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Today I had a couple of hours between tasks and decided to play a game with myself. I whirled through the old LR catalog and clicked on a random image with the idea that I would have to then make something out of it.

So here it is.
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love this... I would consider killing the flock, they are too "fly" like and in my opinion hurt the raw simplicity of the image. Also, for balancing purposes, I'd move the right boat just a little so that it isn't so close to the edge of the frame. Love the mood of this, What a Moon!! Yes, the moon, is it too sharp for the fog? think about lowering it's contrast even more.

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PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:50 pm
love this... I would consider killing the flock, they are too "fly" like and in my opinion hurt the raw simplicity of the image. Also, for balancing purposes, I'd move the right boat just a little so that it isn't so close to the edge of the frame. Love the mood of this, What a Moon!! Yes, the moon, is it too sharp for the fog? think about lowering it's contrast even more.
Thanks Piet! I can make "less" of the moon easily. I ran it through a Topaz paint filter because it was deadly sharp, but can fuzz it up more.

Yeah, that boat needs to move. I had a big road paver parked right at the edge or I'd have given it more room when I shot. I dunno about swatting my flies though, you know me and the UnBirds... :)
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then make them a bit more foggy, the ones above the trees seem okay but the moon ones are too stand outish for the scene....not much too say after Piet puts in 2 cents.....well done minniev.

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minniev wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:58 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:50 pm
love this... I would consider killing the flock, they are too "fly" like and in my opinion hurt the raw simplicity of the image. Also, for balancing purposes, I'd move the right boat just a little so that it isn't so close to the edge of the frame. Love the mood of this, What a Moon!! Yes, the moon, is it too sharp for the fog? think about lowering it's contrast even more.
Thanks Piet! I can make "less" of the moon easily. I ran it through a Topaz paint filter because it was deadly sharp, but can fuzz it up more.

Yeah, that boat needs to move. I had a big road paver parked right at the edge or I'd have given it more room when I shot. I dunno about swatting my flies though, you know me and the UnBirds... :)
unbirds are fine, but perhaps put them into a formation or add more to other places. Currently, they a like flies circling a pile.. I mean, they are all at that boat - I guess they could be after caught fish.. About the moon, yeah, dim/blur it more. BUT there is something magical about it's luminance. Perhaps fade the craters by removing their darkness - it becomes more of a glowing orb, less of a super-sharp moon.

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A lot of great suggestions. For the sharpness of the moon you can look to the trees for a clue to how blurry it should be. Additionally, consider adding a halo around it. Moonlight in fog would illuminate the fog around it.

There is definitely a surreal and whimsical feel to this image. The moon absolutely makes it.
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Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:44 pm
then make them a bit more foggy, the ones above the trees seem okay but the moon ones are too stand outish for the scene....not much too say after Piet puts in 2 cents.....well done minniev.
I'll work on the unbirds..
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PietFrancke wrote:
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unbirds are fine, but perhaps put them into a formation or add more to other places. Currently, they a like flies circling a pile.. I mean, they are all at that boat - I guess they could be after caught fish.. About the moon, yeah, dim/blur it more. BUT there is something magical about it's luminance. Perhaps fade the craters by removing their darkness - it becomes more of a glowing orb, less of a super-sharp moon.
I am fooling with a guassian blur on the moon. I thought about making it darker but not sure yet. I am not trying to make it look real, it is a semi fantasy creation anyway.
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Duck wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:49 am
A lot of great suggestions. For the sharpness of the moon you can look to the trees for a clue to how blurry it should be. Additionally, consider adding a halo around it. Moonlight in fog would illuminate the fog around it.

There is definitely a surreal and whimsical feel to this image. The moon absolutely makes it.
Surreal and whimsical is what I like to do most!

I've overlaid another moon that's blurred, and another blurred light circle to try and blend it a bit better. The halo is so far eluding me though I love the idea.
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minniev wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:43 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:21 pm


unbirds are fine, but perhaps put them into a formation or add more to other places. Currently, they a like flies circling a pile.. I mean, they are all at that boat - I guess they could be after caught fish.. About the moon, yeah, dim/blur it more. BUT there is something magical about it's luminance. Perhaps fade the craters by removing their darkness - it becomes more of a glowing orb, less of a super-sharp moon.
I am fooling with a guassian blur on the moon. I thought about making it darker but not sure yet. I am not trying to make it look real, it is a semi fantasy creation anyway.
I like your brightness of it (though perhaps just a little warmer to match the atmosphere - but even then, there is magic to the color/brightness you currently have). I would just lower the contrast (so that the craters become lighter - probably you wouldn't be able to see the craters too much). Good luck with the halo - should be very cool.

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