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'1948-50 Dodge Truck'

Post by davechinn » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:47 pm

This is a composite I stared the other day and decided that it's time for me to stop before I make matters worse. The main subject is a 1948-50 Dodge truck take here locally recently. I didn't know the exact year and after doing a Google search, the years I specified is as close I can come. The background roadway is Route 66 near the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. The Route 66 sign is a painting on the street in Winslow, Arizona. Peace sign guy was from Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco, California and of course, the goofy one taken at the Petrified Forest. All except the truck are fro 2015.

I wanted to add more elements but didn't want to clutter things up and creating chaos. Thoughts, opinions and or feedback welcomed.
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Post by Psjunkie » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:25 pm

A well done job getting all the elements blended together Dave. Nicely thought out and composed…what jumped out at me was the hood reflections in such a desolate area..

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Post by minniev » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:29 pm

davechinn wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:47 pm
This is a composite I stared the other day and decided that it's time for me to stop before I make matters worse. The main subject is a 1948-50 Dodge truck take here locally recently. I didn't know the exact year and after doing a Google search, the years I specified is as close I can come. The background roadway is Route 66 near the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. The Route 66 sign is a painting on the street in Winslow, Arizona. Peace sign guy was from Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco, California and of course, the goofy one taken at the Petrified Forest. All except the truck are fro 2015.

I wanted to add more elements but didn't want to clutter things up and creating chaos. Thoughts, opinions and or feedback welcomed.
Dave
I know exactly what you mean about having to stop before making it worse!

I have looked this one over and can't find anything to advise changing. It is an excellent composite, and all the elements have been shaped and colored and shadowed to fit each other and the whole. The muted color palette is an excellent choice (I think if I would settle for more mutedness I'd avoid some troubles I bring upon myself). It gives the piece a decidedly Fine Art look. One of my favorite of your composites!
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Post by PietFrancke » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:07 am

It is awesome Dave, my only suggestion would be to remove the blueish color from the sky above the truck.

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Post by davechinn » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:30 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:25 pm
A well done job getting all the elements blended together Dave. Nicely thought out and composed…what jumped out at me was the hood reflections in such a desolate area..

Yea, I didn't miss the refection on the hood Frank, I just ignored it. Blending all the elements into one photo is definitely a challenge. Thanks for your comments, much appreciated.
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Post by davechinn » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:40 pm

minniev wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:29 pm
davechinn wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:47 pm
This is a composite I stared the other day and decided that it's time for me to stop before I make matters worse. The main subject is a 1948-50 Dodge truck take here locally recently. I didn't know the exact year and after doing a Google search, the years I specified is as close I can come. The background roadway is Route 66 near the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. The Route 66 sign is a painting on the street in Winslow, Arizona. Peace sign guy was from Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco, California and of course, the goofy one taken at the Petrified Forest. All except the truck are fro 2015.

I wanted to add more elements but didn't want to clutter things up and creating chaos. Thoughts, opinions and or feedback welcomed.
Dave
I know exactly what you mean about having to stop before making it worse!

I have looked this one over and can't find anything to advise changing. It is an excellent composite, and all the elements have been shaped and colored and shadowed to fit each other and the whole. The muted color palette is an excellent choice (I think if I would settle for more mutedness I'd avoid some troubles I bring upon myself). It gives the piece a decidedly Fine Art look. One of my favorite of your composites!

Thanks for the positive comments Minnie !!! With that, it's encouraging for me to add more elements, or maybe start a new one. The muted color palette is something I have been experimenting with and have found it takes a certain image to pull it off to be satisfactory. Glad this becomes one of your favorites of mine. I don't get that compliment very often.
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Post by davechinn » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:47 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:07 am
It is awesome Dave, my only suggestion would be to remove the blueish color from the sky above the truck.

Thanks Piet !!! I thought about replacing the clouds/sky altogether, but decided against that issue. However, I did go back and made an attempt to warm up the clouds/sky slightly. Actually everything in the composite except the truck. I wanted to leave it as much blue as possible. I appreciate the suggestion.
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