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Post by davechinn » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:33 pm

A composite of a tarot card reader in New Orleans. The composite consists of the tarot reader and Lafayette Cemetery No.1 as the background. After some extensive internet searching, I discovered that the tarot reader goes by the name 'Duchess the Fortune Teller'. This is a link to an interview with her in May 2018. https://www.bookpackers.com/nola-studen ... hic-lalala

This composite wasn't what I had in mind when I first started, which was a color full body image. Once I finished with that one I made the decision for a B&W conversion with a textured layer added. Maybe the color version will be next, but for now, thoughts and comments on this would be much appreciated.
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:34 pm

As you know, thoughts and comments I'm full of Dave. great composite..technically, remove the halo on her shoulder and darken down the area by her right cheek..as for the pink cast, purely artistic choice....

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Post by davechinn » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:37 pm

Thanks Frank !!! You are absolutely correct. Areas overlooked, especially the unintended pink tone. I may have gone too far the other way with this edit. Maybe fine tune a balance in between the two.
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Post by minniev » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:52 pm

I love the image. It’s clearly a beautiful capture. Yes you had to get rid of the little halo remnant by her ch ek, I was a distraction. She looks great in the second version. I do like seeing more of the cemetery as in the First one though. Compromise?
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:31 pm

Dave, I have never had my fortune told but I suspect, out of pure curiosity, I would have visited her. Those eyes dare me. Matt
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Post by davechinn » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:24 pm

minniev wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:52 pm
I love the image. It’s clearly a beautiful capture. Yes you had to get rid of the little halo remnant by her ch ek, I was a distraction. She looks great in the second version. I do like seeing more of the cemetery as in the First one though. Compromise?

Thanks Minnie !!! Finding the ability to achieve a happy medium is always a difficult task for me.
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Post by davechinn » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:50 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Dave, I have never had my fortune told but I suspect, out of pure curiosity, I would have visited her. Those eyes dare me. Matt

Matt, I have had mine told once, about 12 years ago. It was no big deal and I have always been skeptical of the process. Seems tarot card readers are plentiful in New Orleans. Not having a clue to the cost it would be a wise choice to pick her over some of the others. Thanks for commenting, I agree her eyes were dominant for sure.
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Post by minniev » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:10 pm

Here is an entirely different version of this young lady, in the Kitchen Sink style, without the mystery and finesse of Dave's elegant version.
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:45 pm

Good catch minniev......

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Post by pop511 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:31 am

Dave;
Original picture. You are telling a story of the Tarot card reader and the cemetery. Converging lines into the centre of the picture, great, really sucks you in.
Perhaps open details within the converging lines with a graduated feeling, so that as you go deeper, more is exposed. That way we know without being told what the background is.
Above is a discussion idea only...Have fun
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