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LQQKER



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Registered: June 2002
Location: Moon, Southwestern Tycho
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Thought I'd try "one" more entry before the big day comes. I started by taking a hike and finding the right location for my idea. I used some objects from Hemera to add to my scene. To give the big guy some texture I used adapt equalize filter, and a multitude of Nik filters. I also used a filter from flaming pear to create the moon.

I thought I'd post this with the changes suggested.
This site is a learning experience for me, and it seems appropriate to respond to the expert advice given. Thanks to the suggestions of Phyllis and Greg (which I appreciate very much); I decided to post this updated version. Don’t get me wrong, I have to try the changes to see whether or not I agree, photo manipulations are quite subjective. But when someone is right . . . they’re right!
In addition to getting rid of the flames and smoke around the main subject, I also decided to add a little “moon glow” to some items as well. After seeing the original post I also realized a little more pop wouldn’t hurt either to bring out the character. I added a dark blue gradient to the original scene to give a night effect, then applied midnight blue to soften the background and complete the transition. Of course I made a few other minor changes as well.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems no matter what I submit I always find something wrong “after” I posted (sigh)
Anyway,Thanks in advance for your thoughts, as always, they are appreciated (good or bad, honesty is a prerequisite).
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DJ Dubovsky

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Registered: August 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
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10/16/2002 11:22pm

Awesome!!!! Not a place I'd want to be. Nice job with the fire! Totally cool.
DJ
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Toad

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Registered: October 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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10/17/2002 12:39am

Well, I really liked the previous one,but this one is even better. Removing the head smoke has increased the clarity and focus on the devil.

Great effort.
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pstewart

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Registered: July 2002
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10/17/2002 2:47am

Okay, NOW it's "perfect!" I love the final result...and I am saving this one!

Phyllis
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T Paul

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Registered: August 2001
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10/17/2002 4:56pm

Looks like you also added a little more reflective light on the tombstone and devil from the firey pit. Nice touch! Definitely one to add to your portfolio. Outstanding!

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LQQKER

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Registered: June 2002
Location: Moon, Southwestern Tycho
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10/17/2002 10:44pm

Thanks all for your input. It seems logical for me to be the one to thank those who are willing to say what they think. I value your opinions (good & bad)

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dwdraw
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Registered: February 2003
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3/11/2003 9:52pm

This is a cool picture. I like this one too. Great one.

DW

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LQQKER

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5/3/2003 10:42pm

Well . . . thanks for your thoughts. . .they're appreciated.

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