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Title: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: valweb on November 19, 2012, 12:42:54 AM
I took this photo and thought that I would add a pair of boots to look as though someone was just there.   I am going to try and paint this scene.

I am going to post 2 photo's...one with and one without the boots.

Your comments will be appreciated and comments on improving the photo for painting as well.

Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: Val on November 19, 2012, 04:00:37 AM
 :think: ooo this is another nutcracker! This is the situation I have a tendency to fall into. What to do?

This is a lovely scene, and quite honestly, I think either one would be good. I am tending to lean more towards the one without the boots. No particular reason, just more solitary I think. Undisturbed.
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: ncwren on November 19, 2012, 07:50:03 AM
Without the boots.
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: musika on November 19, 2012, 08:16:02 AM
Oh dear. I read that as boats and spent ages looking for them.

Without boats or boots, I would say
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: valweb on November 19, 2012, 09:32:06 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: musika
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: Sarah (arch) on November 19, 2012, 09:33:52 AM
Might cause you to wonder where someone went in the wild without their boots. Hopefully not over the edge!! :2funny: :injured:
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: dennis on November 19, 2012, 10:14:47 AM
Nice Photo.
Actually saw it first on my Facebook page a few moments ago. Clicked on the link and lo and behold who came up - Valweb  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: valweb on November 19, 2012, 11:50:39 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis and I may add that if anyone else would like to use my photo they are welcome.   :flowers:
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: Bhavna on November 20, 2012, 04:35:22 AM
Lovely Photographs Valweb  :clap:
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: polliwag on November 20, 2012, 05:17:29 AM
It is a beautiful photo.  When I first saw the boots, I too, thought "Oh my, the person must have fallen over the edge."   :2funny:   I think either way is fine, but I too would vote for no boots.  Anxious to see the finished product!
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: nolan on November 23, 2012, 12:50:45 PM
I like the boots, it adds life. My only concern is that they are close to the edge, maybe extend the scene out to the right to get the boots on the third?
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: Denise808 on November 23, 2012, 02:35:34 PM
Beautiful picture! I actually like the boots - to me it adds a little story (but not the "over the cliff" story!!!) :2funny:
I know either way will be beautiful though...can't wait to see it!
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: Tony (ASM) on November 27, 2012, 02:21:17 AM
I can't wait to see what you do here Val. Boots or not? It's intriguing. You could even do a animation version with a speech bubble!
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: Val on November 27, 2012, 04:38:58 AM
 :offtopic: What's next Tony..... full length comic book? Cartoons?   ;D
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: Lillian on November 27, 2012, 06:59:44 PM
ValW, what a gorgeous photo!!!  I hope you enjoyed that wonderful few minutes/hours in time.

I like the idea of the boots.  It tells a bit of a story.  Birds in that beautiful sky would be disruptive.  The boots add a mystique to the mood.   Did he or didn't he fall off the cliff???  :confused: :confused: :confused:    :2funny:   

No, seriously, I like the boots idea. 

I'm looking forward to seeing your painting.
Title: Re: Tugela Valley Sunrise
Post by: ImBatman on December 08, 2012, 01:45:51 AM
I know this is a little old now Valweb, but my suggestion is maybe a coat or a crumpled newspaper draped over the back of the chair instead of the boots. That would place a human influenced element at around the thirds.

Batman.