Backlit American Goldfinch II


Posted by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Jan 01, 2024 7:46 am

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I posted this in "Birds" and then experimented withit as a photo-painting. Not sure  how I feel about it, but kind of like the  abstract background.
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by david fletcher on Mon Jan 01, 2024 11:09 am
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Like this Cindy and whilst both are easy to view and on the eye, this has just that bit more.
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jan 01, 2024 12:33 pm
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Very dark and mysterious!  I wonder what this would look like just a touch lighter as an alternative? but I too love that abstract background. :) 

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by SantaFeJoe on Mon Jan 01, 2024 1:24 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote: Very dark and mysterious!  I wonder what this would look like just a touch lighter as an alternative? but I too love that abstract background. :) 

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A bit less contrast would be better, IMO. 

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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Jan 01, 2024 2:08 pm
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Jan 01, 2024 3:24 pm
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Art is so subjective, but for my personal tastes, this is just about right!  It still has that air of mystery but is softer and very appealing.  Nicely done Cindy.  :) 

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by SantaFeJoe on Mon Jan 01, 2024 7:25 pm
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Much better on the second one. Very nice treatment.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Jan 01, 2024 7:38 pm
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Thanks David, Carol and Joe. I guess the second one works Ok too. I did like the stronger contrast on the one I first posted as it made the bird stand out more....Now I don't know which I'd choose for a final version. :)
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by SantaFeJoe on Mon Jan 01, 2024 11:46 pm
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Cynthia Crawford wrote: Thanks David, Carol and Joe. I guess the second one works Ok too. I did like the stronger contrast  on the one I first posted as it made the bird stand out more....Now I don't know which I'd choose for a final version. :)
Well, Cindy, I had been looking at your image on my phone. Now, I opened them up on the iPad and they both look pretty good. The first one doesn’t look as contrasty as it did on the phone. It teaches me to look at images on a bigger screen before commenting. Sorry.

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by John Labrenz on Tue Jan 02, 2024 12:33 am
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love it...esp the cool b/g
 

by Mary Brun on Tue Jan 02, 2024 9:37 am
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Beautiful picture! I really like how the bird stands out so clearly against such a dark background and full of really interesting textures.
I really like how the dark lines draw the outlines of each shape.

See now the second version, even better! Made even more interesting and balanced in colors and light and dark.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Jan 02, 2024 11:09 am
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SantaFeJoe wrote:
Cynthia Crawford wrote: Thanks David, Carol and Joe. I guess the second one works Ok too. I did like the stronger contrast  on the one I first posted as it made the bird stand out more....Now I don't know which I'd choose for a final version. :)
Well, Cindy, I had been looking at your image on my phone. Now, I opened them up on the iPad and they both look pretty good. The first one doesn’t look as contrasty as it did on the phone. It teaches me to look at images on a bigger screen before commenting. Sorry.

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No apologies needed, Joe.  Several people prefer the second version anyway! Appreciate you thoughts.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Jan 02, 2024 11:11 am
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P.S. on the revision-I removed the lines on the goldfinch's breast-I like that better! Art is an evolving process!
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