Day at the River - created by lvstealth


Day at the River
Favs: 2SBS: 4Hi-resRank: 3/15Score: 56% (25)8176 views

(5 years and 2077 days ago)

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avatar Tuckinator

wow i love this 1

author says:

Thanks Tuckinator!

avatar RattsSSV
RattsSSV says:

you must have put a lot of time into this. great job.

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Widiar says:

Pretty nice work, but the leftt side dark and big boulder doesn't fit into the perspective here very well. There is also a slight problem with the scale of the people when compared to each other. Walking kids and the one fishing could use a slight shadow, you can use the rock shadows as a guide, where the light comes from. To make it even more realistic, you could cast some shadows from the big bushes and trees on the left side of the river bank. (There is also a minor masking error on the left side of the cycling path.

author says:

i got rid of the bad boulder. put some shading and shadow on the kids and the fishing kid and fixed the masking boo-boo. but i gotta go to sleep now. i will try to address the rest tomorrow, if work and school permit before the deadline. Widiar, i do appreciate your comments, i really do. but i was so deflated (it is ok, i recover fast and you are right about what you say) in hearing them. I think when i work so long on these things i quit seeing them till you are good enough to point them out. then it is like a sore thumb... sticking right out - blaring at me! but, i do want to thank you for taking your time and giving it a good look over.

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Widiar says:

Already a lot better with the out of perspective rock removed. You could have blended it in with perspective tool and shadows perhaps, but takes a lot of skill and times, so obviously better choice if you're busy on your life (aren't we all). I'm glad you appreciate my comments and suggestions. And I know how you feel.I think we all sometimes (even best of us) make a picture for hours, then send it with full excitement, how good we did.. waiting some praise and then someone comes and tells how obvious flaws we missed.It is always a good thing to give the image "a rest" and take a new look with fresh eyes and mind.

But it's the whole point of this site I think.. to learn, give and take tips and improve our skills. Would be utterly boring to see 100 perfect chops every night with nothing to say but 'Awesome work dude!111' ..

author says:

Widiar, you are so right!!! I have been learning photoshop since january this year, each time i enter, i learn something (some lessons are harder than others!!!) one thing i have learned is that i love it! and another is that no matter how hard the critique is to take - no comments at all is much harder to take!

avatar erathion
erathion says:

In high resolution u have big light source issue author...people in the water are in the total sun,and in your image there is no sun anywhere...also u could blend boy on the rocks a bit more,to change his color.Change mode to CMYK and play a bit with curves...i would ton a down magenta for sure.People are to big for the rest of the image,and they need some shadows...Sorry for the nit picks but idea is very nice and this could be good entry...good luck

author says:

There is sun where they are, the coloration of the water is the depth (in real life - look at the original in the sbs, note the trees close right no shade in the water, if you look over at the trailer on the far left the sun is directly overhead and the shadow is directly under it.) although even if you were to assume it were the trees the girl is to this side in full sun. i will work on the boy, thanks for the tip. i used some shading as widiar suggested on the kids and the fishing kid. as for the sizes i used the rocks on the beach right by the swimmers to get the size right, and the same for the others. i then used vanishing points to verify them with the distant ones. i also used the items in the original (to the far left) to verify so i have to gently disagree with you on size.

please dont apologize for the nit-picks, it is good that you took your time and looked so thoroughly at this piece. i truly thank you for your comments (and your comments are why i now take the time and such extreme measures to actually measure the people and the perspective now.) my next attempt i will add the steps taken to measure out things to my sbs,

avatar erikuri
erikuri says:

Interesting image. But background image (river, running course) is cloudy, and fishing boy too. Given source and kids in the water are lit by sun.

author says:

hey erikuri! thanks for your comments. (btw... loved your "screwdriver"!!!!}

avatar Lelaina
Lelaina says:

Congrats for your third place!

avatar nasirkhan
nasirkhan says:

Congrats! for your 3rd place.

avatar chakra1985

Congrats!!!

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