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!
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...