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The second of my attempts at changing shadows.
I think the shadow on this one is much better 'grounded'
As I have promised myself to do more B&W I had a bash with this one.....hmmmmmmmm
Two images combined using layers & masks,a couple of texture layers added & blended in Photoshop.
Lit with a small torch.
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Great title, great shadow, well captured, Janet. Carol
Like this loads Janet.
The shadow is placed just right and the darkening of the white squares is much better.
Clever. It looks right, but then we are puzzled.
Can't fault the imagination, that led to this shot
Trust you are keeping OK Janet
You've really perfected this. The illusion is perfect. I also like the gritty detail and the vignetting here -- LOVE the pun in the title as well. Nice mono too.
Just had a look at your previous shot and the shadow works much better here. I think I slightly prefer the other composition though...just! Wonderful imagination and great title.
I thought yesterday's was great but this is just perfect... Superb
just avin a late night breeze through hun.
Im liking its inference , clever idea !
But (haha) , maybe its confusing that the stronger directional light is coming from the left on the prawn and yet its (juxt knight) shadow is coming from the right ?
If your doing the shads on a separate layer , have a play with the warp tool so ya "mould" the light and have a think about masking the opacity , its a bit harsh for a soft light source.
erm , well thats me off lol xx
Its much better grounded, but agree with Dave above.
Love the idea.
Hi Dave....the light/shadow is just there to fool ya !!
Warp tool is a grand idea.
Works well Janet
It's a fine idea Jan but with stuff like this you've really got to make it as realistic as possible. It's no good the casual viewer glancing and thinking "that's clever" .... you've got to convince the more critical viewer to sit back and think "that's clever". The shadow is wrong as a real shadow would run obliquely away from the object following the direction of the light source until it strikes the wall, then it would run vertically up the wall. So you need to select the shadow from where it strikes the wall and use the distort tool to pull it upright. Fiddly but worth it to convince the eye. Old Granny U was a stickler for attention to detail when she did her digital manips
Hmmmm.....Great idea Janet and I do like it, but don't find it as impressive perhaps as the previous image, just an opinion mind you. Don't ask me why though? because I'm not sure????
Ok with the shadow stuff !!
TBH the 'real' shadow from the chess piece was in exactly the same place as the replaced one is...explain that one ...I need to check that dodgy torch.
Seriously though...good crit,thankyou....oh & Ade just one teeny question....why though ?
Not as inpressive maybe coz it's B&W...I'm not 100% convinced mono is the way forward for me.
This is brilliant Janet (shortlisted) reminds me of the work of Victoria Ivanova
Re the shadow comments - I don't think its the shadow that's wrong, but movement of the light source on the piece. At the bottom of the image its coming from the RHS of the piece, at the top the LHS. When you move the torch you have to be so careful about the torch distance and length of time as it makes a big difference to the exposure (I had a go at these types over Christmas and binned all my attempts).
Oh an it does work in mono - don't give up on it theres nothing wrong with the conversion.
Now I've got the Yes song 'your move' in my head...ahhh, nothing like a bit of nostalgia..lol
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