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Asteroid
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Aimee c. Eisaman
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    I took a look at this last night and decided to think some more on it. I really love that you are getting into the creation process in post processing. I really think this is a neat idea overall with the asteroid and strange plantets/stars. I do think it could use more space esp. on the top, right, and bottom. Could also find a way of adding very small pinpoint dots of light here and there to show really far away stars. For me the asteroid demands so much attention here...maybe too much. I'm thinking maybe darkening it with maybe a selective multiply blend? Also wait and see what some of the others think...might have even more ideas. I'm curious as to what the asteroid is since I know the large planet is a rusty pot/pan. :~)

9/21/2012 8:47:26 AM

 
Peter W. Marks
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Good morning Aimee. I agree with all your comments. This image was an exercise in using layers and other PS tools that have always had me shaking my head, especially when Dale treats us to a page of menues to alter images.
The asteroid is a limestone rock from our yard and I had hoped to get a three dimensional effect of the space between it and the planet. Equally I was attempting to give the illusian of the bright yellow star and small blue planet as being out there way behind the main one. I do have a bunch of small pinprick stars on the left side of the image and just two or three to the right These were just 2 to 5 pixels and I am wondering why you aren't seeing them on your monitor or are you just saying you would like a few hundred (thousands) more :0)
I will try your suggestions re more space later. I had wanted to give the impression that the asteroid and planet were close to our lovely planet earth but that probably didn't work too well.
Blessings Aimee.

9/21/2012 9:30:28 AM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Not sure this one is working for me, Peter, but I applaud you for your efforts to branch out.

9/21/2012 1:32:53 PM

 
Kristin Duff
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the pan looks more like a moon thumbnail...if it was tilted vertically this would have totally worked for me!

9/21/2012 2:43:48 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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Thanks friends. Do you want to add to that Jeff? Kristin, I don't understand; what do you mean by 'tilt'?

9/21/2012 4:16:48 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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I'm very impressed with you my friend. After all our banter, you have taken the bull by the horns and are learning a new craft. Very commendable and daring.

There is one major reason why the astroid illusion did not work for this rendition. It's the light. You have two light sources and they are opposite one another.

The planet is lit from above left and behind, while the astroid is lit from the front and left.

9/21/2012 5:03:34 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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OMG as the kids would say Dale. Now I have to take note of where the light is coming from?? So now I am struggling to prove you are mistaken; and Um....it's like this. The light is from behind me which is why there is an eclipse shadow on the face of the planet and would also explain why the face of the asteroid is lit.

Sigh...., but then of course the asteroid would also be in shade so, I am going to have another glass of cabernet and pretend that none of this is happening......Perhaps I will take up flower photograpghy, it has to be easier.

9/21/2012 6:57:41 PM

 
Beth Spencer
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Peter I think this is great that you are trying this stuff!! My personal thought is the asteroid is a bit too bright. Maybe you should try some flowers, but just so you know I really don't think it will be a whole lot easier, so just have your cabernet and plan your next move!!

9/21/2012 7:53:04 PM

 
Stephen Shoff
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As to Dale's suggestion, maybe you can just rotate and flip the asteroid to get the shadows in the lower right and pointing the other way.

I think you've got a pretty good concept here, but with the asteroid crossing the face of the planet, I think you also need some movement. My "more space" suggestion would be more on the left and bottom with the asteroid reduced in size a bit and pulled a little more to the left so to see if that gives a a sense of motion towards the planet.

9/21/2012 7:53:18 PM

 
Kristin Duff
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I guess I didn't explain that very well. Maybe if the 'moon' was cradling the asteroid. wish I could just send a drawing...

9/21/2012 9:16:43 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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I'm a'planning Beth.I'm a'planning! But every time I open PSE and am faced with fifty options from the drop-down menues I think to myself "Just why am I doing this, there has to be more fun things to do?"
Not sure if I shall get around to your suggestions but I follow what you are saying Stephen, thank you my friend.

Of course you can send a drawing Kristin. Make one, color it in, photograph it and then ....... but you know I'm kidding!

And just to show I was serious, here's a pretty flower.

9/22/2012 4:26:37 AM

 
Elaine Hessler
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I think I like the flower better :)

I am not sure what the issue is with the asteroid, but I still like the pot planet along with the lens flares.

9/22/2012 9:56:10 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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O Peter I'm sorry I shouldn't comment before having my coffee...I do see them. I meant to say add a few more...not a billion, but some! :~)

9/22/2012 9:57:03 AM

 
Beth Spencer
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Peter, that is just a Beautiful flower and my favorite color!! Thankyou!

9/22/2012 6:08:24 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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Thank you my friends. Please don't spread it around that inspite of what I have said in the past about flower images I snuck this one in. :0)

9/22/2012 6:54:08 PM

 
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