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by Charles Haacker
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Sunrise, Holmes Lake, Lincoln, Nebraska
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Sunrise, Holmes Lake, Lincoln, Nebraska

Sorry you were sick but glad you're well enough that they let you loose again! Wow what a sky! You got detail in those clouds to rival Bob Malarz! And great color too. The lone runner adds so much vitality to a beautiful scene. Very nicely done. Thanks, Min. This morning I am congested again and fe...
by Charles Haacker
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Edit My Shot
Topic: Help Me Figure Out Something To Do With This
Replies: 16
Views: 354

Re: Help Me Figure Out Something To Do With This

I wonder if you are all overthinking it. I saw what it was at a glance, but I am an old boat guy. I saw the eclectic mix of vessels right away and knew I was seeing models. I am mostly on my little 15-inch Chromebook so it's pretty small on the screen, but a 3-masted Chinese Junk anchored close aboa...
by Charles Haacker
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Kids and a Canon
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Kids and a Canon

Long have I looked... This is my third trip back. I like it. The more I look at it the better I like it. I think the crop is fine. I love that each kid is doing something, and each something is totally different from each of the others. The five form a perfect X in the composition, while the gun tak...
by Charles Haacker
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Sunrise, Holmes Lake, Lincoln, Nebraska
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Sunrise, Holmes Lake, Lincoln, Nebraska

I was back in the hospital again, three days, extreme respiratory distress owing to a cold going to bronchitis to maybe pew-monia. It was fun (/S). I did manage to get to heart rehab Friday so that's good. Found out there was to be a Freaky Friday the 13th Harvest Moon so I got up before dawn Saturd...
by Charles Haacker
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: SpiderWars
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: SpiderWars

Holy cats, that green goddess is the stuff of nightmares! Eek. The picture is wonderful, so seamlessly done that had you not given it away I doubt I'd have realized it was a composite. Composition is terrific and I love the spider lines leading in from left to right. PSJunkie suggests mitigating the...
by Charles Haacker
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Monthly Masters Discussion
Topic: Monthly Masters' Discussion - September 2019 - Can Surrealism Inform Photography? Dali's Melting Clocks
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Monthly Masters' Discussion - September 2019 - Can Surrealism Inform Photography? Dali's Melting Clocks

Oh Charles! Thank you for your clarity of insight! I grinned and giggled the whole time I was reading it!! I never “studied” Dalí. All I knew was I’d never seen a melting clock, and so I was attracted to it’s newness and it’s clever insistence on purpose. I know I’ll never find one laying around to...
by Charles Haacker
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Potential Storm
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Potential Storm

Method, madness, channeling Ste. Ansel! Awesome, astounding picture!
by Charles Haacker
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: Art Gallery of NSW
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Art Gallery of NSW

Took this picture inside the Art Gallery of N.S.W. here in Sydney. The gentleman was kind enough to pose in front of the statue. A great place to visit. Have fun: That is just terrific, Ed! Your composition is so well-balanced! The look of bewilderment on the gentleman's face is priceless! Hilariou...
by Charles Haacker
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: belted kingfisher at bird's landing
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: belted kingfisher at bird's landing

I am so jealous. I've never got a decent shot of a kingfisher. This is excellent, wings outspread, minnow in mouth, little claws silhouetted against the background. So much rich detail. You are in Audubon mode now. This latest set is just exquisite. Keep them coming. Yeah, what she said. Awesome! :...
by Charles Haacker
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: ― Transportation Showcase
Topic: UNION PACIFIC "BIG BOY" 4014 at Columbus, Nebraska
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: UNION PACIFIC "BIG BOY" 4014 at Columbus, Nebraska

man what a loco - I think it deserves every letter of it's name. These are nice shots Chuck, you did BigBoy justice. Thank you, Piet. I'm not even a "real" railfan, chasing great legacy engines around the country (maybe they sell the pictures?). I met a bunch of them though and they are great, very...