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Old 11-29-2007, 05:26 AM
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Playing guitar in the desert

(thats not the final titel!!! )

just say what you think, what i can improve

http://thehyenasden.blogspot.com/200...itar-hero.html
(it's about the top most image)
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:43 AM
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Re: Playing guitar in the desert

Hi

my suggestion is set off the guitarist from background some more, anyway this is good composition I like it
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:23 PM
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Re: Playing guitar in the desert

That’s a great image! I really like the overall feel, but I definitely agree with saby.

I find my eye is drawn more towards the bright background, and the guitarist doesn’t stand out as well as he could. Just an idea, would adding a bit of blur to the background help?
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:26 PM
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Re: Playing guitar in the desert

I agree .. I like the image also!

How Bout a simple crop using the power of thirds
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:03 AM
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Re: Playing guitar in the desert

thx for all your comments.

i adjusted the contrast by brightening the background and not putting contrast anywhere else.
then i made a new mask for the axeman, changed the foodsteps, ad some vignette and kinda add some final polish.

about the "power of the third", my basic composition was based on the golden ratio and even tho i tried a new field of crop, i came back to my original composition

so thats the final one now: http://thehyenasden.blogspot.com/200...itar-hero.html

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Old 11-30-2007, 10:36 AM
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Re: Playing guitar in the desert

Very subtle changes.. Tis a great looking picture,indeed!
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:52 AM
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Re: Playing guitar in the desert

personally, I prefer the dark blues as opposed to the aqua marines, but then I am old
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:18 AM
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Re: Playing guitar in the desert

Nice comp but the subject would be better off taking up more of the image there is too much sky in my opinion.
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:22 PM
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Re: Playing guitar in the desert

i nearlly finished my second art of this double feature

http://bp0.blogger.com/_RDI10ACbQc8/...ine01_prev.jpg

i know i still have to put some effort into the face but considering the really bad base-image i'm pretty happy with what came out
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:28 PM
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Re: Playing guitar in the desert

When doing work like this, rule number one is to match up lighting scenarios.

I mean, in the one with the chair especially, your shadowing is completely opposite of where the sun is in the sky.
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