pub. on lug 26, 2008 Second LifeWallpapers - Backgrounds - Pictures AFRICAN SUN
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This is just a repeat of my previous shot:
The only difference being the lens flare which I added as an after thought having been removed.

BBeau said she'd like to see it, and figured it would probably look better.
I suppose certain effects like lens flares are controversial sometimes, sometimes they look great, othertimes not...

oh..and here you can see other peoples takes on virtualafrica, for comparison of styles and techniques:

So you tell me, on this one...better with, or without ?

View PANTELEIMON-AEON's home PANTELEIMON-AEON | 13 year(s) ago

yes this is my favourite of the two versions:) please see my comment on the other picture:)

View Rhondita's home Rhondita | 13 year(s) ago

Thankyou, Rhondi :-D

View PANTELEIMON-AEON's home PANTELEIMON-AEON | 13 year(s) ago

I say much better without - no distracting circles getting in the way of a stunning landscape now ;) Also your eye is now drawn to the circle of the sun :) Great work Pan!

BBeau [deleted] | 13 year(s) ago

Thankyou BB...your opinion is highly valued :-D

View PANTELEIMON-AEON's home PANTELEIMON-AEON | 13 year(s) ago

hahaha goddamnhotfreakinsun: ))the border goes perfect with the pic and no one can do orange like you: ) very cool

View TanaRobbiani's home TanaRobbiani | 13 year(s) ago

Hey Pan. I looked at both pics...this one is much stronger. I agree wtih BB, the flare only detracts from the image rahter than enhancing it. However, you may try reducing the amount of the options to give just a hint. Other wise the use of color, is great. Another thing I would try is not croping with the tree dead centered. I would put it off to the right a little... My 2 cents. overall I sooo love this one very much. I'm one of your biggest fans!

View MSnook's home MSnook | 13 year(s) ago

LOL, Tana...didn't think anyone was gonna pick up on that tag...I used to do good blues, but now I'm really getting into the oranges too..haha

And thanks for your comments and opinion as always know we're both big fans of each other.


View PANTELEIMON-AEON's home PANTELEIMON-AEON | 13 year(s) ago

IMPRESSIVE! very good! perfect lighting .. only 2 comments:

1.the sky need to get prettier, and i highly recommend u to get ride of the clouds in this scene even. ctrl-shift-alt-- frame needed here.


View donhosho's home donhosho | 13 year(s) ago

excellent shot!! I think you captured the colors and the tone and the atmoshpere of the "real africa"

as many other friends, I think this one is my fav! and I totally agree with the opinion that lens flare could be distractive and hide the real beauty....

sometimes, when you have a great subject, the minimalist approach is the better one....

I also agree with Don which suggest to remove the clouds........

beside this: awesome job, man!

View pier's home pier | 13 year(s) ago

WOW, thats so amazing!! I love it really !!

View Aleida's home Aleida | 13 year(s) ago

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