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Highland Red Deer


Posted by david fletcher on Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:34 pm

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Bit of an experiment.  The experience stalking in the highlands, west Scotland was magic.   Not shown these.  taken a few years back, but have played with Topaz, part Black and white and would like to share your views.   

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by Ron Day on Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:46 pm
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A great image (and composition) to start with, Dave, as you have captured all three stags looking directly at you, and the treatment you applied with Topaz provides a beautiful painterly appearance to the deer and to the mountain landscape. The part B&W and part color approach works for me. An exceptionally creative and beautiful piece of art. :)
 

by Carol Clarke on Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:33 pm
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I like what you're doing here and the detail on the stags is beautiful.  Its a great idea, and I think you could do various animal scenes along these mono/duo toned lines.  I don't feel this is quite finished yet........ but you have really opened pandora's box!  As an alternative, I scrolled down and thought a pano presentation of this stag line up worked well too.   I can see you burning the midnight oil once you've started on one of these!  Well done for experimenting with conventional themes, Dave!   8)


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by AForns on Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:36 pm
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Pleasing image David !! I can see you put some serious work and thought into this one !!! Love the result. Big Congrats !!!
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:44 pm
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Wonderful and effective idea Dave. The deer present as quite ghostly against the colored background. Really quite creative and adventuresome. A few thoughts about this one-it seems a little odd that just the rump of the middle deer is still colored while the rest are not. I like the clarity of the left-sided deer. The other two are a bit more obscure around their heads, but perhaps that's OK. Just a thought. Such subjective stuff- I am not sure I dislike these elements, but they stand out for me.

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by david fletcher on Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:16 am
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thank you all for the feedback. Appreciated. Yup, unfinished. Had a sort of nagging feeling which I couldn't put my finger on so your thoughts have helped.
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