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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #76 – Snowy Egret

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Old 01-19-2003, 12:49 AM
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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #76 – Snowy Egret

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PHOTO ART: Mini-challenge #76 – Snowy Egret

Here’s another “mini-challenge” to play with in the Photo-based Art category until the next major challenge is posted here.

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Steve, alias Trimoon, shot this Snowy Egret at Cross Creek, Florida. (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historical Site). It's almost too beautiful to "enhance" but it will be fun trying!

Phyllis


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Old 01-19-2003, 01:12 AM
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I kept it simple.

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Old 01-19-2003, 03:12 AM
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This looks like the Great White Egret which occurs in Africa!

First off, the reflections on the bird bugged me, so I painted them out using neighbouring colors (cloning didn't work to successfully). I wasn't too worried about getting exact matches as the pic was going to be sent thru a filter.

I then duplicated the layer and ran a black pencil filter on that layer (PSP7). I decreased the opacity of the duplicated layer down to less than 40% to bring back the color from the background layer.

(It may still be a bit blown out for mac users ).
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Old 01-19-2003, 03:17 AM
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Nicely done, Al. Looks great on my Mac! Good idea to get rid of those ripple reflections.

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Old 01-19-2003, 06:06 AM
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Thanks Phyllis.

Here's a slightly more exaggerated version using the same technique that I used on mountain man, but with a smooth background, then letting the color come thru.
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Old 01-19-2003, 07:37 AM
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Phyllis,

Nice shot, I like the reflection, soooo here is my rendition of your image. I first turned it into black and white using one of the digi-daan channel mixture files, then dry brushed and added the frame.

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Old 01-19-2003, 12:28 PM
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Yummy! I was drooling over Trimoon's website images a couple of days ago, and now we're allowed to play with one -- wonderful!

Evening is descending, and a last ray of sunlight rim-lights our lovely egret -- with the help of a palette knife layer (LinLite) over a texture layer (ColDodg) with a layer mask over a glowing edges layer.
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Old 01-19-2003, 12:33 PM
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Phyllis -- simple, and lovely!

Al -- nice look to both versions!

Alan -- white egrets look great in black/white!

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Old 01-19-2003, 12:58 PM
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Or... if you don't like glowing bills, here's one with similar lighting and color saturation, but more lifelike. Used Phyllis's recipe for an abstract look Abstract drawings and then added a linear burn layer blend of the above layers over the original.
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Great submissions!

Phyllis--I love the bold chunky strokes on this one. I'm a big fan of large and in charge, so I like this a lot!

BigAl--I love both of your versions, but am leaning more toward the first. Nice removal of the reflection and change of overall atmosphere.

Alan--I really like this! Sort of moody and dodgy...the frame sets it off very nicely. It's nice to see some work off of another submission, too.

CJ--I like both versions, even the with the glowing bill. It reminded me almost of a velvet black light poster. (I mean that in a good way, btw.!)

Chuck--such an adorbable baby! Good pic, too!

Amanda
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