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Non standard photographic editing; collages, manipulations, assemblages, applied textures, double exposures
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Re: Bird in (Minnie's) Hand

Post by PietFrancke »

here is what I mean about getting rid of those edges...
min2.jpg

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A very lovely image minniev...I must agree with Piet about the bird not needing a shadow..another mode of separation of subject from background is blurring and sharpening...Correct the darkened area next to the head first, then I'd give that a try using a high pass filter, invert it for the blur and then maybe lighten just the back ground for an extra bit of help...Piet's done a nice job here with a wonderful soft look..my vision would not blend quite as well and be more pronounced..

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PietFrancke wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:05 am
here is what I mean about getting rid of those edges... min2.jpg

Thank you for the loveliest compliment! I'm glad you liked it. As you can see, I was going for an opposite to the jay photo. They are both about the same in terms of natural lighting, but I wanted to try to sort of high key pastel for this one.

And thank you for showing me a way out with that darkening. I knew it wasn't right, but didn't think to just go the other way with it.
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Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:38 am
A very lovely image minniev...I must agree with Piet about the bird not needing a shadow..another mode of separation of subject from background is blurring and sharpening...Correct the darkened area next to the head first, then I'd give that a try using a high pass filter, invert it for the blur and then maybe lighten just the back ground for an extra bit of help...Piet's done a nice job here with a wonderful soft look..my vision would not blend quite as well and be more pronounced..
Thanks, Frank. I didn't try any detail work, so I will experiment with what you say and see what happens. Will let you know how it turns out.
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Post by St3v3Murray »

minniev wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:18 pm
PIet started on his project and reminded me of images I took in Ontario when I met the Bird Whisperer.

So I had to try.

I am not happy with this one, I can't seem to find my path to blending the photo and the background. All advice appreciated.
I don't know anything about composting but I have to wonder if our eyes see the separation between the bird and background as dramatic as you have it here. I feel like the image was literally cut out and placed on top, is there something subtle you can do to blend the edges? S-
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