"Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God." - Leo Buscaglia

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by Duck
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Candles
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Candles

Fantastic. I love that you distilled the image to its basic elements.
My suggestion would be to brighten the face up to match the luminance of the candles. As is, the candles take precedence.
by Duck
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Matt Quinn's Eulogy - Video Link
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Matt Quinn's Eulogy - Video Link

I could not watch this without bawling my eyes out.
A very well orated eulogy with a lovely narrative and a testament to the lasting, tangible power of photography.
by Duck
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Gull-Day
Replies: 14
Views: 213

Re: Gull-Day

[...] I confess Duck has got me kinda paranoid about figuring out my subject matter, which may be a good thing, not sure yet. [...] :? Nooooo! I don't want to be the source of people's apprehension. Here is a guide to figuring out what category to select for posting; What is the subject (animal, ve...
by Duck
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Places Critique
Topic: Winter Morning
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: Winter Morning

minniev wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:57 am
Frank needs to adopt new apparel choices or he will end up flash freezing in place on the doorstep.

I just had a sudden and uninvited image of the Batman scene of Arnold as Mr. Freeze turning Frank into a popsicle. :rofl:
by Duck
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Places Critique
Topic: Winter Morning
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: Winter Morning

[...] An image needs a subject - a subject let's the eye rest. Observation 1) If you have a kitchen sink, then there has to be a very shiny cup inside of it! Observation 2) The human figure is an incredibly powerful subject (it takes over) There is whole school of psychology on the visual process. ...
by Duck
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Places Critique
Topic: Winter Morning
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: Winter Morning

Of course I want to have them all. [...] :D :spank: Having it all can actually be a choice. The reason for picking a subject is to clarify the story to the viewer. As with any story, you need a setting, the main character and (often) a protagonist or motivator. When viewing a photo, most people con...
by Duck
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Places Critique
Topic: Winter Morning
Replies: 19
Views: 354

Re: Winter Morning

Winter Morning 01.jpg Nothing special just trying to make sure my camera still works. Any way to make it more interesting? Like Piet says... cool tree, cool sunrise, cool water, but for some reason the elements fight with each other - you don't have to make it interesting, it IS interesting. This i...
by Duck
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Aloha
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Aloha

My first post here :oops: ! So i'm gonna start with some pics of my best man Aloha! Dee, welcome to photoMENTORIS. I'm happy to see you took up my offer to join. Thank you. You'll find we have a small, but dedicated, group of photographers ranging in every level of experience. It will take you a bi...
by Duck
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Castle Creation, Help Needed
Replies: 28
Views: 308

Re: Castle Creation, Help Needed

Hey Minnie, I'm stepping in a little late in this thread but I'll toss in just a general comment. Hopefully it may add a little value for people. Creating a collage of disparate images has a lot of unique problems to solve, specially in this case where you are taking painted elements and trying to c...
by Duck
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Don Julio monolith
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Don Julio monolith

Thanks for looking, folks. I appreciate it. Good to hear the BTS shots are useful. :) Minnie, you are so right. It still amazes me how this one device (the camera) can straddle so many disciplines, from the artist to the scientist. Each has their use and each has their own philosophies and methodolo...