Canvasback Shuffle 2

 
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Just experimenting with a possible entry in the camera club monthly special effects category. This is a layered shot of 2 photos, converted to look like an oil painting. I would like some opinions from the group. Thanks for any input/criticism, love it hate it type responses. Thanks for looking. Don

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Hi Amy,Thanks for tr

Chandani - Oct 13, 2015 04:20 PM EDT
Hi Amy,Thanks for trying with the Lync after Google+ didn't work. Quick qsuteion, if this is rescheduled will you be recording it? I am not sure if I will make it unless it is scheduled for Monday 10/8/12 due to other training commitments.Thanks
Guest - Oct 29, 2007 12:44 PM EDT
Thanks Bruce. I might try a few picels for an eye and see how it looks. The frame was for the tiny 500 pixel LF version only :-). And I agree. Thanks again. Don
Guest - Oct 29, 2007 10:48 AM EDT
Very nice! Since you asked, I agree that the white corner could be toned down, but the overall contrast and brightness sets a nice mood for the image as-is. Maybe clone in a few pixels of white or gray to highlight the duck's eye? And (just my personal preference), I find the frame a bit jolting, it draws the eye away from the image. Bruce
Guest - Oct 28, 2007 07:02 PM EDT
Thanks for the input everyone! Very helpful and much appreciated. Don
Guest - Oct 28, 2007 01:27 PM EDT
Don I think your photo is wonderful as it is. Mary and Whittler have a interesting and helpful comments though.
Guest - Oct 28, 2007 12:29 PM EDT
Great work Don,although the duck does look a bit dark.It would be awesome if you could lighten it enough to show his eye.
Guest - Oct 28, 2007 11:09 AM EDT
Nice capture, Don.
Guest - Oct 28, 2007 10:42 AM EDT
Hi Don it is a fantastic shot, I too find the colors could be a little more alive and like it was mentioned that little white spot on the bottom left is a bit disturbing, but otherwise it's perfect.
Guest - Oct 28, 2007 10:07 AM EDT
Awesome photo with the effects, it surely does look like Oil painting.I think Marys right about removing the white in left side of photo.I think it will be a winner for sure. Carol
Guest - Oct 27, 2007 11:38 PM EDT
Awesome Shot! I really like this effect. All it needs is to bump the color up a bit add a bit of contrast. Other than that you got it man!
Guest - Oct 27, 2007 06:24 PM EDT
Don, the size of the Canvasback looks ok to me. I keep looking at it and it doesn't look out of proportion. You could play around with resizing it and compare the photos. You knowing what the lake looks like and the original photos might influence how you see it.
Guest - Oct 27, 2007 05:26 PM EDT
Thanks Mary! Yes it is bright sky reflection in the lower left. I hadn't really paid much attention to it, but you are right, it does break up the frame a bit. I'll experiment with taking it out. Thanks again for the help! Another thing that bothers me some about this piece. Knowing the size of the lake and distance across the water, the canvasback is not sized correctly and should be smaller if he was actually in that position. I don't know if that is apparent to someone not knowing the distance or not? Thanks again. Don
Guest - Oct 27, 2007 04:34 PM EDT
Beautiful photo and colors. The white area on the lower left side is a little distracting to me...it is probably a little bit of sky reflection but it seems to break up the frame.

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