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longside1 Apr 16, 2010 2:53 AM

Snow Globe - Critique Required
 
Hi guys,

Hope you're all well, I haven't posted in ages as have been busy with various projects and stuff.

Anyway, just finished this shot which is to be used on an album cover:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/...f14ced9f_b.jpg

Would love to hear your thoughts :-)

Thanks,

Bynx Apr 16, 2010 3:19 AM

The hands look like a prop. The dirt doesnt look 'natural'. And the dirt doesnt look like dirt but some kind of soot powder which has been applied.

longside1 Apr 16, 2010 3:48 AM

Hi Bynx, thanks for the feedback. Tjhe hand does look unnatural but that is largely a result of teh post processing and is a look that client was after.

Re: the dirt, oil, facepaint and soot was used to add a grimy effect.

musket Apr 16, 2010 3:48 AM

Macabre ...Dr Demento play-list to go along with it ? http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeZftK2kO6U


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIUZbA1bxnE


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Bynx Apr 16, 2010 7:56 AM

Dont know why they would want a fake dirty look, but if you reshoot for any reason make sure the dirt gets right into the nails, all around and in every nook and cranny. Coal miners have fingernails which never come clean. Also sweat from the hard work will make the dirt smear. Just my suggestions for a more natural and honest look.

Ordo Apr 16, 2010 8:05 AM

Amazing. Is this a pick for an album cover really? A great job full of readigns. The dirt doesn't bother me at all as it's secondary to the story.

longside1 Apr 16, 2010 8:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ordo (Post 1080707)
Amazing. Is this a pick for an album cover really? A great job full of readigns. The dirt doesn't bother me at all as it's secondary to the story.

Thanks Ordo, yes, this image will be used as an album cover!

Wintershooter Apr 16, 2010 10:40 AM

I like this as an album cover, perhaps the fake dirty look that bynx mentions is meant to imply the person has done something wrong, holding the delicate snow globe in hands that usually don't get that dirty.

Walter C Apr 16, 2010 10:58 AM

For what? Pedophiles' Greatest Hits? Creepy if you ask me.

Hards80 Apr 16, 2010 12:45 PM

I think the contrast of the soot covered hand and the innocence of the snow globe is quite nice, and you did a good job with it, i think it should work nicely.

Could you selectively sharpen the girls in the snow globe a bit more though, the softness distracts me compared to the hand.


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