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by Duck
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: 'Sweet Hitchhiker' (composite)
Replies: 11
Views: 48

Re: 'Sweet Hitchhiker' (composite)

[...] I'm not familiar with the B&W 2 bit litmus test but seems I should investigate. It looks to be pretty effective and I appreciate you pointing it out to me. I touch on it in my tutorial on "3 tone guide to composition" . In that tutorial I use black, white and gray to determine eye flow and su...
by Duck
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: 'Sweet Hitchhiker' (composite)
Replies: 11
Views: 48

Re: 'Sweet Hitchhiker' (composite)

I love it. The new background works so much better than the original. I also like where you are going with the processing, trying to give it that "Saturday Evening Post" feel. As has been pointed out, there are some issues. The halo, while clearly visible around the woman, is clearly visible around ...
by Duck
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: Experimenting with liquid pour shots
Replies: 14
Views: 61

Re: Experimenting with liquid pour shots

PietFrancke wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Edit - If I may recommend an improvement -- uses a Telephoto Lens at 15 feet!! Ha!
It's all in the wrist.
Control, baby, control... 8):
by Duck
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: Experimenting with liquid pour shots
Replies: 14
Views: 61

Re: Experimenting with liquid pour shots

I'll hold you to your promise not to harm the scotch. Have fun; I'm not a drinker. That bottle of amaretto cognac must be at least 10 years old. I finally finished it and thought to use it as a prop. Strike that. I thought to use it as a prop and so I finished the last little bit. :D The liquid was...
by Duck
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Ducks Watching Sunrise
Replies: 12
Views: 60

Re: Ducks Watching Sunrise

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:59 pm
sometimes you have to take time and smell the one's and o's Duck....
Me thinks you have a point there. (Y)
by Duck
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Ducks Watching Sunrise
Replies: 12
Views: 60

Re: Ducks Watching Sunrise

minniev wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:25 pm
Thanks Frank. I will try that, it would probably work. And the renegade duck is probably unnecessary.
Wow, I was so captivated by the colors and the foreground ducks I didn't even see that loneone on the side. :look:
I think it's time for new glasses... (?)
by Duck
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: Experimenting with liquid pour shots
Replies: 14
Views: 61

Re: Experimenting with liquid pour shots

PietFrancke wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:03 pm
OMG, I am looking at the volume of it and can just imagine it splashing ALL OVER .. these are awesome.
Here are a couple BTS shots for ya... :D
Unitas_Photography-Pour_BTS02.jpg
Unitas_Photography-Pour_BTS02.jpg (25.51 KiB) Viewed 21 times
Unitas_Photography-Pour_BTS01.jpg
See, nothing too scary. :photo:
by Duck
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: Experimenting with liquid pour shots
Replies: 14
Views: 61

Re: Experimenting with liquid pour shots

I think the pour-into-no-glass trick is a sure winner. Very out-of-the-glass imaginative! You got the right stuff, Duck. (OK) I really like the glassless glasses, Duck, very cool. Have you done some with the bottle labels and the un-glass? Thanks for the compliments folks. As for a phantom glass wi...
by Duck
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: Experimenting with liquid pour shots
Replies: 14
Views: 61

Re: Experimenting with liquid pour shots

Duck; Tiny, tiny nitpic Where is the top rim of the glass. I'm going to assume they were deliberately taken out? It's all in the lighting *wink, wink, nudge, nudge* ;) You spill any of my Dewers and I'll get the feds onto you...Och ay laddie!!!...You canna keep a good malt doon! have fun; No spirit...
by Duck
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: Experimenting with liquid pour shots
Replies: 14
Views: 61

Re: Experimenting with liquid pour shots

Here are the previous three versions I did before formatting the previous one for my portfolio.

Unitas_Photography-pour1.jpg
Unitas_Photography-pour2.jpg
Unitas_Photography-pour3.jpg