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Old 12-11-2005, 11:57 AM
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Went for a bit of a brighter blue
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Old 12-11-2005, 12:39 PM
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Here's what I came up with.

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Old 12-11-2005, 12:55 PM
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I saturated the luminosity to see what colors were there. Lightened, brightened with luminosity layers set to screen, reduced the magenta.

I love the pure blue waters in travel posters, and I'm sure that blue is what sells. The waters in the artificial lakes in my area are often brownish green, or worse when they get a "red tide" algae bloom. Our real lakes are hopefully bluer, but I haven't visited any in years.
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Old 12-11-2005, 01:08 PM
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MisterMonday.. LOL... I'm with Nancy, I don't think I'd wanna swim there. Dp you think there would be that much color showing in the rooster tail?

Nancy, if we assume that water is, for the most part, colorless, I would think that adjustments should probably be made in the blacks. Your version is very close to the one I'm currently "sitting" on for my print job.

C.J. Interesing effects considering you aproached it from a "by the numbers" angle.

Here's what I've done so far.
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Old 12-11-2005, 04:20 PM
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Hi Swampy !

Could not get to play with that pic yet but in view of the marvelous results posted I will just settle to watching the thread develop.

I love your last image, IMO it is truly in agreement with the type of day it was taken. Had it been a clear sky day it would probably have had that beautiful paradisiac blue we see in tourist packages.

Also there are other details that indicate the type of lighting; there are no marked light contrasts in the guy's face or the other elements. OK *puts the magnifying glass away*

Hope to see more results

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Old 12-11-2005, 04:44 PM
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Marthig,

Water is such an "ethereal" thing. I've heard that animators find it one of the most difficult things to render and the techniques are getting better with high powered computer animation. I once had an artist say, "Water is always in a fluid state."

I'm not trying to draw it or animate it, but just colorize it in the two deminsional world and it's fun to see different takes on the same subject.

It would be interesting to see how one of the "painterly pros" might render this in a water color or chalk and attempt to keep the feeling of power and force displayed in that big rooster tail spray. LeRoy Neiman de javu? :-O
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Old 12-11-2005, 04:48 PM
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Colorized based on my eye pref and then levels adjustment
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Old 12-11-2005, 04:50 PM
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Tricky to get realism but then a desireable look did a few and this was the one that just felt right.
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Old 12-12-2005, 12:13 AM
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The color of water

The answer is in three parts.

First, water has an intrinsic pale blue color. The color is weak so there needs to be a lot of water. Lakes and deep holes in snow and glaciers are examples. Water is sometimes other colors because of suspensions in it; algae for example can make it greenish.

Second, areas of water seen at shallow angles tend to be the color of the sky because of reflections.

Third, turbulence from mixing air looks white, for example waves or rapids.

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