Cyril Mazansky, GMPSA, SPSA  

Upper Calf Creek Reflection by Cyril Mazansky, GMPSA, SPSA

January 2020 - Upper Calf Creek Reflection

January 2020 - Cyril Mazansky, GMPSA, SPSA


About the Image(s)

The image was first fully processed in PS
I then used the Past mode in Alien Skin Snapart.
I selected the Hard Pastel module and modified it.

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5 comments posted

Cindy Gosselin   Cindy Gosselin
I love the abstract quality of this image, and especially like that the tree is sharper in the reflected body of water as compared to the upper "puddle." And, for me, it's the yellows of the trees, and even in the surrounding rocks, that brings this image to life.   Posted: 01/08/2020 13:44:09

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
The pastel look is so lovely for this image. However, my mind kept feeling confused that the reflection was sharper than the water above it in the little pool. I copied the original and tried looking at it "upside down" and realized that although it looked "right" with the sharp tree on top, it was less interesting in terms of composition than the way you painted it. In your painting, our attention is focused on the yellow color--both upper and lower--and on the sharper reflection in the lower half of the image. The yellows and brilliant blues look terrific together. Nicely done, Cyril.   Posted: 01/11/2020 12:24:22

An intriguing composition with wonderful colors. I'd like to see the rocks with more definition so they could contrast with the beautifully rendered reflections.   Posted: 01/11/2020 19:10:46

Nancy Speaker   Nancy Speaker
Very lovely reflection. Was it rotated? Regardless, I like this orientation as it adds an interesting perspective. Lovely tones of blues and yellows and painting with Alien Skin.   Posted: 01/15/2020 10:28:48

No it was not rotated.
I shot it as it is.   Posted: 01/15/2020 11:56:46