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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #150 on: March 16, 2018, 04:25:35 PM »
Thanks Bobby. I like it best as well, and I think I'll take this one.
I'm not sure when I added the crocs. And the blue bird... ;)

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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #151 on: March 16, 2018, 06:03:21 PM »
Thanks Bobby. I like it best as well, and I think I'll take this one.
I'm not sure when I added the crocs. And the blue bird... ;)

Damn, now I gotta go find waldo the blue bird heh heh heh

D'oh LOL...good one!
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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #152 on: March 16, 2018, 08:44:50 PM »
I think this is pretty fantastic! I especially love that blue bird on the croc's nose. Realistic *and* amusing. :D

That being said my only minor criticism would be that the sky seems a bit too dark blue to me. I am used to seeing brighter, clearer blue skies in tropical places (when they are not super cloudy and/or raining ;) ). For example (from Hawaii):

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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #153 on: March 16, 2018, 08:57:27 PM »
This is probably really a matter of taste, but as I look more I find the whole image too shifted toward the yellow. I know there is an intention to create a "heavy", wet look, with a lot of atmosphere, maybe even with the sun lower in the sky... But with the actual lighting of the scene I think it looks better a bit more balanced. With the original version I find it looks almost "grimy" in a way. I have taken the liberty to show a quick idea of how I'd process it. I hope you don't mind! Just one perspective. :)

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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #154 on: March 16, 2018, 09:05:41 PM »
Thanks Oshyan. No, I don't mind ;)
Cool, the lighting looks a bit like in the versions before. Now I'm totally confused.
I'll try to take back the redsky decay and see how it looks...

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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #155 on: March 16, 2018, 09:19:08 PM »
Well, I think the addition of the mist and a *slight* yellow tint is the main improvement (and that remains in the version I posted). It just went too far perhaps?

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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #156 on: March 16, 2018, 09:30:39 PM »
I'll see. Maybe somewhere in between the recent and the previous version...
Rendering... :)

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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #157 on: March 17, 2018, 06:43:10 AM »
I love it. Having said that, I still think the lighting is a bit harsh and 'crumbly'. What would happen if you reposition the sun more towards one side, or otherwise soften the light? And I would edit one of the trees, so it's shadow doesn't fall across the lower fall; it's kind of cut in 2. Maybe that would be different if shadows were lighter. Otherwise it's terrific!

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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #158 on: March 17, 2018, 01:20:12 PM »
I love it. Having said that, I still think the lighting is a bit harsh and 'crumbly'. What would happen if you reposition the sun more towards one side, or otherwise soften the light? And I would edit one of the trees, so it's shadow doesn't fall across the lower fall; it's kind of cut in 2. Maybe that would be different if shadows were lighter. Otherwise it's terrific!

Well, I tried a lot of sun positions, and this one gave me the best results, without too many parts of the scene in shadow, so I guess I'll leave it like that.
The tree shadow you mention is probably no shadow, but a bush growing there. I already had tried to edit some instances, but some of them seem unaccessable for some reason, but I'll get rid of that single bush.

By the way, here is another overnight render with a lower redsky decay. I think, this is OK now. The light might look a bit harsh due to the increased contrast in PW. But without it the scene looked a bit flat.
And I didn't sharpen it.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2018, 01:29:53 PM by Hannes »

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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #159 on: March 17, 2018, 01:35:57 PM »
This one is softer already. Great!

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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #160 on: March 17, 2018, 01:44:51 PM »
Thanks Ulco! And in the meantime I managed to get rid of the nasty bush in the lower fall.
So I'll render another one overnight, which will be pretty much the same, but without that bush. And then it MIGHT be finished...

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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #161 on: March 17, 2018, 02:20:29 PM »
Yes better and better!

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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #162 on: March 18, 2018, 06:20:54 AM »
Oooo, yeah, now you're getting there. The softer image and lowered redsky decay are definitely giving the right impression of "wet" jungle.

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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #163 on: March 18, 2018, 10:07:42 AM »
OK, another final one  ;)
Took a bit longer to render, because I used higher GI settings, since this is supposed to be the final one (did I mention that already? ;)

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Re: Hannes' Cliff WIPs
« Reply #164 on: March 18, 2018, 12:37:44 PM »
I admit, you've won  ;D Good luck with your entry, Hannes. Great image!

 

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