Brad Becker  

Into the woods by Brad Becker

November 2021 - Into the woods

November 2021 - Brad Becker


About the Image(s)

This image was rendered by removing one distracting person from the original, applying a topaz filter and then selectively playing with color to create a colorful path for my friend to enter the magical forrest. I added a smudge to my friends shirt to enhance movement.

8 comments posted

Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
I love this Brad! Topaz Filters are so much fun, aren't they?
My only suggestion is to tone down the white area in the bottom center as it keeps attracting my eye.
Otherwise, very good composition and color on this!   Posted: 11/03/2021 14:17:41
Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Kathy, A good suggestion. It's funny how I was so focused on where he was going I didn't see how the area he was coming from was a bit too bright.   Posted: 11/03/2021 22:58:25

Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Hi Brad,
The smudge was well done. Very nice color. In addition to the suggestion Kathy made, I would do a context aware fill on the white spots in the sky which would give it a more mysterious darker forest. Maybe try a vertical tighter crop.   Posted: 11/05/2021 08:34:58
Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Tom, Great suggestions, thanks.   Posted: 11/19/2021 16:30:43

Lisa Cuchara   Lisa Cuchara
I like the path and the smudge adds to the story. The colors and bright and dramatic

i would tone down the whites a the top and very bottom.
  Posted: 11/12/2021 22:00:55
Brad Becker   Brad Becker
A consensus suggestion I agree with
  Posted: 11/19/2021 16:31:13

Jan Lightfoot   Jan Lightfoot
Hi Brad, I like the overall treatment and consistency of the texture. In addition to the other comments, I might suggest removing the stick that looks like it's attached to the left side of the sweatshirt. It creates a bit of tension. Otherwise, very nice!
  Posted: 11/18/2021 23:27:37
Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Jan, Yes, that bugged me too and I forgot to remove it!   Posted: 11/19/2021 16:31:52


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