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Posted: 07 March 2014 02:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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bobfisher - 05 March 2014 06:18 AM
I think I've got it.



I really love this render. Good job and you got a firm grip on the concept of this challenge.
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Posted: 07 March 2014 02:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Frank0314 - 07 March 2014 02:01 PM
bobfisher - 05 March 2014 06:18 AM
I think I've got it.



I really love this render. Good job and you got a firm grip on the concept of this challenge.

Thank you very much Frank. After reading the comments from Scott and yourself I think it will be my entry.
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Posted: 08 March 2014 11:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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WOW some really good renders here ....I will learn a lot from keeping up with this thread.....Trish
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Posted: 08 March 2014 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Here is an updated version with lights applied. I am having trouble deciding how much DOF is appropriate.

In the first image the F/Stop is set at 16. In the 2nd the F/Stop is set at 34.

Any comments/suggestions?
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Posted: 08 March 2014 02:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Nice one Kismet!
I like the first one better, but I would just fiddle a little with the camera angle so the branches that are a little less intrusive, specially those that are in focus, and have something more than just plain ground in the background, like a bush, a fence or flowerpot, something that gets out of focus but gives more depths to the image.
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Posted: 08 March 2014 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Totte - 08 March 2014 02:45 PM
Nice one Kismet!
I like the first one better, but I would just fiddle a little with the camera angle so the branches that are a little less intrusive, specially those that are in focus, and have something more than just plain ground in the background, like a bush, a fence or flowerpot, something that gets out of focus but gives more depths to the image.


Thanks Totte.

I have been trying to figure out all day which F/Stop I liked better. As soon as I posted I thought "I like the first one". tongue rolleye
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Posted: 08 March 2014 06:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Kismet2012 - 08 March 2014 02:37 PM
Here is an updated version with lights applied. I am having trouble deciding how much DOF is appropriate.

In the first image the F/Stop is set at 16. In the 2nd the F/Stop is set at 34.

Any comments/suggestions?

I also like the first one best. Have you thought of looking up at the wind chimes so that you see them through the branches with the sun on the other side streaming light down through the tree. Just an idea I had while looking at your render.
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Posted: 08 March 2014 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Just wanna say YEP the first one for me to, and Totte's idea's sound good for adding some UMPH!
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Posted: 08 March 2014 08:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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I was going to say I liked the second one. tongue laugh Though the windchime does draw the eye much more in the first one, which is presumably what you want. Either way, good work so far!
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Posted: 10 March 2014 12:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Really nice work Kismet I also like the first one ....Trish
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Posted: 10 March 2014 02:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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I've been playing with this one. Any ideas on what to improve?

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Posted: 10 March 2014 04:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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It looks pretty good. Maybe a bit to blurry at the back. Try pulling it forward a bit. Your focal point is the tip of the barrel so you won't have any in front
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Posted: 11 March 2014 10:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Frank0314 - 10 March 2014 04:19 PM
It looks pretty good. Maybe a bit to blurry at the back. Try pulling it forward a bit.


I'm not sure I understand completely. Do you mean I should move the camera, or move the soldier closer to the front?

Your focal point is the tip of the barrel so you won't have any in front


I'm a bit slow today - I won't have any what in front? Sorry for my confusion! smile
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Posted: 11 March 2014 01:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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I believe, and could be wrong, that because the barrel is right at the forefront of the image, you won't be able to get a tremendous amount of DOF in the front, but if you try raising the F-stop value for your camera, you can reduce the amount of blurriness in the background, maybe enough to bring out some of the details on the face...
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Posted: 11 March 2014 01:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Another version of my jade tiger, had to remove most of the people due to not being able to work with the picture in the viewpoint... somehow I think I need a new computer *grins*

Anyhow, less people and a different angle

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