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  1. Unless I'm mistaken, I've seen this kind of thing before but I don't know what it's called. I think it's a kind of farm "road" surface that allows for drainage across a wide area while still letting vehicles move across it without creating ruts in the soil. I think it also acts a bit like a cattle grid. I haven't seen one for years but I don't get into the country much these days.
  2. You're welcome @Hokusai Your work deserves the praise it is given.
  3. Great work.
  4. Well-spotted @EZeemering Now that I've seen the green tint I can't stop seeing it. Also, now that I think about it, the pose does lend itself more to a casual/playful photo rather than a publicity shot so the warmer colours of the original work better for me on this particular photo.
  5. A brilliant piece of work that must have taken so much time and effort that I don't want to even think about it. A really excellent example of what can be achieved by the right person with the right software. As with other examples of your work, this really deserves to be part of a more permanent showcase, either pinned to a forum here or on the main AD site.
  6. If I wanted a family portrait to put on the wall I would prefer the original but if I wanted a publicity shot I would prefer the edited version. The original is warmer while the edited version is more "business-like" (not sure what word I'm trying for here). Both very nice, just maybe for different things.
  7. Welcome to the forum der-kosmonaut. That's nice work. I think you have used just enough detail to capture the most important parts of the image. (I'm not sure about the use of the inverted pentagram in this context, but that's a minor issue.)
  8. You're welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.
  9. No worries @Alfred I've just done a very quick and crude mock-up for myself (see attached) and I'm not convinced that it would add much either now but maybe that's just my lack of illustration skills. @Francky will be able to do something much better than me but if they don't look right it could spoil the whole thing so it could be best to keep it as is.
  10. I agree with Kasper-V. The colours, composition and level of detail are great. It's also very nice that you have taken the time to make all of the birds different, rather than just making copies. The only thing I would add is that it might be better if the clouds tapered to a point at the bottom of one side to make it look like they are being pushed along by the wind, rather than just being static. I think that would add a little more "movement" to the image. As an extra added detail, you could try and find out whether flamingos would - or would not - fly into the wind as that could tell you which side of the clouds to taper (tapering the side into the wind). All-in-all though, nice work.
  11. There isn't a thread for photo retouching as such but it's better - and more useful to other people - if you post both the original and retouched photos (preferably with a quick overview of the steps made) so that people can see the time and effort that has gone into the work, rather than it just being a nice photo. As we can currently see it, it's a great photo but - for all we know - you're just a great photographer and got it right first time. However, if people can see the starting point they can also appreciate your retouching skills and it might inspire them to try something similar for themselves. For example: * Did you crop the photo? * What colouring/lighting changes did you make? * Did you edit the face/skin/hair/clothing in any way? * Did you change the background? * Did you add/remove any textures? In some ways, the method used to come up with the finished image is more interesting to some people than the end result. You don't have to do this if you don't want to (that's entirely your choice) but - in my experience - people who join forums like this one like to see how things were made.
  12. This is really nice work. When you start looking at the full-size image you can see all kinds of subtle shading/lighting effects. If I had any problem with it, it would be that the corners of the square look thicker than the sides but that's a minor issue. All-in-all, great stuff.
  13. These are all really great. Very professionally done. I especially like the fact that you have taken the time to add the shadow for the squirrel(?) on the last one.
  14. Here's another cover, again just for fun (totally fictional). I think I'll stop going down this road for a while now.
  15. Excellent work. Showcase stuff. If this is your first serious work with Affinity Photo then I'm really looking forward to seeing more. Oh, and welcome to the forum.