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by Charles Haacker
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: Camera Club Exercise, The Camera You Have With You
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Camera Club Exercise, The Camera You Have With You

The other evening I went to my camera club meeting having missed the notice that we were supposed to bring a camera (to a camera club meeting? Who knew?). They meet in a church and wanted to visit the church garden for some pitchers. I didn't have not no camera, so they asked if I had my phone-that-...
by Charles Haacker
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Looks Threatening
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: Looks Threatening

Incredible picture! BTW those clouds look like they have actual teeth, especially the upper one. :S
by Charles Haacker
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Cinnamon coffee cake
Replies: 7
Views: 27

Re: Cinnamon coffee cake

If they don't hire you they are short-sighted. (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: A Touch of Color in a Storm
Replies: 6
Views: 43

Re: A Touch of Color in a Storm

That is just an incredible picture. Awesome. Amazing. (OK) (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Critique
Topic: Echinacea with Grass Flower Spikes, Natural Light, HDR
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Echinacea with Grass Flower Spikes, Natural Light, HDR

These were juuuust starting to fade so I grabbed the camera. This is a spot on the dining table that has windows with translucent blinds on two sides, to camera right and directly opposite. I've used it before because I like the way the background willusually go completely white without my having to...
by Charles Haacker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Portrait of Lauren
Replies: 13
Views: 148

Re: Portrait of Lauren

You know I ain't much for critique. I think it is a lovely, lively portrait, and yeah, maybe desaturate the yellow to match the blouse at that point. I really cannot see anything past her captivating eyes so I pretty much stay there. I didn't even notice the yellow thingy 'til somebody mentioned it....
by Charles Haacker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Abstract Showcase
Topic: Magnolia abstracts
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: Magnolia abstracts

I like the second of the first two very, very much. They are all good, but that one appeals to me most for some reason. (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: What's up?
Replies: 14
Views: 106

Re: What's up?

Just plain hilarious. I am still laughing. He may not be thinking about anything but it's the fact that all us primates look so much alike that we invariably anthropomorphize them. I wish we did know what they are thinking if they think beyond sheer necessities. The eyes in the resting face look so ...
by Charles Haacker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: Church of St Thomas à Becket
Replies: 5
Views: 53

Re: Church of St Thomas à Becket

Simply beautiful. Beautiful. Simple. (OK)
by Charles Haacker
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Retouching Before There Was Photoshop (Two Links)
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: Retouching Before There Was Photoshop (Two Links)

The things we used to have to do... I was never anywhere near your level, Chuck, but this stuff interests me because I actually learned darkroom work long before I learned to use a camera (like a half century). I grew up in a newspaper family and we had the only darkroom in town, so I learned to wo...