I got this bright idea to revive some of my failed 3d images through extensive postwork.
I actually made a few very different versions of this. I hope nobody minds me posting another one later.
Aug 16, 2013 11:44:30 pmby anahata.c Homepage »
I'm no great photographer, but I can tell you that some of my best images were rescued from inside larger images that were just awful! I totally understand the instinct to go back to old images and rework them. (The composer Bach did it all the time. His famous "B Minor Mass" was a pastiche of pieces going back some 25 years...talk about reviving!) And Sandy, this is a gem! I can't believe I didn't comment on this---I thought I'd caught up. But bravo on this. Whatever 'failure' this sprung from, the wonderful cartoon-like girl and those wonderful big eyes on the horse are a terrific base for all you did with them: Their gallop out of the mists, the light on them, their intense shadows, the red-orange-gold (etc) cloud (with some heavy greens too), the wonderful metallic hues on the horse, and the deep blacks on the girl---highlighted by terrific eyes, a hint of frontal hair (like a feather) and those beautiful back locks: Voila! It's a real gem. If this is what you do when you resurrect old failures, I hope you have 2 billion failures!!! They'll be fodder for a whole slew of gemstones. Beautiful and magical piece all around!