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  1. Alan 45

    Alan 45 You ain't seen me !

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    after seeing the response to my black and white pic of the tiger I went in and did some more and I was disappointed with some as at certain angles the just ends and it looks artificial

    So gave it some thought , first I printed off some pics of the wall section stuck them on card and placed it in the hope of extending it but they didn't match up , scale was out

    Then I had an epiphany

    Use a mirror , first pick is without the mirror second with the mirror

    So what do you think
    IMG_5541.JPG IMG_5548.JPG
     
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    Very clever Alan, so often I see great models spoilt for the lack of a bit of thought to the background. It makes a world of difference to the finished piece.

    Some modellers spend weeks/months creating their dioramas, then don't bother, or forget, to try and show their work off at it's best, i.e. with at least 'something' behind the model that would be of benefit.

    I remember once on here a superb model photographed on a table with a pair of legs in pink slippers in the background!

    Your's is spot on, and what a difference it makes too. Really well though out.
     
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    Alan 45 You ain't seen me !

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    Cheers Ron , I'm surprised it turned out so well lol , I try to at least get a plain background so you can just see the dio
     
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    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    Surprised? I'm not....

    Quite right about just a plain background. That works well and, as you point out, focuses on the model. Anything is better than seeing someone's front room - or worse!
     
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    Alan it looks very Realistic I'm impressed well done
     
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    Alan 45 You ain't seen me !

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    Talking a bout a front room, a few weeks ago I saw a great dio set in Vietnam, thing was in corner was a mirror and in that mirror was a dog licking itself
     
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    Cheers Colin
     
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    Excellent photograph, Alan.
    I like how it looks!!
    Personally I love this lower angle you used....looks more real, seems the shoot has been taken by another soldier quite far.

    Nice processing as well. You used the Lightroom program?
     
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    Thanks Polux , no mat I just used a free editing app on my iPad, it's called Aviary
     
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    I'm a being a bit dense today, and while I think the second pic is better, what's all this about a mirror? Surely the second pic could be taken closer up, from a different camera position, and cropped. Also a reflection in a mirror is always flipped left to right!
     
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    Here is a pic without the mirror at the same angle IMG_5561.JPG now here is a pic with the mirror
    IMG_5560.JPG And here is the pic cropped so you can't see the back of the tiger but you get a continuation of the buildings IMG_5562.JPG as you can see Steve you get a look that appears as if the tank is in a long street
     
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    Ah! I thought the mirror was being used to actually make the image. Cropping images as you have makes most pictures better. And as Spanner posted, many models are spoilt by a distracting and irrelevant background.

    Very good and convincing model.
     
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    Cheers Steve I appreciate it
     
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    I do like the idea,as giving more length to the street,works well,:)
     

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