“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” —Vince Lombardi

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by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Dave's Project 52
Replies: 32
Views: 219

Re: Dave's Project 52

good job with your project Dave - I am seeing some nice shots. I like the people shots the best. And the stories that you are drawing out... Keep at it!
by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: The Road
Replies: 2
Views: 9

Re: The Road

I like this shot a lot. I like the bright hills contrasting with the dark fore ground. I like how the road leads the eye to the ridge line on the hills. Texture in the clouds hurts on the left side (I think anyway). The road looks and feels wet, I think it adds to the composition to remain so. Perha...
by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: macro lens at bird feeder
Replies: 10
Views: 63

Re: macro lens at bird feeder

today it is snowing again, the bird feeder becomes a good place for them to be.

Carolina Wren
Carolina Wren.jpg
by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: foggy dusk
Replies: 4
Views: 22

Re: foggy dusk

thank you for confirmation Linda! Based on your comments, I went with even greater contrast, and then got most of the reddish tint out of the background by desaturation.
hawkS2.jpg
by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: foggy dusk
Replies: 4
Views: 22

foggy dusk

didn't have much to work with, so went artistic.. I think it is a Harrier Hawk, but don't know my birds that well. With better light and a little bit of luck, will get many more of this bird.
hawkSo.jpg
after crop and define
hawkS.jpg
after more - perhaps too much
by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: People Critique
Topic: No Privacy
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: No Privacy

Hi Shine, It has awesome punch you in the face impact. BUT, having said so, for some reason I want the reflection of the Wiz-ard covered in cobwebs, dim, sneaking up on you, the LAST thing you see - as dark, gloomy, dirty, no - more so as the scene you put him in. As you have it, it is like shiny da...
by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: salty ice
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: salty ice

thanks Paula, Linda, Matt. Matt, I think I know the area of your old stomping grounds, there are many beautiful shots of the Shenandoah to be had. I need to change my "location" to Guard Shore on the Chesapeake.
by PietFrancke
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: ― Architecture Critique
Topic: Barn and Tree
Replies: 8
Views: 37

Re: Barn and Tree

I like Chuck's dead eyes. Through a hole, you would likely only see the wall behind anyway. The vineyards feel like fences and prison - I would consider going b/w and spook the scene up.
by PietFrancke
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Dawn two years ago, and image quality
Replies: 13
Views: 89

Re: Dawn two years ago, and image quality

you use your car a lot... there is a difference between a cheap tripod and a well-made tripod. BUT, to carry in the trunk of your car, perhaps make a Bean Bag.
by PietFrancke
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Let the Games Begin! 2018 Dam Bird Jamboree
Replies: 9
Views: 59

Re: Let the Games Begin! 2018 Dam Bird Jamboree

it is too bad the one was crossing the other right when the shot happened, I love the colors and texture of water and stage. That is a dramatic stage against the rushing waters. I love their quirky poses and faces - they are full of character. All lined up and spaced apart. So you're taking picture...