View Full Version : Terry, this one's for you...

07-21-2000, 07:07 PM
I finally got to use the beautiful pastels that Terry sent me. This is the southern shore of Lake Erie one night last week. I'm ready to pitch the digital camera! It really didn't catch any of the details in the lower half of the painting. I retook the pic 6 times. Into the shop goes the camera!

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I took some 35mm pics too--will repost when the film is developed. Terry sent me an amazing set of pastels in purples and violets.
Love ya' Terry!!
Big hugs,


Artworks by Gisela Towner (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/gisela)

[This message has been edited by Gisela (edited July 21, 2000).]

07-21-2000, 07:37 PM
Super colors Gisela! I'm in the process of ordering Terry's starter set too, after getting the samples he sent me. Ken

07-21-2000, 07:50 PM
Great Gisela!!!!!! (((((( Gisela ))))))) you did good girl!


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07-21-2000, 08:44 PM
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That is a bright picture! Love the colours - the sky is wonderful. Just wondering whether the sky colours should be reflected in the water? Wonderful sunset, though.

Regarding the photography, it may not be a problem with the camera. I think photographing subjects like this is always difficult. Because of the brightness of the sky, other things go nearly black and lose their details. If you had less that was bright (ie less sky, more land) the detail in the land would come back. So maybe you need to take a set of photos for the sky and another lot for the land. Perhaps someone in the photography forum could be a bit more helpful and articulate on the technicalities?

best wishes


07-21-2000, 09:05 PM
Thanks Ken and Llis, and thanks Sandra for the photo info. Quite a lot of sky color is in the water and though the foreground is dark there are long shadows coming off of the posts and trees. Hopefully the other pics will be better.

This sky was so awesome. There was a little carnival across the road from the shore and the sky was brighter for those few minutes, than all the rides.

PS Sandra...I always wear my shades... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/cool.gif


Artworks by Gisela Towner (http://www.artistnation.com/members/paris/gisela)

07-21-2000, 10:59 PM
Well, I got a better pic, at least it looked like it on my monitor...But when I reposted above it came out all red. There really is no red at all. I give up. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif