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Challenge: Still Lifes : a Mentor Challenge with Grahamgator (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Location: Home
Date: Nov 14, 2021
Date Uploaded: Nov 14, 2021

The reason why I could not enter the mentored image:

The drunken penguin did not help either ;)

[Nov. 20th, 2021 12:28:06 PM]

Yes, I know, it is pathetic and I was not going to enter but when I saw how few entries there were, I felt that I should enter anyway. Sorry about that, it did not do justice to Mary Ann's wonderful mentoring.

These days I very much prefer the Unreal Engine 3D world. I love to be in full control of props, lights, cameras and background. I can make changes so easily, just need some skillful guidance on how to create a beautiful still life :)

[Nov. 25th, 2021 01:25:25 AM]

Mariuca's comment: "Very nice digital art, for commercial use. To me it is not a photograph but a photo image with enough filter application and knowledge to take it into a fake watercolor and gouache affordable financially in lieu of a real thing."
Are you saying I could make money on this?? Never thought of that! :)

[Nov. 25th, 2021 02:28:08 AM]

And this about Monet's Impression:Sunrise:
"A preliminary drawing for a wallpaper pattern is more finished than this seascape."

Don't get me wrong, I am not an artist, I am just having fun with ideas, it keeps me sane in my retirement and during this horrible pandemia. But I do dislike strict compartmentalization of images by the technique employed. I don't like the narrow definitions of any technique, I do like the freedom of expression, no matter how the image was achieved, it is the result that matters to me.

PS In this case I don't like the result, the background was awful, I made some bad choices with some objects, the composition could be improved, the light was terrible. Ironically, my "unreal" still life was much better (in my opinion). But I know that 3D created images will never be accepted on DPChallenge so much dedicated to the traditional "digital" photography.

Roz, I use the Pro version this software:

I have a couple of favorite presets and use Retouch to make changes.

Place: 6 out of 19
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11/26/2021 12:36:17 AM
hey Margaret .. I absolutely love what you do to your photos and like you I don't care how an image is created but how the result touches me ..
thankyou so much for the 'backstory' I really enjoyed reading it .. and thankyou for sharing your software .. although I'm getting the feeling it's not an easy thing to master ..

ps .. congrats on top ten .. and a truly memorable image .. xx
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11/25/2021 10:40:01 PM
i'm loving the edit on this . please please share what software you used after rollover ..
its brilliantly composed as well .. seeing ribbon .. altho i havent see your competition yet .. but this is incredibly appealing . :)
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11/25/2021 05:14:03 PM
I like the painterly processing. The composition is nice , but I probably would not put in the shoes, imo, it would look better without them.
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11/25/2021 12:06:20 AM
Very nice digital art, for commercial use. To me it is not a photograph but a photo image with enough filter application and knowledge to take it into a fake watercolor and gouache affordable financially in lieu of a real thing
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11/22/2021 12:01:59 AM
I like this very much! I love the position of the leaves. Somehow, it gives it depth and movement while of course... being still. Nice job!
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11/20/2021 10:11:18 AM
I usually love this processing, but for me, it's not working well on this image.

I do like your colors.
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