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Old 01-28-2007, 07:20 PM
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Swans

This the first time all winter she/he has been close enough to photograph. I had a ball. Now it is your turn. Have fun with this swan. Change the colors on the dull background. Make it classy or funky. Your choice.

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Old 01-28-2007, 09:18 PM
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Re: Swans

Here's a quick try.
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:18 PM
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Side of etched glass...

...on the rocks. Used Pano's Action Rainy Day and Irfanview's Raindrop filter for the condensed water effect. Used Embossworks White Ice for the initial etched cup conversion.
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:32 PM
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Re: Swans

A mixture of
Smoothing
Lucis
Diffuse
Poster edges
Blur
Curves
Colour Balance
Masking

Nice Pic but had to crop, my feet where getting wet with all that water.

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Old 01-29-2007, 12:42 PM
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Re: Swans

Similar to the last one but simplified instead of poster edges.

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Old 01-29-2007, 01:33 PM
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Re: Swans

peter,

i really like that second one except for one thing; the swan's head is almost blending with the background and therefore not very distinct. otherwise, superb!
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:51 PM
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peter,

i really like that second one except for one thing; the swan's head is almost blending with the background and therefore not very distinct. otherwise, superb!

Good call Craig your right (again). I must concentrate more.

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Old 01-29-2007, 07:19 PM
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Re: Swans

Beautiful pictures - thanks Janet. Reminds me of a song by Leonard Cohen which starts.."Now the swan, she floated on the English river..."
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Old 01-30-2007, 12:50 PM
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Re: Swans

Thank you Janet for the photo's, Out of interest did you know that all swans in the uk belong to the Queen, and so are protected ( dont know what happens when they go to different climates )

I split them into two different catergories one i done a painting using impessionist and the other i practiced a bit of photo skill on ( that maybe open to debate )

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Old 01-30-2007, 01:40 PM
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VERY nice Palms. I especially like number 1. I had such a hard time getting rid of the dark that I decided to keep it. Yours makes me wish I had taken the extra time. Kudos.

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