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Old 11 November 2006   #46
Wow ! Amazing matte ! Did you use any references for this ?
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Old 11 November 2006   #47
WOW...... i cant breathe... please put me on a ventilater.
I wish i knew what to say... Nice , Brilliant, Amazing words like these are an understatement for such a work.
Old 11 November 2006   #48
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wow.. really nice atmosphere!
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Old 11 November 2006   #49
Gorgeous, Many details were eyes can stand a minute dbefore passing to an other.

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Old 11 November 2006   #50
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Great work!
Love the atmosphere and the colors.

Old 11 November 2006   #51
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WOW~It's very very beautiful!!
It's so shock!!great work!
I love the picture! keep it up!
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Old 11 November 2006   #52
Incredible atmosphere.
5 Stars.

Old 11 November 2006   #53
very nice work!
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Old 11 November 2006   #54
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beautiful......beautiful.......simply and truly beautiful.....
Old 11 November 2006   #55
...just great...very impressive image

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Old 11 November 2006   #56
Great work, so many awesome details. I just found a new desktop wallpaper.
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Old 11 November 2006   #57
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Excellent work,

love the ambience created by the mist, gives a sort of epic feeling.
Great for a first time entry..

keep it up..
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Old 11 November 2006   #58
good work!
Old 11 November 2006   #59
A commendable effort. You'd be better off not compositing color images, though; it's impossible to match the grain and histogram, especially whan you're using source images at different scale.

It's easier to do the same in grayscale, paint over and patch up all the holes and then start in color, using your color refs as refs. Also, it's easier to judge values in grayscale. If you convert your image to grayscale, you'd see the temple is too dense compared to the rocks beside it and the back is again too dense compared to the foreground.

Same for colors; very often compositors (if it's a 2D or 2.5D matte) need to resample and recontrast your matte. There's always a risk histo spikes would show up as blots of strange color here and there since your source shots would come from different digi-cams.

And the last but not the least. Keep an eye on the key light position in your source shots. The light direction on the temple and the rocks doesn't match the rest of the image. The horseman and the the cliff it stands on get their highlight from a much lower source than the sky shows; the temple an the rocks get it from a right-hand sideways source.

But never mind, on one of my gigs (it was a French film) the director asked for godrays coming from two different directions at the same time and nobody died.

Last edited by scrawnypaws : 11 November 2006 at 05:45 AM.
Old 11 November 2006   #60
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