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― Artistic Expression CritiqueAugust Fingerwork #5 - If there be dragons

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August Fingerwork #5 - If there be dragons

Post by minniev » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:23 pm

I chose something I knew would be just about impossible for the fun of it - a water lily in the harshest sun imaginable. Then went from there with whatever I could find. Chuck inspired me to play with text.
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Post by PietFrancke » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:47 pm

I love it

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Post by minniev » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:26 am

PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:47 pm
I love it
Thanks. I'm still fiddling with this one. It needs something...
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Post by Charles Haacker » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:55 pm

I LOVE IT! Needs something? What? I think it's perfect. I'm never afraid to shoot in full sun, especially back light (that there is no light like)... I think everything works perfectly here, and the text and font chosen are also perfect. Perfect is perfectly perfection. I'm not sure it can be improved. (OK)
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Post by pop511 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:49 pm

You're really coming into your own now, Minniev and I agree with above posts.
As a discussion point. Mask out the thin black lines crossing over the large flower?
What do you think?
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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:32 am

Sweet. Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:37 am

Nicely done

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Post by minniev » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:30 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:32 am
Sweet. Matt
Thanks Matt
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Post by minniev » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:33 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:55 pm
I LOVE IT! Needs something? What? I think it's perfect. I'm never afraid to shoot in full sun, especially back light (that there is no light like)... I think everything works perfectly here, and the text and font chosen are also perfect. Perfect is perfectly perfection. I'm not sure it can be improved. (OK)
Thank you for much Chuck. I have put it aside for a bit and I'll come back to it. Sometimes that helps. I'm not sure, I just don't feel like I'm finished with it.

And yes, I'll shoot in any kind of light, including none, because it's fun to see what I can do with it!
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Post by minniev » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:35 pm

pop511 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:49 pm
You're really coming into your own now, Minniev and I agree with above posts.
As a discussion point. Mask out the thin black lines crossing over the large flower?
What do you think?
Have fun;
Thank you. I'm glad we have some folks on our forum who don't think I'm crazy for pursuing these oddities.

The reasoning behind the black lines (and I know if we have to explain something that's a clue that it isn't working as we'd hoped!) was the black crosshatched windowscreen texture. I wanted it to look like some of the screen wires were unraveled. I'll look at that part again.
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