Reflections - created by arca


Reflections
Favs: 13SBS: 18Hi-resRank: 1/15Score: 61.9% (35)6501 views

Thanks to stock provider Auroradreams for all figures in the image. The Seascape is by mqtrf from last weeks Wild Sea contest.

Window photo is my own - see SBS

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avatar erathion
erathion says:

Fabulous piece author...Its shame about the last week contest,this one would be 1st without any doubt...GL

avatar Mad
Mad says:

This is an amazing piece with a lot of detail and work put into it. My only issue is with the perspective of the furthest rocks (top right) which somehow feels wrong in relation to the perspective of the lady at the window. But I still love this to bits!

author says:

@Mad Funny you should mention that. It has been bothering me too so I have been working on it. Tried a variety of different layouts and I think this one is the best. Hard perspective on this piece. Thanks for the great observation and comment.

@erathion Yeah it was too bad I did not get it finished in time but just too many little details and not enough time. Thank you so much for the comment.

avatar lolu
lolu says:

Fabulous work !

avatar steed
steed says:

nice image ,GL

avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

I really love entries like these. Thought provoking and well done. Just great!

avatar hazem
hazem says:

SO SWEET ,GOOD LUCK

avatar hereisanoop

Beautiful entry...,the excecution is so realistic.., Good luck author...

avatar EmiK
EmiK says:

I like your step 12, a really good tip. I am impressed with the all the detail here, you've really thought of everything. Her reflection in the window is perfect, just barely there, like it should be. A very powerful image with the girl on the edge of the rocks like this. Touching........

author says:

Thanks all!

avatar greymval
greymval says:

Bravos, words cannot express! Stunning work.

I have a question about step 16: by Non desctructive.. you mean dodge/burn in the high pass layer / making another gray layer / using simple white/black brushes with layer blending or how? Feeling noob-ish here.

author says:

@greymval - ur not a noob just poor SBS explaning on my part You can do the dodge and burn either in a new layer (see below for direction for that) or If you are using the High Pass layer to sharpen (which is what I usually use it for) I sometimes do some Dodge and Burn work in that layer (and neutrilizing the sharpening where it is too strong). I don't usually do a lot of D&B there but when I only have a little to do I will utilize the High Pass layer rather than create another layer. (NOTE: High pass layer and neutral gray layers are both set on Soft Light Blend mode).

Direction for a Non Destructive Dodge and Burn layer (no HIgh Pass layers were harmed in these instructions)
You create a new layer (hold Alt key - click on the Create new layer icon - bottom layers palette>in new layers window pick Soft Light blend mode and check the Fill with Soft-Light neutral colour (50%grey) box). This will create a layer that can be used to Burn (using Blacks & Darker grays or Dodge (using White and lighter grays).

avatar Drivenslush

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem ....

Well actually.. There is a rose in Spanish Edge-of-a-Cliff and OMG if she opens that window she's going to fall and go boom.. and wait till she get her hands on that girl IN THE WHITE Night gown wondering around on all those sharp rocks... EEEEEEKKKKKKKK

(couldn't resist author.. LOLOLOL)

Very wonderful image, has that whole should be hanging in a castle feel

author says:

@ slushy

Actually it is more Heather on the Scottish lowlands .... and she has no intention of following her sister ... she is the sensible one (or restrained or sane or less crazy depending on your point of view)

avatar Drivenslush

Heather Does the Scottish Lowlands? ..(oh I'm bad.. I'm really really bad) smooch and FLEE

author says:

Flee, fi, fo, fum ... I see a slushy on the rum! (not a typo)! Mwwwhahahahah

avatar Drivenslush

Burp

avatar pixelkid
pixelkid says:

Congrats, Arca...a well deserved placement!

author says:

Thank you all so very much!!!! Big hug!

avatar Lelaina
Lelaina says:

Congrats for your first place, Arca! Lovely image!

avatar greymval
greymval says:

Congrats arca,awesomely made entry.

avatar RichieMB
RichieMB says:

Congrats for 1st

avatar mazanda
mazanda says:

Congrats for 1st

avatar ramesan
ramesan says:

congratulations...

avatar madamemonty

Congrats Arca another beautiful piece

avatar spaceranger

Congrats!!

avatar EmiK
EmiK says:

Congrats, you deserve it = )

avatar freejay
freejay says:

Beautiful work...congrants

avatar Chuck
Chuck says:

Nice job Congrats on 1st Place

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