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by Charles Haacker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: The Picture that Hooked Me on Digital Post Processing
Replies: 6
Views: 26

Re: The Picture that Hooked Me on Digital Post Processing

It is play that frees us and our creativity from the shackles it may have had when we were racing the clock to get bills paid, meals on the table, kids to ball practice. Creativity has a hard run in those days, and most of us shelve it. Too many of us never take it back off the shelf when we can, b...
by Charles Haacker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: Bloody COLD
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Bloody COLD

I don't dislike the picture per se; It just doesn't grab and shake me like usual. It's nice, well executed, but I guess because so many of your works have come right up in my ear and gone BWAAAAAAAAAA that this one doesn't quite do it. :|
by Charles Haacker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Samples of surface effects on a product
Replies: 8
Views: 27

Re: Samples of surface effects on a product

Products on White! Easy-peasy. Really! It should be a lock. Don't give away the store, though. I will always think lack of confidence in my own ability hamstrung me from the get-go. You have the chops, it's right in your portfolio. Break a leg! (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Website building is hard work
Replies: 5
Views: 18

Re: Website building is hard work

Thanks Charles. I know most people think I have to be crazy to get into this game. I'm sure you're secretly shaking your head after having gone through it yourself :-D As I work on this back section I'm trying to see through the client's perspective but I find sometimes I'm a bit too close. I know ...
by Charles Haacker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: "Art" out of Ice?
Replies: 8
Views: 32

Re: "Art" out of Ice?

#1. "Music of the Spheres" (my personal favorite) #2. Someone said something about Sugar Frosted (and I personally would not crop a thing, all subjective of course) #3. An interesting abstract, but maybe a fossil trilobite or horseshoe crab... Very generally I do not need to know or try to imagine t...
by Charles Haacker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Whimsy
Replies: 7
Views: 29

Re: Whimsy

All three are beautiful. Simple. Simply beautiful. (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Website building is hard work
Replies: 5
Views: 18

Re: Website building is hard work

I've looked around and am thoroughly impressed! Absolute best of luck, although I don't have to tell you that luck has nothing to do with it. (Y)
by Charles Haacker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: The Picture that Hooked Me on Digital Post Processing
Replies: 6
Views: 26

Re: The Picture that Hooked Me on Digital Post Processing

Chuck, here is a fantastic testament to being open to changes and advances in one's profession or hobby, and to your drive for perfection...or simply satisfaction in a job well done. I enjoyed your storytelling very much! Thanks, Linda! I'm glad this happened in my lifetime; I just wish it hadn't h...
by Charles Haacker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Samples of surface effects on a product
Replies: 8
Views: 27

Re: Samples of surface effects on a product

Great stuff, Duck! (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: The Picture that Hooked Me on Digital Post Processing
Replies: 6
Views: 26

The Picture that Hooked Me on Digital Post Processing

I had a copy of Elements 2.0 back even before I owned a digital camera. We were in Colorado 2006-ish. I had my Canon T90 loaded with Fujichrome 400. When we got back Daphne had the processor make a disc of the slides. The pix below I credit with opening my mind to the possibilities of digital. We ho...