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Something for the weekend - Part 150 - What did the Romans do for us?

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Nov 26, 2021 Nov 26, 2021

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Hi

This being the 150th SFTW challenge I thought we might do something a bit different. Rather than posting a starter image, I thought we should start with the roman numerals for 150. So that is :

 

CL

 

What will your creative minds and skills make with those letters?

 

The “rules”:

* Anything goes, as long as it meets the forum rules on decency, copyright etc

* Anyone, and everyone, is welcome to have a go, whether you are a complete beginner or a Photoshop expert. This is not just for our forum "regulars".

* There are no prizes apart from the chance to practice, show off, or bring a bit of humour and fun. Don't be shy, join in and have a go!

 

When posting back your image – please use the Blue reply button in this first post. If posting a comment on someone else’s entry then please use the grey reply button next to their image post.

 

Have fun.

 

Dave

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Nov 27, 2021 Nov 27, 2021

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I had such a big smile when reading the subject for this thread Dave.  I wonder if there will be anyone who does not get the reference? I rather doubt it.  I wonder how many people know we have George Harrison to thank for that movie?  Hey, that might drive an idea or two for images for this thread.

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Nov 27, 2021 Nov 27, 2021

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I'd seen it several times but didn't know about the George Harrison connection Trevor.

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Nov 27, 2021 Nov 27, 2021

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@davescm wrote:

"What did the Romans do for us?"


 

Apart from the sanitation, the aqueduct, and the roads, what have the Romans ever done for us?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xad5Rl0N2E

 

~ Jane

What has the other political party, the other religion, or any other group you're not supposed to like ever done for you? You can probably think of somethin...

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I'd seen it several times but didn't know about the George Harrison connection Trevor.

Dave


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It turns out I didn't know the full story Dave.  I knew George funded Life of Brian after EMI pulled out because of its continuous script.  So George and his business manager set up Handmade Films which also went on to produce The Long Good Friday, Time Bandits, Mona Lisa, and Withnail and I.

 

Guardian newspaper article

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I have a feeling that this one is going to be about shapes and what we see in those shapes.  I had it in mind when doing this that as I'd flipped the characters I should also flip the Lenin portrait, but when I did this it no longer looked like him.  He must have had an asymmetrical face.  I am totally not going to say that means he was an ugly bugger, because I could frankly do without the polonium pellet being stabbed in my leg.

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Clever thinking - thanks for getting us started this weekend Trevor.

Dave

 

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Dave explains it all.

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Nov 27, 2021 Nov 27, 2021

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Confucius Maximus 🙂

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Confucius Maximus 🙂

Dave


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We could end up with as much Life of Brian content as CL imagery this week.

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Nov 27, 2021 Nov 27, 2021

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Nov 27, 2021 Nov 27, 2021

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FYI, the wonderful fish illustrations I used come from the British Library's public domain collections on Flickr Commons. https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/11073673653.

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Nov 28, 2021 Nov 28, 2021

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They are brilliant illustrations Jain, and you've used them well 🙂

Dave

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Nov 28, 2021 Nov 28, 2021

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Thanks, Dave! I'm working on coloring this little one now... who may make an appearance in a future SFTW!

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Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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That reminds me of Robert Hooke's scientific illustrations of insects and shells.

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SFTW150 CL JE01.jpg

 

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Haha - Excellent !

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Hah!  Very funny Jane.  😄

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I'll put it on ice........

 

CLGlassASFTW150.jpg

 

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Nov 28, 2021 Nov 28, 2021

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Anyone notice that the preview image here is not colour managed and shows oversaturated on a wide gamut monitor. Click on the arrow at the top right of the image and the full size image that opens is properly colour managed.

I can get around this by using colour mode 1 in Firefox which treats untagged images as sRGB , but shouldn't have to. Images and previews should both be tagged correctly

 

Dave

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That's really beautiful, Dave, and I hope your glass is now empty?

 

Thanks for 10010110 fun challenges!

 

~ Jane

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I like this Dave.  I love that the characters appear to be translucent, but if you look careful at specific areas of the characters, its not so clear why.  It's an overall effect and something to do with how our minds and eyes work I'm guessing.  I especially like where the characters are visible on the surface of the liquid and that they have more contrast.  It makes it look more real.  The distorted reflections on the surface of the liquid are particularly good, and I can imagine the lensing effect of the curved side of the glass doing exactly that.  So the question is, is it ray traced with Blender, or a freehand illustration?   

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It's modelled and rendered in Blender 3D Trevor, but I used the LuxCoreRender render engine as an add in rather than the standard Cycles render engine. LuxCoreRender uses bidirectional path tracing which traces light rays starting at the camera and starting at the lights. That renders glass refraction and caustics (such as those on the table at the bottom right of the glass) much better than the Cycles render engine which traces from the camera only. It also handles the interfaces between different volumes with different index of refraction values correctly. So that is the air, the glass, the liquid, the ice, and the bubbles within the ice. It's a lot slower than Cycles as LuxCoreRender's bidirectional rendering uses the CPU rather than the GPU but in an image like this, slow and accurate is preferable, it just looks better.

 

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"Cosmos and Lily"

(Yes, I got lazy and used the same cosmos from last week's SFTW. It's still my asset---in fact, they're all my assets this time, so bleh!) lol

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