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Lori_Clapp
02-15-2007, 06:18 PM
I think these are ready to be printed. I thought I'd post them for one last chance for someone to tell me if there's anything that should be changed, and also any suggestions on titles. I'm posting them with the titles I've decided to use, although a couple of them are "ify". I will post my 4 in this post, and Vicki's 4 in the next.

Thanks!!


Gold Standard
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/amitphotos/carwithout.jpg


Built on Memories
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/amitphotos/builtonmemories.jpg

Who Needs them Anyway
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/amitphotos/whoneedsthem.jpg

Sara's got a Secret
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/amitphotos/secret.jpg

Lori_Clapp
02-15-2007, 06:20 PM
I'll Show you Mine if you Show me yours
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/amitphotos/showme.jpg


Hauntingly Familiar or If these walls could talk
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/amitphotos/wallscouldtalk.jpg

Almost Home
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/amitphotos/almosthome.jpg

Anywhere but here
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6/amitphotos/anywhere.jpg

Valerie_Harte
02-15-2007, 06:59 PM
I love "who needs them anyway" and my vote is "hauntingly familiar". Not much help on critiquing the images but my two cents on titles, I love titles.

is "Sara's got a Secret" one of your iffy ones? I have to say it did make me look at it twice because I wanted to figure out what her secret was. LOL... but maybe its my turn to put down the drinking.... hahahaha.....

On the hitchhiker I just wanted to say what a big improvement from the first time I saw it... lurking of course... :-)

Jeff_Dachowski
02-15-2007, 10:01 PM
Lori,
The first car image is cropped too tight from the bottom. I looked at my monitor three times for the image to finish loading. Can you put a little more in to make it feel more complete?
Jeff

JohnHeckler
02-15-2007, 11:10 PM
Wow Lori, I really like them all. Your final version have very nice art work. LOVE the 1st car, really like the Hauntingly Familiar, the little girl is VERY cute ... oh yeah, and Built on Memories ... love the art work there too.

Well done, you should do well with these ... in my unqualified opinion.

Are you entering these at Mid East or another state comp?

Jackie_Haggerty
02-15-2007, 11:19 PM
Lori,

Love the images a LOT, though I think "Sara's Got a Secret" is the weakest one, as someone said already. Did I mention I LOVE the rest? LOVE EM LOVE EM!!! Wishing-they-were-mine-love-em!!

Lori_Clapp
02-16-2007, 02:39 AM
Hey everyone - thanks so much for all your thoughts! And thanks for the compliments - although I can't take the credit for the artwork - I think 99.9% of what I've done to them is at Keith and Holly's suggestion, plus a few tips from others!

We are entering our state comp. It's the first one for both of us. We will let you know how we did - thanks again!

Keith_A_Howe
02-16-2007, 03:26 AM
Lori Just a couple more things, On Who Needs Them Anyway Warm it up a bit and bring her shadow down to take that light spot behind her out. I desaturated the back fold of the dress at the hem and the waist to get the orangeish yellow bleed of color from the background out of it. I then used the dodge tool Highlights to lighten the folds of the dress and bunnies ear. Then dodge midtones and gently bring out her face a wee bit . Then Take the whole image down in levels, blacks to 5, Midtones .90, leave whites alone. I then custom vingette to give it more of a diagonal lighting line. In PS this looked good and rich after Photobucket to here it looks a little too red. You have to decide on your monitor with the high res file.
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p308/imager410/whoneeds.jpg

Sara's Got a secret, You need to retouch (I would use the healing brush) the blemish on her cheek on her right side. There is also a blurred dark crease line from the corner of her mouth on her right side as well, I would dup the layer, use the patch tool to remove it, then lessen the opacity of the dup layer to bring it back very gently. Flatten. Use burn highlights to knock down the highlights on the pillar behind her. Some of her skintones look a bit blurred on the low res file leaveing it a bit uneven. Check the high res and see if they show. Their lookin good!!
Good Luck Lori and Vicki
Keith

Lori_Clapp
02-16-2007, 04:31 AM
Thanks Keith - I'll be working on these some more tomorrow!

Thanks everyone!

Liz_Vance
02-16-2007, 04:40 AM
Lori,

As I was finishing uploading my last comp prints to the lab, I looked at yours, and man, I now feel totally deflated, because yours are FABULOUS! Way to go! I *love* Who Needs Them Anyway! :)

Liz

Lori_Clapp
02-16-2007, 04:52 AM
Lori,

As I was finishing uploading my last comp prints to the lab, I looked at yours, and man, I now feel totally deflated, because yours are FABULOUS! Way to go! I *love* Who Needs Them Anyway! :)Liz


Thank you Liz - I wish you were one of the judges!! That's really nice of you to say - I am not planning on doing real well since it's my first time - I just know I will learn a LOT from watching the judging - I just hope I don't blurt anything out when the judges don't like something I did! haha...

Did you post yours? I'd like to see them, but I'm so far behind on this forum I just can't get through all the threads I've missed!!

When is your comp? Good luck!

Liz_Vance
02-16-2007, 05:19 AM
Thank you Liz - I wish you were one of the judges!! That's really nice of you to say - I am not planning on doing real well since it's my first time - I just know I will learn a LOT from watching the judging - I just hope I don't blurt anything out when the judges don't like something I did! haha...

Did you post yours? I'd like to see them, but I'm so far behind on this forum I just can't get through all the threads I've missed!!

When is your comp? Good luck!

I think you're going to do fine. Last year was the first time I submitted, and I was convinced nothing was going to even get in, but they all did, and I even got one blue ribbon (I know some folks out there have tons of them, but I was practically giddy with my one blue!)

I haven't posted mine yet, because I've been working on them frantically. Our comp is next weekend, and I'm keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed that they'll be back from the lab by Thursday!

I'll upload them now, since I'm still lost for titles for some of them. I'd appreciate any suggestions on them. And even though I've already sent them to print and can't really change anything at this point, I'm open to feedback on them. There's always next year! :)

Liz_Vance
02-16-2007, 05:27 AM
So these are my two Dad pics - Tough Guys and Up All Night.

Liz_Vance
02-16-2007, 05:30 AM
Although a more accurate title would be "hours and hours trying to turn a bad background into something interesting" :rolleyes:

Liz_Vance
02-16-2007, 05:33 AM
These Little Piggies Aren't Going Anywhere!

and "I have no clue what to call this" (I might have to leave that as the title.)

Liz_Vance
02-16-2007, 05:35 AM
(that's not really the title)

"I dreamed of you"

Liz_Vance
02-16-2007, 05:36 AM
Okay, I have a question - I was only able to upload 2 images at a time, and they had to be tiny. How are you getting multiple large images in your post??

Mark_Levesque
02-16-2007, 10:26 AM
By linking to images hosted elsewhere. It's the only way to fly. ;)

Holly_Howe
02-16-2007, 01:22 PM
although I can't take the credit for the artwork - I think 99.9% of what I've done to them is at Keith and Holly's suggestion,

So we know who she is gonna be blaming if it doesn't go well . . . anybody here ever see Lori angry? I think maybe we will skip town . . . just in case.
Holly