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Come on and hit me :) #34415
03/11/11 12:53 AM
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Peggy Sue Offline OP
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This section has always been one of my favorites but it does not get many replies. So, here we go, an attempt to get you to look and to give opinions.
I did put this up in the pet section and am not sure why I have not heard a word. I really think critiques are one of the most valuable ways to test out ideas.
So the gloves are off...... hit me!!!



Peggy Sue
Re: Come on and hit me :) [Re: Peggy Sue] #34417
03/11/11 05:35 AM
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Hey Peggy Sue,

I love it - I absolutely love it. The finished product is so much better than the original. Honestly, the original composition leaves a lot to be desired - what with the crowd, lighting and all. You did a great job putting in a spectacular background that matches what 'should' be. LOL, you improved upon reality!!

Very nice work.

Sincerely,
James

Re: Come on and hit me :) [Re: Peggy Sue] #34420
03/11/11 10:33 AM
03/11/11 10:33 AM
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Lovely lovely lovely. I am a big fan of photo manipulation and this is one of the best. Bravo.

One nitpick -- I don't think there are any cactus plants in the deserts of Arabia, so in the pursuit of realism, I would lose the cactus on the right.


Julie Ford
Re: Come on and hit me :) [Re: julief] #34421
03/11/11 12:00 PM
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Thanks Julie and you are absolutely right - this one was from the Scottsdale show in AZ last month. It snowed and I played around with this image like this at first.


Did not like this much so I am still playing with it. But your comment fits my thinking that I really want to make it the true Arab desert look. I think I need to visit the dunes in Indiana in order to get some images that I can combine with these truly beautiful horses. Road trip smile


Peggy Sue
Re: Come on and hit me :) [Re: James Morrissey] #34426
03/11/11 04:38 PM
03/11/11 04:38 PM
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James, thanks for the nice critique.
Your last sentence makes me question, am I trying to make something look real or should the viewer not care if it reality? When we view something called art, should we not put the same questions to photography as a painting?
Sorry, just thinking.......


Peggy Sue
Re: Come on and hit me :) [Re: Peggy Sue] #34429
03/11/11 11:58 PM
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I didn't see this one in the other area.

I have to say I'm having a hard time picking between the two "after" versions. I like them both for different reasons.

That's a LOT of masking!

Re: Come on and hit me :) [Re: Peggy Sue] #34431
03/12/11 10:50 AM
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Probably not as much masking as you would think, Jim. I'm betting PeggySue probably does a gross deletion of large areas and then refines it by masking. At least that's what I do. Saves a lot of time.

PeggySue - The finished product on this could easily sell as a fine art print. The Arabian people would love it. I know I would. I bred and showed Arabians many years ago in a previous life. Went to the Nationals many times when it alternated between Scotsdale and Louisville. I think it's always in Scotsdale now.


Julie Ford
Re: Come on and hit me :) [Re: julief] #34432
03/12/11 11:16 AM
03/12/11 11:16 AM
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I would love to see some photos of you at those shows. Cannot ever seem to get enough of watching this breed. I too went to them years ago and even had exhibitors booth there with paintings and carousel animals (years ago too smile Nationals are held in Tulsa, OK now.
It had been a while since I went to Scottsdale and of course this year it had to snow! But it was every bit as fun as Nationals. Tons of great horses!


Peggy Sue
Re: Come on and hit me :) [Re: Jim Poor] #34434
03/12/11 03:44 PM
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Jim - Julie is correct. I have tried a lot of masking and I just don't like using it. I use paint brush and erase a great deal - sort of the way I do a painting. I guess you continue with the tools you get used to.


Peggy Sue
Re: Come on and hit me :) [Re: Peggy Sue] #34435
03/12/11 05:44 PM
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I love the 1st one

For me, in the second one the lightness/brightness of the snow & clouds are competing with the horses for attention.

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