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StuartAt 11 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 9:42PM
I really like this - the only thing that spoils it for me is knowing that in reality the poppies and barley would only reach their knees, rather than being up round their waists. Still, very impressive composite - way better than anything I could achieve!

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clintQB 5 51 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 10:03PM
amazing....love the idea and processing....im gonna shortlist this for an award
arhb Plus
9 3.1k 68 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 10:04PM

Quote:I really like this - the only thing that spoils it for me is knowing that in reality the poppies and barley would only reach their knees, rather than being up round their waists. Still, very impressive composite - way better than anything I could achieve!


They might be kneeling down Tongue

I like this a lot - well produced Andy.
Mayfly 11 485 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 10:07PM
Thanks for the observation stuart. Clint glad you like Smile

Cheers, Andy.
fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2012 10:46PM
excellent work,love it
rgds
jeremy
Leilani 12 29 3 England
10 Jul 2012 11:15PM
Absolutely Fantastic!!! Amazing processing and scene. Love it Smile
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
10 Jul 2012 11:59PM
Definitely my cup of tea, more please Smile

Sarah *
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 12:25AM
Fantastic
Jim
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 5:51AM

Quote:I really like this - the only thing that spoils it for me is knowing that in reality the poppies and barley would only reach their knees, rather than being up round their waists. Still, very impressive composite - way better than anything I could achieve!


As well as kneeling like Andrew says, don't forget that modern grains have all been bred to be much shorter and therefore wind resistant. Medieval species were much taller and so probably were the weeds that grew in them (like poppies)!

Biological plausibility aside, this is a really excellent composite and I'm in awe of your PS skills, Andy! The idea is clever and the mood very dramatic, especially with the look on the facing knight's face and the heavy rain.

My only constructive criticism would be I can't quite work out what the knight with his back to us is doing with his free arm; his elbow seems to be stretching into the barley? I guess he could have his arm bent but the bit of his hauberk that vanishes into the field seems to be too close to be the sleeve. A minor point only in this brilliant image! Smile

Al
Mayfly 11 485 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 6:10AM
Thankyou all for taking the time to comment, it's appreciated.

Leilani thankyou for the award Smile

Al - the arm of the knight with his back to us doesn't exsist in the source image,a horse was in the foreground, I agonised over this for a long time and spent quite some time trying to solve the problem. The arm is created from mail of the other arm and I tried to make it look as though it is bent round.

Cheers,

Andy.
sherring 8 46 13 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 8:39AM
Great workmanship to create this fab image.

Steve.
Rollover 7 7 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 1:56PM
Excellent composite thoughtfully put together.
Powerful image. I'd darken the castle a tad (IMHO Wink)but its still an amazing piece of work.
Graham
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
11 Jul 2012 4:13PM
Brilliantly constructed image and some great comments too.

Fraser
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 5:11PM
Love the action and also the limited pallet of colours. The red of the poppies may not be a true colour, but it works well with the clothing - gets my UA
Helen
Mayfly 11 485 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 5:22PM
Thankou everyone,

Graham I had already darkened the castle quite a bit and didn't want to push it any further so probably just my taste.
Helen, I was trying to get that filmlike desaturated feel hence the muted colours, pleased that it seems to work.

Cheers also for the UA and HC !
K_T 4 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 8:35PM
Excellent and very good imapact!
photofrenzy 9 424 2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 10:04PM
Absolutely superb well put together and very well thought out EXCELLENT Wink

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