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  1. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't usually post my "alternative" stuff over here in the mainstream, but I'd appreciate some feedback on this one, so it needs some views. I won't bore anyone with the technical aspects, beyond saying it's an SX-70 manipulation. I treated this one differently than anything I've done previously, and would like to get your first impressions when viewing it. Thanks!!



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  2. voodoocat

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    Looks like a painting. Beautiful! Love the colors.
     
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    Hi Terri :D

    This is simply BEAUTIFUL....I love the manipulation on this piece.

    I tell you what, my next image tomorrow will be on the same subject (a clue):wink:

    Later

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  4. Chase

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    I definitely don't dislike it, but I just can't seem to make up my mind on it.

    I think viewing a scanned version of it makes it much less interesting than seeing the original. Colors and texture look great though!
     
  5. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, guys, for the honest feedback. I'll take it all gladly, since I wasn't even sure I liked it myself when I got done with it. :blulsh2: I only knew it had to come out like that, if that makes any sense.

    I usually don't have an uncertain reaction about my own stuff (I either know I'm happy or know I hate it) so I thought reading some objective comments would be a good thing. :D
     
  6. MDowdey

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    i thought it was a painting!! could you describe what it is for us idiots!?!


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  7. Harpper

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    Nice terri! I can almost feel the texture if I touch the screen. :wink: The orange background against the brown cameras work because brown is usually a dull color but that's hardly noticeable with the bright orange background.
     
  8. terri

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    Thanks!!! Thanks to you too Harpper.... well, I took this shot of 2 of my box cameras with my SX-70 Land camera. It uses Time Zero film and I was just messing around with the light meter. I placed them on the back patio in bright sunlight, and ended up with those big shadows. So, I just sat outside and manipulated the shadows into those shapes....then followed the lines of the cameras. The concrete background was unattractive, so I swirled the emulsion around there too.

    I liked the manipulated image but the colors were drab, so I scanned the Polaroid and printed it onto this paper I have that takes photo oils, and painted it. It kind of took on a life of its own, and I was kind of freaked out by the colors I ended up with....since this is the first time my own stuff surprised me, I figured I should post it immediately. :wink:
     
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    The colors really work for me. I like the effect a lot. The image grabbed my attention as soon as it came up on the screen. Thanks for sharing it!
     
  10. Harpper

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    Yes, that was good thinking terri. You should always post stuff that freaks you out. :wink: If we can expect this quality of work from your freaky side then I say...get freaky terri. :wink:
     
  11. terri

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    Sometimes it's scary to get freaky....but I guess that's all the more reason to do it, eh?? :wink:

    Anyway, it's way cool of you to understand that aspect of it. :thumbsup: Thanks again!!!
     
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    Looks like a charcoal drawing. Very realistic looking, and the colors are spot-on.
     

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