"Whatever you do, be so good they can't ignore you." —Candy Crowley

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by Duck
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Shovels
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Shovels

It is a cute image and has a lot of potential for being a stunning candid portrait. For me, though, the shadow of he man's shoulder and that of the girl's hair run parallel to each other. Coupled with the similarity of tones and the back of the little girl's hair gets lost. Perhaps dodging the top o...
by Duck
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Rorschach #2
Replies: 11
Views: 57

Re: Rorschach #2

I like this game. I think we should invent a challenge about it. Take pictures that others have to guess what they are. Not to name names, but there are iterations of this game on other photo forums. I've always enjoyed playing them and thought it might be fun to do so here. I even like the name "P...
by Duck
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Rorschach #2
Replies: 11
Views: 57

Re: Rorschach #2

Matt Quinn wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:09 am
Didn't I tell you it was gravity? Matt

"Woot, woot!" :clap: :yay:
by Duck
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Rorschach #2
Replies: 11
Views: 57

Re: Rorschach #2

Duck, Piet, Correct, your majesties. I was washing a milk bottle and partly filled it to set aside so that it would cover the ring and dissolve it. I noticed rainbows from window reflections in the suds but they didn't appear in the photo. So, I set the bottle on a red book cover. Voila. Don't know...
by Duck
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Rorschach #2
Replies: 11
Views: 57

Re: Rorschach #2

Soap suds in a glass?

Nice clean image. I love the hint of rose color.
by Duck
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: A Frustrated Abstract Artist (Sometimes We Just Play)
Replies: 13
Views: 66

Re: A Frustrated Abstract Artist (Sometimes We Just Play)

The narrative is hilarious. I think had the wall been cleaner it wouldn't have the same visual appeal. The white blotches actually with the scene an added level of texture that fits right in. Besides, nature is as nature does.
by Duck
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: How To Sell Art
Replies: 32
Views: 250

Re: How To Sell Art

Like you, Charles, I find doing stock way too difficult to deal with. I made an attempt some years back but pulled my stuff down since I could really devote time to creating content. The thing with stock photography is you can't just take photos like an art photographer. Stock art has to have some f...
by Duck
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.
Replies: 38
Views: 198

Re: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.

Duck, What is meant by thirds selection? Matt Oops, that should have read "third setting" referring to the exposure triangle. In step two you set the first of the three camera settings, ISO. In step four you set one of the second settings, either shutter speed or aperture, depending on the action o...
by Duck
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.
Replies: 38
Views: 198

Re: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.

I either don't know how or otherwise cannot add to your reputation or give you karma points but this post certainly merits it. Unfortunately the author of the "Reputation" plug-in we had has stopped development on it and became obsolete with the new PHPBB update. It was sad to see it go but until s...
by Duck
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: Watercolor PS action at work
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: Watercolor PS action at work

Did you do the blur in camera or with a motion blur filter in PS? Interesting look. I've not done much with the blur filters lately. I have a swamp series where I used blur filters but I haven't revisited the technique lately. I never got good at it, I just had happy surprises sometimes. Of course ...