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by minniev
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Andi Exhibits a Definite Theatrical Bent Just Like Gramma and Grampa
Replies: 4
Views: 14

Re: Andi Exhibits a Definite Theatrical Bent Just Like Gramma and Grampa

Cute, expressive series. You’ve really. Caught her spirit! That second one is a gem.
by minniev
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Smoothing Water After The Fact
Replies: 12
Views: 56

Re: Smoothing Water After The Fact

Minnie, I like the final result the most except for the hat/head of the rower. On a quick glance, it looked like he had lost it; there is greater contrast in the original between hat and water.. Can it be brought up somehow? Just my opinion. You have the keenest eye for what surrounds you. Surprise...
by minniev
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Edit My Shot
Topic: To B&W or not to B&W, that is the question
Replies: 10
Views: 50

Re: To B&W or not to B&W, that is the question

I had my go at them both. Both are valid interpretations of a lovely scene, expressed in different ways. For the color, my main goal was to adjust the color so the water didn't look purple. I know this can be a function of monitors, but I wanted to de-purple it first. My version of the b&w is not m...
by minniev
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: August Fingerwork #7 - Gallinule
Replies: 7
Views: 32

Re: August Fingerwork #7 - Gallinule

yepper, what Frank said. However... perhaps... Words grab and suck the eye right in, so the image feels top heavy. maybe softer words, or move them to the bottom to ground them. My thoughts as well. I think it's overall really good, but I immediately thought, "Ghost the type;" reduce its opacity. M...
by minniev
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: August Fingerwork #7 - Gallinule
Replies: 7
Views: 32

Re: August Fingerwork #7 - Gallinule

yepper, what Frank said. However... perhaps... Words grab and suck the eye right in, so the image feels top heavy. maybe softer words, or move them to the bottom to ground them. Thanks Piet. I appreciate your thoughts. I may try both - moving and reducing opacity. I am still not adjusting to compos...
by minniev
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: August Fingerwork #7 - Gallinule
Replies: 7
Views: 32

Re: August Fingerwork #7 - Gallinule

Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:49 pm
You're getting good with these minniev...no suggestions
Thanks for taking a look!
by minniev
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Come Sail Away
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: Come Sail Away

Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:58 pm
A nice image minniev....maybe a bit more detail from the closest hillside
Thank ya, Frank. I’ll look to see if there’s some there (lot of distance, and heavy crop may have robbed me of detail).
by minniev
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Come Sail Away
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: Come Sail Away

Hmp. Didn't let you back to your car? I did not know that. Probably good I didn't because I was on a ferry once when my primary suddenly froze so I trotted down to the car deck and got my backup. That was a Long Island ferry and I don't think I saw any signs... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I like the picture very muc...
by minniev
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: August Fingerwork #7 - Gallinule
Replies: 7
Views: 32

August Fingerwork #7 - Gallinule

I was happy to find some gallies in the backwaters of the local refuge just after sunrise, and decided to make a mess of them. All suggestions appreciated as I blunder on...
by minniev
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Goggles
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: Goggles

Love the action, with the big wave about to gobble the kid (and you?) up from behind. If the goggles are a bright color like many of them are, I might be tempted to leave this one in color to take advantage of that. If they are white or grey, no.