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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: 37

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: 40

Re: Secrets

Everyone else has said it well or better. One word: powerful.
by Charles Haacker
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: A Frustrated Abstract Artist (Sometimes We Just Play)
Replies: 14
Views: 82

Re: A Frustrated Abstract Artist (Sometimes We Just Play)

This is my favorite egret of the season. He has a perfectly lovely green mask on his beak, but he hasn't found a mate. I think it is because of his bedraggled tail. He had spent much time alone beneath the dam last week, and since he and the other few stragglers could not get on their perches, they...
by Charles Haacker
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Reassuring_Hands
Replies: 5
Views: 17

Re: Reassuring_Hands

I like it! Tells a sweet story. Strong composition, great back light. The onliest thing I keep wondering about is Baby's eyes are maybe a little (very, very little) too dark? I keep looking and waffling on whether to even say something... (?)
by Charles Haacker
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Critique
Topic: Wild flower 2 Ways
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Wild flower 2 Ways

I like both. The true color is lovely, nice, extremely shallow selective focus and great bokeh. The antiqued version is very convincing. If one had not seen the original one could easily accept that the second is true vintage. (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.
Replies: 50
Views: 255

Re: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.

Thanks, Chuck. A lot of info here and I will be returning to review it from time to time. By allowing the iso to float I suspect you mean auto iso? Matt Yes, exactly, and it's one of the many things that gobsmacks me about digital. Film was made in various ISOs. Original Kodachrome was ghastly slow...
by Charles Haacker
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: Mini-mum
Replies: 7
Views: 32

Re: Mini-mum

I love all of these without reservation! (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Working With Very Old Images - Talk And Share
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Working With Very Old Images - Talk And Share

Some of the treasures in my old house were old photographs, which got me thinking about what photography was like for our long ago relatives. I have never tried restoring old photographs but plan to try my hand with a few, just to experiment. I encourage you to share some old photographs from your ...
by Charles Haacker
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.
Replies: 50
Views: 255

Re: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.

The best advice I give my students is to take advantage of the fact that digital film is free. Spend some time doing nothing but playing with one setting at a time. Use the ability to chimp a photo to get a feel for how the camera behaves. Don't worry about subject, composition, framing, rule of th...
by Charles Haacker
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.
Replies: 50
Views: 255

Re: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.

I am glad Frank brought that up. I do not have a clue how to use the Program mode on my camera. I can and do use the others, but for me, Manual is so much easier because I control everything and I'm not likely to end up with a bad surprise because the camera picked something I wouldn't have picked....