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Thank you all for your great comments on my last picture.I have tried to do some layering my first time attemptBlush may be my last see what you all think, sorry I think I should have called manipulation, now I have read a bit about layering. The cave from Greece and the soldier from Chelsea war museum.Lin

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Thinking Of Home
Username:sweetpea62 sweetpea62
Uploaded:2 Oct 2013 - 8:47 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, General
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Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 8:57 PM

I think this works extremely well.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 - 9:13 PM

Really like it Lin. Cathy

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AnneB50
AnneB50 e2 Member 284 forum postsAnneB50 vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 9:22 PM

I would never have guessed if you hadn't told us, works really well.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 10:11 PM

I think about layers and always get cold feet.Sad You must be much more determined than me Lin and the production is great.Smile
Joan.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2013 - 11:00 PM

Very well done Lin - that can't have been easy seating him and keeping some stones in front of the leg was clever.
The image evokes great sadness for him.
I'd love to have seen the original image from the War Museum.
Take a bow - an excelent manipulation.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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pks
pks  10 England
2 Oct 2013 - 11:20 PM

nice work well done

peter

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2013 - 11:34 PM

A fantastic image Lin and well presented. It was a featured e2 photo
Jim

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 12:14 AM

Rather incredible to think Lin,
that next year marks the 100th anniversary for the start of World War One.
My father was born in 1901 and he went along to the recruiting office as a 13 year old boy.
Needless to say,they burst out laughing and sent him home.
I just wonder if the would have ''pushed him through'' had he been 16 year old though !!
Mick.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 12:28 AM

If this is your first go with layers as you say, then you have done exceptionally well, Lin. A great piece of work that looks SO natural. Keep up the good work SmileSmileSmile

Lavina

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
3 Oct 2013 - 5:00 AM

A work well done Lin !! You created an excellent image here !

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 5:49 AM

Excellent work, Lin, a great result, you have bags more patience than I have Smile Carol

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:25 AM

Looks good to me
Tho not sure what you did....
Layers???

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 7:58 AM

Pretty good effort for a first attempt.

Albert

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bluesandtwos
3 Oct 2013 - 8:28 AM

A great concept and exceptiomally well done for a first attempt at 'playing'! Grin

Dave

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 8:39 AM

It works for me Lin, well processed.

Ray

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digital_boi
3 Oct 2013 - 8:41 AM

good manipulation Lin have never used or understood layer so well done to you

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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capto
capto e2 Member 21005 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 8:46 AM

Very nicely done.Smile

ivor

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
3 Oct 2013 - 10:41 AM

Great work , very well done .Lin...Grin

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 12:53 PM

Very well done for a first attempt Lin, more please.......keep em coming Wink
Geoff.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 12:59 PM

Excellent work, most impressive

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 1:55 PM

great shot lin,well done indeed.ray.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2013 - 8:45 PM

It's very well done for a first time, Lin, I am very impressed, and I like your choice of subjects for the amalgamation.
The only things missing are shadows.

You already have the light seen on your subjects correct, in other words their shaded sides are on the right, so that's the first hurdle overcome.
But you have light coming into the cave from the left (as well as from the front), and the pieces that you inserted into the scene would have shadows showing on the rocks, going off to the right. They don't have to be too strong. In fact, the light coming through the background arch is a lot brighter.
It's not easy, but I use the burn tool at low opacity and simply follow the shapes of the objects.
Alternatively, the shadows can be created on the objects prior to merging your layers. In PSP, it's under Effects>Drop Shadow.

Pamela.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
3 Oct 2013 - 11:13 PM

Excellent work!
Effrossini

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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2013 - 3:17 PM

great imagination and execution .. brilliant work

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UrbaneMagick
5 Oct 2013 - 8:49 AM

Perfectrl layering g I guess, as you really can't tell!!! Gareth.

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AlexAppleby
5 Oct 2013 - 3:52 PM

Very well done and brilliantly thought out. Inspired!

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
7 Oct 2013 - 7:54 AM

The picture that makes you to think ... Very good, LinSmile
Regards Valery

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 6:08 AM

Wow, Lin. this is great -- difficult to believe that the image came from two separate sources.
-=\Walter

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