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The edge of never

By TanyaH
It's not perfect, but learning is so much fun Grin Grin
Comments, good or bad, are always welcomed.

(The exif says a Canon 10D, but it's picked that up from the ground cover. The woman and the lamp post were taken with a 5D MkII and the sky from a phone camera. I know I shouldn't mix and match but needs must and all that!! Ignore the rest of the exif settings, as they only probably apply to that one 10D image ... Smile)

Tags: Light Woman Water Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Digital art Composite Lamp post Landscape and travel Barren

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Comments


fazzer 14 54 7 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2014 5:42PM
nicely done, completely bonkers but it works for me Wink
19 Oct 2014 5:52PM
I'm with Fazzer - a scene that is so bizarre that it really makes one stare and think. Beautifully done however and is worthy of the hours it must have taken to do.

Kind regards,

Ewan Grin
nonur 14 18 13 Turkey
19 Oct 2014 6:20PM
Super work!
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2014 6:32PM
Love it all
But her reflection really is special
Gosh...I wouldn't know where to start
So clever
ChasD 13 4 2 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2014 6:35PM
A very impressive work of digital art, strange and imaginative and well executed.
Shaji84 8 4 India
19 Oct 2014 6:42PM
Very well made image - fictious and dreamy - works for me!
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2014 6:56PM
A well worked image, that I like a lotSmile

Cliff
IshanPathak 9 202 12 India
19 Oct 2014 7:09PM
Simply Perfect..

You have done complete justice in this creation!

Ishan
DonMc 14 4 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2014 8:05PM
Hello Tanya, brilliant overall effect, certainly works for me!Smile
Don
fotobee Plus
9 4 3 South Africa
20 Oct 2014 9:41AM
Hi Tanya. A magnificent photo! Dreamy...perfect....the longer I look at it, the more I see. Regards Martin
TanyaH Plus
20 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2014 9:58AM
Thanks for the feedback, definitely appreciated! Grin
I'm still learning with the whole compositing thing but am loving practising techniques. This one was primarily an exercise in blending different scenes and layers - there's things I could have done differently here, or with more finesse, but I'm finding that creating scenes that are a mixture of reality and fantasy is getting the old grey matter working overtime. It gives my imagination somewhere to go Grin

Tanya
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
20 Oct 2014 10:36AM
What's so wrong with mixing & matching?! Wink It's a super creation, love it! SmileSmile
Trev Smile
20 Oct 2014 9:25PM
Nicely barmy. Next time put your wellies on.
20 Oct 2014 9:52PM
no idea how you do this but excellent, kind of Japanese horror about it, The Ring, to my mind.
Source 12
20 Oct 2014 11:22PM
An amazing pic and a great title.
- source
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2289 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2014 12:11AM
My thoughts, maybe a few ideas for you:-

Portrait or square format to include the whole reflection.
White (sun?) area in sky removed.
Face and expression visible.
Gold of lamps reflected in water.
Less separation between lamp and girl.
Darker overall, with the lamps creating the light.

But did I say how much I like it?

Pamela.
TanyaH Plus
20 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2014 11:36AM
All good points Pamela, and thank you Smile The expression/face part may be hard, as she has very floaty hair and it just kind of falls that way. The white sun bit took me ages with the gaussian blur, but you're right that it's probably too much Grin Lots to think about though.

I think this is definitely one I'm going to revisit or probably redo at some point, as I think it has potential and is a great image to learn on. Glad you like Grin (Maybe I'll put a pair of wellies on her, just for Alan ... Wink)

Tanya
Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
21 Oct 2014 1:34PM
Well done. What I always have trouble with is getting the person a realistic size to fit the scene and b/g objects. Keep it up, this is good and it's so much fun.
Richsr 16 91 224 England
21 Oct 2014 1:38PM
Good work in progress, agree with Pamela re the areas to improve
Regards
Richard
21 Oct 2014 3:18PM
Amazing work, well done..Lin
rgg 11 11 United States
22 Oct 2014 3:23PM
Love the edge.SmileSmile
PranavMishra 10 52 18 India
25 Mar 2015 12:27AM
wow... she reached there!

very fine creation..

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