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Oct 10, 2008 00:57 |  #1

This is what you get when you decide to stretch your photoshop muscles at midnight. :lol:

I posed this in the Wildlife area, but after a day to think about it, I think it better fits this area if POTN. :)

So, what do you think? Was I able to give this merge enough realism to not look like two shots slapped together?

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Here are the two originals.

The valley is a portion of the Mt. Hood National Forest taken shortly after/before a rain storm.

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Due to the difference in lighting directions and locations, the entire blending process took just over four hours.. ;)

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Oct 10, 2008 01:07 |  #2

I can see the effort you went to Beau, but for my money the lighting on the original nikon, sorry Dinosaur, makes the task too hard for us mortals. Valiant attempt and kept you entertained for 4 hours so its worth it.


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Oct 10, 2008 01:11 |  #3

Eeeek, it's the Economic Stimulus Bill devouring Oregon......

Actually a pretty good job. The edges look quite good except on the belly of the beast. The transition to black looks pasted on to me. I'm not sure how you could transition the light there for more realism.


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Eeeek, it's the Economic Stimulus Bill devouring Oregon......

Actually a pretty good job. The edges look quite good except on the belly of the beast. The transition to black looks pasted on to me. I'm not sure how you could transition the light there for more realism.

Yea, I see that. In the full version, you can see the motion blur there much better - it is all but gone at this size. I may have to revamp the blur a bit in order to fix that - have it go from NW to SE rather then the E to W that I chose the first time around :)


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Oct 10, 2008 09:10 as a reply to  @ Beau Hudspeth's post |  #5

Speaking as a former Imagery Analyst for a second,
You have an overcast day, and yet have harsh shadows on the beast, indicating a sunny day, use less shadowing on the beast, make it more subtle. The orginal picture of the beast is closer to how it should be, just tone it down a bit for the overcast, darken up the mouth and then blend it in with the scene.

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Oct 10, 2008 16:27 |  #6

Longwatcher wrote in post #6471591 (external link)
Speaking as a former Imagery Analyst for a second,
You have an overcast day, and yet have harsh shadows on the beast, indicating a sunny day, use less shadowing on the beast, make it more subtle. The original picture of the beast is closer to how it should be, just tone it down a bit for the overcast, darken up the mouth and then blend it in with the scene.

Just my opinion,

I looked at it that way but did not like the results.

The attempt was to make the area look like there are sporadic clouds with patches of sky where the sun is shining through - hence the really bright areas on the trees. And here, in Oregon, that happens a TON. You can be standing in a rain shower and 50' to your right the sun is shining. Really odd stuff. It is in one of those shiny spots where the dino is running through. Unfortunately, that look is hard to pull off in a still. ;)


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Oct 10, 2008 23:29 |  #7

I like it, it's fun :)


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Oct 10, 2008 23:47 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #8

The Dinosaur's are back? LOL good skills dude.




  
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Oct 11, 2008 05:26 |  #9

tim wrote in post #6475440 (external link)
I like it, it's fun :)

Thanks!

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The Dinosaur's are back? LOL good skills dude.

Yep .. they are back .. and p'd off! :lol:


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