"Sometimes imagination is no more than randomness applied." —Piet Francke

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by Duck
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: ― Scapes Showcase
Topic: Moonlit pier
Replies: 15
Views: 312

Moonlit pier

My local camera store offers up occasional free shooting events for their meetup members. Tonight is was a sunset shoot at a local beach. As one of their instructors I made an appearance to help out. I also went for personal reasons... to take photos outside of my studio environment. Something I fin...
by Duck
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: 'Bad Liver & A Broken Heart'
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: 'Bad Liver & A Broken Heart'

Duck, the only commentary I have to offer is that she and I just happen to be at the same place at the same time. I have seen her in the past, but never got the opportunity to capture her. Maybe the title doesn't fit the image, but I try to be respectful with all of my street shots AND titles, espe...
by Duck
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: 'Bad Liver & A Broken Heart'
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: 'Bad Liver & A Broken Heart'

Very emotional teaser. I think a commentary is needed with that kind of title. ;)
by Duck
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Flavor at every level
Replies: 40
Views: 695

Re: Flavor at every level

Well, not as complex as attempting an exploded view of a clutch but one of my wife's friends challenged me to do a hotdog. Why? I don't know but I think in her mind she thought that would be tough. Anyhow, I took her up on the challenge and here it is... a hotdog.

Hotdog expanded view.jpg
by Duck
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: I Don't Normally Shoot Color
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: I Don't Normally Shoot Color

Yep, sometimes the situation warrant presenting in color. I particularly love that second image. The little critter shows a lot of personality.
by Duck
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: 'Sweet Hitchhiker' (composite)
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: 'Sweet Hitchhiker' (composite)

[...] I'm not familiar with the B&W 2 bit litmus test but seems I should investigate. It looks to be pretty effective and I appreciate you pointing it out to me. I touch on it in my tutorial on "3 tone guide to composition" . In that tutorial I use black, white and gray to determine eye flow and su...
by Duck
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: 'Sweet Hitchhiker' (composite)
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: 'Sweet Hitchhiker' (composite)

I love it. The new background works so much better than the original. I also like where you are going with the processing, trying to give it that "Saturday Evening Post" feel. As has been pointed out, there are some issues. The halo, while clearly visible around the woman, is clearly visible around ...
by Duck
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: Experimenting with liquid pour shots
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Experimenting with liquid pour shots

PietFrancke wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Edit - If I may recommend an improvement -- uses a Telephoto Lens at 15 feet!! Ha!
It's all in the wrist.
Control, baby, control... 8):
by Duck
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: Experimenting with liquid pour shots
Replies: 15
Views: 320

Re: Experimenting with liquid pour shots

I'll hold you to your promise not to harm the scotch. Have fun; I'm not a drinker. That bottle of amaretto cognac must be at least 10 years old. I finally finished it and thought to use it as a prop. Strike that. I thought to use it as a prop and so I finished the last little bit. :D The liquid was...
by Duck
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Ducks Watching Sunrise
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Ducks Watching Sunrise

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:59 pm
sometimes you have to take time and smell the one's and o's Duck....
Me thinks you have a point there. (Y)