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by PietFrancke
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Looking out -A different kind of portrait...
Replies: 5
Views: 18

Re: Looking out -A different kind of portrait...

it isn't just weird though, it is unique. We follow the standard too often. Looking at this, I know what it must be like to be a blue heron that is second in line. I'm thinking that if he doesn't move fast enough, I might Peck him upside the head, but I don't, because I Know that he's watching me. E...
by PietFrancke
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: dapper flapper flim flam man
Replies: 5
Views: 20

Re: dapper flapper flim flam man

thanks Minnie and Frank. I started with this: (an already processed image, I was too lazy to find the raw file).. dapperO-1.jpg First I opened ACR as a filter and slid "light" to the left and "shadow" to the right and then brought the white point back to the right. This recovered a lot of the detail...
by PietFrancke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Chicken Wire Man
Replies: 3
Views: 11

Re: Chicken Wire Man

it has a sci-fi feeling to it.. the yellow behind works well with it
by PietFrancke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: dapper flapper flim flam man
Replies: 5
Views: 20

Re: dapper flapper flim flam man

Charles Haacker wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:52 pm
Whatever it is I like it! (OK)
thanks Chiuck
by PietFrancke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: dapper flapper flim flam man
Replies: 5
Views: 20

dapper flapper flim flam man

a rework of an earlier image - striving for an illustrative type look (like I know what That means!)..
dapperFlapperFlimFlamMan.jpg
by PietFrancke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: People Critique
Topic: What a big world out there
Replies: 5
Views: 21

Re: What a big world out there

window light has it's magic. the hands are amazing, can not unsee them anymore. She is intent
by PietFrancke
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: For Purple Mountain Majesties
Replies: 10
Views: 49

Re: For Purple Mountain Majesties

you are seeing some magnificent rough country!
by PietFrancke
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: little meanie face
Replies: 13
Views: 112

Re: little meanie face

Duck wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:15 am
As an artist I really love that last version. It has an illustrative feel to it and can picture it illustrating a children's book. Maybe entitled "Meanie Weenie"
thank you Duck, that makes my day.. I'd go with "Eenie Weenie Meanie" though!! Unless of course we do an Adult book - LOL
by PietFrancke
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?
Replies: 18
Views: 115

Re: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?

I am thinking that we have a couple of factors. First is the idea that capturing the maximum Raw detail available is important (for our sensors, getting the maximum dynamic range). But second, turning the information available into the best image possible. The second (I think) is more critical (thou...
by PietFrancke
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: little meanie face
Replies: 13
Views: 112

Re: little meanie face

DEMON HUMMINGBIRDS! RUN! RUNNNN!!! Okay, nuff'a that. I liked the first one fine, and do not find it at all overworked as to my eye it looks very much like a painting rather than a photograph, and that's why I think it works wonderfully. It could be an Audubon color plate. I find the various rework...