The only person you should try to be better than is who you were yesterday. – unknown

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by PietFrancke
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: On a night like this, there are no bad photos
Replies: 19
Views: 793

Re: On a night like this, there are no bad photos

LOL - good stuff Matt, lest the 3rd is ignored... the 3rd for me! Piet, I am at a loss to understand what is going on. These photos are from a year ago. Why are they showing up how? Matt LOL - I think a lot of us use "active" to see what is going on. Ed Davis was looking through old stuff and he ma...
by PietFrancke
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: On a night like this, there are no bad photos
Replies: 19
Views: 793

Re: On a night like this, there are no bad photos

LOL - good stuff Matt, lest the 3rd is ignored... the 3rd for me!
by PietFrancke
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: 'Sweet Hitchhiker' (composite)
Replies: 9
Views: 31

Re: 'Sweet Hitchhiker' (composite)

very cool - love Duck's advise and "todo" image - particularly about the tangent areas - perhaps kill the Service word. Also tempted to further color down the greens. I like what you did here.
by PietFrancke
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Edit My Shot
Topic: To B&W or not to B&W, that is the question
Replies: 10
Views: 53

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

Nice shot, I like the composition. I like Ed's blurring of the foreground best so far as a key improvement, it lets the eye move rapidly into the scene. And in general, for some reason in all the image pairs, I am liking the B/W images best for some reason.
by PietFrancke
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Squinting
Replies: 6
Views: 24

Re: Squinting

love it Frank, all she needs is an easel and a paint brush. Seriously, love it. The expression, the colors, the soft sharpness, her wild hair and the hang of the clothes. Love the beach texture - She fits, she belongs. This is Stupendous!
by PietFrancke
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: August Fingerwork #7 - Gallinule
Replies: 7
Views: 32

Re: August Fingerwork #7 - Gallinule

... and by the time I’m thinking I’m done, I sometimes can’t even remember my steps. That’s why I need friends who can see it fresh and telll me stuff. I think there is a deep truth somewhere in this statement. I am blind to my own work, but it is easy to be more objective (or at least think I am) ...
by PietFrancke
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:27 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.
by PietFrancke
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: 'Soldier Boy'
Replies: 11
Views: 30

Re: 'Soldier Boy'

you captured that sense of time - I think it awesome. Critique - the sharpness of the helmet does not match the sharpness of the face and this produces a type of dissonance (which perhaps you were shooting for)..
by PietFrancke
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Piers at play
Replies: 8
Views: 32

Re: Piers at play

PietFrancke; Wish I could do image processing to your level. "interesting shot and process - this looks like a place to visit over and over - A foggy day comes to mind, a boat or better yet, ship at the end, sunrise or sunset, the list goes on and on." Played with it a bit more. I did put a boat in...
by PietFrancke
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Smoothing Water After The Fact
Replies: 12
Views: 58

Re: Smoothing Water After The Fact

Do you recall which Topaz simplify you used? I can stand to smooth water here and there too! I like the mood of your new image very much.