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by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Black and white photographers, what is your simplest technique for stunning B&W photographs?
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Black and white photographers, what is your simplest technique for stunning B&W photographs?

I have no secrets! I tell everybody everything! I process many conversions in Lightroom using the HSL sliders to control stuff. But I also use Silver Efex, Tonality, and others to manage the conversions. I like black and white for portraits, for architecture, and for some dam birds. I use it less fo...
by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Open Challenges
Topic: Rusty stuff
Replies: 23
Views: 370

Re: Rusty stuff

Minnie, How's this for rusty stuff. This is a barn/garage on Cape Cod I pass during my morning walks. The fellow who did it has died but his widow has preserved this, untouched, more because, she says, she doesn't know where to begin than for any nostalgia. I guess we could call it the Museum of Ru...
by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Sharing an Awesome Discovery
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Sharing an Awesome Discovery

I’ve made what I think is an awesome discovery. For the way I shoot it is really very cool, but I doubt my way would work for everyone (maybe not anyone ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ). Nevertheless I’d like to share it because it’s cool, plus I wonder if anyone else's cameras do this. My go-to “walkaround” settings o...
by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: NOLA Squicker
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: NOLA Squicker

St3v3M wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:45 pm
minniev wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 10:02 pm
Squicker is one of the 4 artistic actions that I have been practicing with. Ya'll are way ahead of me though.
I'm looking forward to the graphic novel and want to know the rest of the story! S-
In the French Quarter you see thousands of stories march by, some more unbelievable than others.
by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Open Challenges
Topic: Rusty stuff
Replies: 23
Views: 370

Re: Rusty stuff

This one is ancient, may go back to my tiny Nikon L-12 with it's goes-forever DOF. I don't even remember where this was, except West (Montana or Wyoming most likely). I reworked this in Photoshop to try to give it some background blur since the rusty sculpture didn't stand out nearly well enough. I...
by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: A Door Knob
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: A Door Knob

I'm reminded of the photograph by Ruth Bernhard. Thanks for sharing this Ernst! Hers is much more dynamic than mine. I've long been attracted to door knobs and handles, old hardware, all manner of old junk. Now I live in it at least a few days a week and I'm exploring it with camera. The clear ones...
by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Matt's Project 52: A Year in B&W
Replies: 371
Views: 11100

Re: Matt's Project 52: A Year in B&W

#52-81: Tank This was attached to the back of a forklift, so I presume it was its fuel supply tank. Matt What a great vintage-looking image this is! I love old machinery, and while angles might work, this straightforward framing has excellent balance and geometry. Well spotted and nicely conceived.
by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: the harpy
Replies: 11
Views: 70

Re: the harpy

I must admit the lower bird posture is fabulous thank you Frank - here is the artistic version - the Gift of Flight! flight.jpg Absolutely wonderful Piet, a shot to die for. The top bird is enough but the bottom one is astounding. The artistic version takes it into the next realm of beauty and is m...
by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Recent Portraits
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: Recent Portraits

All excellent, expressive and so well done, #3 & #4 are especially appealing to me.