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Moody Table

By Rayke_Be    
This candlelight was a challenge. There was poor Light and the candle burned.
I also wanted to get a mood of X-mass.
So i turned to HDR (8 pictures) and went on to create the mood.
All is done with NIK software.

Have a nice day, Raymond

Tags: Close-up and macro Digital art

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paulbroad Plus
10 123 1218 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2012 7:20PM
I thought it was HDR straight off due to some of the dark strange shadow areas and slight over compression of tones. A good idea and rather attractive but the HDR a bit over done as it so often is. Would reduce saturation a little and increas contrast.


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Philo Plus
7 99 83 England
20 Nov 2012 8:03AM
A good effort that certainly conveys the mood of Christmas. Like Paul I think the HDR is a bit overdone which takes away from the candlelit mood i.e. the background should be quite a bit darker. Finally I would look for a simpler composition where the candle clearly becomes the focal point. As presented I feel there are a few too elements competing.
Hope this helps.
Focus_Man 7 481 631 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 9:47AM
Very Christmassy and nice suitable colours for the festive season. Comments above are good, I would just like to add that the edge inrtrusions to me could be better placed either totally within the frame or totally out of it and maybe allow a little more space above to capture all the holly.

Thank you all for the critiques.
I read all the comments and restarted with the images i had.
The composition didn't change but i realize that i have to pay more attention avoiding the "half things".
I uploaded a modification , so please take a look.
Is this one better in your opinions?
This is a great way to get other points of view and make one rethink stuff.
Thanks again.
Greets, raymond
paulbroad Plus
10 123 1218 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 8:21AM
Your mod isd better indeed. The HDR effect is much reduced. Colours possibly still a little over saturated but they are going to be very yellow/red in candle light.


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