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by Duck
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Black & White
Topic: Vacationing With Cindy
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: Vacationing With Cindy

Storms are definitely a mood killer when on vacation at the beach but should be a photographer's dream. Thunder clouds over the horizon, crashing waves and moody skies all lend themselves to creating dramatic landscapes. But, if traveling with family and little ones I can see how that can be depress...
by Duck
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: General Photography Discussion
Topic: Monthly Masters' Discussion: Cartier-Bresson and The Decisive Moment - Share Your Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 407

Re: Monthly Masters' Discussion: Cartier-Bresson and The Decisive Moment - Share Your Thoughts

I know that in today's digital age much of Cartier-Bresson's decisive moment may feel a bit dated or somewhat inadequate or stale for anything but street or photojournalism, but I have always subscribed to his way of thinking about image making when it comes to shooting events. At least I try to, as...
by Duck
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Flowers & Plants
Topic: "The Territorial Imperative"
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: "The Territorial Imperative"

"Nature's beauty cannot be expressed more perfectly than in its flora."(from the description of this section) IMO this statement is too restrictive, and, because lichen ("lichens" is also an accepted plural designation) are often mistaken for plants, I shall, absent objection, p...
by Duck
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Artistic Expressions
Topic: Avalanche Lily
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Avalanche Lily

I have to agree with Ernst. That second image is great. I looks like a watercolor painting. Here is my take, and it's rather subjective; In viewing that second image I would prefer to see the fronts of the flowers. Instead I am presented with their backs. At this low angle it is as if I am in a crow...
by Duck
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Radio Heaset
Replies: 6
Views: 49

Re: Radio Heaset

So I would ask as someone still learning what ever I can.....does it matter why it looks like it looks..would a client want it fixed.. I am sincere and not trying to be a smart a...... First, I don't get the 'smart ass' vibe from you so no worries. :) Second, I truly believe the only dumb question ...
by Duck
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Artistic Expressions
Topic: My reference library on DeviantArt
Replies: 11
Views: 72

Re: My reference library on DeviantArt

Hmm... I'll need to explore this. See where it leads.
by Duck
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Artistic Expressions
Topic: Wall Abstract
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: Wall Abstract

I hated college. For me it was more of a waste of time and money than actual learning. Not to say I didn't learn anything. There were a small handful of instructors that I really appreciated their lessons and I came away learning more than I thought I would. One such class was Art Appreciation (I wa...
by Duck
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Commercial
Topic: Radio Heaset
Replies: 6
Views: 49

Re: Radio Heaset

Thanks for looking, Erich. I appreciate the comments. Pretty darn good looking head set(heaset?) Duck...the reflection of the left seems to me, turned a bit too far clockwise.... I think that may be an optical illusion as the reflection is in camera, not faked in post. Thanks for commenting though. ;)
by Duck
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Artistic Expressions
Topic: My reference library on DeviantArt
Replies: 11
Views: 72

Re: My reference library on DeviantArt

St3v3M wrote:This would make a good reference for new studio photographers! S-

How so? I don't see how. Can you explain?
by Duck
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants
Topic: Tension
Replies: 8
Views: 60

Re: Tension

Duck, I'm so envious of your seeming ease at organizing your thoughts and presenting them in a thoroughly enjoyable and informative way. Thank you for your time and interest! Comes from years of instructing. :-D Your comment about "found" images vs. recreating is well worth its own discus...

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