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by PietFrancke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: Shield Maiden
Replies: 15
Views: 67

Re: Shield Maiden

I wanted to play with some background elements to see if the image has potential (was very worried that indeed the spider would be too strong). I cleaned up the background and started adding in conch shells just to see if we can give her a place to stand. the spider has receded too far into the back...
by PietFrancke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: Shield Maiden
Replies: 15
Views: 67

Re: Shield Maiden

thanks Ed, will try that dodging and burning with the 50 percent grey using overlay. About the spider getting too much attention, I think you are right. At first I was thinking it might come out of the dark gloom, but it is pretty powerful that way. I tried lightening it's background using a variety...
by PietFrancke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Mallacoota_1
Replies: 9
Views: 23

Re: Mallacoota_1

Forgot to put in my notes; I keep both eyes open when chasing figures on the sports field, and I used it this time? Do you guys use this method? Pic3 Couldn't miss on that one. He was standing 8ft away giving me an eyeful. He was 4ft tall. Damned if I know how they fly :D :D Yes - both eyes open. I...
by PietFrancke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: Benedict meets Nammu Nag
Replies: 22
Views: 106

Re: Benedict meets Nammu Nag

EGADS - was in the ocean today, only thing we have to worry about are jellyfish when it is hot and stepping on broken shells.
by PietFrancke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Mallacoota_1
Replies: 9
Views: 23

Re: Mallacoota_1

these are awesome Ed, number three is a killer for sure!
by PietFrancke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: Shield Maiden
Replies: 15
Views: 67

Re: Shield Maiden

sometimes, to avoid doing real work, you play... So I am playing with a possible theme/composition. Perhaps a forest of conch shells in the background. Might have to get more spider shots, but due to limited DOF, painting some blurry legs might work just as well..
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by PietFrancke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Matt's Second Project 52: Windows, stairs and doors
Replies: 21
Views: 60

Re: Matt's Second Project 52: Windows, stairs and doors

pleasing and fun images Matt
by PietFrancke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: Shield Maiden
Replies: 15
Views: 67

Re: Shield Maiden

Copper it is, the white plume sucks eggs, but we will figure it out. The copper looks more like leather, but perhaps higher contrast and brighter reflections will save it, we will see. Matt, thanks for steering me into the right historical direction. Frank - HA, if his blood is red, he will stare an...
by PietFrancke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Showcase your best sunset photos
Replies: 41
Views: 196

Re: Showcase your best sunset photos

but the sky damn well Was. Wow,
by PietFrancke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: Shield Maiden
Replies: 15
Views: 67

Re: Shield Maiden

Better and better. WTG thanks Matt - I am shortly going to take a shot of a gigantic orb spider (if he is still making his web on my deck). It is dark and he comes out and I will use a flashlight for focusing and a flash off to the side. Plus we collected some shells today that might become part of...