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Hello. This is my next picture. I called it "Lost in time". In the following link you may find a video how i created it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYUYPVln32Y
I hope you will like the picture.
If you find any mistakes in the picture, you may warn me.
Thanks Smile

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Cool, looks like those pictures you'd see in the hidden objects, nice details.

You'll want to add a light blue or purple haze to the background hills with trees (gradient) to give it a sense of distance.

- Add a new transparent layer & select just the tree hills below the snowy mountains, including the bit behind the right of the tree. It can go into the water A LITTLE.
-On the transparent layer, make a black to white gradient that goes from light color down to transparent(black) ^toward the water, blurring the bottom and/or top of the gradient to blend with the background will enhance the hazy effect.

The foreground rock water fall on the right side, where the edge of the cliff is, is hard to see, this will help bring it out more.

A quick example render (click to enlarge):
-layer mode "screen"
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(Sep 21, 2014 19:07)ofnuts Wrote: [ -> ]Not bad.

- The raptor in the back is all blurry. And since it casts a shadow there should be light on its back
- The smaller raptor seems to be lit from under/behind, completely opposite to the general lighting direction
- The raptors seem to belong to different species. The big one would be chasing the other two...
- Not very easy to explain that green glow on the left. Aren't these plants supposed to be in the shadow?
- Just below there is that branch sticking out with a visible dark rim around it
- Strange shape in the waterfall: midway there is a left-to-right bounce, but it comes form nowhere: there is more water going out of the bounce that what falls into it from above.
- The murky blue things in the car are just murky pixels. My eyes beg for more detail...

Thanks for your analysis. Most of these errors I overlooked, mainly errors in shadowing.
The waterfall looks strange in this picture, but it looks strange in the real photo too. I realized it after I read your comment. Nature is sometimes curious Smile .
The murky blue pixels in the car are showing plants growing through the car, but they are not much visible.
(Sep 22, 2014 18:50)iForStyle007 Wrote: [ -> ]Cool, looks like those pictures you'd see in the hidden objects, nice details.

You'll want to add a light blue or purple haze to the background hills with trees (gradient) to give it a sense of distance.

- Add a new transparent layer & select just the tree hills below the snowy mountains, including the bit behind the right of the tree. It can go into the water A LITTLE.
-On the transparent layer, make a black to white gradient that goes from light color down to transparent(black) ^toward the water, blurring the bottom and/or top of the gradient to blend with the background will enhance the hazy effect.

The foreground rock water fall on the right side, where the edge of the cliff is, is hard to see, this will help bring it out more.

A quick example render (click to enlarge):
-layer mode "screen"

Thanks a lot. I really appreciate this example. It´s something what I didn´t know and what was missing in my images.
-On the transparent layer, make a black to white gradient that goes from light color down to transparent(black) ^toward the water, blurring the bottom and/or top of the gradient to blend with the background will enhance the hazy effect.
(Sep 21, 2014 18:19)Marty94 Wrote: [ -> ]If you find any mistakes in the picture, you may warn me.
Thanks Smile

I found two things I think could look more real:

(1) The angle of the portion of the car submerged is not different from it's angle above the water. I just now poured water in a large bowl, held a table knife in it at the same angle as the car's bumper, and looked at the submerged part of the knife at the same angle as the water in your picture, and used a protractor to measure the angle difference seen between the submerged portion and the above-water portion of the knife. The result was nearly 10 degrees bent upward for the underwater part. Try it yourself! The car/water combination in your pic would look a lot more convincing if it did the same.

(2) The source of the waterfall doesn't look real. It's not likely that much water would be coming out of a small horizontal crack in the rocks. It clearly doesn't come from the surface above, since all above is thick with plants. I suggest a path of water coming down the hill; or likely more easy to do, the mouth of a cave as the water's source.
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