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faraidoon 9 1 Afghanistan
14 Jul 2010 9:35AM
nice one,

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14 Jul 2010 9:38AM
Excellent work!
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
14 Jul 2010 9:50AM
Excellent Gary....would make a great album/book cover.

ATB Smile

Cormy 10 3 England
14 Jul 2010 10:08AM
Very imaginative creation.Works very well indeed.
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
14 Jul 2010 10:15AM
Does it work?

Yes and no IMO Gary. The quality of light in the tree branches was better, more subtle in the original version. But I think that the reaper himself, his shadow and indeed the whole of the foreground works better in this version ..... more stylised and suiting of the subject matter.

How about applying a layer mask to the texture layer and running a vertical grad up it to fade the opacity of the texture towards the top of the image. Worth a play methinks.

Fine image though ..... plenty of atmosphere.
CliveA 12 5 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2010 10:20AM
I like your first rendering Gary. The absence of the puddle in this is a shame as it gave a good depth to the picture in my opinion. All said, this is a fine job.
That Mandleson gets everywhere this week !
Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Jul 2010 10:55AM
Works for me Gary, good framing with the trees and the light is very atmospheric can see why you added the reaper to this.
Regards Richard
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
14 Jul 2010 11:23AM
i liked the other one but love the overall feel of this one.lesley
14 Jul 2010 12:01PM
Fabulous image - love it !

andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
14 Jul 2010 12:56PM
Brilliant work!

Like an illustration from a book. I like Dave's comment too.

Oliverpants 9 2 2 England
14 Jul 2010 3:53PM
oh yes, this is fabulous, the original was sort of real and brilliant, but this is what nightmares are made of - so very clever. Would make a good book cover. Ann
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2010 5:08PM
The origonal version is superb, but this new version stands up well on it's own....very creepy !!
14 Jul 2010 5:13PM
both versions are fantastic. =)
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2010 5:14PM
Superb,I like even better than the original Gary.
Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2010 6:01PM
Still a magical image Gary.

imho , The texture has enhanced certain parts but the "apparent" lens flare orange on the tree rhs is a slight distraction.

The images success is how it draws the viewer to the figure , the depth , but the flare stops you a third into that viewing.

Perhaps re-scaling the texture so its out of frame would be an idea.
garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2010 1:25AM
Thanks very much for all the comments on this one, ill take on board some of the good suggestions. Smile

garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2010 1:26AM
Thanks very much Jeanie for your award, very much appreciated Smile
23 Jul 2010 10:05AM
Album cover Gary! Works really well, moody and foreboding.

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