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    Sun Worshipers

    A pair of mute swans enjoying February sunshine. The original, although colourful, had very busy water which distracted the eye from the dozing swans, hence the "artistic" treatment. Comments on this would be much appreciated.

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    Aperture: f/13.00 Exposure: 1/125s ISO: 100

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    Re: Sun Worshipers

    The whites of the swans look a little 'hot' and its a shame the reflection loses the head but its a good graphic image.

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    Hi Chris,

    Perhaps a bit of clockwise rotation needed?

    As you know, I'll have similar water and background problems, so the "artistic" treatment is something I'll have to try.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Sun Worshipers

    Thanks for you comments. I have applied a little clockwise rotation Dave. I think it is about right but difficult to find a reference point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Thanks for you comments. I have applied a little clockwise rotation Dave. I think it is about right but difficult to find a reference point.

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    Hi again Chris,

    By the criteria I apply to detect a twist, yes that looks spot on .... although, purely visually on composition, I wonder if just a tad more would help.

    Difficult one to assess, see if another opinion is forthcoming, or leave as is, I think.

    Hope that was helpful,

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    Re: Sun Worshipers

    Chris, is it OK if I do some editing on your image? It sure has a lot of potential to it. Kindly let me know so I can post it. Thanks.

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    Willie

    Only just seen your post so hence late reply. Yes please do have a shot at editing my image and thanks for asking.

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    Re: Sun Worshipers

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    Willie

    Only just seen your post so hence late reply. Yes please do have a shot at editing my image and thanks for asking.
    Thanks, Chris. Here is what I came up with.

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    Re: Sun Worshipers

    Hey Willie - that's a great interpretation. It's different to what I had in mind and perhaps the title should now be "Moon Worshippers" but great stuff..

    Thanks for having a go. I take it you added the night sky but am intrigued as to how you went about adding the swans reflections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Hey Willie - that's a great interpretation. It's different to what I had in mind and perhaps the title should now be "Moon Worshippers" but great stuff..

    Thanks for having a go. I take it you added the night sky but am intrigued as to how you went about adding the swans reflections.
    I was actually thinking the same thing after the edit. Now they look like moon worshipers. LOL! As for the reflections, I use a technique in photoshop that they call "using a displacement map." A bit complicated but with patience you can do it in no time.

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    Thanks Willie - I'll google "displacement mapping" and have a go - thanks for the info.

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