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10 Apr 2008 1:56PM
very dramatic. Well done
Andy Smile

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luxaeternam 10 21 1
10 Apr 2008 2:04PM
Superb Milla. Very creative. I have a slight preference for the framing of V2, but I find that V1 is better for the proportions.
Smile Lucy
tumienis Plus
13 2 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 2:18PM
very nice composition! looks like fairy tale! nice work!
Version 2 for me, i prefer the closer crop.

Cormy Plus
10 3 England
10 Apr 2008 2:23PM
Great drama.No.2 works best for me,Milla.
imander Plus
10 388 7 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 2:36PM
fantastic piece of work, i realy like this, very well manipulated and constructed
AlanBW Plus
12 20 England
10 Apr 2008 2:48PM
V1 just edges it for me - a powerful and surreal image, so well suited to mono
10 Apr 2008 3:12PM
Wow Milla what a stunning piece of imaginative work. Love this.

10 Apr 2008 3:14PM
The Lady in Forgotten Castle...
Milla Plus
9 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 3:29PM
Cheers folks, all your kind words much appreciated, my first this kinda project, got couple more in my mind already, they take loads of time, it's a great fun though, so you should see some of these some time Smile
TommyStr Plus
12 9 3 Norway
10 Apr 2008 3:38PM
Wonderful imaginative manipulation..this is great. Looking foreward to what you'll cook up next Smile
..and v1 for me. Puts the viewer lurking in the shadows, prefer that viewpoint
AlleyCatz Plus
11 274 6 England
10 Apr 2008 3:49PM
Clever and effective manipulation.
I like both but V2 has the edge for me.

Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
10 Apr 2008 4:23PM
Brilliant work, I think version two stands out more and has therefore got more impact.

Best Matt
Artois Plus
11 405 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 5:37PM
great imagery.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 7:29PM
V1 for me
love the way you have put this together, great composition & atmosphere!
exposure Plus
13 5.3k England
10 Apr 2008 9:42PM
I love v2 for the tones Milla a beautiful effect and detail and a lovely composition.
BlueRoom Plus
11 73 20 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2008 10:06PM
Aren't layers the greatest fun? V2 for me as the crop involves you in the picture whereas V1 leaves the viewer a bit remote. It is a very creative image though and I can't wait to see where this new found freedom takes you.

10 Apr 2008 10:48PM
V1 is good V2 has a bit more edge for me, like this..

samsalt1 10 34 4
11 Apr 2008 12:27AM
Very creative,

imagio Plus
11 12 1 England
11 Apr 2008 12:51AM
Superb surrealism Milla

TyChee Plus
13 275 1 United States
11 Apr 2008 2:16AM
Love the style of this. Love the toning of V2.
banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3812 Canada
11 Apr 2008 5:01AM
Really good, - both versions

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
11 Apr 2008 5:45AM
like a fairy tale..very well manipulated
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
11 Apr 2008 8:27AM
Not bad for a first attempt Wink V1 for me as the BW looks "cleaner" somehow.

The figure to me does'nt quite fit in the scene and has a slightly pasted-on look. Think carefully about shadows ... paint them in on a separate layer with a soft low-opacity brush and change leyer blend mode and/or opacity to suit. Also think about painting on some shading on the main character to give a more 3D effect. You can do this on a layer above the figure and again vary opacity and blend mode to suit.

Looking forward to seeing more of this type of work though ....
Wow both are just stunning but v1 for me too
Milla Plus
9 7 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 1:30PM
Thank you people, as always appreciate your comments, and especially the advises.
Yes, I'm really starting to love the infinite possibilities the layers seem to give Smile
Indeed, I didn't manage to fit myself into the scenery well, now I know how to improve it though, thanks Dave.
User_Removed 13 825 Lithuania
11 Apr 2008 2:49PM
....fantastic piece of work!... well done!.. but you should get onto your Council!.... thought the roads round my way were bad!?!.... Wink
TamJ Plus
11 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 3:36PM
Ooooh this is great - love how well you've put it all together - can't wait to see what you'll do next!

Tam Smile

(PS if you're keeping cound I like version 1 best Smile )
JONTHELENS 10 34 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 7:34PM
WOW, Don't no what to say, That is great.

shortski Plus
11 3 1 England
11 Apr 2008 10:01PM
Brilliant Milla, like both but think that V2 has the edge...jojo
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
11 Apr 2008 10:11PM
Superb image - gives one some food for thought
V1 for me, great shot

riprap007 Plus
13 1.6k 37 England
12 Apr 2008 9:09AM
difficult choice between the two; #2 has more clarity given the colours and closer crop, but it has to be #1, but seen much larger Smile
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
12 Apr 2008 12:30PM
Fantastic mono image.A very Gothic style which I love.
Thank you for taking the time out to view my portfolio.
12 Apr 2008 3:15PM
Stunning is the only thing I have to say.
rmr Plus
10 1 Wales
12 Apr 2008 6:24PM
quite a super manipulation,you"ve let you"r mind run wild and mine too ,lol
Milla Plus
9 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2008 7:03PM
Yay, cheers again everyone, so glad you liked it, very motivating Smile
Following Dave's advise I've been working a bit on fitting the figure better into the scene, painting the shadows didn't work too well the way I've done it lol, I've made it up by dodging/blurring/adding the mist around though and must admit it looks far better to me now. Will upload the final versions as soon as I'm entirely happy with them.
panda Plus
13 5 1 England
13 Apr 2008 10:55AM
Most intriguing image, nicely put together, well done.

Regards Phil
14 Apr 2008 1:14AM
10 2 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 8:13PM
WOW Milla......... this is TERRIFIC !!

23 Apr 2008 10:10PM
splendid atmosphere.
Like the 'darkness' of it all..
Vilcens Plus
10 39 3 Latvia
14 May 2008 2:39PM
V1 for me. Great !


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