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04-01-2006, 01:55 PM
Just a little exercise. Comments and suggestions are very welcome.



04-01-2006, 02:02 PM
Bloody Brilliant :shock: :shock: that is pretty good. I can't think of anything to criticize. maybe have the water flowing over the wall and add a little drizzle just for more moodiness

04-01-2006, 03:16 PM
Yoda dont you mean "floody" brilliant? :D Yea that is cool. Like yoda said the water could flow over on some parts of the wall.

04-01-2006, 03:47 PM
Yoda and Luova, thanks very much. Yeah, I could give that a try.

04-01-2006, 07:18 PM
Correction ( floody brilliant!!!!) :D

04-02-2006, 04:24 AM
nice work stefan
I would add some warmer lights for color contrast and try to keep the darkest shadows still not completely black
even in a deepest shadow there can be some detail and color variation going on
usualy in photoshop looks ok and then when it is on the web it is too dark it hapened to me also

04-02-2006, 08:59 AM
Thanks Zoki,
you're absolutely right. I had started to think it was a little dark too and I forgot about the shadows always having at least a little detail.

04-02-2006, 05:01 PM
took up your advice and suggestions and came up with a new version which I think is a bit stronger now. Thanks.


04-02-2006, 07:01 PM
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: That is much better. very cool

04-02-2006, 07:09 PM
Cheers Yoda, I'm quite happy with it now. Of course there is always room for improvement but you gotta stop somewhere I guess.

04-02-2006, 09:39 PM
you should look for images of real srom surge walls. when waves break along them its usually at an angle and therefore the splash is progressive in size along the length

04-03-2006, 02:17 AM
i like the overal detail and composition better but colors i liked on old one
somehowe it is easier to get watery feel with cool greys and blues
than brown i think
maybe it would be nice if you keep warm foreground and have cool bluish horizon

04-03-2006, 02:55 AM
Yea that is stunning!
How did you go about integrating the waves with your older image?

Major thumbs up from me!


04-03-2006, 09:04 AM
Thanks everyone for your coments.

Da Elf: yeah I agree but I didn't want to change anything about the original photo so I tried the best I could with the reference wave pics I had. But you're right and I can picture what you mean.

Zoki: yep, Ill give it a try and see what happens.

Nick: thanks very much. I just took reference photos of waves and painted them in with layer masks. Then there was a lot of color correction of course using curves, quick mask gradients, color overlays, hue saturation etc. Just trial and error till it works for you.

04-03-2006, 09:19 AM
Cool thanks Stefan. I guess that is the way that people put images in rock etc too? Thanks for the info, i'll have to give that a try, as long as you keep producing these kinds of inspiring images :D

04-04-2006, 07:29 AM
well i didnt mean changing the wall. i just meant finding a splash in a fan formation that would be normal of a horizontal moving wave hitting a vertical wall

04-04-2006, 07:36 AM
Of course, I see what you mean...sorry.