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Old 06-05-2008, 10:23 PM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Discussion

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Well the link here was broken so that didn't help any Baldy
OK.. then this is the download link from The Library of Congress

See if this works..

Hmmm, the original link posted by "T Paul"
"Download Image: Ballet
~Photo from the Library of Congress Web Site." works fine for me using IE.. I just clicked "Save" and got it..
it is a popup download thingy maybe you need to give permission to download?

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Old 06-06-2008, 12:07 AM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Discussion

I was just responding to the 'prefers not linking images' post. The link started working again about 12 hours after my initial posting the other day.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:35 AM
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I was just responding to the 'prefers not linking images' post. The link started working again about 12 hours after my initial posting the other day.
Yeppers... Doug is right .. as always!!
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Old 06-06-2008, 05:53 AM
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Thanks for trying to help, OlBaldy.

I was finally able to get the image using the "Opera" browser.

I'm still not having any luck with either IE or Mozilla. I've even cleared the cache, history and all cookies in IE, but it's just not working.

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Old 06-06-2008, 05:55 AM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Discussion

For those who go to the link but can not 'save' the file, this worked for me if you want to give it a try (sorry this is for a pc/ using IE, not sure about mac and other browsers)
Go to the link and the picture will load in your browser window. Select the 'Edit' icon (see my attached picture) and then select Edit in Photoshop CS (or other program that is available). The picture will open in your selected software and you can edit from there.
Hope it helps,
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:29 AM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Discussion

dweekley and laura.lala are my favorites so far

dweekley is very nice, hopefully you can finish coloring the background and palm. Nice though. laura.lala i like yours too but the chair on the right is way to neon looking for me maybe take down the saturation of the color so it does not over poer the rest of your images. Very nice on the rest of the photo.
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:42 PM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Discussion

This is quite the provocative photo. Does anyone know what it's about (ballet title, the story, location, date?) I'm sensing a very specific storyline, but just can't seem to get what it might be. Perplexing is the item in the standing girl's hand. Is she perhaps passing a note of some kind? What's with the fierce looking bear rug?
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:25 PM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Discussion

Lonnie,
My guess is the item held by standing-girl is a feather. It would be cool if there were a story line, but my guess (again) is that it's just an early 20th century photo with all the props that go along with (including that bear rug - weren't they all supposed to be fierce looking?).
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Old 06-07-2008, 12:59 PM
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Re: June 2008 Contest Discussion

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dweekley and laura.lala are my favorites so far

dweekley is very nice, hopefully you can finish coloring the background and palm. Nice though. laura.lala i like yours too but the chair on the right is way to neon looking for me maybe take down the saturation of the color so it does not over poer the rest of your images. Very nice on the rest of the photo.
Thank you very much Matthew for your feedback. If you only knew how much I struggled to get that particular color... . I was even proud I got that taffeta fabric look. In my computer is not "neon" at all. I am going to check up the settings and work a bit more on that naughty chair.
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:04 PM
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Choosing Colors

I know that when doing a "realistic colorization", it's important to apply colors to the entire image. Leaving any monochrome remnants would be considered incomplete. In that regard, appropriate color selection is probably the most difficult aspect of preparation.

In most cases one has absolutely no clue what the original colors might have been.

My methodology is to find a color image that has a palette similar to what I envision. I search for sources similar to the time period portrayed. I then extract the entire palette and reference it in selecting appropriate colors for the target image.

My question is: How do you choose the colors you will use?
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