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

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by minniev
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Pen Ply Portrait
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Pen Ply Portrait

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:09 pm
"Blast from the Past" This portrait was taken at a now defunked plywood mill.
Excellent industrial portrait. It stands the test of time.
by minniev
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Minnie's 52
Replies: 360
Views: 9668

Re: Minnie's 52

This is a mash-up of stuff I was playing with late last night. Textures of various types both made and acquired, slapped around my fireplace and topped off with a little tomten and his pet pig.
by minniev
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Hoddie
Replies: 18
Views: 213

Re: Hoddie

This post is such a great learning post for anyone! Thank you both for playing through out in front of the group. Piet's detailed graphic, while explaining light in a way that even I can understand, also explains a potential cure for the term "flat". I hope you'll keep this interchange up. When I ca...
by minniev
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Abstract Critique
Topic: "Biker Dude"
Replies: 51
Views: 4721

Re: "Biker Dude"

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:04 pm
Not sure what color I call that last one Steve. ;-)

Here is another Duotone I worked this morning.
It’s another cool image that turns mundan objects and their shadows into geometric abstracts. The rich toning is pretty wonderful.

Duotoning is obviously something I need more practice at.
by minniev
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: ― Architecture Showcase
Topic: PA Garage
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: PA Garage

I love that you used the “skinny” look. I never feel bound by “normal” crop ratios in my own work or in that I enjoy looking at. I don’t understand why it matters. The image dictates the shape. That’s why I learned to cut my own mats. Very nice.
by minniev
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Abstract Showcase
Topic: Another Chair
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: Another Chair

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:02 pm
Working the Duotone Mode.
Your duotone looks better than mine. Do you use Photoshop, or Silver Efex or something else? Amazing how much mileage you get from mundane subjects.
by minniev
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Aesthetic Corporal Sports Massage
Replies: 4
Views: 26

Re: Aesthetic Corporal Sports Massage

Psjunkie wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:02 pm
wonder if they're licensed.....good catch minniev
I think the things they are holding are government permits to do whatever they do in the air conditioned parlors they are advertising. They look similar to the government permits on the dogs who are adopted by the businesses and offices.
by minniev
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Aesthetic Corporal Sports Massage
Replies: 4
Views: 26

Re: Aesthetic Corporal Sports Massage

good capture, it is amazing (to me) how often the photographer can find moments where he and the camera seems invisible to the surrounding world. This particular little street was so crowded and busy, I found myself right up in people's faces taking pictures without them noticing. The flip side of ...
by minniev
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Broken Dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Broken Dreams

and I see it as a fascinating study of the human form and how it is full of motion/movement/balance. I'm with Frank on this one, I'd like to see it fully gritty and dark with the green/light background between the bars eliminated. A story of "how did this happen?". Choices made? Bad luck encountere...
by minniev
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: Dam Bird Christmas Decorations
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Dam Bird Christmas Decorations

very cool - the blocks remind me of packages... perhaps some Christmas packages to the left to lead into the block steps, and transition the boxes into the steps. the bird is climbing into the light up and away from the commercialized version of Christmas into a higher definition and meaning What a...