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    The Antigonish Bathers

    Yesterday, upon the stair,
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    I wish, I wish he'd go away...

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    Re: The Antigonish Bathers

    Very nice job with this, Pete. Only significant thought is that the "person" on the left may be looks too dark. Am also wondering if the "people" aren't too centered. Your created shadows are very convincing, esp god the two on the right. Maybe could be improved if one could see a little of the beach in the lower right?
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    Re: The Antigonish Bathers

    Thanks Ken, but this one isn't a composite. The bathers are stainless steel sculptures mounted in the loch, the reflected water texture gives them that semi translucent look. I considered moving the left hand figure more to the right but that I felt would be interfering with original artist's concept.
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    Re: The Antigonish Bathers

    My bad, Pete. I didn't realize the scene was "real". I still might be tempted to lighten the guy on the left a bit. Still a cool image.
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    Re: The Antigonish Bathers

    Sly

    I like the content a lot. It's a definite double-take photo.

    I do wonder if the composition could be better, though. It feels a bit loose and scattered. I have a feeling you were struggling with getting the background and the reflections to work while still keeping the composition dynamic. So I hesitate to criticize. However, that is what we're here for, right?

    I think I would have tried to include three figures. But I wonder if two might have worked better? Did you try? How many were there, anyway? I love the concept of this art piece. It would be really cool to see it in person.
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    Re: The Antigonish Bathers

    Thanks PJ, when you look at it ,the image doesn't seem to know if its a landscape or an art shot. It doesn't work as both, so I thought the bathers should be the main POI.
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    Re: The Antigonish Bathers

    Pete - Different .. I like the ghostliness about them in the water. I am not sure about how evenly they are spaced though, seems a bit mathematical. Also, I wonder if such an effect would be better used in a more verboten environment, like a swamp. Slight tilt of the horizon that should be fixed. Like the wave at the bottom of the image.

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    Re: The Antigonish Bathers

    Very nice scene, I like the second one better

    any chance to reshoot ?

    if so what i would suggest is to include the 3 figures, go a bit more to the side so they look closer, and try to keep only water in the frame , then B&W

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    Re: The Antigonish Bathers

    I have looked at this one several times. Every time I do, I think the subject, the bathers, are too dark, the hill and water look to be exposed well, but I can't see the detail in the bathers I want. Everything around the bathers is brighter than the bathers themselves.
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    Re: The Antigonish Bathers

    Thanks GB, while you know I love working with composite images, I tried with this one to keep it true to what I thought was the artists intent and portray the effect of the polished surface facing the shore.
    Armando I would love to reshoot but this is taken in a Scottish Loch and I am now back in New Zealand ....
    EOS thanks for commenting my thinking about their exposure was to have the figures contrasting enough to be plainly evident, also the main light source is behind them and the reflected area is darker due to the shore and overhanging trees.
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