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#1 Dapper-D2

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:14 AM

The vignette as requested.

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New pictures based on feedback from Fuppylodders and Sinner. Thanks guys!

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I'm trying to improve on my photography. I hope I've succeeded a bit there. Enjoy!

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Edited by Dapper-D2, 16 April 2012 - 09:07 PM.

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#2 Fuppylodders

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:36 AM

This is really nicely done! I think perhaps the canopy could be 2 studs wide rather than just one stud wide, but only the canopy pieces and the bits the canopy directly sits on.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:17 AM

To be honest I think you've overdosed on reducing depth of field. I realise that it's fun to do when you get a better camera (I recently got a new macro lens for mine), but I think the blur on the tips is ruining the photos.

(...and the images are a tad too big.)





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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:22 AM

View PostSinner, on 15 April 2012 - 06:17 AM, said:

To be honest I think you've overdosed on reducing depth of field. I realise that it's fun to do when you get a better camera (I recently got a new macro lens for mine), but I think the blur on the tips is ruining the photos.
I think that's been edited in. In the last picture especially, you can see that the cockpit area is in-focus, and the nose and tail, which, at this angle, would be almost exactly the same distance from the lens as the cockpit, are blurry. The transition from blurred to sharp is also very abrupt.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:29 AM

View PostBrickdoctor, on 15 April 2012 - 06:22 AM, said:

In the last picture especially, you can see that the cockpit area is in-focus, and the nose and tail, which, at this angle, would be almost exactly the same distance from the lens as the cockpit, are blurry.

<blunt mode>I was thinking it was a sign of rubbish lens</blunt mode>

... why would someone want to blur the edge of a photo like that. It actually hurts my eyes looking at it. However looking at it again (ouch!) I think you're right. It does seem that the edge of all the photos has been de-focused... :wacko:

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:52 PM

These looks pretty good. I would try to darken the fuzzy edges, if you have to have them there.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:52 PM

View PostFuppylodders, on 15 April 2012 - 02:36 AM, said:

This is really nicely done! I think perhaps the canopy could be 2 studs wide rather than just one stud wide, but only the canopy pieces and the bits the canopy directly sits on.

Thanks for your suggestion Fuppylodders! I’ve added two new pictures with changes you suggested. I think the canopy looks much better now, but thought it might have been a little too long. So I made the nose longer to off set it a bit. What do you think of the updated version?

View PostSinner, on 15 April 2012 - 06:29 AM, said:

<blunt mode>I was thinking it was a sign of rubbish lens</blunt mode>

... why would someone want to blur the edge of a photo like that. It actually hurts my eyes looking at it. However looking at it again (ouch!) I think you're right. It does seem that the edge of all the photos has been de-focused... :wacko:

Art. I just don't get it sometimes.

Thanks for your honesty! Brickdoctor is right it has been edited in. I don’t have the best camera, so the only way I can take a halfway decent picture is to photograph outside with the flash off in natural light. I blurred the edges because there isn’t much to the build and I wanted the focus to be on the ship. Looking at it now after your feedback, I have to say I can see how it can be off-putting. I’ve added a new picture without the blur (sorry about the picture size) that is in-line with the site requirements.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

Your second pic down looks really artistic, the MOC it's self is really great :thumbup:, I think the second canopy looks better.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

Hello!

The revised version with the wider cockpit is much better! :classic: I like the first image best. It does not need any photo editing in my eyes to get this scene nicely in the asteroid field. :classic:

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:16 PM

Oh so much better! It looks a lot more in scale with it now, I can imagine Obi sat in there now =D The lengthened nose is also pulled off really well, it looks totally better!
I have no experience on photo skills though, but they do look better not so blurred :) I'd be chuffed with it =D

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:34 PM

You've definitely improved the model a lot with that new cockpit, looks a lot more to scale now  :thumbup: I also really like your backdrop, it's a fitting environment being similar to where we mostly saw the ship in the movies, and is subtle enough not to detract from the model without being too plain  :classic:
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

Very nicely done! :thumbup: The overall shape and design looks fairly accurate and I like the SNOT technique you used for the "nose".  Great "asteroid field" as well. :classic:

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:42 PM

View PostDapper-D2, on 15 April 2012 - 06:52 PM, said:

Thanks for your honesty! Brickdoctor is right it has been edited in. I don’t have the best camera, so the only way I can take a halfway decent picture is to photograph outside with the flash off in natural light. I blurred the edges because there isn’t much to the build and I wanted the focus to be on the ship. Looking at it now after your feedback, I have to say I can see how it can be off-putting. I’ve added a new picture without the blur (sorry about the picture size) that is in-line with the site requirements.

The new photos, and MOC edits, are much better!  :sweet: Could you post a picture of the full scene, I'm curious how big it is. I love in-camera effects like that.

View PostLegostein, on 15 April 2012 - 10:05 PM, said:

It does not need any photo editing in my eyes to get this scene nicely in the asteroid field. :classic:
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:57 PM

The new cockpit is definitely better.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments and tips!

View PostSinner, on 16 April 2012 - 04:42 PM, said:

The new photos, and MOC edits, are much better!  :sweet: Could you post a picture of the full scene, I'm curious how big it is. I love in-camera effects like that.



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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

View PostDapper-D2, on 16 April 2012 - 09:12 PM, said:

Thanks and posted.

I expected it to be bigger from the angle of the photos, great tequinecs for it though.
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