Contest Results: Fairy Tales

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Ended 12/03/11 12:15 AM GMT
Winner: Inkeri (See the full results)

1st place
The place where stories and legends comes alive by Inkeri

LANJOCKEY: Hello Erja....This is a lovely quaint cottage....Beautiful composition!!! Very interesting perspective, excellent lightning and beautiful colours and contrast.....Well done....All the very best to you Erja.......Mick.

Inkeri received a 2 month membership in the Caedes Cadre.

2nd place
Night Dreams by coram9

Jimbobedsel: Congrats on the 2nd place. A well deserved honor!

danika: Love the magical lighting. Very creative work, Chris & best wishes in the contest.

purmusic: OK, I dood it.

Downloaded your piece here.. and had a go in Photoshop. Employing a Layer, some Masking ... all creatively centered around the use of the Diffuse Glow Filter.

For the most part, as there was some further post processing.. that of a Shadow/Highlight adjustment drawing out a tad more detail/delineation of objects in spots.

Here are the results:

"Night Dreams" - reworked (goes without saying, 'reworked' is not the most apt descriptor)

I will say, foremost ... that the fairies were much clearer once in Photoshop and with the image zoomed at 100%, as opposed to viewing via the 'suggested'/recommended size from the site based on my monitor.

In the creative mucking about.. came to realize that which was sticking in me pea brain ... that of the girl's face. Specifically, the degree of lighting/illumination compared to that which appears in other areas within frame.

Not quite sure that it should be that subdued on the note of realism.

If you view the 'rework', you'll notice that her face and surrounding area is brightened up some. As with the other areas and sources of light ... the fairies, to compensate for such. (Balance and Weight being the primary creative considerations.)

Did have the thought, that a portico (i.e. ... "Welcome to the Tree of Knowledge") or window behind and above her ... might work towards providing a light source for illuminating her legs. As I now understand the placement/reason for the one fairy that is rising up above her legs.

Could use the opening (if a window ... perhaps, a lamp if a portico) to introduce the lighting substitute/source for that of the rising fairy.

Compositionally, adding a portico or window might tighten things up some (in my ever so humble opinion). And/or.. introduce some more visual interest in that area (peek at a star-filled night, moon and clouds, whatever).

Have to say, spending some more time with "Night Dreams" while in the editing chair and having viewed those vid tutorials ... came to a better understanding of Vue 9. And for the creative vision necessary in compositing a scene, let alone the time necessary to render.

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Right, and done.

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coram9 received a 1 month membership in the Caedes Cadre.

3rd place
Isle of Wanderers by Akeraios

ahimsaka: reminds me vaguely of a cross beteen lion withand the wardrobe with the Magianians Nephew, or something i cant quite put my finger on it, any way i love it good job>:)

0930_23: Congrats on the 3rd place finish in the contest.


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4th place
Dragon at the Gate by Tootles

danika: Wow, very imaginative work, Tootles. Would make a wonderful cover for a childrens fairy tale book. Love the colorful windows. Best wishes in the contest.

Joanie: Cool work girl!!! You've got a great imagination and I wish you good luck :-)

5th place the Forest of Ever After... by lilu103

cynlee: We should have a contest to see who can find all the hidden images in here, Lisa, and you should get a prize just for your tremendous effort and ingenuity in creating this amazing piece of work. Don't think I've ever used more than five layers at a time. Wow! Kudos, girl. What a splendid job you did on this and well before the dealine too. Best of luck in the contest!