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

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by minniev
Wed May 23, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Help With Photoshop Action
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Help With Photoshop Action

OK, Duck, Piet and Frank are having so much fun with the Soft Colored Pencil PS Action that I had to spring the $8 to try it. So far it has given me more grief than any action I've ever tried. It has crashed my computer 3 times. I've uninstalled and reinstalled it twice. The action may run a few ste...
by minniev
Wed May 23, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: All U Can Eat Crawfish Buffet
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: All U Can Eat Crawfish Buffet

I see you have opened up your diner. I think this image is awesome, take advantage of the crowd, get many, many images. My 600mm Sigma is my favorite friend. (borrow or rent if you have to, what a place to get some shots - problems or not. There is just something special about an entire flock on wa...
by minniev
Wed May 23, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: All U Can Eat Crawfish Buffet
Replies: 2
Views: 23

All U Can Eat Crawfish Buffet

There were simply too many egrets to count, and far too many not to try to shoot them, but this is an awful place. Above and to the right of where I cropped out is a four lane road with all the trimmings and traffic, and along the left are every single electric line that crosses the Pearl river, bun...
by minniev
Wed May 23, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: lesser egret
Replies: 7
Views: 30

Re: lesser egret

You should play mindlessly more often........minniev has made good points as usual...although I rather like the drama of the shadow. Well done Piet I agree with leaving the shadow there, it might look unnatural to remove it, but mitigating it some. It doesn’t always work but when it does, it simply...
by minniev
Wed May 23, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: lesser egret
Replies: 7
Views: 30

Re: lesser egret

lesser egret stopped over to do it's stretching exercises - was happy to see it this afternoon - good company and then flew away! pretty much was at a loss about this one so I just mindlessly played and this is where I stopped... egret.jpg I love these little guys with their yellow galoshes! They l...
by minniev
Wed May 23, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: Mystery light
Replies: 9
Views: 46

Re: Mystery light

Yes, Duck, I remember. In Silver Effex, under the Contrast tool, I moved soft contrast all the way to the left. In this one, I didn't take it that far. Just a little heavenly light oozing in the window. And a black border to suggest the powers of darkness that want to quench it. Or something like t...
by minniev
Tue May 22, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Open Challenges
Topic: Rusty stuff
Replies: 17
Views: 109

Re: Rusty stuff

Rust Old Thing In My Yard
by minniev
Tue May 22, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Strangers can be strange?
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Strangers can be strange?

Almost 3 years ago I took a road trip from Kentucky to California via as much of Route 66 as possible. Many sites of interest along the way and I would do it again and again. Just prior to entering the Grand Canyon we stop at the McDonalds for a pit stop? Not really remembering, not for food as I d...
by minniev
Tue May 22, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: Mystery light
Replies: 9
Views: 46

Re: Mystery light

It is like a halo that somehow turned into an art object. Very cool.
by minniev
Tue May 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: The Chase
Replies: 15
Views: 58

Re: The Chase

The first image is about a soccer game, with all its moving disparate parts. You've used the Action and your own skill to emphasize some parts more than others, so it works, as it is, to showcase the action of the game but without leaving spectators and other players behind. The second image is all ...