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by PietFrancke
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: General Photography Discussion
Topic: The Ethics of Landscape Photography - Article for Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 264

Re: The Ethics of Landscape Photography - Article for Discussion

Do no Harm. I get that, and agree. Well, mostly... I have no problem throwing a maggot into the freezer. I put a spider into the freezer once, and ended up feeling bad about it. I think there is something that happens to the photographer when he does this - that does not happen in normal life. Prior...
by PietFrancke
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Landscape & Scenics
Topic: The Story of Storr
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: The Story of Storr

You captured mood and magic, even with people. I like how quickly the fog/clouds seem to change. This is the kind of place where one would need to sit for hours and take hundreds of shots each telling a different story, each like a different expression of mood in a face.
by PietFrancke
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Animals & Wildlife
Topic: Bear & All
Replies: 8
Views: 65

Re: Bear & All

for me the apes - they have expression, connection, and move me emotionally.
by PietFrancke
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Street & Photojournalism
Topic: 'Colonial Williamsburg'
Replies: 19
Views: 117

Re: 'Colonial Williamsburg'

I am amazed at the different emotional quality these two images produce. I like the woodcut for the detail, but I love the pastel for the soul.
by PietFrancke
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 'Naval Ships'
Replies: 23
Views: 165

Re: 'Naval Ships'

I like your last shot of that behemoth ship, the POV makes it loom. For heavy iron/steel shots like these I like the harsh clouds and would advise that the waters should be correspondingly heavy - that is Gray, but not detailed as the clouds are. Perhaps everything Gray, but for the Gray ships which...
by PietFrancke
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Portraits & Head Shots
Topic: Quirky
Replies: 13
Views: 94

Re: Quirky

You caught the moment! A great memory shot that will become priceless. I like Duck's comments about how the "serious" processing fails to match the playfulness of the subject. Perhaps a black/white approach as you have, but lightly color painted with pastels giving the lightest soft color ...
by PietFrancke
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: General Photography Discussion
Topic: What is the future of photography and professional photographers?
Replies: 19
Views: 167

Re: What is the future of photography and professional photographers?

I think the need for stationary images is smaller. Yes - we still have famous people on magazine covers, but that is about it. Even online, the images needed are not images, they are Video. It will soon become a Harry Potter world, where the picture frames animate. I think the images needed in the n...
by PietFrancke
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Family, Friends & People
Topic: Santa
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Santa

the detail, depth, tone, and richness of the color version is amazing. It is beautiful.
by PietFrancke
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Landscape & Scenics
Topic: Subdued Sunset in Mt. Tremblant Park
Replies: 8
Views: 89

Re: Subdued Sunset in Mt. Tremblant Park

I like your shot Min - I really like Steve's "less is more" version.
by PietFrancke
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: General Photography Discussion
Topic: Tiny Things: A Learn-and-Share Activity Thread = Join In!
Replies: 36
Views: 453

Re: Tiny Things: A Learn-and-Share Activity Thread = Join In!

The mention of having enough light to focus by brought to mind something we had in the studio years ago. We had a focusing light made of a clamp fixture work light with a narrower reflector outfitted with a floodlight bulb. A momentary foot switch turned the light on and off. Most of us found the s...

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