Gun battle - created by hsbee


Gun battle
Favs: 0SBS: 5Hi-resRank: 5/15Score: 55.8% (19)20083 views

EDIT: corrected lighting in the sky... (5 years and 2270 days ago)

6 Sources:

avatar DanLundberg

Creative viewpoint for a gunfight scene. Innovative idea to fashion the far guy using snowboard dude as the base. Shadows are an issue, however. Far guy's shadow is totally unrealistic; for example, his feet can't cast a shadow in every direction like they're surrounded by some sort of black glow. The near guy appears to be lit by a fairly strong light from the left. Far guy's shadow and highlighting should conform to that. Ditto for other elements in the scene.

avatar Alan2641
Alan2641 says:

nice idea -- only one small thing the hat looks more like Crocodile Dundee than the Wild west

author says:

@Dan: Thanks a ton.. I was initially confused on the source of light in my BG and so eventually decided to be done with a dull midday shadow right under his feet.. Now I hope that I have made the shadow for the second guy correctly..Please correct me if I am still a disaster..

@Alan: Thank you for your comment.. i tried looking up the difference between the two hats.. i see some differences but I couldnt identify which one this is.. I removed the cable around his neck.. am not sure if this makes it more West ..

avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

I find the edges of the man's shadow a bit too hard, you may want to blur it a bit to blend it more into the background.
Great idea for a West scene!

avatar thefinalcut

Great idea, I am thinking that there should be a lot more shadow under the hat of the first guy as the light would be coming from above and not from the side. Especially at the back of his head. Good luck!

avatar DanLundberg

I think the shadow is much better now, although Akassa might have a point about its edges. Now that Alan mentions it, the hat does seem more Australian outback than American west., but I'm willing to overlook that.

author says:

@ Akassa: Thank you.. I hope i have not overdone the blur now ..

@thefinalcut : Thank you for your comment.. I see it as a late evening scene (Long shadows).. Although at first sight I felt the shadows were wrong too, when i thought about it, I feel the shadows are pretty okay under the hat.. I hope the rest of voters feel the same too.. Thanks again for the time

avatar erathion
erathion says:

Overall look of the image is just fabulous...but u have here few lighting and shadow issues...if we imagine that is brightest spot is the sky is sun or light source,then the shadow of the distanced guy should be totally opposite from the position like its now...other thing,u should make his front part,shirt and the pants darker and make some highlights on the edges...Sorry for my nit picks author,but this image have lots of potential and would be shame that u don't use that...best of luck

author says:

thanks erathion.. If you see the source image, the bright spot is probably not the sun (clean blue sky near the spot) ... I guess it should have been some lens effect and I guess it has become too obvious after applying some filters.. I will tone that bright spot further down to make sure it does not appear to be the sun..
I prefer my work to be criticized for details rather than just being ignored Thanks again...

avatar sathya
sathya says:

nice but ....

avatar DYNOSSAURUS

I liked... It's cool... congratulations...

avatar Tuckinator

love it!

Howdie stranger!
If you want to rate this picture or participate in this contest, just:

LOGIN HERE or REGISTER FOR FREE


Wild West Photoshop Contest


Showdown
Showdown
by
solkee
24041 views
- final score: 59.2%

Gun Fight
GunFight
by
Nator
26159 views
- final score: 58.2%

Native American Beulah
NativeAmericanBeulah
by
Drivenslush
20054 views
- final score: 57.9%

Trail of Tears
TrailofTears
by
artgirl1935
27822 views
- final score: 57.5%

Gun battle
Gunbattle
by
hsbee
20084 views
- final score: 55.8%

society makes its own enemy
societymakesitsownenemy
by
dekwid
10001 views
- final score: 55.5%

Early Morning Rendezvous
EarlyMorningRendezvous
by
artgirl1935
5713 views
- final score: 55.3%

wild west fight
wildwestfight
by
Glam0urGirl2007
10553 views
- final score: 54.7%

Sherif
Sherif
by
nasirkhan
5721 views
- final score: 54%

Deer Hunter
DeerHunter
by
Drivenslush
5944 views
- final score: 54%

truely, madly american legend
truelymadlyamericanlegend
by
dekwid
4140 views
- final score: 53.9%

Al Cody & Sam - A Legacy
AlCodyampSamALegacy
by
pearlie
5749 views
- final score: 52.9%

Boys will be boys..
Boyswillbeboys
by
rikigoft
8273 views
- final score: 52.8%

ghost rider
ghostrider
by
jack2
6122 views
- final score: 52.3%

WESTERN
WESTERN
by
DYNOSSAURUS
6001 views
- final score: 50.9%

Howdie Guest!
You need to be logged in to rate this entry and participate in the contests!

LOGIN HERE or REGISTER FOR FREE