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Traffic Light in the rain

on: September 22, 2016, 10:37:21 am
This is an image I made for the @Pixel_Dailies account on twitter.
This time the theme was Traffic light and almost imediately I had this idea of a traffic light in the rain, with the red light reflecting on the rain drops. So came up with a layout and composition to allow to see the traffic light and the reflection as well.
and then animated it in 4 frames.
The rain is 4 different layers of rain, just for randomness and they have cliping masks with red on them to simulate the drops being lit by the traffic light.

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Re: Traffic Light in the rain

Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 11:02:30 am
Pretty good, but some of the redlit rain appears to be going /behind/ the light!
And for a smal touch, rivulets/drops of water on the light itself may add to it!
PSA: use imgur also go suggest on my quest, cmon

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Re: Traffic Light in the rain

Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 02:16:47 pm
Echoing MysteryMeat's critiques.

I like the colours and animation, but not the composition. The red light seems to be the intended focus, but it's barely glowing and the yellow window reflections in the background grab attention much more easily. The red light is also too close to the top of the image, leading the eye out of it, and it's in the horizontal center of the image, feeling a bit static there. The linear perspective in the image also  guides the eye away from the light. Consider curving the street slightly so that it leads the eye more in the direction of the light.

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Re: Traffic Light in the rain

Reply #3 on: September 25, 2016, 05:39:20 pm
Some rain is close and other rain is far. The real question is how to cram the information of a million raindrops into just 29,600 pixels?

This makes me want to sip coffee and contemplate my new Lincoln.


I'm surprised the red light doesn't illuminate its enclosure more than it does.
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