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post by relik   |  | 
Small Town School on an Overcast Day
< on 12/15/2014 6:11 PM >

This was my first attempt at superimposing clouds. I really hate blown-out skies, and i feel like these photos would've been trash if i left them blown-out.
Let me know what you think, or what i could do to improve. Thanks!

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Small Town School #12 by Genghis Jhan, on Flickr

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Small Town School #13 by Genghis Jhan, on Flickr

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Small Town School #15 by Genghis Jhan, on Flickr


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post by NotQuiteHuman   |  | 
Re: Small Town School on an Overcast Day
<Reply # 1 on 12/15/2014 9:45 PM >

sunny days will cast harder shadows on everything, but I don't think I ever would have questioned it if you didn't tell us. I say great job!


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post by relik   |  | 
Re: Small Town School on an Overcast Day
<Reply # 2 on 12/16/2014 1:28 AM >

Posted by NotQuiteHuman
sunny days will cast harder shadows on everything, but I don't think I ever would have questioned it if you didn't tell us. I say great job!


You know, i hadn't even thought of that. Good point!
And thank you!


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post by puddlejumper12   |  | 
Re: Small Town School on an Overcast Day
<Reply # 3 on 12/16/2014 11:41 AM >

I think they look great. I didn't even notice about the shadows and clear day. I agree with you that blown-out skies are none too interesting. Definitely adds interest and detail here.


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post by elizabeth464   |  | 
Re: Small Town School on an Overcast Day
<Reply # 4 on 12/18/2014 3:13 AM >

You're right, it looks way better with the clouds. Good job


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post by tiffers   |  | 
Re: Small Town School on an Overcast Day
<Reply # 5 on 12/30/2014 5:52 PM >

I like it! ...though, with the lighting of the building, I'd have picked a cloudier sky.


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post by relik   |  | 
Re: Small Town School on an Overcast Day
<Reply # 6 on 12/30/2014 9:04 PM >

Thanks, guys!

And Tiffers, i'll have to agree with ya there. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!


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post by crows   |  | 
Re: Small Town School on an Overcast Day
<Reply # 7 on 12/30/2014 9:48 PM >

Agree, agree about probably not having noted anything outrightly strange if I hadn't been told that the sky was altered. That said, for next time, I think these skies do look a little unnaturally flat/vertical behind the building, which is really only noticeable on the shots where you have sky that isn't along the top edge of the photo (and not terribly noticeable at that, these do look very good). They're just missing a little bit of that sense of vanishing point off somewhere else, the perspective of the sky stretching away at a distance down lower in the frame. It's a thing I struggle with sometimes in an attempt to make myself less shitty at drawing backgrounds that don't look like bad high school play stage props (perspective is only some of the issue there >.>), and probably will only become relevant if you try this technique on a composition that has more sky overall. Like a house, or something, in the context of its surroundings. You know the shot I mean. Desolate, windswept, sad house slouching in the corner of the frame while last years dried up cornstalks shiver in the wind...


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post by tiffers   |  | 
Re: Small Town School on an Overcast Day
<Reply # 8 on 12/31/2014 2:48 AM >

I suppose you could also just warm up the building...add an orange/yellow tone, and that may make the sky/building blend better. :p

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