feel the vastness, the image fits the words for sure.

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Post by minniev » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:24 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Not precisely inspired by (perhaps homage to) some of Piet's creations, especially Lost.

This started with a literal snapshot with a smartphone camera. The boat is a random decoration hanging on a (would you believe) bathroom wall. I made the original picture for (?) some reason (testing the camera?) and had it for months before coming across it and deciding to see what if anything could be done with it.
Yes! I like it a lot! But most of all, I’m excited to see another intrepid adventurer step into the world of Created Images. It’s addictive, it’s fun, and there is no end to what you can do once you get started. Welcome to a whole new world!
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Post by Charles Haacker » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:31 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:28 am
I think this is pretty cool Chuck - with the rolling/repeating waves, it has an old world map drawing type of feel. You feel the vastness, the image fits the words for sure.
Thank you Piet! Coming from you I very much appreciate your thoughts!
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Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:24 pm
Yes! I like it a lot! But most of all, I’m excited to see another intrepid adventurer step into the world of Created Images. It’s addictive, it’s fun, and there is no end to what you can do once you get started. Welcome to a whole new world!
Thanks Min, and coming from you I appreciate your appreciation! I don't know if I'll do it again though, or often anyway. I just had this silly little literal snap. I liked the boat. Actually it's a terrible boat, seems to have two jibs on opposite ends and wouldn't sail worth a darn, but I liked it. Then I forgot about it until running across it while looking for something else and the concept just appeared in my brain. (?) I put it in critique to see if it's actually any good. I thought it showed some compositing skill but what I usually do is swap out a sky or something so this was a new and different thing.
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Post by Duck » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:49 pm

Pretty clever. You even got the scale looking correct. Having been out on the Atlantic myself I can feel for the captain's plight. Of course I was on an aircraft carrier so being on a small boat like this would be exponentially scarier.

Hmm... Me thinks a sea monster would up the stakes even more. :devil:
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:24 pm

Chuck, Wonderful. Looks like you were here on the cape for this. Nauset Beach has those waves in stormy weather. Matt
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Post by Charles Haacker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:19 am

Duck wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:49 pm
Pretty clever. You even got the scale looking correct. Having been out on the Atlantic myself I can feel for the captain's plight. Of course I was on an aircraft carrier so being on a small boat like this would be exponentially scarier.

Hmm... Me thinks a sea monster would up the stakes even more. :devil:
Thanks, Duck! I hadn't considered a sea monster... (Y)
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Chuck, Wonderful. Looks like you were here on the cape for this. Nauset Beach has those waves in stormy weather. Matt
Thanks Matt. I don't know if I've ever mentioned that I summered with my grandparents for years on Block Island, Rhode Island. I was born in New York City and the Atlantic was my first love. In 2014 Daphne and I made it back to "The Island" and were amazed and pleased that they have managed to arrest the whole place in time. I hadn't been there in more than 50 years yet hardly anything had changed. The old drugstore is now a hotel and things like that, but even the old Empire Theater is still there and still the movie theater.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:08 am

Chuck, Some places here on the Cape have that stalled-in-time feel, especially along Rte 6A. Maureen and I take it on errands when we head in that direction (west from our house). Neve been to Block Island but have heard it described as you have. Matt
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Post by pop511 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:00 am

Excellent execution.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:54 pm

pop511 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:00 am
Excellent execution.
Thank you, Ed! :thanks:
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