Fred Giese  

Girl Dancing at the Red Rocks of Sedona by Fred Giese

June 2020 - Girl Dancing at the Red Rocks of Sedona

June 2020 - Fred Giese

Original 1

June 2020 - Fred Giese

Original 2

About the Image(s)

Premise: Have a girl dancing in a field near the Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona

1.On a blank layer, start with an image of a field and low-lying red rocks.

2.Incorporate an image of higher red rocks at the upper left side and blend using a layer mask.

3.Incorporate an image of higher red rocks at the upper right side and blend using a layer mask.

4. Add cutout image of the girl dancing placing her using the rule of thirds and making sure her feet were grounded.

5. Used NIK Define to eliminate noise

6. Used a Grunge Texture and then removed some of the texture from the girl and her dress.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Betty Billingham   Betty Billingham
The girl is nice though I cannot understand why you should want to remove texture from her dress. The background however is too flat. It needs contrast to bring it to life.   Posted: 06/09/2020 11:02:08

Pat Couder   Pat Couder
mmm....not your best Fred. She doesnt "fit" with the landscape youve chosen. The girl is looking out towards the left at what? She looks like a cut out too and her feet are chopped off. Agree with Betty that the BG lacks punch. Not your usual standard, I'm sorry   Posted: 06/09/2020 11:54:40

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
As always you've done an excellent job of compositing the multitude of images, but the girl looks pasted in and of course I would prefer to see her feet. Regarding the composition, if the background was flipped, the girl could be placed on the right looking in. As Betty said, the background could use more contrast.
  Posted: 06/09/2020 13:57:34

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Good idea but, it falls flat on composition with me...One of the most annoying thing in photos is cutting someone's feet off, which was done in the original photo...I agree that she just doesn't seem to fit with the background...Perhaps if you had moved her, after reducing her size, to have her feet hidden behind some shrubbery it might look more realistic...Also, having her look out of the photo is not the best composition..
She looks pasted onto the background instead of part of it...   Posted: 06/09/2020 17:24:18

Nellie Bretherick   Nellie Bretherick
This one didn't quite work for me. Although you did a great job of extracting the girl from her original background she looks totally out of place in your final image.

I really can't image her dancing bare legged in that environment - she would be a guaranteed feast for chiggers!!   Posted: 06/12/2020 14:25:31