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Old 10-30-2007, 08:02 PM
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Waiting for the sunrise

While waiting for the sunrise on the Steel Creek access to the Buffalo River this morning (and freezing my fingers into unusable stubs), I shot the fog rising off the river.

The picture is straight out of the camera. Your challenge, should you accept it, is to fix it up, then paint it to your liking. Beware, the fog plays havoc with the settings. Enjoy.

Janet
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:03 AM
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Wow; what a capture Janet.

Still perfecting my GIMPressionist oil technique. The trick is the blending of canvas and rendering (selective erasing) to give it the desired dimension. Added some Dynamic Range enhancements (via a Script-fu) as well as some Tone-mapping blends.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:24 AM
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Re: Waiting for the sunrise

Ikroll, your efforts are really bearing fruit. I would love to learn more on how you are achieving this excellent effect.
Janet, nice photo and fine work on your interpretation.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:25 AM
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Re: Waiting for the sunrise

Janet, Fantastic photo!! I should knit you some mittens to keep your fingers warm as a thank you for this one. Well done.

AHB and HB. I thought this just begged for a soft watercolor treatment.
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Old 10-31-2007, 07:36 AM
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Re: Waiting for the sunrise

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Janet, I should knit you some mittens to keep your fingers warm as a thank you for this one.

Ahh Gee Thanks. Blush. I'll spin the wool. Seriously, the gloves just make it harder to work the controls on the camera and adjust the tripod. But thanks for the sentiment. It is appreciated.

Great work so far on a difficult photo. Let's see some more.

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Old 10-31-2007, 08:11 AM
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Re: Waiting for the sunrise

Had to take a stab at this one.
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:12 AM
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Re: Waiting for the sunrise

Thanks for the comments Alan. Sort of outlined the technique here (but I keep forgetting to add that I also used Bumpmap filter).
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:16 AM
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Re: Waiting for the sunrise

Nice photo Janet sorry about the cold hands, you need to get swampy to knit you some fingerless gloves then you can still work your camera then

I too have used the ahb on this one

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Old 10-31-2007, 08:51 AM
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Excellent, Palms! Another great painterly look.
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Old 10-31-2007, 10:50 PM
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Re: Waiting for the sunrise

Janet - beautiful photo; thanks for the play. Lyle, Palms, Alan, Swampy - these are all great.

Did mine in PainterX with Den's brushes. Tune-up and texturing in CS2.
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