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Trying to show chaos and grace using combination of colours and images

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Chaos
Username:Rusty1684 Rusty1684
Uploaded:30 Apr 2013 - 2:38 AM
Tags:Digital art
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derrymaine
30 Apr 2013 - 6:54 AM

interesting creation Wink

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4209 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom128 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 2:05 PM

Welcome to ePhotozine Critique Gallery.
You have posted an interesting first image on the site.
I've spent a while looking at the picture and came to the conclusion that I find it a bit scary. Not sure why but I get an apocalyptic feeling from it, maybe that's what you intended.
I not able to advise how to improve or change the images but feel it probably works. Good processing work.
regards
Ian

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom840 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 3:42 PM

Very interesting indeed. I am struggling a bit as everything is rather confusing. Explosions amongst sky scrapers, a dove! I understand what you are trying to do, but a bit nebulous for me.

Paul

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Rusty1684
Rusty1684  1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2013 - 4:23 PM

Paul everything symbol for something else try not to look at it for what it is , but look at it for what it represents then you will find the true meaning of the picture sorry dont mean to sound so cryptic

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chase
chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 6:20 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Lots to see in this composite image,perhaps just a wee bit too much in order for us to actually see the chaos.
I like the rays from the sky but the Dove is too large in the frame for me & one element I think you could have omitted. I do like the addition of the fire-breathing Dragons,they give me a sense of un-reality & a bit of a magical element,they fit in well with the fire at the bottom of the frame too...so, form a link.
The main items that bother me are the large smoke clouds/explosions,they do draw my eye to them very much & thus become a distraction,again,perhaps another couple of elements that could be left out.
I realize you wanted to be chaotic but less is perhaps more in this instance,especially when we are looking at quite a small image,I find I am unable to let my eyes rest on the frame as there is so very much going on.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2013 - 6:22 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi, Wayne, and welcome to EPZ.
I enjoy manipulations like this, I'm fascinated by pictures that start of as one thing and develop into something else, created from an idea or theme in your mind.
I feel that the original image was quite a good one, but you don't give any Exif Date, and so I can't comment on that.
The night scene and broody dark sky immediately set the atmosphere, then chaos and disaster arrive, but so does a ray of light in the sky in which you have placed a dove of peace. Because this dove is an important part of your message, I feel that it could be larger and brighter. At the moment, it isn't immediately obvious, I was drawn more to the smoke and flames. Perhaps bringing it below the light cloud would also help it to stand out more.
The two white smoke clouds that you have used are obviously the same, though of differing opacity. Because they are large and bright, and because they are the same size, their duplicity is very noticeable, and so I would suggest using two different smoke clouds. ( I wonder if you wanted these to look like demonic faces, like in the film Quatermass and the Pit).
Your flames are quite subtle, and I think they need to be brighter and more dramatic, leaping up the sides of the buildings.
I recognised the winged demon at the top of the right-hand building, but am having trouble making out what the one on the left is and what it's doing to the building. The rays of light from the cloud and dove seem to be obscuring its detail.
I think the idea is good, it's mainly a sense of balance that is needed in the inclusions you have made.
I hope this is the sort of critique you were seeking.
Pamela.

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Rusty1684
Rusty1684  1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2013 - 6:46 PM

As this images hole emphasis is chaos you eyes I not meant to rest but feel the chaos of the image if there was balance there would be no point in the title .pamelajean I really liked you ideas and thanks for the critic

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