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― Artistic Expression CritiqueJulia Cameron Photographs the Dam Birds

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Re: Julia Cameron Photographs the Dam Birds

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PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:58 am
yeah, she looks much better. Break up/ripple the reflection - like the reflection of the stones camera left of her. The ends of her shoulder/wings are a little to the front of her, perhaps fade them out a little more, and if the ends of them are close to or touching the water, change/warp the reflection to have the wing reflections begin there at that touch point. And perhaps strengthen the reflection of the wings a little. Warp the reflection a little to ground the reflection onto the water plane.
Thanks for a second look. The reflection is proving hard to manage. I had rippled it up pretty good the first time, and dialed it back, so I undialed it some and fooled with the liquify filter some more, but I haven't accomplished much yet. If I do, I'll repost. Thanks, as always.
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:19 pm
And brings one of her little friends along.

All suggestions appreciated, including shadowing/tinting/sizing, etc. though for a fantasy picture some departure from realism is necessary.
I love this, but I keep looking for the little-bird neckties, the pressed little white collars with black bow-ties! More please! S-
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Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:02 pm
I think the girl needs to go into the background just a hair more. I love the starlight/fog and her contemplative look, she fits well in this image. Which Julia Cameron is this about? The British photographer or the American author? I am guessing the British one - I saw some moody portraits that she did, but the American's story about creativity being a spiritual path is not to be discarded!
You know both? I'm impressed! S-
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PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:02 pm
I think the girl needs to go into the background just a hair more. I love the starlight/fog and her contemplative look, she fits well in this image. Which Julia Cameron is this about? The British photographer or the American author? I am guessing the British one - I saw some moody portraits that she did, but the American's story about creativity being a spiritual path is not to be discarded!
You know both? I'm impressed! S-
ha! Do not be impressed - I did not know of either. So I did Google and saw there were two of interest.

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Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:50 am
ha! Do not be impressed - I did not know of either. So I did Google and saw there were two of interest.
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PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:50 am
ha! Do not be impressed - I did not know of either. So I did Google and saw there were two of interest.
Then you learned something new, and that's always worth your time! S-
yes - absolutely. But I am not sure that it is worth my time, because I always forget the new things that I learned.

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PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:58 am
yeah, she looks much better. Break up/ripple the reflection - like the reflection of the stones camera left of her. The ends of her shoulder/wings are a little to the front of her, perhaps fade them out a little more, and if the ends of them are close to or touching the water, change/warp the reflection to have the wing reflections begin there at that touch point. And perhaps strengthen the reflection of the wings a little. Warp the reflection a little to ground the reflection onto the water plane.
Thanks Piet. I haven't revisited this one in a while, and it was great fun to create. I think I've learned a little more about the tools I'd need to do that warping in the time since I last worked on it, so maybe I can get a better outcome.
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