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Mar 14, 2019 22:49:32   #
EyeShootWideOpen wrote:
Awesome news, congrats on your achievement!


I love your username. Thanks for your kind support, Dick
 
Mar 14, 2019 17:09:29   #
Linda From Maine wrote:
Congratulations - very exciting to know!


Mar 14, 2019 15:42:18   #
kenievans wrote:
Congratulations!!!!


Mar 14, 2019 15:41:42   #
artBob wrote:
Creative, kinda weirdly so, but not overdone for me. I'd watch out that all elements share the same light, and that crop edges are appropriate, blended sometimes (e.g., distant objects) or sharp (near, strong light).

Looking forward to more! And, congratulations, but you will probably discover that the fickleness of awards pales beside the joy of making a great image understood by other great image makers, as found here.


Mar 14, 2019 13:48:03   #
Thanks everyone for your positive and constructive input. The final version of this image won an Award of Merit (the highest) at the Ventura County Camera Club last night. Hurray!!!
After the Storm

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Mar 4, 2019 17:34:07   #
rdrechsler wrote:
Thanks Linda. I've been asked by a local maritime museum to prepare some work for their summer Nautica exhibit title Shipwrecks and Storms. "After the Storm" is my first piece. I just saw the proof of the acrylic print I ordered. It's going to be sensational!


Here is the final version, both as it will appear as an acrylic print and framed. I am donating the framed version to my yacht club, which will happen at the next general meeting in April. They were very excited about it.
Final for Printing

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Framed with Double Mat

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Mar 2, 2019 17:29:56   #
angler wrote:
Nice work Rdrechsler.


Thanks Angler, Did you see the final version down in the comments?
Mar 2, 2019 17:28:59   #
Linda From Maine wrote:
Some really nice changes there


Thanks Linda. I've been asked by a local maritime museum to prepare some work for their summer Nautica exhibit title Shipwrecks and Storms. "After the Storm" is my first piece. I just saw the proof of the acrylic print I ordered. It's going to be sensational!
Feb 26, 2019 17:27:45   #
kenievans wrote:
Hi Dick and welcome to the forum. I have learned a lot from UHH and while I am certainly not an expert I will be happy to give you what feedback I can. I think you are on the right track. Your composition is good and I like the elements you added. I love the colors and abstract feel of it all. The light and texture on the sail is great. Here are a few things I struggled with and that you might consider.

I think you did a great job for your first composite. I am really looking forward to seeing your other creative efforts!
Hi Dick and welcome to the forum. I have learned ... (show quote)


Wonderful commentary. I incorporated some of your changes in the latest version that I just posted. The bright light was actually a partial rainbow, so I want to leave it as is, especially as it adds so much color. It's not perfect, but I'm pretty happy now. How do you like the new water transitions?
Feb 26, 2019 17:23:29   #
I can see the feedback from this group is going to be invaluable. I've made a few changes, particularly with the water transitions and with the birds, although to a lesser degree. I want it to look like art but I'm trying to preserve just enough reality that you know it's a photograph. That's a really tricky proposition, but I did apply a light blur filter to the birds, as suggested. This art form is going to take tons of practice and trial and error. Just for fun, you'll be amazed where it started two days ago. I've attached that feeble attempt just so you can see how it's evolved. Thanks again for the great suggestions. Keep those cards and letters coming, Dick
Believe it or not, this is where the project started!

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The latest iteration, with the help of your comments

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Feb 26, 2019 14:37:01   #
I’m new to this forum. Thanks for the invite Linda. I’ve known how to change backgrounds and some other basic manipulations for awhile, but this is my first attempt to create a work of art using six different images. I’m really hoping for some instructive feedback. I look forward to seeing your work and sharing mine as my skills progress. Thanks, Dick


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Feb 26, 2019 14:28:49   #
Linda From Maine wrote:
Very appealing work. Love the bright colors and happy feeling.

I've pm'd you info about the Post Processing forum:
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/s-116-1.html

Many folks enjoy sharing and offering feedback on composites, use of textures and other artistic filters. Hope to see you there!


Hey Linda, thanks for the invite. I just joined. The work I posted above was in process. After receiving a lot of interesting feedback I finished the final edit last night. Here’s the final piece.
After the Storm

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Feb 25, 2019 19:41:06   #
WOW, somebody pinch me please. I just found out that I have been accepted as a contributing photographer by Getty Images. Is anyone else on this site also a contributor? I'd love to hear about your experience and any tips you can pass along. PM me please if you'd like to chat about it. Cheers, Dick
Feb 25, 2019 03:10:35   #
One of my goals this year is to learn how to turn my photographs into digital art. This is my first serious attempt at making a composite from 8 different images taken in and around the Channel Islands Harbor. What do you guys think? Constructive criticism welcomed. Thanks, Dick


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Feb 22, 2019 03:45:40   #
Thanks. Glad you like it.
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