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by Charles Haacker
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Andi Exhibits a Definite Theatrical Bent Just Like Gramma and Grampa
Replies: 3
Views: 11

Andi Exhibits a Definite Theatrical Bent Just Like Gramma and Grampa

At the Children's Museum, a favorite photo-op. One section is devoted to theatrical entertainment, complete with a stage, drops, props, costumes, and lights the kids themselves can operate. There's even a ricky-ticky upright pinanner with a glass front so you can see the hammers and stuff. The Kid (...
by Charles Haacker
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Come Sail Away
Replies: 4
Views: 28

Re: Come Sail Away

Hmp. Didn't let you back to your car? I did not know that. Probably good I didn't because I was on a ferry once when my primary suddenly froze so I trotted down to the car deck and got my backup. That was a Long Island ferry and I don't think I saw any signs... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I like the picture very much...
by Charles Haacker
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Edit My Shot
Topic: To B&W or not to B&W, that is the question
Replies: 10
Views: 46

Re: To B&W or not to B&W, that is the question

I like it either way. I also did not spot the violet water so there y'go. (It's better fixed!) (Y)
by Charles Haacker
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: 'Soldier Boy'
Replies: 4
Views: 14

Re: 'Soldier Boy'

I wouldn't critique a thing. I like it just as it is. You have in your signature line, Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like. I think you managed exactly that! :thanks:
by Charles Haacker
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: August Fingerwork #7 - Gallinule
Replies: 7
Views: 32

Re: August Fingerwork #7 - Gallinule

yepper, what Frank said. However... perhaps... Words grab and suck the eye right in, so the image feels top heavy. maybe softer words, or move them to the bottom to ground them. My thoughts as well. I think it's overall really good, but I immediately thought, "Ghost the type;" reduce its opacity. M...
by Charles Haacker
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Aboriginal Art
Replies: 6
Views: 34

Re: Aboriginal Art

I've recently been getting away with using a monopod ( http://www.photomentoris.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4201&p=33761#p33761 ). The camera is not mounted on it but rather cradled in it, and hangs around my neck otherwise while I use the monopod as a kind of walking staff. I've been in several museums...
by Charles Haacker
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Monthly Masters Discussion
Topic: Monthly Masters' Discussion - August 2018 - Edward Steichen's "Moonlight"
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: Monthly Masters' Discussion - August 2018 - Edward Steichen's "Moonlight"

I like Chuck's comments about this very much. I am with him 100 percent - I would have this hanging on my wall in a heartbeat. It gave me much to think about with it's understated beauty and mood. Since a master such as he is intended to be imitated, I paid him homage by attempting to edit an image...
by Charles Haacker
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Small Boat at Sea (Composite)
Replies: 11
Views: 70

Re: Small Boat at Sea (Composite)

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:50 am
Well done Chuck, love that water..
Thank you, Frank. When I searched for the water I had only a fuzzy idea what I wanted, so I felt lucky to find that shot free on a wallpaper site. I thought even the colors all worked well together.
by Charles Haacker
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Swoosh
Replies: 6
Views: 35

Re: Swoosh

I very much like it! I feel it's a right track thing, but for me something seems lacking, like savor in the soup. To me there is nothing at all wrong per se, the picture is wonderfully dramatic, so I suspect it's something in the finishing. Don't. know. what... (?)
by Charles Haacker
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: Experimenting with liquid pour shots
Replies: 14
Views: 60

Re: Experimenting with liquid pour shots

I think the pour-into-no-glass trick is a sure winner. Very out-of-the-glass imaginative! You got the right stuff, Duck. (OK)