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854hunter_with_lightning
Hunter with lightning
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Araldo


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Registered: August 2002
Location: Enschede, The Netherlands
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Yet another lightning implementation... probably will not win prizes for originality

The steps used to create this picture and I still remember:

- horizontal flip
- crop the picture
- colorize mountains, trees and rocks with brush in color-mode
- replace the sky with a photograph I took six months ago
- using variation to adjust color to bluish
- add contrast
- relocate the shadow of the hunter, using the stamp-tool to remove it and a brush to recreate it
- darken the shadows of the rocks
- lighten the front of the hunter, using the brush-, smudge- and sharpen tool

Still not completely satisfied with the sky. Doesn't seem to match very well with the foreground. But I better stop now, before I again destroy a picture by overdoing it...

Araldo van de Kraats
Date: 9/5/2002 Views: 5953 Filesize: 63.0kb, 170.1kb Dimensions: 800 x 676
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Nick Carter

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Registered: March 2002
Location: Leichhardt, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 12
9/5/2002 6:57pm

Hi! Araldo
You have reproduced the lighting effects of the lightning strike very well. Maybe a few stars on the outer edges, where the lightning would not overide everthing, would have given more authenticity to the image.
Nick
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pstewart

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Registered: July 2002
Location: Chicago suburb
Posts: 790
9/6/2002 3:13am

Wow! Great! I love the way the lightning lights up the hunter, the sky, and the mountain! And the all over purplish cast is just right!

Nick, I don't think stars would look right here since lightning of that size/intensity most often occurs in cloudy weather preceding a storm.

Phyllis
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BigAl

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Registered: February 2002
Location: South Africa
Posts: 497
9/6/2002 9:03am

Phyllis is rite about the stars, but Nick's feeling that something is missing is also rite. Maybe more of a hint of a cloud is what is needed. Great shot though, you should maybe put that "6 month old pic" in the gallery!
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Wanda Schwind
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Registered: January 2002
Location: Ohio
9/6/2002 10:44pm

Really nice, I really enjoy your entry. What really attracted me was the lightning, I love storms, their so ominous and mysterious. Great job!

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jerry

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Registered: March 2002
Location: eastern pa.
Posts: 214
9/7/2002 8:59am

Araldo
Very eye catching entry. I really like the way you siloetted (sp) the hunter using the lightning.

Jerry
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DJ Dubovsky

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Registered: August 2001
Location: Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Posts: 1,659
9/8/2002 2:37pm

Cool. I like how the hunter is lit by the lightening in the sky. Very nice.
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molund
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Registered: August 2002
Location: stockholm, sweden
9/9/2002 9:22am

Your use of close colors made the scene intense and dramatic. Heavy.

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darkstar

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Registered: August 2002
Posts: 17
9/23/2002 8:35pm

Very good, i like the lighting on the hunter and rocks.
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d_kendal

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Registered: February 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 829
11/4/2002 1:09pm

that's a really different effect you got. I like it!

- David
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dwdraw
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Registered: February 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 12
3/15/2003 12:58pm

I like these kind of scenes, thunder, lightning and other type of storms. Very good job.

DW

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