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choeschen Mar 16, 2005 1:23 PM

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This is something I did after helping tswen with the US Flag post. I merged two different pictures together and did some lighting effects on the flag. Let me know if you thinkthis can be improved upon.



randy o Mar 17, 2005 6:36 PM

Do something with the pole, loose it or replace it. I like the idea but the pole detracts from the nice job you did.

Randy

RodneyBlair Mar 17, 2005 6:46 PM

Looks good, but I'd like to see a bit more contrast on the background image.

Rodney

choeschen Mar 18, 2005 8:52 AM

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I removed the flag pole and adjusted the contrast. How does it look now?



randy o Mar 18, 2005 9:51 AM

Much better, another thought, add a touch of the gold from the fireworks to the flag, like it is picking up a reflection, I think it would add a bit of drama to an otherwise excellent photo.

choeschen Mar 18, 2005 10:11 AM

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This I have done when I added the lighting effect. I choose the color from the fireworks and also placed the light sources at the center of the blasts (the one you can see and two other blasts were behind the flag on the upper right side.) Do you think it could use more gold too it? Here is the orginal shot of the flag so you can compare:



RodneyBlair Mar 18, 2005 11:45 AM

choeschen wrote:
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I removed the flag pole and adjusted the contrast. How does it look now?
I think the removal of the flag pole now makes this look like a PhotoShop manipulated image. Before, it looked like you actually caputured the flag with fireworks in the scene.

The contrast adjustment looks good.

Rodney

choeschen Mar 18, 2005 11:50 AM

RodneyBlair wrote:
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choeschen wrote:
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I removed the flag pole and adjusted the contrast. How does it look now?
I think the removal of the flag pole now makes this look like a PhotoShop manipulated image. Before, it looked like you actually caputured the flag with fireworks in the scene.

The contrast adjustment looks good.

Rodney
I am torn between the two looks, I do see how it does make it look PSed without the flag pole but also I can see the advantages of not having it in the picture.

photosbyvito Mar 18, 2005 12:14 PM

woah choeschen

this is awesome dude!!

hmm...i think some rim lighting on the pole would help tie it in...but your work with the gold light on the flag is fabulous!

oh, yeah, i think the pole is necessary to keep this looking "real"...

Vito

creeduk Mar 18, 2005 1:31 PM

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I made this comment on your other post of this (http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=55)

It looks GREAT , but I think a slight transparency would add to it feeling in place. I agree with Rodney that the pole should stay. I was thinking something like this one (this was done in a few minutes at work so the quality is notpoor, just designed to show the concept)


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