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Aug 26, 2015 17:37 |  #1

T'was in a dream when it came to me...that's one version of this picture.

The truth is...I pick out a "subject" in the trinket section of the local Salvation Army Store
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Aug 27, 2015 07:45 |  #2

Looks like you're ready for Halloween. It's quite original. While it's technically underexposed, I think that's good. It contributes to the foreboding mood. Some would criticize a central composition. However, I don't see a favored side. A little tighter crop might help. See what you think.


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Aug 27, 2015 08:56 |  #3

Very cool concept :) Definitely underexposed, but as stated not necessarily a bad thing. It just makes it somewhat flat. Otherwise I quite like it!


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Aug 27, 2015 11:03 |  #4

I like it and think the exposure adds to the dreamy feel.


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Aug 27, 2015 12:07 |  #5

To be honest, I'm not as satisfied with the overall scene as what I wanted to be...
I had visions of a "Hansel & Gretel"/"Snow White" house floating in the clouds, but not this foreboding.
Any suggestions on an alternate "scene"?

FWIW...assuming the cloud scene, I shot it perched on a bed sheet.

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Aug 27, 2015 17:26 |  #6

I love it well done!


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Aug 27, 2015 19:00 |  #7

I like the idea , cheap prop and fun project. I think the clouds below have depth but the others look a little flat. Maybe make it look lived in by adding light to the windows, doors and porch light. Good job, Chris




  
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Aug 27, 2015 23:13 |  #8

That shot is great. I was thinking of "Hansel & Gretel" even before I read your second post. Perhaps brighten up the house just a tad ?


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Aug 30, 2015 12:30 |  #9

the the lighting on the house is too flat … meaning it is coming from all directions. If you wanted to reshoot it I would suggest trying one stronger light source and one weaker for fill.

i made a quick, and crude mask and adjusted the curves to show what might be gained from doing something like that. Having part of the house in shadow gives dimension to the object and makes it more real rather than like a drawing. I believe this would work whether you want it to be dark and dreary or more well lit and welcoming.

edit: oh yeah, i added a gradient in the upper right to show "the moon"


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Aug 30, 2015 12:34 |  #10

Your right, I was my bad that I neglected to consider the lighting in the host image.


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