Legs Up at the Lighthouse Statue - created by Drivenslush


Legs Up at the Lighthouse Statue
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(327 days ago)

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avatar BWR
BWR says:

There is some real bad white fringing on the far right leg and some on top of the other, probably from a poor cut out. Those blown out highlight areas on the legs are real bad. There is also a ton or jpg atficats everywhere. Very apparent in the clouds, around the shoes, legs, and lighthouse. I don't know why you made this so small or what jpg setting you used, but you need to crank it up a whole lot more.

author says:

Sorry, I print an actual photo when I make a chop, and I review the image as if it appears in a magazine or on a postcard handout. (I did magazine ads for over 15 years for the art gallery I managed) and I always reviewed prints in their physical form.

When reviewed on a high resolution screen (any thing over 2 feet viewing area) of COURSE imperfections will show up. On a 5 inch ad placed next to a vogue ad, I was never concerned with ghosting... force of habit. My bad. The "real bad white fringing" really looks great in the final print, but I always forget that the digital view creates back lighting when viewed on a computer monitor is TOTALLY different then the ink print and since I usually always work in the physical world (book prints, postcard hand outs, sports posters and banners, presentation handouts)I always used my final print out of the printer as my guide.

As to the size of the image, I always send my clients the image to their iPhones/iPads and any image over 4mb disrupt their systems, or I would get "I can't see the whole image" so I got into the habit of shrinking the final image down to a size their smaller viewing area could accommodate.

I have to disagree with your "TON of jpg atficats" (I'm sure it's spelled artifacts but you must have discovered a new word) but then again I could be wrong. The blurring and crunchy edging looks awesome in the print version. Then again that's what happens when you work with the public.

When you work with physical prints the outcome is completely different then what you see on an HDR screen. A fact I do know of, but it never really helped me with clients. All they want to see is what the finished product looks like, and they never want to see the work involved.

(326 days ago)


avatar BWR
BWR says:

Us Photoshoppers can see imperfections in an instant. We also have Photographers on this site who have just as good, or better, eyes than we do, and they too may be judging your art. The contest calls for an image up to 3500 X 3500 so you may as well take advantage of that. Your image is 1500 X 1000 and will have to be scaled UP in order accommodate even the lowest resolution desktop monitor they sell today - which is 1920 X 1080. This scaling by itself will add noise, blur, etc, and make the image look worse. In other words, when "we" (the judges) look at it, we are seeing it all messed up looking. In these contest people don't know or care about the reasons you may be using to make your images smaller. We just look at it and determine how well it looks to us.

While you did fix a great deal of noise, there still is "copious" amounts of it left. You did lessen the yucky fringing on the legs, by a lot, but it is still "glaringly" obvious. Now trust me, I am not getting critical here at all. These things that I am pointing out are very obvious. I can and do get very critical when critiquing images, but that is not what I am doing now. These things are still very recognizable, distinct, evident, and clear as a bell.

https://image.ibb.co/eyeuHe/yucky_statue.jpg

author says:

Sorry, I don't know how to talk to you, you kind of remind me of my ex boyfriend, he always had something negative to say in such a passive aggressive manner that I would sometimes feel like I'd just been hit in the head with a sledgehammer followed by tons of hugs.. hehehe

Take your "yucky" statue jpg and embrace that fact that you went in with your talent to demean someone in such a pleasant manner and rejoice. Your a smarty and I'm a dummy.. rejoice... Now trust me, I am not getting critical here at all. I'm just pointing out things that are very obvious. hehehe

Nothing will ever be up to your "standard" unless it looks like something you made, and I get that. I've lived it my whole life. Your technical brilliance is amazing but your communication skills are that of an alligator coming on a hooked fish. I'm caught on the hook and you have all the power.

Though it is quite a giggle that you took time out of your busy day to get out your red pen and slaughter my creation... hehehe

Thank you for your attention in this creation, but I can see there is NO WAY I could ever equal your excellence, so why even try. You're asking me to thread a needle when I'm trying to hoist the mast and I really don't care.

(326 days ago)


avatar BWR
BWR says:

I tried to help you. No need to come at me like that.

avatar still26
still26 says:

I am reading your dialogue with held breath and disbelief.

When you put an image up on any site you are inviting and hoping for sensible, honest critiques from fellow artists, these comments are put forth to help you grow as an artist, and you may disagree with some, agree with others, but when comments are received with grace civility ensues.

I come to you from the photography side and I am constantly bellyaching because the reviews on photography are few and far between. In effect, what I’m trying to say is that critiquing is a tool by which the giver and receiver both learn in an atmosphere of sharing and caring. It is a wonderful opportunity whereby all can learn; even I can learn something from the detailed review given to you.

This is not evident here with pejorative, demeaning, derisive, sarcastic words thrown with aplomb at a caring and very generous reviewer who took the time to highlight and point out discrepancies in your upload.

Even though photography is an art form and the final results are considered an artistic expression of your thoughts and ideas there is a very strong technical element and I agree with all that the reviewer has stated whether viewed in print, high resolution, blown up to a squigillion pixels, scaled up or scaled down, the errors, artifacts, blow outs are clearly seen.

I for one, am very grateful for this in-depth review given by a caring teacher, a top-notch photo chopper for through his gracious and generous teaching I have learned something that I will apply to my work.

Thank you both......to the author for your creative vision which is both unique and capricious and for stimulating my gray cells and to the reviewer for your in-depth, clear and constructive critique, I appreciate both of you.

avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

I liked this one and hoped it would get a better vote... And I like also all the litterature it caused, which shows that artists can be touchy, or generous, or talented, or different, or all that at the same time... different but never indifferent

author says:

hehehe... if voting mattered to me that would be important I guess LOL.. .though my expectations weren't very high to begin with when I'm told it's real bad (twice), blown out highlights, and yucky, so I'm happy with what I got I guess I'm just not that creative hehehe

(322 days ago)


author says:

hehehe... if voting mattered to me that would be important I guess LOL.. .though my expectations weren't very high to begin with when I'm told it's real bad (twice), blown out highlights, and yucky, so I'm happy with what I got I guess I'm just not that creative hehehe

(322 days ago)


Zizounai says:

I have noticed several times that high votes are not always related to talent. Art appreciation is such a subjective matter, it varies with periods and places Your talent is unique, you are one of my underground heroes, and this is a compliment

(322 days ago)


author says:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwVqOs3Aess

(322 days ago)


Zizounai says:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tgcc5V9Hu3g

(322 days ago)


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