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    Mistique

    It's still raining outside so I'm still playing around in my digital darkroom. This image was inspired by an art book I read in my accountant's office while waiting to have my taxes done. The artist (I forgot his name ) was very good but his thing was to put realistic objects in abstract settings. Using his concept I tried to use photography and photoshop to create an image with a bit of mystery and objects to suggest lines of thought without leading the viewer anywere in particular. I ended up liking it but it's not for everyone. Here, try this mushroom then look at it.....

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    Re: Mistique

    Very interesting work, Chuck. Being a guitarist myself, I kinda "dig" the elements you have incorporated here. Cheers!

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    Re: Mistique

    Thanks Jiro....the guitars seemed good to include as musical instruments evoke certain feelings. Both guitars are mine, my grandson is playing one.

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    Re: Mistique

    Chuck

    Good idea and well executed. I'm not so sure about the inclusion of the key. Maybe it's because it's too strong - if it was more faded? Or is it the angle it's at - sort of cutting across the frame?

    But I do like the concept and all the other elements in the image.

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    Re: Mistique

    Thank you Donald....I don't think it would hurt at all if I had faded the key a little more...I spent a lot of time playing with layer sequence, opacity, masking, etc. and ended up where I did. After I let it sit and cool off a little I may revisit the original and make such changes.

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    Re: Mistique

    I ilke what you did. It inspires me to shoot at the Martin factory which is very close to me.

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    Re: Mistique

    Quote Originally Posted by Njbowman View Post
    I ilke what you did. It inspires me to shoot at the Martin factory which is very close to me.
    Wow! That close to guitar Mecca!

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    Re: Mistique

    Yes it is about 5 miles from where I live. I have been there twice on tours but never with a camera. the local camera shop just had a photo class followed with a shot there.

    http://www.danscamera.com/martin-guitar/

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    Re: Mistique

    Nice....thanks for sharing.

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