"Whatever you do, be so good they can't ignore you." —Candy Crowley

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by Charles Haacker
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Baby step in PS: Ta Dah!
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Baby step in PS: Ta Dah!

I've been a masking nut for as long as I've been in digital, now more than 10 years. I started with PS Elements which has most of the important PS tools. Three or so years ago I got into full-dress Photoshop and lately have been using the relatively new Select and Mask tool. Duck is SO right: "...sl...
by Charles Haacker
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Free headshots for building tenants
Replies: 13
Views: 64

Re: Free headshots for building tenants

Excellent! (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Street photo around Yale campus
Replies: 9
Views: 42

Re: Street photo around Yale campus

I think it's wonderful as is. Everyone else has said what I would'a said if I'd'a said it. An aside: I used to be a regular reader of Ann Landers' advice column, and she had an ongoing mostly amusing tug-of-war going for many years with the Yalies, mostly frats, that would make up bizarre scenarios ...
by Charles Haacker
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: little meanie face
Replies: 11
Views: 48

Re: little meanie face

DEMON HUMMINGBIRDS! RUN! RUNNNN!!! Okay, nuff'a that. I liked the first one fine, and do not find it at all overworked as to my eye it looks very much like a painting rather than a photograph, and that's why I think it works wonderfully. It could be an Audubon color plate. I find the various reworks...
by Charles Haacker
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?
Replies: 6
Views: 35

Re: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?

I have done precious little HDR. I initially turned up my nose because since much HDR I saw was instantly recognizable as such; I considered it garish and unrealistic, but over time I realized that there was HDR ...and HDR, much more reasonable. The little HDR I have done has been 3-shot, 1-stop int...
by Charles Haacker
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Working With Very Old Images - Talk And Share
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: Working With Very Old Images - Talk And Share

The tinted photo of Daphne is just wonderful. I haven't seen one with such rich colors as this. I'm glad you've held onto this treasure and it's in such good shape. Mine weren't so lucky. I've been working on Alice and Tam, and post my latest versions below. I wanted to mitigate the water damage to...
by Charles Haacker
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Just something to look at...
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: Just something to look at...

THANKS Frank! (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Reassuring_Hands
Replies: 12
Views: 54

Re: Reassuring_Hands

Frank, I love your images and study them. I think you tend toward the light side while I tend toward the dark, so I can learn from you to bring balance to my photos. If you can remember, [highlight]what did you focus on to set exposure?[/highlight] Thanks. Matt Hey Matt, to be honest, that's the wr...
by Charles Haacker
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Andromeda Gail Marches Briskly along the Plesiosaur Trail
Replies: 8
Views: 45

Re: Andromeda Gail Marches Briskly along the Plesiosaur Trail

St3v3M wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:21 am
I love the leading lines, there are some cool stories here! Thank you for sharing these! S-
Thanks for looking and commenting, Steve. The kid is a walking photo op and I am grateful to have her to follow around. :D
by Charles Haacker
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Secrets
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Secrets

Everyone else has said it well or better. One word: powerful.