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by Charles Haacker
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: My Conch Runethover
Replies: 13
Views: 112

Re: My Conch Runethover

minniev wrote:Just lovely, and a whole different approach from what we typically see from you! Deadly sharp and detailed, with the velvety black background, with the perfect iridescent conch shell with all its sensuous curves and crevices.A Weston image, but in Eggleston's color.

What she said. (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: If Looks Could Kill
Replies: 6
Views: 74

Re: If Looks Could Kill

I never saw the square card until mentioned. My eyes went straight to the shopgirl and stayed there, and indeed her expression says it all. I worked too many ghastly years in retail (gaaaaaaaaah) myself not to know that expression intimately. :wall:
by Charles Haacker
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: Moons - almost out of my system
Replies: 6
Views: 37

Re: Moons - almost out of my system

O lordy Duck that's funny! Meanwhile, yes Linda, the first one is obviously "fake" but so what? It's wonderful. It's the sort of thing one sees on the covers of sci-fi paperbacks. It's beautiful. The word "atmospheric" comes to mind. I've firmly established that I ain't got no et...
by Charles Haacker
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Goal!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 94

Re: Goal!!!

Did somebody already evoke channeling HCB? Well, never mind then...
by Charles Haacker
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: On The Bench
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: On The Bench

I enjoy coming into threads after several people have commented, particularly if it's an image I might otherwise pass by - usually due to lack of interest in the subject matter. From reading the opening note and follow-ups re "cramped on the right" I now see that the framing enhances the ...
by Charles Haacker
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: That's life!
Replies: 8
Views: 82

Re: That's life!

Matt Quinn wrote:Sorry, couldn't resist. Matt

PietFrancke wrote:LOL - reminds me of an old law on the books in Utah regarding railroad intersections. "both shall stop and neither will proceed until the other has passed".

Them's funny right there. :lol:
by Charles Haacker
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: City Elk
Replies: 8
Views: 33

Re: City Elk

They're just great! Considering how we yumans have encroached on pretty much everyone else's range it is heartening that some of them have adapted. In Lincoln, NE, there are complaints about coyotes making themselves at home. Red-tail hawks have for years been adapting beautifully to urban environme...
by Charles Haacker
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Don't miss the reaction
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Don't miss the reaction

That's just great. Nothing more to say! (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Fire Extinguished, the Tree is Still Shy
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: Fire Extinguished, the Tree is Still Shy

I just plain like it. I like that it appears to still be in color, although it's a little hard to tell, hard enough that it might be a B&W duotone. Lovely, dark, and deep...
by Charles Haacker
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: On The Bench
Replies: 6
Views: 66

Re: On The Bench

Seen on Brick Lane Market, Shoreditch, London. Looking at it in preview it feels a little cramped on the right? Maaaaaaaybe... It's terrific! Everyone else has said what I would've better than I. Had you not mentioned it I probably would not have noticed. But yes, now that you mention it, it does a...

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