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by Charles Haacker
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Othello, Performed On A Frozen Stage
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Othello, Performed On A Frozen Stage

Okay so now I hear Verdi! (Joe Green.) Poor doomed Desdemona stands shivering in the follow spot while slowly-going-mad Othello lurches toward her and his own destruction while Iago preens and crows in misplaced triumph downstage center! Magnifica tragedia! You saw it! I see it! No, not too dark; pe...
by Charles Haacker
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: ― Architecture Critique
Topic: The Rainbow Factory
Replies: 8
Views: 36

Re: The Rainbow Factory

Wonderful! I love it. "Escheresque" was the first thing I said. I love the whole thing, rust and all (I like rust). The ice! The freezing mist! The light and shadows running directly counter to the lines of the structure! And the birds! Standing rigid, booted and spurred in the deathly cold, sentine...
by Charles Haacker
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Open Challenges
Topic: St3v3M's 30 Day: Rule Of Thirds
Replies: 95
Views: 729

Re: St3v3M's 30 Day: Rule Of Thirds

"Skyfire" attracts me very much, partly because the first thing I said aloud (yes, he does that too) was "Gurskyesque." I don't mean to be obsessed with Gursky but the horizontal linearity of the basic composition caught my eye immediately. As mad as it might be (and possibly over-channeling Gursky)...
by Charles Haacker
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A pM Retreat? Share Your Thoughts
Replies: 46
Views: 453

Re: A pM Retreat? Share Your Thoughts

I am in favor of letting members who have budget or traveling constraints have first dibs on the location choice. Personally, I can travel just about anywhere (within reason, obviously) so any location is ultimately fine with me. Of course Maine (or within a day's drive?) would allow me to transpor...
by Charles Haacker
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Monthly Masters Discussion
Topic: Monthly Masters' Discussion- Oct 2017 - Gursky's Rhein II
Replies: 31
Views: 1118

Re: Monthly Masters' Discussion- Oct 2017 - Gursky's Rhein II

Here is an interesting new article that's actually BY Gursky, so I thought i'd share it. A little window into his creative process. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jan/18/andreas-gursky-each-photograph-is-a-world-of-its-own-best-photograph-salerno-harbour THANKS for this, Min! Not onl...
by Charles Haacker
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Panorama de Tétons Grandes avec itty-bitty Nikon L12, 2007
Replies: 7
Views: 74

Re: Panorama de Tétons Grandes avec itty-bitty Nikon L12, 2007

... My Pixel 2 phone ... Mad respect for the phone and love the pano! Now I need to see the Tétons! S- The Tétons are not only an amazing sight, they are geologically very interesting, beginning with the fact that they are remarkably young. Most other mountains in the region are at least 50 million...
by Charles Haacker
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Still Trying to Learn Select and Mask in Photoshop CC 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Still Trying to Learn Select and Mask in Photoshop CC 2018

St3v3M wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:59 am
Charles Haacker wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:55 pm
... Read, watch, do, mess up, rinse, repeat. ;) ...
It's fun to learn new things, especially when you can help others doing it! Thank you for sharing this! S-
Thanks, Steve! :thanks:
by Charles Haacker
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Recommended reading/viewing
Replies: 6
Views: 45

Re: Recommended reading/viewing

Thanks both of you for a wonderful photo essay and article! Once I thought I would be a journalist so I became very familiar with the double-ended red/blue pencil for editing. Andi loves nothing better than a pencil, colored or not. I hope they continue the manufacture; the article seemed to imply t...
by Charles Haacker
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head
Replies: 4
Views: 25

Re: Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head

I can sense the frustration. But then, for the fish...
by Charles Haacker
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: ― Architecture Critique
Topic: Barn and Tree
Replies: 9
Views: 49

Re: Barn and Tree

I like the original with its dead "eyes." Purely subjective as always of course. The sky coming through the windows does look a little unreal. I guess it could be interpreted as a reflection but I like the "dead eyes" aspect better as I think it goes with the overall mood set by the picture, which I...