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Summer country scene by LiveInPix

You have here a very nice photo that's nicely composed. The lines of the plowed field and the tree lined road brings the viewer into th...

Shores of Sirius by ArthurBlue

Excellent image! The details to the textures of the sand, the way the wet areas and reflections gives realism to the image. Extending t...

A Close Shave by OrphanedSoul

This image creates a very well done action shot! The expressions (his surprise and her almost overconfident look) are spot on. I like t...

You do a nice job of covering details with your approach of using notes and what appears to be hand written comments to point out detai...


Summer country scene by LiveInPix
You have here a very nice photo that's nicely composed. The lines of the plowed field and the tree lined road brings the viewer into the picture. Even the green trees along the left point towards the green of the trees along your horizon line. The darker trees add interest to that line.

Overall a great example of the rule of thirds horizontally (which also adds interest as a color separation). The trees and road in the background defines the horizon. The point where the road comes off the picture defines the point for the foreground line. The only thing I might have looked at would be to pan to the left so that the church steeple would be near the focal point about 1/3 across the image. (Of course, there could be a factory smokestack just off frame you didn't wantt. Sometimes we can't always have it all.)

Again, nice composition, interesting color layout. A nice image. Thanks for sharing.
RDC Return iRay render 2 by robert952
RDC Return iRay render 2
Yeah, I know.  I keep making threats of doing more artwork.  And I will keep making such idle threats.   Maybe I can follow through on my threats.  

Took a lazy way out to do some playing around with iRay render engine.  Just loaded up the previous image, removed the lights and used the standard environment in iRay.  Pretty much out of the box as far as settings go.  A big difference in previous version.  Not real happy with some of the surface settings yet.  But I only played with this for a couple hours.  (Render times about 12 minutes for complete image.  But I can see by around 40-60% of the process whether the tweaks did what I expected or wanted.)

Also, used one of mecurycodes textures added a hefty Gaussian blur and used it as a backdrop rather than do post work to add a background.  

Enjoy.  Comments as always welcomed.
Robert952 Returns V1 by robert952
Robert952 Returns V1
Considering how rusty my skills have gotten, not a bad re-entry into the art world.  DAZ 4.7 Pro and 3Delight render.  I used only what comes with the 'Essentials' supplied with Studio. pretty standard 3-light setup (Maybe a bit strong and too much from behind camera on the Main.)  Even the 'rock' is the 'pedestal' in there.  

Special credit to Mercurycode (  BG texture from a section of 05 Negatives Vol 4.  Obviously, heavily blurred for effect, but giving credit where it's due.  I think the colors and effect worked well.  

Copyright robert952_nc, 2015, All rights reserved.  Do not use without written permission.  
Enjoy, discuss and comment about.  Please, do not claim as your work, repost or redistribute without my permission.  Thanks.  
Robert952 Returns V5 80 pct by robert952
Robert952 Returns V5 80 pct
As promised.... and finally... a post.  First one for a couple of years.  I'll post a clean (i.e. without text) next.  Very little post... a couple of bright spots cleaned up (missed the big one on the knee... DOH!); obviously the text was added in post.  Look for the larger, clean version, too. 
Shores of Sirius by ArthurBlue
Excellent image! The details to the textures of the sand, the way the wet areas and reflections gives realism to the image. Extending the details in the textures into the water and the structures helps give a sense of scale. You add to the depth and scale with the use of the birds, jets, clouds and planets.

While the composition has depth, for me there's a bit of an issue with the balance. The woman doesn't 'counterbalance' the building; her 'weight' and volume seem out of place. While I know it may ruin the concept of the image, if she were closer to the camera her 'mass' would offset the implied size of the 'ringed' structure in the background. I know I am getting into personal tastes and the image's concept. But on one respect, if she were very close to the camera, we could get the feeling of seeing the scene as she sees it and not as a 'spy' (voyeur seems to strong a word).

As usual, your images provide us with fuel for our imaginations to create stories and mood. I appreciate the work you put into images and the way they can evoke these ideas and images.
Well, I am not much to submit regular comments.  But a word or two seems appropriate to my 'watchers'.

I have been a quite inactive in creating artwork (some photos and such).  Main reason is that my main computer at home has  been limping by (barely).  Hard to even do simple photo editing. 

OK - to be fair - it is an ancient (by PC terms) P4/486 processor; probably 7-8 years old.  I've maxed the memory, updated the drives and video cards, etc.  In reality, it has outlived most computers

I do some art work on 'my' (employer owned) laptop.  But I do not have all the tools I would want there.  (After all, I don't own it.  It is subject to company policies as to content and such.)  I have some interesting 'texture' images I will likely post in near future after a bit of tweaking. 

Hopefully in next few months I will get a new computer and get back to doing 3D and heavier photo manips. 

Thanks to my watchers for their patience.



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thomas-michael-art Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving "Miss Dita" and adding me to your watch!
tats2 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama by tats2
PDSmith Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Thank you for faving Convert V4 to G2F - updated by PDSmith
gerberc Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Thanks for the fav!
sith-kitten Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!
LeoDanielPreda Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for WATCH!
kobaltkween Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, and thank you for the favorite on my tutorial.
kobaltkween Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for adding me to your watch list!  I hope you enjoy my future works.
deskridge Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
Nocmin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, Robert! ^_^
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