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    Just a play thing!

    This is what happens when i'm not happywith a photo that i'm working on.Gave it a mosaic texture.Don't know if this is acceptable here but i liked the end results.Feel free to C&C.

    Just a play thing!

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    Re: Just a play thing!

    Works for me, Ron. I like the effect and the colors of the fish.

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    Re: Just a play thing!

    I like it too, nice job.

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    Re: Just a play thing!

    Makes it look like one of those crazy jigsaw puzzles with a zillion pieces all the same shape.

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    Re: Just a play thing!

    Thanks Jiro and Steve.

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    Re: Just a play thing!

    Thanks Chris.

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    Re: Just a play thing!

    I like it, the mosaic seems to fit great with the picture.

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    Re: Just a play thing!

    Quote Originally Posted by FlurdtsFemale View Post
    I like it, the mosaic seems to fit great with the picture.
    Sorry it took so long to thank you Crystal.Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasbury View Post
    This is what happens when i'm not happywith a photo that i'm working on.Gave it a mosaic texture.
    I'm being serious here. If you are not happy with a shot (any shot) perhaps the best thing to do is to ask yourself how it can be improved in the camera, or by altering the conditions under which you shoot it. For example, a poor portrait shot might be improved by getting a better model, or perhaps by changing the location, or the lighting. I know there is a temptation (I do it myself, but not so often now) to take a short-cut and 'improve' a shot using plug-in filters and artistic techniques in Photoshop, but the more that you rely upon such techniques the longer it will take you to get it right in the first place.

    Note to self: (Don't be so preachy!)

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    Re: Just a play thing!

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    I'm being serious here. If you are not happy with a shot (any shot) perhaps the best thing to do is to ask yourself how it can be improved in the camera, or by altering the conditions under which you shoot it. For example, a poor portrait shot might be improved by getting a better model, or perhaps by changing the location, or the lighting. I know there is a temptation (I do it myself, but not so often now) to take a short-cut and 'improve' a shot using plug-in filters and artistic techniques in Photoshop, but the more that you rely upon such techniques the longer it will take you to get it right in the first place.

    Note to self: (Don't be so preachy!)
    Preach away Rob.I've been attempting to take photo's recently that don't require to much post processing to learn how to get it right in the camera.Feel free to speak your mind as that is why i am here on this forum,to learn from people such as yourself as to how to get it right the first time.Thanks for the comment and keep them coming.

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    Re: Just a play thing!

    Ron,

    While I concur with Rob's little sermon there, I do also have to agree with the others that I like the effect.

    However, I am curious of a couple things...

    1. What was it about the original photo that you were unhappy with? Whatever it was, I don't necessarily see it in the mosaic (or see it being fixed by the mosaic).

    2. Would you be willing to share the original? Perhaps then Preacher Rob can help teach how you could have improved it (I really think if he keeps it up, we might have to call him Preacher Rob all the time... hehe - you know I'm just kidding, Rob) Being serious though, I can see potential there, but I can also see problems... but I think right now they get glossed over because of the mosaic effect (which I guess is the desired effect - but while losing the problems, you also probably lose the good points).

    3. With the mosaic filter version, what do you think of making one of the koi (my vote is for the center bright yellow one) non-mosaic to give the image a very surreal feeling? So a real fish swimming among the mosaic... I don't know how well it would turn out, but in my head it looks cool...

    4. I'd personally go with a larger mosaic piece to help show the effect rather than it looking like a jigsaw like Chris said.

    - Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    Would you be willing to share the original? Perhaps then Preacher Rob can help teach how you could have improved it (I really think if he keeps it up, we might have to call him Preacher Rob all the time...
    No, please, no... I'll never hear the end of it from Katy.

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    Re: Just a play thing!

    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    No, please, no... I'll never hear the end of it from Katy.
    Sorry mate... I'm sure she's read it by now and your fate is sealed.

    Besides... even if she hasn't read it yet, it isn't like I could go back and edit that last post or anything... this is the internet, and we have to maintain some levels of integrity!

    - Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    ... we have to maintain some levels of integrity!
    Well, I've managed quite well without it so far.

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    Hear the end of what??? I'm going to go read....

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    Oh, geesh! No comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    I'm being serious here. If you are not happy with a shot (any shot) perhaps the best thing to do is to ask yourself how it can be improved in the camera, or by altering the conditions under which you shoot it. For example, a poor portrait shot might be improved by getting a better model, or perhaps by changing the location, or the lighting. I know there is a temptation (I do it myself, but not so often now) to take a short-cut and 'improve' a shot using plug-in filters and artistic techniques in Photoshop, but the more that you rely upon such techniques the longer it will take you to get it right in the first place.

    Note to self: (Don't be so preachy!)
    He's absolutely right, though!

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    Re: Just a play thing!

    Here is the original photo SOOC.It made a very good image to pratice cloning on.I'll probably come back to it at a later time because i do like the photo but it just didn't appeal to me at the time i was working on it.

    Just a play thing!

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    Flotsam on the water surface like that is a real problem, isn't it. I get it all the time - hours with a Wacom pen!

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    Re: Just a play thing!

    SOOC version is not showing up for me.

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