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03-28-2008, 11:12 PM   #2
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I like this a lot. He's looking in the right direction and the jellyfish have an almost 'alien spacecraft' appearance. Great PP work. I'd crop the bottom bit of floor that looks like gravel but the rest is great. How does it look if he's left in colour?
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Thanks for sharing the before & after - well done, and you've given me some ideas. I'm sure the print will be amazing!
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Nicely done! A bit of an homage to "The Abyss".

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Gorgeous. Jellyfish probably make for the absolute best photographs of anything on the planet, aside from a beautiful woman =]
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wow, I had no idea they were combined as I looked at the pictures first!
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Wow now that is cool. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

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That's an awesome composite.

You've managed to avoid one of the biggest gaffs when making composites, and that's having the two with light coming from different, impossible angles. I honestly thought the second one wasn't edited at all.
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You have done a superb job merging the two images, the merge areas are very credible. I especially appreciate delicate cut out around his right fingers. Composition is nicely balance.

I notice inconsistency in the lighting direction. The shadow behind his feet and face suggests a directional lighting from 2 o'clock and deeper behind the glass. The brightness pattern on the jelly suggests lighting from above and close to the glass, i.e., the nearer jelly is brighter than the farther ones. Perhap flipping the jelly fish direction horizontally?
03-29-2008, 07:35 AM   #10
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Nice work and PP. I agree with Peter though that the bottom portion of the floor tha contains the rug needs to be cut out at a minimum. It is a very big distraction.

If you take it a step further though, you might want to darken the entire floor that remains so that it minimizes the remaining distraction.

The concept overall is excellent and I'm sure will it will be a treasured image.

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Awesome image.
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That is one of the most amazing composites I have seen in a long time. I'm sure this will hang in a place of honor in your office.

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