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by minniev
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: En garde, poussée
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: En garde, poussée

You surely have a broad range of interests, subjects, and skills. I open each of your threads like I'd open a present, with great anticipation to see the next treat! This is quite wonderful, with the terrific detail on the handle and glove, the wonderful background texture that supports the color, l...
by minniev
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Weather over water
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: Weather over water

This is just beautiful, Frank. Great capture and rendition of the light beams. The subtlety of your processing is very appropriate, with plenty of contrast and tonalities, but not overemphasizing the details in the cloud structures - a perfect balance. This gives it a classic, almost painterly look....
by minniev
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: The Chilterns (+ snow)
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: The Chilterns (+ snow)

It's a beautiful scene with a great leading line and the Lone Tree that captures all of us. I read recently that of all landscape scenes, photos of Lone Trees are among the 5 best selling scenes and if I remember correctly, the only ones where the actual location doesn't really matter (doesn't have ...
by minniev
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: Lighting the Way
Replies: 8
Views: 1107

Re: Lighting the Way

Bob Yankle wrote:Another view, a different less crowded look.

I do like this one! It seems warmer even though the photo temp is the same, just because of the intimacy with the central figures and the candle.
by minniev
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: ― Architecture Showcase
Topic: How I've Spent 2 Years & All My $
Replies: 19
Views: 1777

Re: How I've Spent 2 Years & All My $

WOW! What a beautiful home, project, and backstory. I love older homes like this and am amazed when/how people restore them. Beautiful. Thank you. It holds a lot of memories, and we just couldn't bear to watch it fall down. Our grandparents would have haunted us if we 'd allowed that to happen. So ...
by minniev
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: ― Architecture Showcase
Topic: How I've Spent 2 Years & All My $
Replies: 19
Views: 1777

Re: How I've Spent 2 Years & All My $

St3v3M wrote:Wow, what a difference two years and a lot of love can make! The Gallery House is beautiful will be even more when it finds it's purpose again! S-


It needs much more of course, but it is truly starting to feel real to me now.
by minniev
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenge
Topic: Let's Make Christmas/Holiday Cards!
Replies: 20
Views: 2371

Re: Let's Make Christmas/Holiday Cards!

Okay, so I got off my but and cobbled this together with some random leftover props from last year. I'm including a BTS in a spoiler for those who are interested. Enjoy. Happy Holidays 2017.jpg Unitas_Photography-212303_BTS.jpg Excellent Duck, lots of color, good design using fun elements, cool typ...
by minniev
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Cold Embrace
Replies: 14
Views: 1077

Re: Cold Embrace

I thought I might have a stab at this one Minnie. I have increased the contrast, mostly by dodging & burning, and removed the plant in the bottom right corner. Untitled-1.jpg EDIT: Looking at it on here perhaps the snow could stand a bit more brightening ? Thank you Graham, I like it! Yes, I wa...
by minniev
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Walk With Me
Replies: 15
Views: 1371

Re: Walk With Me

' Carry on, indeed, Minnie. Since there has never been an Outdoor Photography shoot in MS, you have it all to yourself. Viz, the Dam Birds, Lady Geisha, the snow bridge, your hide-away, and on and on. Freeman Patterson -- I will look into his work. I had a moment today that gave me pause. I want to...
by minniev
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Cold Embrace
Replies: 14
Views: 1077

Re: Cold Embrace

Marvelous. I prefer your post to Linda's; hers lacks the graceful line in the younger tree, I think. I am rereading The Odyssey and people are always falling to their knees and embracing the knees of another, either a god, a monarch or a vanquishing enemy. It is a classical gesture of supplication ...