I redid the Night Visitor photo and did not make it as dark, which one is better?

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canine, forest, habitat, hunter, nature, pack, predator, timberwolves, wildlife, woodland

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  • John44
    John44about 4 years ago

    Surprising shot Sir Mike
    Also.. it is as if we see a face in the tree :-)
    Bravo
    John

  • Thanks John, I am just playing around with photoshop and had an idea in mind. This is the second version, just trying to get some feedback to what people like best. It is still not quite what I want but my photoshop knowledge is still basic

    – Michael Cummings

  • klikker
    klikkerabout 4 years ago

    Top marks from me again for this, the second of the series. Excellent work Michael. Nick:))

  • Thanks Nick, it is still not quite there yet.

    – Michael Cummings

  • GranC53
    GranC53about 4 years ago

    Incredible capture.. I think I like this one better but they are both great!

  • Thank you Charlotte, it looks so much lighter on my monitor, I just wish I had enough knowledge to put some moonlight in behind

    – Michael Cummings

  • mikrin
    mikrinabout 4 years ago

    I like the mystery of the first one. I like the details in this one. Very nice work Michael!

  • Thanks Mikrin, I guess a melding of the two would make the perfect shot

    – Michael Cummings

  • GranC53
    GranC53about 4 years ago

    Wish I could help you on that but I’m just learning my way around PS. Youtube has some great links and help with photoshop. You should check it out. ; )

  • Thanks Charlotte, I will take a look

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ted Busby
    Ted Busbyabout 4 years ago

    Looking Good Mike…ala…Robert Bateman..

  • Not that I want to duplicate his work but I am inspired by his and Carl Brenders style of art

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ted Busby
    Ted Busbyabout 4 years ago

    Mike;
    try duplicating your image; then set the Blend Mode to Multiply; this will really darken the image…you can adjust opacity to suit…OR
    Add a Layer Mask to that layer; and paint with white brush to reveal areas you want…

  • Thanks Ted I will try both methods

    – Michael Cummings

  • janpiller
    janpillerabout 4 years ago

    I much prefer the first one if you want it to look like it was shot at night. The light in the new one seems too artificial. But what an awesome job!

  • Thank you Jan, I think it is the blue colour I used to make the light. It might be too purple

    – Michael Cummings

  • Kratos
    Kratosabout 4 years ago

    I like the first one…the wolf’s eye in that one just grabs my attention and won’t let go.

  • I knew I should have made it brighter on this one

    – Michael Cummings

  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyabout 4 years ago

    I like this one better. The first was too dark in my opinion. This looks more like a full moon lit evening. For me this justifies the glowing eye, as if the moon light is creating it. The other shot does not seem as if could have really been taken in the evening, this one does. Well, for me.

    Just a thought on adding a more moon lit background…You could try and place a layer behind this one that is lighter in brightness. You could then use the erase tool to bring the light out where you want it. Only a thought. If it dont work blame someone else. :-)

  • Thanks Scott. I see I have more work to do.

    – Michael Cummings

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