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by Duck
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Commercial & Still Life
Topic: Kitchen knife
Replies: 6
Views: 24

Re: Kitchen knife

[...] for me the knife color is off, not silver like my brain wants it to be, seems to have a very slight red tint, maybe a white balance thing or picking up some red from the maters.....hope this helps... Immensely! I did not pick up on the red cast. Yes, it may be a reflection from the tomatoes, ...
by Duck
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Artistic Expressions
Topic: In Search of a Genre
Replies: 10
Views: 81

Re: In Search of a Genre

Charles Haacker wrote:[...] I "step back" to get the literal whole picture.

You're right, this could be the case of better looked at large to appreciate it.
by Duck
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Commercial & Still Life
Topic: Kitchen knife
Replies: 6
Views: 24

Re: Kitchen knife

Here's a BTS shot of the setup if anyone's interested.

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BTS knife shoot
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by Duck
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Commercial & Still Life
Topic: Kitchen knife
Replies: 6
Views: 24

Re: Kitchen knife

Thanks Linda. The more I was looking at them the more I like the dry knife too. Although I like the wetness on the tomatoes in the back. So I dried the knife and reshot it. :-)

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by Duck
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Commercial & Still Life
Topic: Kitchen knife
Replies: 6
Views: 24

Kitchen knife

Adding another image to my portfolio and want your opinion; wet or dry? Highest votes win :-D
Of course any other commentary is welcomed.

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Dry

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Wet
by Duck
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Artistic Expressions
Topic: In Search of a Genre
Replies: 10
Views: 81

Re: In Search of a Genre

Charles Haacker wrote:[...] I have no idea what to make of that. 8~ (?)

I will say, I keep looking at it so it is grabbing my attention.
by Duck
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Artistic Expressions
Topic: In Search of a Genre
Replies: 10
Views: 81

Re: In Search of a Genre

Referencing back to some of our earlier discussions, specially those regarding Gursky's Rhein II , all I can say is, "Nope, don't like it." That sounds like a cop out, doesn't it? Personally I hate short, constricted, unexplained comments like this. It's pure subjectivity wrapped in a blan...
by Duck
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: General Photography Discussion
Topic: Coming Soon to a Creative Cloud Near You (??)
Replies: 17
Views: 116

Re: Coming Soon to a Creative Cloud Near You (??)

Imagine how I feel. I teach Lightroom. My homework pile just got exponentially larger.
by Duck
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: City Skylines & Architecture
Topic: The Beauty of Ugliness
Replies: 11
Views: 79

Re: The Beauty of Ugliness

I think it's perfect the way it is, also. I particularly love all the leading lines you have chosen from the camera perspective. Very strong composition. :thumbup:
by Duck
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Edit My Shot
Topic: My Image - Your Look: Breakwater Lighthouses, Franfort, MI
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: My Image - Your Look: Breakwater Lighthouses, Franfort, MI

Here's my rather straightforward edit. All done in Lightroom.

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