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by Charles Haacker
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Chicken Wire Man
Replies: 3
Views: 13

Chicken Wire Man

Couldn't figure out where exactly this fella belonged so he's here. This was made some years ago, an early raw file with my Nikon P7800. We were visiting a nursery or something and here was this life-size chicken wire sculpture, a very convincing and slightly creepy man peering over the potted palm ...
by Charles Haacker
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?
Replies: 19
Views: 118

Re: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?

Hey Ed, One of the things I enjoy about discussions about photography with photographers is the variety in opinion, results, methods. Just like those old school aptitude tests where there are no right or wrong answers, when it comes to something subjective as photography there many, many times no r...
by Charles Haacker
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: dapper flapper flim flam man
Replies: 5
Views: 20

Re: dapper flapper flim flam man

Whatever it is I like it! (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Family photo.
Replies: 7
Views: 22

Re: Family photo.

Min is 100% right on all counts. I incidentally worked in all-jpeg for years, doing all my processing in Photoshop Elements which is a "destructive" program, but there is no problem provided you never work the original out-of-camera jpeg. I didn't convert to Tiff's, I just made another jpeg, but the...
by Charles Haacker
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Photography, Color Perception and Cataract Surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 43

Re: Photography, Color Perception and Cataract Surgery

I count myself beyond lucky since I had to have a vitrectomy and removal of scar tissue over the macula in the right eye (2 years now I think?), considered major surgery. That eye then developed a whacking great cataract that had to be fixed because I was then totally blind in that eye. That was com...
by Charles Haacker
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: The Wilderness
Replies: 11
Views: 51

Re: The Wilderness

Thanks, Steve. We were at Mono more times that we could count but never went to Trona, possibly because I destroyed a car going to Bodie once. (N) I was surprised how many cars I saw doing the circle-and-go during the day, the trick is to go slow. And yes, I'm jealous of everywhere you've been. Ble...
by Charles Haacker
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: The Wilderness
Replies: 11
Views: 51

Re: The Wilderness

Thanks, Steve. We were at Mono more times that we could count but never went to Trona, possibly because I destroyed a car going to Bodie once. (N)
by Charles Haacker
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: An Afternoon Nap
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: An Afternoon Nap

Spotlit! Ready for her closeup! (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: For Purple Mountain Majesties
Replies: 10
Views: 49

Re: For Purple Mountain Majesties

THANKS! And I am mildly ashamed to say we were never there despite 30 years in California! Admittedly I avoided dirt roads with normal cars because I destroyed on once getting to Bodie. (N)
by Charles Haacker
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: The Wilderness
Replies: 11
Views: 51

Re: The Wilderness

The second is definitely more A.A.-ish. One way he got those black skies was using yellow, orange, or even a red filter. Those colors darken blue, and being at higher altitudes makes the sky darker to begin with. If you don't mind telling, where are these formations? I think they are generally calle...