"Sometimes imagination is no more than randomness applied." —Piet Francke

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by minniev
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Fire
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Fire

That is a well done composite. I would never have guessed. Great blending. Even with you telling us, I can’t figure out what doesn’t “belong”. Even the way you’ve cut off part of the fire truck at the bottom lends to the credibility of the scene. Of course I want to see it in color! Is that possible...
by minniev
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: I Found The Spot, But Not The Light
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: I Found The Spot, But Not The Light

It is a beautiful scene, masterfully composed. Have you tried asking it to give you more in terms of contrast, and color versions, to compensate for the overcast conditions? I would guess that you already tried and weren’t content with the result. I look forward to seeing the one you ARE content wit...
by minniev
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Beauty in the Marsh
Replies: 8
Views: 49

Re: Beauty in the Marsh

PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:05 pm
thanks Frank and Minnie,

I like this one for the background color and feel..beauty3s.jpg
The warm colored grasses set these guys off nicely, and your capture looks just perfect to me.
by minniev
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Beauty in the Marsh
Replies: 8
Views: 49

Re: Beauty in the Marsh

PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:46 pm
this one is not so nice, but was struck by the repeating patterns...beauty4s.jpg
They are very nice. I love their subtle colors and the tucked head pose.
by minniev
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Open Challenges
Topic: Make A Holiday Card!
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: Make A Holiday Card!

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:37 am
minniev wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:41 am
PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:26 am
yes Believe!, oh YES.
snowman, a smile, red mittens
and Merry Christmas
You glued them all together in a poem! Love it!

Now please do make a beautiful Piet-type card for us!
it takes a village..

village.jpg
Perfectly beautiful! I feel it! And you’ve given me a new idea to explore.
by minniev
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Aesthetic Corporal Sports Massage
Replies: 6
Views: 48

Re: Aesthetic Corporal Sports Massage

An intense capture Minnie !!! The young lady in the center appears to be taking a "selfie", while the one to her left carries on a conversation with the one standing. Curious, are they advertising their services or selling a magazine for "Aesthetic Corporal Sports Massage"? A front view of the lady...
by minniev
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Open Challenges
Topic: Make A Holiday Card!
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: Make A Holiday Card!

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:26 am
yes Believe!, oh YES.
snowman, a smile, red mittens
and Merry Christmas
You glued them all together in a poem! Love it!

Now please do make a beautiful Piet-type card for us!
by minniev
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Open Challenges
Topic: Make A Holiday Card!
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: Make A Holiday Card!

All three are very cool !!! The second one has my attention the most thou. The smiling boy and the melting snowman says "Not Now Charlie Brown". If I ever get around to making a card I'll post. Dave I did poorly with the snow brushes on that one but I just had to play with them as I just found them...
by minniev
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Places Critique
Topic: Barkers Park, Cayman Islands
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Barkers Park, Cayman Islands

This is what a national park looks like in the Cayman Islands. Sort of. It is actually a composite of four images that were all taken at the same spot but couldn't be caught in the same frame because of the angles and distance from each other. The chickens were running away from me, the woman was f...
by minniev
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Dave's Project 52
Replies: 339
Views: 10186

Re: Dave's Project 52

More experimenting with post processing as this project is winding down to #48 of 52. I hope I catch up in time. Textured layers, motion and zoom blur from Topaz Lens Effects. The zoom blur is interesting to me as I’ve not tried it for street images,monky for nature shots. I’ve tried motion blur an...