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by St3v3M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: Calla Lily
Replies: 18
Views: 575

Re: Calla Lily

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:58 pm
From the other day. Don't have alot of season left to photograph them. ;-(
There is a beauty here that's hard to describe in words, better seen and better for it! S-
by St3v3M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: Dogwood down under
Replies: 8
Views: 158

Re: Dogwood down under

Matt Quinn wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:43 pm
Late night, Steve? These are dogwood. Matt
I love dogwoods even more! S-
by St3v3M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: Balloon Glow
Replies: 13
Views: 203

Re: Balloon Glow

Thanks, Steve. I couldn't move around much with my instability, the uneven ground and my tripod. I had wanted to get closer to some of the people working the gas jets, but the bride wisely held me. With my risky behavior, I would have tripped, fallen into a basket, and tripped the anchor rope. Arou...
by St3v3M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Black & White editing
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Black & White editing

This is a fun discussion and I hope to learn more along with you! S-
by St3v3M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Jack the Wasp
Replies: 24
Views: 307

Re: Jack the Wasp

Attempting to get an illustrative look (like Duck's Pumpkin Man) to the wasp image. I ran the starting image through the colored pencil action and played with settings for an hour or so. I think there is great opportunity in the cleaner illustrative type of look for macro images. I think they have ...
by St3v3M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Hug
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Hug

Taken under duress..the Mama insisted, it was Mother’s Day so I obliged…I just couldn’t make myself like this image, maybe because I was against it in the first place, or the colors or the posing, not really sure, but finally converting it to b/w I was able to come to terms with it…..any thoughts o...
by St3v3M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Batching Plant
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Batching Plant

Psjunkie wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 12:43 am
Wondering if the processing gives this image enough impact to keep the viewer looking for at least a bit more than a glance.....and of course any other comments are welcomed..
I want to see more of these! S-
by St3v3M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: Soft Pencil Sketch action on a portrait
Replies: 30
Views: 799

Re: Soft Pencil Sketch action on a portrait

Inspired by PietFrancke's playing with the pencil sketch action on his flamingo I was motivated to buy that same action (thanks Piet) since I was really enjoying what Piet was doing. I played around with it to get a feel for the action and the different points of modification. Here is the effect ap...
by St3v3M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Bluebells
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Bluebells

It was a dour Winter here, poor light, damp, wet, and cold. I couldn't find the inspiration to get out there and try something, but hopefully I've rediscovered my mojo. Another image that has been shown on other fora, and commented on by some photomentorians. This shot of bluebells I went out to ca...
by St3v3M
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: Balloon Glow
Replies: 13
Views: 203

Re: Balloon Glow

Last night, my wife and I visited the Preakness Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds in MD, about half an hour away from our home. They have rides during the day, but in the evening, the balloons are illuminated randomly after sunset. Toward the end of the evening, around 8:30-...