reid910Featured By OwnerJan 28, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way you did this! Absolutely breathtaking, and it really tells an amazing story. I think it sets a good mood, and that the lighting, placement, and evereything all looks wonderful! Only thing is, I think that their is two main lights, where there should only be one (the one at the end of the road, and the one in the sky). Great job!!
I've looked at this before and it speaks to me because I've done this before walked in the early hours with nothing but the stars and the promise of civilisation and the loneliness and stillness of the night and that's what this reminds me of. And now for critique The sky: usually the stars are brightest on a moonless night because they don't have to compete for brightness or should I say that the human eye pupils are less dilated and therefore more sensitive to their light so any bright point in a starry sky will render at least the closest stars almost invisible if not absent altogether. The distant town: although the light is good it is also the rarest light, that is man made, that is of pure white... unless of tungsten or magnesium or even arc-light which I think would be from that distance much brighter and possibly drown the whole town in near daylight so a slight orange to yellow would make it more realistic along with the similarly coloured highlighting in the rooftops and finally because it is all I could find the sign post down the road on the left casts no shadow, a minor oversight but if we aim for reality then that should be our outcome.
I somehow feel this piece would have been more powerful (at least for me) if it had been in a 16:9 aspect ratio. The ambiance is extremely cinematographic, it'd have benefited the story this image tells from my point of view.
Wonderful light. This is inspiring, I need to experiment a little with photomanipulation.