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Barkers Park, Cayman Islands

Post by minniev » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:43 pm

This is what a national park looks like in the Cayman Islands. Sort of.

It is actually a composite of four images that were all taken at the same spot but couldn't be caught in the same frame because of the angles and distance from each other. The chickens were running away from me, the woman was fishing too far from the bum in the hammock and the sky was blown when I shot the characters who were in shade. She was actually trying to get a big sting ray untangled from her line, this is near the place where people go on those "swim with the sting rays" tours.

So I took the four better shots from the same spot and messed with them together.

All feedback, or edits, welcome as always.
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:07 pm

Soon as I opened this one I fell in love with it...especially the processing, just fabulous minniev.....I always go looking around the image and then read comments, I would never have thought it to be a composite great job....

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Post by minniev » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:18 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:07 pm
Soon as I opened this one I fell in love with it...especially the processing, just fabulous minniev.....I always go looking around the image and then read comments, I would never have thought it to be a composite great job....
Thanks Frank. As with any composite, one of the worst tricks is the lighting, especially dappled light that is coming through trees. Once I found a good spot for those damned chickens, the rest was easier.
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:28 pm

Great composition and you gotta love the chickens......

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Post by minniev » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:31 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:28 pm
Great composition and you gotta love the chickens......
I created the composition but the chickens made the story. How can you not love chickens roaming a beach? They were everywhere! When I asked a local about island wildlife, he said, "Well, we have chickens..." He was right, they do!
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Post by PietFrancke » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:58 am

Ha! Love it. My only complaint is that you didn't put a rooster in his lap. Seriously, I didn't spot it as a composite. Who would have guessed that the chickens could make it on their own?

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Post by minniev » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:31 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:58 am
Ha! Love it. My only complaint is that you didn't put a rooster in his lap. Seriously, I didn't spot it as a composite. Who would have guessed that the chickens could make it on their own?
If you and Frank can't find the seams easily, it must be better than my usual move-arounds! Thank you, and I'll consider a pet chicken for him, I took plenty of pictures of them because I'd never seen feral chickens before.
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Post by davechinn » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:15 pm

minniev wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:43 pm
This is what a national park looks like in the Cayman Islands. Sort of.

It is actually a composite of four images that were all taken at the same spot but couldn't be caught in the same frame because of the angles and distance from each other. The chickens were running away from me, the woman was fishing too far from the bum in the hammock and the sky was blown when I shot the characters who were in shade. She was actually trying to get a big sting ray untangled from her line, this is near the place where people go on those "swim with the sting rays" tours.

So I took the four better shots from the same spot and messed with them together.

All feedback, or edits, welcome as always.


Stunning !!! I would have not known this to be a composite. Very nice work Minnie, I like everything you offered here.
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Post by minniev » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:24 pm

davechinn wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:15 pm
minniev wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:43 pm
This is what a national park looks like in the Cayman Islands. Sort of.

It is actually a composite of four images that were all taken at the same spot but couldn't be caught in the same frame because of the angles and distance from each other. The chickens were running away from me, the woman was fishing too far from the bum in the hammock and the sky was blown when I shot the characters who were in shade. She was actually trying to get a big sting ray untangled from her line, this is near the place where people go on those "swim with the sting rays" tours.

So I took the four better shots from the same spot and messed with them together.

All feedback, or edits, welcome as always.


Stunning !!! I would have not known this to be a composite. Very nice work Minnie, I like everything you offered here.
Dave
Thanks Dave, I was hoping you’d take a look at this one. I’m ffar behind you and Piet in creating such things, but determined to get better at it.
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