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by Charles Haacker
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: Rainbow Dyed Daisies (DOF testing)
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Rainbow Dyed Daisies (DOF testing)

So, sick as I've been and unable to get out of the house I took advantage of these wild-dyed daisies (there's a tiny terrible very bad pun buried in there) brought over for Erin by some guests. They were sitting on the table with the bright translucent blinds about 6 feet behind. The only light on t...
by Charles Haacker
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: forest cathedral
Replies: 7
Views: 37

Re: forest cathedral

Both versions are gorgeous. My favorite waaaaay overworked descriptive adjective is --- painterly. :thumbup:
by Charles Haacker
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Reeds in Fog
Replies: 4
Views: 14

Re: Reeds in Fog

I love it! As is! Very minimalist but the texture definitely makes it! I personally would not add or subtract a thing from it. Curiously it immediately put me in mind of Andrew Wyeth! Maybe it's the texture, or the detail in the reeds...
by Charles Haacker
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: A Brace of Dam Birds
Replies: 6
Views: 15

Re: A Brace of Dam Birds

I'm very drawn to #1 and #2, with a slight preference for #2 because the dam bird stands out better with the dark surround. I think it works very well in monochrome, but I could wish s/he was not almost about to rap her beak on the massif in front of her. If only s/he'd back up about a beak's length...
by Charles Haacker
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: A Table Awaiting a Reservation for Two
Replies: 4
Views: 16

Re: A Table Awaiting a Reservation for Two

Puts me immediately in mind of the plethora of dark and moody still-lifes of the late 16th -- early 17th centuries. Lots of rich, saturated color but in a very dark milieu. (Y)
by Charles Haacker
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Lunch at separate 'tables.'
Replies: 12
Views: 65

Re: Lunch at separate 'tables.'

Matt Quinn wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:31 pm
Thanks, Chuck. Noticed the new avatar. Cool. For your consideration:

Brown truck, brown truck's here!
New eye sees Andy anew
Daphne would approve

Matt
Thank you, Matt! A very special haiku! :cheers:
by Charles Haacker
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Blue Hour with my New A6000
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: Blue Hour with my New A6000

I'm not sure I had your exact lens, but it looks like the Sony 16-50mm lens is sharpest at f/5.6 and extends to f/11. - Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Review I like the images, it's cold and dark so I don't expect razor-sharp images, I'm looking more for the story and like this one! S- Thank you...
by Charles Haacker
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: New "Big Boy" Camera Finally
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: New "Big Boy" Camera Finally

I keep telling myself I won't get another until I can outshoot the one I have, but I have to say I'm jealous! I love the raw emotion of the first but hope you make the second your avatar! S- Thanks, Steve. I decided I did need a less "statuesque" 8~ avatar but I did up a new one (also with the new ...
by Charles Haacker
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Lunch at separate 'tables.'
Replies: 12
Views: 65

Re: Lunch at separate 'tables.'

That is successful on so many levels, and Linda caught and described them all. Really, really well done! (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: ― Transportation Showcase
Topic: What's the rush?
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: What's the rush?

I love everything about this picture, which immediately put me in mind of #4 of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, "A Polish cart on enormous wheels, drawn by oxen." One of the things I love best about this is the sense of peace, tranquility, and even love as the driver has both his hands resti...