Maryellen Bauer  

Haunted House by Maryellen Bauer

October 2020 - Haunted House

October 2020 - Maryellen Bauer

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October 2020 - Maryellen Bauer

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About the Image(s)

I've been wanted to try a composite. I really had fun with this....especially wrecking the house. I was thinking that it's the end of the day and the last of the light would be from the left but that doesn't work with the tombstones and I really wanted light on them. (I don't think I can get away with the suggestion that there is a car with its headlights on parked diagonally in the front left of the house.) I think that light and shadows are the most challenging part of composites. Anyway, this kept me occupied and having fun for a few days.

4 comments posted

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Maryellen, This is a fun exploration. I really like your handling of the skies/reflections in the water. Overall the image feels a bit crowded to me. I would invoke the adage "less is more" for this image. I might consider removing the bird at the bottom left.   Posted: 10/10/2020 13:04:14

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Maryellen, you worked with a lot of elements here, the altered house, the tombstones, the turkey vultures, the figure on the steps, and the torn window shades. Blending all that in must have been a challenge! For me the figure doesn't quite work as I would like a little detail showing but that is just a personal feeling. I look forward to more of your composites.

  Posted: 10/12/2020 09:34:13

Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Maryellen, I love that you threw in the kitchen sink here! That's the way to learn and have fun! The bendy house is perfect!
I agree with Brad that a bit less might make a more pleasing image only because you have a lot of bright colors and many elements.
My suggestion is to pick one or two elements that you really like and strip everything else away. You might find another great image.   Posted: 10/14/2020 22:15:40

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
(Group 22)
Maryellen, this is an innovative creation and I am impressed. However, I think that the bird in the top right corner is distracting and not needed. You are an "outside-of-the-box" thinker.   Posted: 10/19/2020 09:13:42


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