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An Experiment in Red

Post by RBorud » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:10 pm

Good Morning all
I am presenting a little daydream over my coffee, and thought some may enjoy it also. Thanks for looking. RBorud
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Post by minniev » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:48 pm

RBorud wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Good Morning all
I am presenting a little daydream over my coffee, and thought some may enjoy it also. Thanks for looking. RBorud
Oh my goodness, I love this. It's full of mystery and it's so well executed. I wish I could watch over your shoulder and see how you do this stuff.

This one has the same "feel" as my favorites of your prairie sentinels, the delicate sketch lines and spashes of color. Thanks for sharing!
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Post by pop511 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:01 pm

A superb art work. Love it
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Post by PietFrancke » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:44 pm

minniev wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:48 pm
RBorud wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Good Morning all
I am presenting a little daydream over my coffee, and thought some may enjoy it also. Thanks for looking. RBorud
Oh my goodness, I love this. It's full of mystery and it's so well executed. I wish I could watch over your shoulder and see how you do this stuff.

This one has the same "feel" as my favorites of your prairie sentinels, the delicate sketch lines and spashes of color. Thanks for sharing!
YES - Exactly right. I think the same.

RBorud, we use different software - but I too would love to see a series of shots that show how you advance your images. It is not the software or the buttons that you push - it is your artistic vision and how you bring something from point A to point B. It is the way you think, how you view problems and solve them - stratigically. It is your composition, choice of colors and tone and saturation, and especially your vision that we admire (red faced and green with envy).

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Post by Duck » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:02 pm

The wonderful thing about photography forums is the exposure to inspirational images created by peers. This one is up there in inspiration as it has so many properties that keep the viewer engaged; subject, composition, color... Oh, the color. That's what ties the whole image together. Previous sentiments are well deserved.

The bad thing (if it can be considered such) about posting an inspiring image on a photography forum is we all want to know more than the image tells us. But that's the nature of artists in general, I suppose. We are both observers and mechanics at the same time. When we connect with a good image it's in our nature to want to peek under the hood and a forum allows us the chance to do so. :D
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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:30 pm

Brilliant. Matt
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Post by RBorud » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:37 pm

minniev wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:48 pm
RBorud wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Good Morning all
I am presenting a little daydream over my coffee, and thought some may enjoy it also. Thanks for looking. RBorud
Oh my goodness, I love this. It's full of mystery and it's so well executed. I wish I could watch over your shoulder and see how you do this stuff.

This one has the same "feel" as my favorites of your prairie sentinels, the delicate sketch lines and spashes of color. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks minniev for your most pleasant comments. As to how here is a rough outline. First of all I use corel because of certain of its operations that I find so much more intuitive for me. The image went through about 5 iterations of which the one you see is one of them. I believe I varied from 3 to 7 layers to get some of the effects I wished for. The effect you are observing is from an odd plugin called Fractillius. Most of the company presets are awful and too overcooked, so I have created about 4 to my liking and use. I call this one "A bit of Matisse". The images where all shot at different times over a period of 5 years. The last big thing, is the labor of thinking and previsualization of what I am trying to do. Thanks for asking and for being a good observer. RBorud

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Post by RBorud » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:38 pm

pop511 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:01 pm
A superb art work. Love it
Thanks pop511 RBorud

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Post by RBorud » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:07 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:44 pm
minniev wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:48 pm
RBorud wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Good Morning all
I am presenting a little daydream over my coffee, and thought some may enjoy it also. Thanks for looking. RBorud
Oh my goodness, I love this. It's full of mystery and it's so well executed. I wish I could watch over your shoulder and see how you do this stuff.

This one has the same "feel" as my favorites of your prairie sentinels, the delicate sketch lines and spashes of color. Thanks for sharing!
YES - Exactly right. I think the same.

RBorud, we use different software - but I too would love to see a series of shots that show how you advance your images. It is not the software or the buttons that you push - it is your artistic vision and how you bring something from point A to point B. It is the way you think, how you view problems and solve them - stratigically. It is your composition, choice of colors and tone and saturation, and especially your vision that we admire (red faced and green with envy).
PietFrancke Thanks for you wonderful thoughts and comments. I see you want my soul, I would give it to you all if I knew how. Best I can do is tell you a bit about me. I come from a painters background and for some years worked a an art restorer in a gallery. Read voraciously on painters, photographers, illustrators, any thing of a creative nature, even if I do not agree with it. I also strongly believe a quote from the Patrick Denis' play "Auntie Mame" "Patrick the world is a banquet and most poor suckers are staving to death." I also do something like this when I have blocks, problems, and the like, I say you old s---t you cannot have your dinner until you think of something, so stare at it until you do. It is quite productive. Thanks again RBorud

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Post by RBorud » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:11 pm

Duck wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:02 pm
The wonderful thing about photography forums is the exposure to inspirational images created by peers. This one is up there in inspiration as it has so many properties that keep the viewer engaged; subject, composition, color... Oh, the color. That's what ties the whole image together. Previous sentiments are well deserved.

The bad thing (if it can be considered such) about posting an inspiring image on a photography forum is we all want to know more than the image tells us. But that's the nature of artists in general, I suppose. We are both observers and mechanics at the same time. When we connect with a good image it's in our nature to want to peek under the hood and a forum allows us the chance to do so. :D
Duck Thank you for your lovely thoughts and comments. If you glance at the above answers it will give you a bit of a peek! RBorud

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