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Creative interpretations: Snow Bound Buddies

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Old 02-28-2007, 02:33 PM
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Creative interpretations: Snow Bound Buddies

This picture was given to me by a good friend and he gave me permission to post it here for you to play with. The local paper had printed it in a feature they do on photography. It struck me as such a great shot.

Photo is not for commercial use. Copyright Jill Giroux of Sandford, Nova Scotia Canada.

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Old 02-28-2007, 09:24 PM
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Re: Snow Bound Buddies - Be Creative

Even though the quality of this photo is very poor, the story it tells and the emotions it invokes are priceless. Thank you for sharing this Swampy.

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Old 02-28-2007, 10:16 PM
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Re: Snow Bound Buddies - Be Creative

it's interesting, isnt it. this photo violates a number of 'rules' of photography, but it keeps the main one intact and that one outweighs all the rest, so it works. nice pic
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Re: Snow Bound Buddies - Be Creative

I have posted the original Photo (#2) in the first message that you may find more suitable to work on.
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Old 03-01-2007, 07:51 AM
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Re: Snow Bound Buddies - Be Creative

Swampy i agree with you lovely shot, and i bet they had a look of glee on there faces !

used the ahb brush
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:10 AM
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Re: Snow Bound Buddies - Be Creative

Since I've got Painter 10 for a free 30 day trial (now 24), I thought I'd use it again. On this one I used levels on the original, added a vinette (not sure if I spelled that correctly) and a little sharpening. Then I brought it into painter and used the auto paint mode until I got the look I liked.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:14 AM
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Re: Snow Bound Buddies - Be Creative

Ok i have given a try at being a bit more creative

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Re: Snow Bound Buddies - Be Creative

Skydog...nice work with Painter X. Is the auto paint mode much different from Painter IX?
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Old 03-01-2007, 12:43 PM
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Re: Snow Bound Buddies - Be Creative

Where's Norman Rockwell when you need him?

Retouching in PSCS2, Twisted Brush watercolor cloner, texture in PS.
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Old 03-01-2007, 01:20 PM
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Re: Snow Bound Buddies - Be Creative

Palms #1: Nice, I like the way you captured the detail in the dog's face. I had a hard time with that.
Skydog: I'm not sure about the brush strokes on the edges. A little harsh or abstract for my taste in this particular photo, but I love the detail you caught in the bby, dog and cat. Must have been the sharpening you did.
Palms#2: Well framed! It really removes the clutter on the left side of the photo. And the out of bounds technique adds a lot of depth. I like it.
DC: Where is Rockwell indeed! Great color and an excellent job of pushing those pixels around.

Here's my water color. Done with the history brush (chalk, spatter, etc) from different history states.
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