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Old 02-24-2007, 07:24 PM
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Small Town Parade

The town of Apache Junction sponsors a yearly event called "Lost Dutchman Days" with a parade, rodeo, bazaar, wild horse/burro adoption. The town lies just west of the Superstition Mountains, home of the fabled Lost Dutchman gold mine.

I'll post a few and hope that you find one you fancy to play with...

Here's the color guard, last year's Rodeo Queen, and a male rider...; oh and every horse parade needs some scoopers...
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:51 PM
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Caravaggio Retinexed.

Xero's Caravaggio filter with manipulations including GIMP's Retinex filter (erased through some of the halos).
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:39 PM
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Re: Small Town Parade

Caravaggio is one of my favorite looks -- very cool!
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:19 PM
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A must have to do job that I wouldn't want.



Anyway, first I have to say that I really like Caravagio too; don't use it as often as I use to. That said, this one wasn't a Caravagio. I did Retinex enhancements and vector simplication with some Despeckleing for this rendering. Did some Mr. Contrast and final dup Overlay for enhanced contrast.
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:40 PM
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Re: A must have to do job that I wouldn't want.

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...That said, this one wasn't a Caravagio. ...
Ooops! I remember the NAME Caravagio -- obviously, I don't remember the LOOK.


I worked on the male rider -- did some color range selections, added a bas-relief layer, etc.

Worked on the color guard to emphasize the colors
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Old 02-25-2007, 01:54 PM
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Re: Small Town Parade

I love a parade!!!

an oil paint version...........



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Old 02-25-2007, 04:41 PM
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Re: Small Town Parade

Nice pics CJ - though I think I'll give the pooper scoopers a miss this time.
Art history from me.

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Old 02-26-2007, 12:15 PM
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Re: Small Town Parade

Here's the miner's burro. I cropped and tried to blur the background distractions enough to make it easier to concentrate on the burro and his handler.

I did a modified sketch with dark strokes and layer blends.
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A bit ambitious but a attempt using all 4 photo's

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Re: Small Town Parade

Excellent, Palms! Not only a nice composit job, but the painterly style is lovely too.

Sometimes you just have to do serious stuff.

God bless those who protect our freedoms.
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