Joan Field, APSA  

Another version of UP! by Joan Field, APSA

July 2021 - Another version of UP!

About the Image(s)

During a class on compositing, one of the exercises was to move a house into another environment. I thought of the movie "Up" for some reason. I cleaned up the house, it was totally falling apart with broken windows, etc. Then I introduced it to a background of the Grand Tetons in Autumn. I addd a whole bunch of balloons, originating with one ballon, whose color I kept changing and duplicating. Each balloon was in a different layer. I drew the strings to the balloons. Know in the movies there were many more balloons, but just imagine the these are much bigger and filled with super light helium. We were taught to try to make the colors consistent, so I aded a layer of gold which I reduce in opacity to about 7% to make the colors work together..

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5 comments posted

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
(Group 22)
I was flipping through some groups and this image stuck out. I just had to laugh. Quite creative. To me, the lighting on the house and balloons seems a little harsher than the light on on the mountains. Overall it's a very nice image.   Posted: 07/10/2021 21:30:57

Peter Newman   Peter Newman
Joan, that's one way of avoiding a flooded house. You did a good jpg of color blending. I think that a mild blur around the house and balloons. I can think of two quick ways: run the blur tool around the edges, cut the flow to a about 10% and brush it multiple times to taste; or, make two new layers, on one layer select the subject shrink by two or three pixels, then using the original selection invertshrink, slight Gaussian blur on each MASK. You should end up with a blur on the edges.
  Posted: 07/11/2021 12:52:56
Joan Field   Joan Field
Spimds ;ole a gapped idea. I'll try it.   Posted: 07/12/2021 11:48:47

Hazel Price   Hazel Price
Absolutely amazing Joan. It reminded me a bit of The Wizard of Oz where the house gets tossed up into the air in a tornado but no sign of a tornado here. It is floating quite calmly. I wonder what will happen when it reaches the ground. Maybe all the windows and doors will fall off? I agree with Peter that a mild blur around the house would make it look more part of the image. such a creative idea tho'.   Posted: 07/12/2021 15:21:11

Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
Joan, Congratulations on moving the house in such an artistic way, drawing on your digital imaging skills and knowledge gained from your course. I like your pre-visualisation from concept to completion. The dominant feature of the composite for me is the group of balloons which are lovely. They are so crisp and perfectly oriented. I don't know whether it is my screen but the left-hand-side of the house as I look at it seems a little lighter in tone than the rest of the house. I would have preferred this to be a similar tonal value to the right-hand-side of the house. Apart from that, congratulations and well done.   Posted: 07/13/2021 14:57:26