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    Couldn't agree more about blue skies, and this thread has taught me how to deal with it.
    I posted this one in another thread. The original has a vivid blue sky which detracted from the building. A blend of two processings on the same image.

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    Just a tip: try to tone down the blue of the water.
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    >have a good shot to work with and to try and create the mood later.

    Mike, I think this would be worth an own thread. This is a very strong concept and blending is just one part of it (but a strong part).
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    From 1/3/2010
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    Re: Blends

    To reach divine revelation we have to climb
    the stairways leading thru the sea of flames of temptations




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    Got a bit closer to "Arrows of desire"
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    I fought my way through the sea of flames, and there she was:

    Sie rief mir Worte ins Gesicht
    und hat sich tief verbeugt
    verstand nur ihre Sprache nicht;
    ich hab' es nicht bereut.

    Oh non rien de rien
    Oh non je ne regrette rien


    I said - "where is the piercing arrow"
    She said, Klaus is looking after that, you may have to wait - he has a lot on his plate (especially over the holidays)


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    PS - very nice blend

    Quote Originally Posted by kweide View Post
    To reach divine revelation we have to climb
    the stairways leading thru the sea of flames of temptations

    @Keith
    Got a bit closer to "Arrows of desire"

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    >have a good shot to work with and to try and create the mood later.

    Mike, I think this would be worth an own thread. This is a very strong concept and blending is just one part of it (but a strong part).
    Ok, if I can figure out how to start a thread. I'll look for an image that I have really worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    I fought my way through the sea of flames, and there she was:

    Sie rief mir Worte ins Gesicht
    und hat sich tief verbeugt
    verstand nur ihre Sprache nicht;
    ich hab' es nicht bereut.

    Oh non rien de rien
    Oh non je ne regrette rien


    I said - "where is the piercing arrow"
    She said, Klaus is looking after that, you may have to wait - he has a lot on his plate (especially over the holidays)


    Keith

    PS - very nice blend
    Keith,

    you are too deep into that kind of music


    Oh non, rien de rien
    Oh non, je ne regrette rien

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    Speared by the Arrow of Desire
    Breaks through my breast, tears my out out... flaming...





    Eine Liebe, ein Versprechen
    Sagt, ich komm zurück zu dir
    Nun ich muss es leider brechen,
    Seine Kugel steckt in mir

    Eine liebe, zwei Pistolen
    Eine zielt mir ins Gesicht.
    Er sagt, ich hätte dich gestohlen,
    Dass du mich liebst weiß er nicht.

    Roter Sand und zwei Patronen
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    Die Zweite soll ihr Ziel nicht schonen,
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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by kweide View Post
    Speared by the Arrow of Desire
    Breaks through my breast, tears my out out... flaming...

    Well done Klaus, I knew you would come through

    I only have one Rammstein song, but I like it


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    Re: Blends

    [QUOTE=kweide;171074]Speared by the Arrow of Desire
    Breaks through my breast, tears my out out... flaming...

    Well done Klaus

    Never thought Toulouse Lautrec would get inspired by Rammstein.
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    Thanx a lot for your kind comments...
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    Re: Blends

    Beautiful shot Klaus. Very mysterious.

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    Re: Blends

    Shot 1/5/2010



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    Re: Blends

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    Shot 1/5/2010



    Amazing images Uwe. What kind of trees are those? It's a beautiful location. The texture works well with these images.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    Amazing images Uwe. What kind of trees are those? It's a beautiful location. The texture works well with these images.

    Mike
    Not sure. Could be walnut.

    This is how all Silicon Valley once was. Hollister has still a lot of orchards. This is about 3 miles from home.
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    This orchard was a lot of fun:

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    Different variation:

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    Re: Blends

    This is a blend of three versions of the same image - no texture, I thought the noise was enough

    "Suffolk Field 24"

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    Re: Blends

    Shot in Prague. EP-1 40mm f1.4 CV


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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    Shot in Prague. EP-1 40mm f1.4 CV


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    Wow, Prague clearly helps but you make even more of it.
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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Wow, Prague clearly helps but you make even more of it.
    Thanks, I plan on doing more street scenes of Prague in this style.

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    Re: Blends

    Hi Keith,

    This is a blend of three versions of the same image - no texture, I thought the noise was enough.

    "Suffolk Field 24"

    Keith
    Hi Mike,

    Shot in Prague. EP-1 40mm f1.4 CV

    Beautiful images, indeed! All the best, Leica 77.

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    This orchard was a lot of fun:

    Hi Uwe,

    Excellent image! It must be a beautiful place. All the best, Leica 77.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leica 77 View Post
    Hi Uwe,

    Excellent image! It must be a beautiful place. All the best, Leica 77.
    It is. Photographing orchards is tricky because often the background is bad.
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    Re: Blends

    A composite of a Hubble image of the Butterfly nebula and a stand of birch trees in the snow.


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    Re: Blends

    EP-1 with Lensbaby Composer.


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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by scho View Post
    A composite of a Hubble image of the Butterfly nebula and a stand of birch trees in the snow.

    Hi scho,
    Simply beautiful! Best regards, Leica 77.

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    EP-1 with Lensbaby Composer.


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    Hi Mike,
    Excellent image! It looks like a rather mysterious forest. Very nice composition as well. Best regards, Leica 77.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leica 77 View Post
    Hi Mike,
    Excellent image! It looks like a rather mysterious forest. Very nice composition as well. Best regards, Leica 77.
    Thanks Leica 77. The lensbaby helps to make it a bit more mysterious than it really is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    Thanks, I plan on doing more street scenes of Prague in this style.

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    I truly hope so I just love this one.

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    Re: Blends

    I've missed a few it seems--some really lovely images in the past few days. I just love this thread--and the other blend/how to also.

    Diane

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    Re: Blends

    I'm curious who is printing their blends--and if so, what size usually and what type of paper? Just curiosity, but I think many of these would be wonderful prints with a very painterly feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    I'm curious who is printing their blends--and if so, what size usually and what type of paper? Just curiosity, but I think many of these would be wonderful prints with a very painterly feel.

    Diane
    All images we make are potentially for printing. Right now we mostly print on Luster or Baryta papers. Will try soon to print on matte papers too. Should be very nice.

    Good you asked, because I think some blends may have too much blocked blacks for good prints. We watch for this all the time.
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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    I'm curious who is printing their blends--and if so, what size usually and what type of paper? Just curiosity, but I think many of these would be wonderful prints with a very painterly feel.

    Diane
    Hello Diane,

    I have been printing my work for years and all my work has some kind of blending going on. I print on Epson UltraSmooth Fineart and different archival roll papers. I usually print at least 20x20 and up to 42x42. I mount the prints on wood and coat with Encaustic wax for protection and it gives a surface texture which goes well with the images. I find that even using the EP-1, I can still get a really nice large print because my textures are hi-res and my main image is usually somewhat dreamy or not as detailed as a more traditional photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    Hello Diane,

    I have been printing my work for years and all my work has some kind of blending going on. I print on Epson UltraSmooth Fineart and different archival roll papers. I usually print at least 20x20 and up to 42x42. I mount the prints on wood and coat with Encaustic wax for protection and it gives a surface texture which goes well with the images. I find that even using the EP-1, I can still get a really nice large print because my textures are hi-res and my main image is usually somewhat dreamy or not as detailed as a more traditional photo.

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    Mike, I can see that your photos print very well and mate papers is a good choice.

    >coat with Encaustic wax for protection

    This sounds interesting, easy to do?. Means no glass, right?
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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Mike, I can see that your photos print very well and mate papers is a good choice.

    >coat with Encaustic wax for protection

    This sounds interesting, easy to do?. Means no glass, right?
    Your right that when I coat with wax, there is no need to put behind glass.
    Coating with wax is not too difficult. It takes some practice to get used to what kind of images work well this way. If the image is too dark, the wax sometimes looks milky. An alternative method is too coat the print with acrylic gel medium using a spatula which give it a nice texture and makes the blacks richer. It seems different images need different coatings. I can upload a few links if anyone is interested in seeing the technique and supplies.

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    Re: Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    It takes some practice to get used to what kind of images work well this way. If the image is too dark, the wax sometimes looks milky. An alternative method is too coat the print with acrylic gel medium using a spatula which give it a nice texture and makes the blacks richer. It seems different images need different coatings. I can upload a few links if anyone is interested in seeing the technique and supplies.
    Sure, go ahead
    The next question is - do you think these coatings might affect the ink and paper underneath as regards quality and longevity?

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    Re: Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post
    Sure, go ahead
    The next question is - do you think these coatings might affect the ink and paper underneath as regards quality and longevity?
    Fascinating stuff - I for one, would like to know more

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    Re: Blends

    Here is one issue that gives me a bit of trouble.

    Mike, you say your textures are high res - so your preference would be to resize the original image to fit your texture (if they are different sizes) ?

    A lot of the textures I've been using are medium-res jpegs. I find it difficult to get the same "punch" as you do.

    All the stuff we are doing here is processed for the web. I assume you redo them for print?

    Keith

    PS I assume everyone here has seen the m4/3 adapter from Italy that has tilt and looks the same as the Lensbaby Composer. I have ordered one for M42 thread as I have a few old Pentax lenses. Should make the f-stop change a little easier than on the Composer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mregnier View Post
    Your right that when I coat with wax, there is no need to put behind glass.
    Coating with wax is not too difficult. It takes some practice to get used to what kind of images work well this way. If the image is too dark, the wax sometimes looks milky. An alternative method is too coat the print with acrylic gel medium using a spatula which give it a nice texture and makes the blacks richer. It seems different images need different coatings. I can upload a few links if anyone is interested in seeing the technique and supplies.

    mike
    I would love to know more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Here is one issue that gives me a bit of trouble.

    Mike, you say your textures are high res - so your preference would be to resize the original image to fit your texture (if they are different sizes) ?

    A lot of the textures I've been using are medium-res jpegs. I find it difficult to get the same "punch" as you do.

    All the stuff we are doing here is processed for the web. I assume you redo them for print?

    Keith

    PS I assume everyone here has seen the m4/3 adapter from Italy that has tilt and looks the same as the Lensbaby Composer. I have ordered one for M42 thread as I have a few old Pentax lenses. Should make the f-stop change a little easier than on the Composer.
    Keith, let us know more. I've been following that. I would have to invest in some other MF lenses if they don't add anymore mounts---but may still be interested. I really have enjoyed using my TS with my 5D--and the Composer allowed me to do some similar things with the m4/3rds (though I did use the tilt and shift for different puposes with 5D, I also really enjoyed selective focusing).

    I tend to shoot the Composer with f/2.8 or 4.0 discs primarily.

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    Re: Blends

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Here is one issue that gives me a bit of trouble.

    Mike, you say your textures are high res - so your preference would be to resize the original image to fit your texture (if they are different sizes) ?

    A lot of the textures I've been using are medium-res jpegs. I find it difficult to get the same "punch" as you do.

    All the stuff we are doing here is processed for the web. I assume you redo them for print?

    Keith

    PS I assume everyone here has seen the m4/3 adapter from Italy that has tilt and looks the same as the Lensbaby Composer. I have ordered one for M42 thread as I have a few old Pentax lenses. Should make the f-stop change a little easier than on the Composer.

    Keith,
    I always start with raw images and I work at the size that I think the final print will be. So, I will enlarge the raw image with Alien Skin blowup to let's say a 20x20 and then start the work on the image. Even if I am doing a shot
    just to post to this site, like I did last night with the image of the dark woods, I will always work as large as possible. Then make a small jpeg to upload here. The reason that I don't start small is that I do so much work (dodging and burning,stretching,painting color in areas,etc.) that I could never get exactly the same thing if I tried to do it over for a hi-res version.
    Most of my images are over 1 gig and sometimes 2 gigs. And I always save a version with layers and a flat version for printing.

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    Re: Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by m3photo View Post
    Sure, go ahead
    The next question is - do you think these coatings might affect the ink and paper underneath as regards quality and longevity?
    Encaustic Wax Sample

    first step. Glue print on board with Yes Glue or some roll adhesive. Second
    coat the print with Liquitex Gloss medium varnish. Use a sponge brush. here is a close up of the surface.

    Heat the wax and pour on the print and work it around with the heat gun and metal spatula.

    Close up of texture of wax.

    Close up of edge of paper on wood.

    Large Encaustic Wax portrait on canvas


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    Re: Coating

    Hey Mike

    You've said at least twice that both your parents are painters, and you are not. I think we need to start a fund to send you to therapy!

    I love this stuff - starting to clean out my basement now, to turn it into a studio. I'll put in a few wine racks as well.

    Haven't told the wife yet

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    Re: Coating

    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Hey Mike

    You've said at least twice that both your parents are painters, and you are not. I think we need to start a fund to send you to therapy!

    I love this stuff - starting to clean out my basement now, to turn it into a studio. I'll put in a few wine racks as well.

    Haven't told the wife yet

    Keith
    Hi Keith,
    I need to clean up my basement art room as well. I've pretty much taken over the house. Luckily my wife is an artist as well, so we both use the house as our studio. I was pretty spoiled when I was doing more commercial work. I had a 7,000 square foot studio and so now we pretty much use the whole house as a studio. But it works out great. The basement is nice an cold too, which is why the wine is down there. When I did work for Kendall-Jackson wines, they kept me well stocked. I'm running out!

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmancy View Post
    Hey Mike

    You've said at least twice that both your parents are painters, and you are not. I think we need to start a fund to send you to therapy!

    I love this stuff - starting to clean out my basement now, to turn it into a studio. I'll put in a few wine racks as well.

    Haven't told the wife yet

    Keith
    I've missed about Mike's parents being painters somehow.

    I do have a separate studio with 2 rooms, great big tables that I did my warp painting, resists, surface design on, plus a 'wet area' below with small fridge for my dyes (to keep them usable longer), flat work area, sinks, all my tools, etc. Still-my really large loom, even folded, takes up a large area in one room, but it needs to go--I know I'll never weave again. If I can just get past a lazy point--or maybe a motivational point (I used to do large juried shows and exhibits plus commissions with textile works) and just put my creative hat back on just for my own pure love of it LOL. I've been working with handmade books, contemplating (for too long LOL), prints on fabric and then surface design--but this excites me more. Maybe just reading the thread will get me out to my studio where even if I just sit awhile it will motivate me--and maybe I"ll move some of our wine out there .

    Diane

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    Thank you so much for these. From what I can see the encaustic wax adds quite a lot. I'm curious about the edge of paper on wood--is it due to the pasting process onto the wood, the application of the wax or something else that you do. Its a wonderful edge. Some of my clay friends would love it---anyone working with surfaces and edges.

    I just showed your studio/process to my husband (a designer, but not artist)--and said what I love about you and Uwe--and others--is the sharing here that so often is not done. Thanks to all--what a terrific thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Thank you so much for these. From what I can see the encaustic wax adds quite a lot. I'm curious about the edge of paper on wood--is it due to the pasting process onto the wood, the application of the wax or something else that you do. Its a wonderful edge. Some of my clay friends would love it---anyone working with surfaces and edges.

    I just showed your studio/process to my husband (a designer, but not artist)--and said what I love about you and Uwe--and others--is the sharing here that so often is not done. Thanks to all--what a terrific thread.

    Diane
    Hi Diane,

    When I make the print, I tear it along the edge with a straight edge, which usually give me a rough edge. Then it is glued on to a board and after I put the first coat of varnish on, I take a palm sander to it which make it even rougher. Then I paint the wood before waxing.
    With all your art experience and working with your hands, I think you might like working this way.
    cheers
    Mike

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    "Ready to Attack - Falklands Battlefield"

    Fight at night, on foot, and get to the top of the hill - can't avoid the rocks.

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