Nick Muskovac, FPSA, MPSA  



About the Image(s)

Lightbulb was shot handheld. Made the lightbulb glow in Photoshop by increasing saturation. The girl's picture was taken at a camera club model shoot. Model was placed into the lightbulb using layer masks.

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9 comments posted

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade

Bravo! I love composites, but tend to be very critical about the technique. You did an excellent job with this one. The positioning of the woman in the light bulb is convincing, with the feet sunk down into the metal area. The image is both sensual and whimsical, an unusual combination, in my experience. The halo around the bulb is a good addition. My only suggestion would be to work on the filament to make it look either in front or in back of the model. In some areas it looks to be showing through her. I really like your idea on this one.   Posted: 11/03/2020 11:52:10

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
I agree with Mark's comments, very creative, and well presented. How difficult would working the filament into the image be as Mark suggested?   Posted: 11/05/2020 16:43:22
Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
I will work on the filament.   Posted: 11/05/2020 22:41:40
Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Richard, How do you like the new filament?   Posted: 11/06/2020 16:02:56
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Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Nick, I like the subtle filaments, but reduce the brightness on the sparks and dehaze the light to bring out the woman's image a little more. Other than that I like what you have done with the image.   Posted: 11/19/2020 09:13:07

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
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I never cease to be amazed at some people's creativity. This is outstanding.   Posted: 11/07/2020 16:02:38

Freddie Kelvin   Freddie Kelvin
Great photo! I really prefer the original that Nick submitted. The woman stands out (or squats) much more clearly, and draws us in immediately. I can live with the original filament, too.   Posted: 11/07/2020 23:27:34

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
To edit the filament, one would need the original images used to make the composite.   Posted: 11/08/2020 09:36:23

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
I prefer the original Nick. I find that showing the filament more clearly takes away from the model which is to my mind the the main focus point within an ingenious idea. Super idea Nick.   Posted: 11/14/2020 11:24:38