Caroline at Queen Wilhelmina Lodge by RodS ()
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Just a bit of mucking around with a few things...
This lady is Caroline, my first real attempt at creating my own morphs for an individual character. She's meant to be a lady in her early 30s, - been around the block more than once...
I'm also still fiddling with techniques for composting rendered figures into photo backgrounds. I'm working on a tutorial for this technique, so hang on Jenny and Roxy, it's on the way! :-D
Caroline's hair is called “Janice Hair” but I don't remember where it came from :-P There's a Janice Hair by Bice-Outoftouch on DAZ, but it doesn't look like the same hair.
The pose is mine - I used a photo in a fashion magazine for reference. I've found fashion magazines to be a treasure trove of inspiration and reference. I'm always digging through the recycling dumpster for more of them. The lady at the recycling center has become my good friend! LOL!
The photo was taken last year at the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge in Arkansas. I find myself shooting a lot of photos with backgrounds in mind.
I was delighted when I looked at my e-bots this morning to see our old friend TheKingTut has returned! Sooo glad to see you back, my friend!
I have no phone service – haven't since Friday – no dialtone. But my DSL is working fine – go figure... I've had a few dropouts, but mostly it's pretty stable. AT&T says they'll have my phone service fixed by Sunday evening. Amazing – we can send men to the moon, land robots on another planet, and take photos of asteroids a gazillion miles out in space, but it takes THREE DAYS to get your phone service fixed?? What's up with that??
Oh well, my cell phone works just fine.
Hope to get the next episode in the TNA saga up in a few days. I've got a week's vacation, so maybe I'll actually get some time to relax and render!
Thanks as always for your views, comments, and support! It really means a lot!
Image Comments (29)
Faemike55 () 10:31PM | Sat, 25 June 2011
Great image, Rod! Sounds like you're just having all sorts of fun out there Love the lighting you used here
FaeMoon () 10:46PM | Sat, 25 June 2011
Love this, Rod.. so good on so many levels. You are a real master at making a character fit perfectly into a photographic background so it looks created together. The character is really a nice morph, looks elegant and not a girl anymore, but still fresh and pretty! Gorgeous posing and light! Truly a treat for the eyes, my friend! :)
brewgirlca () 11:00PM | Sat, 25 June 2011
Had no idea this was not a complete render until I read your words. Great job on creating your own lady for this work. Elegant looking velvet dress. Great lighting for sure, the rim lighting around her from the enclosure and the shadow on the ground for overheads.
mgtcs () 11:13PM | Sat, 25 June 2011
Fantastic setting Rod the lighting is marvelous and the character too, excellent piece my friend, loved it very much!
eekdog () Online Now! 11:21PM | Sat, 25 June 2011
superb photo and charatcer combo Rod, love the lighting in that photo, makes your beautiful model stand out. is that your house? well done and awaitning TNA...
auntietk () 1:21AM | Sun, 26 June 2011
It's fun to watch you experiment and figure out new stuff ... nicely done! Your background photograph is superb. Even without the girl, that's a great scene!
renecyberdoc () 2:11AM | Sun, 26 June 2011
when i was around 16-17 i fiddled around with ladies in their 30s lol,always learning mate.
bazza () 2:44AM | Sun, 26 June 2011
Lovely work on this one Rod, sure is a perfect blending here... Lovely lady so she's been round the block a few times couldn't she find the lodge buy her a GPS system mate.. Look forward to seeing your tutorial when its done no rush but mate, tomorrow will be fine..;-P. Have a super day my friend.. Barry
Bossie_Boots () 3:37AM | Sun, 26 June 2011
I agree perfect blending it is not easy to do superb work .
Froggy () Online Now! 5:09AM | Sun, 26 June 2011
She looks like she's in her early 40's, but maybe (like me) she had a harder paper round as a lass! (it's all relative after all). Nice compositing HotRod, I shoot photo's with the same idea's in mind too, then lose them all when I re-format my HDD - DOH!
vitachick () 5:20AM | Sun, 26 June 2011
Excellant job. So hard to get a character into a background w/o it looking like its floating. I always have to add a ground prop. Looking forward to your tutorial on the character pose into background..Very much needed.
boobunny () 8:27AM | Sun, 26 June 2011
You are the master of merging poser characters into real photos. A tut is a great idea and nice of you to take the time to do that to share with others. You put a smile on my face, digging through the recycling dumpster, lol. I can see it now, butt in the air, face down in the dumpster. I still picture you with the boobs though, they really must get in the way when dumpster diving. lol Great image, love the lighting.
magnus073 () 10:23AM | Sun, 26 June 2011
Really a great looking scene here Chris, and I love this adorable character you created. Glad your DSL is working and hope they get your phone up and going.
RodS () 11:04AM | Sun, 26 June 2011
LOL @ boobunny - that was Rene that had the boobs! LOLOL! Thought I'd better clear that one up! :-D
bmac62 () 1:16PM | Sun, 26 June 2011
So, you can morph this tall lady? Can you send her over to morph my MiG-17 speed brakes into the off position? There is so much YOU can do in Poser...it boggles the photography-only guy's mind:) Nicely done my friend.
Rhanagaz () 4:42PM | Sun, 26 June 2011
Fine work, Rod - the shadows and surroundings to the photo manipultiaon is great! To put 3d characters into a photo is great fun! I use an old program named "Ulead Image Editor" which have some unique functions to do so! It has something called an "object pool" where you can "clip" and put a lot of parts of images into. If you use the same image size your "pool-clips" will always end up exatly the same place in the image! The most funny - it dates back to 1996!! :o)
mrestey () 6:59PM | Sun, 26 June 2011
I like this Rod. Your lady looks kinda familiar for some reason. Definitely does look to be in the thirties somewhere. I think you did a great job with the matching of the lighting in the render to the lighting in the photo. Excellent job with the posing too! Nice work Rod. Hope you get your phone back.
adorety () 7:28PM | Sun, 26 June 2011
Fabulous work. She blends in expertly. The lighting really makes this. The render and photo light blend beautifully. Nice to include a woman of a certain age.
npauling () 8:20PM | Sun, 26 June 2011
A beautiful image and that looks a great bg you have captured too. You have posed her beautifully. I too grab those magazines for the poses, I find them a great help. Excellent work with the lighting.
adrie () 2:46PM | Mon, 27 June 2011
Wonderful scene Rod, great job on blending the character into the picture....excellent job.
Rainastorm () 12:37PM | Tue, 28 June 2011
Sounds about right Rod...the phone taking that long to be fixed...dont you just love technology? lol This is such a cool post Rod...I think she fits in super nicely!! Well done! You did FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! She is posed very nice for the scene so she really fits in the picture!