View Full Version : The Haunting Dark

03-17-2006, 01:01 PM
The idea for this sort of just popped into my head. I like the way it's going, but I could use a few pointers... It's not supposed to be pretty, but dark and... well, haunting... Think depressing and quiet and you'll get the idea I'm shooting for. Lemme have it!

http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/3856/alley3at.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img468.imageshack.us/img468/7804/thehauntingdark5xq.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Dream Artisan
03-17-2006, 03:07 PM
In darkening it, you've lost contrast overall--I'd readjust your curves. Also, the moon/planet is not juxtapositioned well. The edge of the sphere is tangent with your top edge--a big no no. I personally would not add a planet in the small sky that we do see--it's taken over as a focal point. Try instead to add some firelight to create a focal point in the scene.

03-17-2006, 05:06 PM
I enjoy the mood of this digi matte alot. The planet suggestion is def an accurate one. Cool Idea but not for this shot. Is that original pic at the top a real photo from somewhere. It seems to be painted in some ways?

03-18-2006, 12:13 AM
Hmm... I'll play with the curves a little bit, see if I can find something nice... I put a lot of work into throwing that "big no no" in there, but I'll live without it, hehe...

To be honest this is an old picture I found digging through a hard drive and seeing the model in succession filled me with the urge to make this... I've no clue where I picked the picture up, but I can't seem to find any information on it anywhere seeing as it was named "alley"... I do agree, though, the door does seem to be much more colorful than the rest -- then again that could be attributed to camera quality... I'm going to play with it a bit more, try to add more focus on the female...

Anyone have any ideas on what I can do towards making it a bit more ominous? I tried adding a dark figure to the side, but every time it looked more like an old man watching her like some perv... Hehe... Any tips there would be great. Anything else, also. Thanks!