Donna Sturla  

Needs finishing by Donna Sturla

September 2020 - Needs finishing

About the Image(s)

Hi, This is a composite I've been working on and would love input as I think it needs something else -- something added to the girls to make a trio? Not sure.
It's a bridge in Sacramento that I split and flipped and made into a split image then added the two girls whom I had photographed years ago.
Please give me feedback so I can finish this -- ANY and ALL ideas would be appreciated. Whatever I add to the image has to be MY image, not something from the internet.
Thanks ! Donna

4 comments posted

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
(Group 5)
I like your willingness to experiment with this difficult composite. I have a few thoughts I can share.

1. The women are too big relative to the background.
2. Three subjects would definitely be better (rule of odds).
3. The lighting is from different directions on the two women. It needs to be consistent
4. The women need to blend in better so that they don't look as if they were just pasted in. Sometimes a blended color layer can help.
I am no expert, so all I can do is that you search for some web content that will help you with these issues.   Posted: 09/11/2020 10:25:38
Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
Thank you, Mark. You're not in our group and you're so kind to give me suggestions, which I really wanted !
Yes, I did plan to put a third person or animal in the picture, I just didn't know which person or animal to put in ! You're right about the lighting -- I should turn one of the girls around to face the other way. I can make them smaller, but I forget how to make shadows -- will have to google that one.
What is a blended color layer? That is something I'm not familiar with .
Thank you so much !   Posted: 09/16/2020 01:57:17
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
(Groups 19 & 64)
I think Mark has made four good suggestions, but this is not a composite where you are trying to make it look like it is not a composite. I think you are just having fun with this. If you want to adjust the lighting, you might be able to reduce the difference significantly working on the layer with the woman leaning forward using something like a graduated filter in Lightroom or a lot of software products. I don't know that the symetry of the bridge needs to be kept. You might consider a small crop from the right. It might hold the eye on the women better. Frankly, I like it the way it is.   Posted: 09/19/2020 21:37:20

Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
Donna, this is an interesting image-composite. Mark has given you some helpful suggestions. This is a difficult composite . I would like to see it when you are done.   Posted: 09/15/2020 19:51:21


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