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Posted on 22/05/22 1:11:17 PM
michael sinclair
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Re: Challenge 908: Free the dolphins
I liked Denis's second entry so much that I was curious as to how it would look if I had done it. I think the jury is still out.

The first image is from Denis, and the second is the "messed-up" version from me.





Posted on 22/05/22 1:13:27 PM
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Re: Challenge 908: Free the dolphins
triple post




Posted on 22/05/22 3:13:28 PM
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Don't apologise Loyd: keep em coming.


Okay, at least one more...





Posted on 22/05/22 7:54:32 PM
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Re: Challenge 908: Free the dolphins
Very pretty Loyd

Something of an experiment:




Posted on 23/05/22 10:05:08 AM
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Re: Challenge 908: Free the dolphins
michael sinclair wrote:
I liked Denis's second entry so much that I was curious as to how it would look if I had done it. I think the jury is still out.

The first image is from Denis, and the second is the "messed-up" version from me.


I am afraid that in my case the jury is no longer out and has returned a verdict of guilty!

Dennis' original image is a quite astonishingly accomplished piece of work which, above all, looks completely real.

The new version looks grainy, noisy and has undesirable white fringing around the ship and its rigging in particular. It's starting to look like a not very clean cutout. As ever with your re-makes the shadows are suffering from loss of density and are starting to look 'dirty'.

What I find most disturbing is that it looks so obviously post processed and that is trampling on it's remarkably lifelike aspect. It lacks completely the conviction of the original.

Sorry Michael. We have very different tastes here. I really don't mean to sound negative, but, if you put 'em up, then I think that leaves us free to comment.

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Posted on 23/05/22 10:08:11 AM
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Your 'experiment' is most intriguing Michael. The effect I often dislike and just criticised in your re-make of Dennis' image is extremely interesting here. It makes the sea look like an animated steel engraving. It's odd and unnatural but I find it rather lovely

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Posted on 23/05/22 10:39:49 AM
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Re: Challenge 908: Free the dolphins
Why? Well for no other reason than these are the images that came up in my searches.



Posted on 23/05/22 12:40:57 PM
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Ant - Nicely done, the 'bucking' dolphin ride is a great touch.

Posted on 23/05/22 2:28:13 PM
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Oh no David you've shot the "Red Baron" [ created over ten years ago] out of the sky.

Seriously, very well-put critique that isn't predicated on a vague opinion. You have provided me with valuable feedback--thanks.





Posted on 23/05/22 2:33:54 PM
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Re: Challenge 908: Free the dolphins
David, I thought it would be prudent (for both of us) to show you the original "big wave" scene and my consequent enhancement of recolouring.









Posted on 23/05/22 3:34:55 PM
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Re: Challenge 908: Free the dolphins
Here's my third entry...enjoy David.

STATIC



Posted on 23/05/22 5:19:11 PM
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I like your waves Michael, I really wish that I had thought of 'surfing' dolphins...



Posted on 23/05/22 5:31:39 PM
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Re: Challenge 908: Free the dolphins
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Here's my third entry...enjoy David.

STATIC



There's something very satisfying about that Michael. Can't quite put my finger on why, but I really like it.

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Posted on 23/05/22 5:36:03 PM
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Why? Well for no other reason than these are the images that came up in my searches.


What? You searched for Dolphin and up popped our Nigel?

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Posted on 23/05/22 5:37:48 PM
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Re: Challenge 908: Free the dolphins
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michael sinclair wrote:
Here's my third entry...enjoy David.

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There's something very satisfying about that Michael. Can't quite put my finger on why, but I really like it.


On second look I think it's something to do with the way the curve of the dolphins echoes the waves behind them. It all fits together.

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Posted on 23/05/22 7:28:57 PM
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Re: Challenge 908: Free the dolphins
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Ant Snell wrote:
Why? Well for no other reason than these are the images that came up in my searches.


What? You searched for Dolphin and up popped our Nigel?


No, he popped when searching for "eating fish and chips" as he would if I had searched "drinking bear"

Posted on 24/05/22 07:47:21 AM
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..... as he would if I had searched "drinking bear"


And a few other terms less suitable for a respectable forum.

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Posted on 24/05/22 4:33:37 PM
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Re: Challenge 908: Free the dolphins
Interesting effect Loyd.

A convoluted and very time-consuming affair where each alternate frame (30 frames) had each row of waves higher or lower--phew!

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Posted on 25/05/22 00:17:22 AM
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All of my plans for this week have been delayed due to heavy rain and flooding... now going into the third straight day, I've had little else to do other than fool around with dolphins.



Posted on 25/05/22 07:29:38 AM
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Wow, that is so cool Lloyd. Well done.

Thanks for the kind words everybody. There's some very interesting entries this week.

I'm intrigued with Michael's texturized version of my sailing ship. Had I posted the 72 dpi version as well as the 96 dpi, you could have done a pointillist version to... David's spot on with his comments. The sun is just out of view. In 15 meters sailing time, the ship will be silhouetted by the sun.

Thinking about silhouettes, I had this idea of a mermaid freeing the dolphin's soul from it's confines. A bit out of my wheel house but here goes...




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