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Default Day for Night Background - 04-29-2005, 02:36 AM

Hi,

Just playing around with my first painting. Figured a day to night was a good exercise. Just a quick question about the far background of the painting though. In the day shots I see, the distant backgrounds are kept fairly light to follow traditional painting rules to show depth. When turning my shot into a night version does this still hold true? The moon is not visible in shot and the angle is a kind of 3/4 birds eye view. Would it be better to have the image gradually fade out to black or near black as it leaves the city? a) Because there is less man-made light and b) the horizon line is not visible so the sky is not in the shot.

Anyone have any thoughts?

Paul
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Default 04-29-2005, 08:44 AM

Fading to a darker color (not black) is good.
something similar to this;
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Default 04-29-2005, 09:48 AM

Thanks Homer, yea that does look more aesthetically (sp?) pleasing. Hopefully will have my specific painting uploaded somewhere next week so people can see what I mean (and critique the rest!) :)

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