"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." — Thomas Alva Edison

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by Duck
Wed May 23, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: Mystery light
Replies: 7
Views: 24

Re: Mystery light

Now there is a photo to contemplate on.
I love it.
by Duck
Tue May 22, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: Mystery light
Replies: 7
Views: 24

Re: Mystery light

MinnieV pegged it. It's called haloing and it can be caused in several ways (most often seen in HDR tone mapping) and very often it's considered an artifact most people strive to avoid. However, it is also a technique (brushing, masking) that can be used for special effects, as in this case. Now, th...
by Duck
Tue May 22, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A pM Retreat? Share Your Thoughts
Replies: 67
Views: 2477

Re: A pM Retreat? Share Your Thoughts

davechinn wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 2:15 pm
I'm still interested .... if I'm allowed !!!
What, we have the option of voting people off the island? I did not know this!

Sheesh Dave, as if we'd exclude you. Perish the thought!
by Duck
Tue May 22, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 15
Views: 55

Re: The Chase

[...] for the sake of stepping up critique just a bit I would like thoughts on the loss of all the character of the original image with the crop, it does as minniev points out, become more of a portrait...for me it looses all the game interaction without the rest of players..I also feel the origina...
by Duck
Tue May 22, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 15
Views: 55

Re: The Chase

Wow, a much more powerful presentation of the action. The viewer is now forced to look at the story without any distractions. Considering what you had to work with... this is the best one yet. Now... I see you rolling your eyes... Let me walk you through the mind of an illustrator asked to show boys...
by Duck
Mon May 21, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: PUT DOWN THE WHITE SEAMLESS AND BACK AWAY SLOWLY! Amazon now holds the patent we are not making this up.
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: PUT DOWN THE WHITE SEAMLESS AND BACK AWAY SLOWLY! Amazon now holds the patent we are not making this up.

St3v3M wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:22 am
Breathing...
Be more specific. Are you referring to in and out or is it out and in? The lawyers will need clarification. :rofl:
by Duck
Mon May 21, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A pM Retreat? Share Your Thoughts
Replies: 67
Views: 2477

Re: A pM Retreat? Share Your Thoughts

Who, besides Minnie, is willing to host a location? This is just more than having a place to meet, it will likely also involve being a tour guide and facilitator to local amenities, pre organizing locations for any special group events, etc. My local area sucks for photography get togethers. The clo...
by Duck
Sun May 20, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Hug
Replies: 7
Views: 56

Re: Hug

I can sympathize with you about the image. Sometimes what someone else loves isn't necessarily something we personally deem worthy. Specially when you know before you press the shutter that the image isn't going to turn out well, but still have to press that shutter. Her posture is awkward, backgrou...
by Duck
Sun May 20, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Jack the Wasp
Replies: 23
Views: 114

Re: Jack the Wasp

As a suggestion, do some pre processing cleanup and enhancement. For example, at this point you have discovered that the stick up the butt is an issue. Clone it out completely. As for the colors... add a saturation layer to boost the colors prior to running the action. After a while of this back and...
by Duck
Sun May 20, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Batching Plant
Replies: 11
Views: 37

Re: Batching Plant

How about posting your version normal size...I like to open in tabs or download, preview, and toggle, easier to mull over for my feeble brain......and eyesight Sorry, I just copied yours and used that as the basis for the changes. The size I posted is based on the size you posted. Try opening the i...