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by Matt Quinn
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Minnie's 52
Replies: 35
Views: 331

Re: Minnie's 52

Here is what happens when a woman who owns no candles has a 52 spinner- assignment of "candlelight" on a day when it's pouring rain, and she wasn't motivated to go buy any anyway. I found some leftover birthday candles, and set about doing something playful. Meet two of my childhood companions, Pam...
by Matt Quinn
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Samples of surface effects on a product
Replies: 9
Views: 31

Re: Samples of surface effects on a product

Here are a few sample images I put together for my website, highlighting how the surface a product is photographed on can affect the overall look of an image. FlashBlk_01.jpg This item was photographed on a piece of black cast acrylic sheet. The high gloss gives the surface a nice mirror like refle...
by Matt Quinn
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Othello, Performed On A Frozen Stage
Replies: 11
Views: 64

Re: Othello, Performed On A Frozen Stage

minniev wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:42 pm
the orchestra...
Are they on strike? Matt
by Matt Quinn
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Othello, Performed On A Frozen Stage
Replies: 11
Views: 64

Re: Othello, Performed On A Frozen Stage

With the cast of characters you've seen before. It was a dark stage (this one is in the deeper bowels of the dam) with the stage lights being the actual daylight that gets in or reflected through the metal grates from above. It may just be too dark, so I'd welcome any advice. Lucas could not have d...
by Matt Quinn
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Open Challenges
Topic: St3v3M's 30 Day: Rule Of Thirds
Replies: 96
Views: 917

Re: St3v3M's 30 Day: Rule Of Thirds

(Anti) Rule Of Thirds: Day 18- Welcome To Norms I can get the eggs ready only if my wife does the bacon and toast and tea. Of course, I set the table, measure the tea leaves, pour the boiling water and crack the eggs. But, once the butter, yes, butter, is in the skillet, I focus exclusively on the ...
by Matt Quinn
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Places Critique
Topic: Sunday Walk
Replies: 4
Views: 19

Re: Sunday Walk

On our late-afternoon walk yesterday at the Sallis house, I turned and spotted my brother holding Jack's hand as they walked through some nice golden hazy light, and tried to capture it. Such things are always difficult. All suggestions, comments welcome. House is progressing.... except for the pip...
by Matt Quinn
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: The Picture that Hooked Me on Digital Post Processing
Replies: 6
Views: 28

Re: The Picture that Hooked Me on Digital Post Processing

I had a copy of Elements 2.0 back even before I owned a digital camera. We were in Colorado 2006-ish. I had my Canon T90 loaded with Fujichrome 400. When we got back Daphne had the processor make a disc of the slides. The pix below I credit with opening my mind to the possibilities of digital. We h...
by Matt Quinn
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: "Art" out of Ice?
Replies: 8
Views: 32

Re: "Art" out of Ice?

Any thoughts are appreciated. These are tinkered with in toning, in filters, with texture, just to bring out what I saw in the ice. All of them are closeups but not really macro. And not done yet, still going through the stuff I got last week during the latest version of winter-geddon in Mississipp...
by Matt Quinn
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: the heron's flight
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: the heron's flight

PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:41 pm
this time I saw his yellow eyes - someday, I'll catch him coming towards me.

heronsideS.jpg
Magic in this and grace. Powerful. Butterfly stroke (heron stroke?) in the air. Solitary. Focused. Calm Intent. Just the two of you.

Matt
by Matt Quinn
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Whimsy
Replies: 7
Views: 29

Re: Whimsy

something very iconic, perhaps even biblical about the second image. Absolutely love the light and the detail.. On the last image, I want a crop at the shoulders or so, knocking the butt out - gorgeous light giving us those beautiful backlight edges. The bark pun was cute - whimsical, but the other...