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photoblog image RACIALLY UNITED IN POVERTY(V2)

RACIALLY UNITED IN POVERTY(V2)

Following on from some of yesterday's suggestions, I played around with the composition a bit and managed to come up with this version.

 

**NEWS FLASH**

Ladies and gents. I would like to take this opportunity to publicly pledge that if, by any chance, I should make money out of any of the images displayed in this theme competition, I will find a suitable charity/shelter for the homeless, here in South Africa and donate a majority percentage of this money to the relevant organisation. If any business, corporation, or individual should feel that they are in a position to do so, then I invite them to purchase sole commercial rights to any or all of the images exhibited by me in this series.

 

Please forward any bids to me at my personal Email: neiltandy@gmail.com and in the event of there being more than one bid, the highest offer will be accepted.

Thankyou all for taking the time to look at my pics and read this.

NEIL

RACIALLY UNITED IN POVERTY(V2)

Following on from some of yesterday's suggestions, I played around with the composition a bit and managed to come up with this version.

 

**NEWS FLASH**

Ladies and gents. I would like to take this opportunity to publicly pledge that if, by any chance, I should make money out of any of the images displayed in this theme competition, I will find a suitable charity/shelter for the homeless, here in South Africa and donate a majority percentage of this money to the relevant organisation. If any business, corporation, or individual should feel that they are in a position to do so, then I invite them to purchase sole commercial rights to any or all of the images exhibited by me in this series.

 

Please forward any bids to me at my personal Email: neiltandy@gmail.com and in the event of there being more than one bid, the highest offer will be accepted.

Thankyou all for taking the time to look at my pics and read this.

NEIL

comments (7)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Nov 2006, 07:23
Hi and good morning. So here are my comments. First i think it is much improved and now i am looking at smaller things - e.g. composition. Try the following: Right hand black guy = out, Left hand white guy = out. Show more of the left hand black guy and the top black guy - in the end you have three people and no repetitions. The kind of sharp cut-off as next to the head of the current right hand black guy disturbs the picture. Try to fade all integration points.

Just ideas.
Thanks Louis.I actually wanted to to this in PS, but to be quite honest I don't have a clue where to start. I used Panorama Maker and it is a bit hit and miss. I will mess around to get it better, but I will not post it, I will email it to you at a later date. Hopefully will be ready for CT, if the invite is forthcoming. Regards, Neil.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 1 Nov 2006, 09:40
Neil i agree with louis. One of each person would be good. There are a quite a number of ways to do this. I think the quickest way would probably be to use the clone tool and change the opacity. i would create a different layer for each photo and the opacity of the clone tool or the layer. here is a couple more
http://www.graphic-design.com/Photoshop/montage/index.html a pdf here
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/photoshopadn/chapter/ch08.pdf and i think i recall seeing one on deviantart in the tutorials section.
layer masks is a good eon and i am sure one of those tutorials talks about those.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 1 Nov 2006, 09:43
oh yeah. here is a fairly good layer mask tutorial

http://www.lunacore.com/photoshop/tutorials/tut003.htm
Neil Tandy: Thanks ever so much Neal, I will give it a try later. Regards, Neil.
  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Nov 2006, 18:37
Powerful image Neil. Mal
Neil Tandy: Many,many thanks Mal. My hope here is to draw some attention to the plight of the world's poor and it looks like I may be doing that. Cheers, Neil.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Nov 2006, 23:42
I think this is a lot better than yesterdays but agree that it might need more work.

For my 'two pennorth' I was wondering what it would look like with the three faces in a diagonal line across and down, top left to bottom right.

I haven't a clue how you've achieved what you've done so far, I'm really impressed by it. (I've also saved Nev's links so I can learn some more)
Neil Tandy: Gee Ellie,you were up late. Thanks for the comments and you are right that it probably needs a bit more work. I did this by using Panorama Maker (part of the arcsoft suite that came with my camera), I used Tile mode, dropped in 5 pics, left it on auto crop and let the software do the rest. It is possible to play around with the joining positions.Glad you are impressed. Regards, Neil.
I like what you have done here. Your reward for this is with God!
Neil Tandy: Thanks man. I wanted to do something a little different for the theme challenge and I have so many pics of these two guys, I decided it would be nice to go with a montage instead of a single photo. Whether it works or not, I'm not quite sure, but at least the comments are positive and encouraging, so maybe it does work. Regards, Neil.

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