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by PietFrancke
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: People Critique
Topic: 'WoodStock .... 50 Years Later'
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: 'WoodStock .... 50 Years Later'

good composite - I believe perhaps she was remembering someone or something from 50 years ago.
by PietFrancke
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Places Showcase
Topic: Fog, Water, and Love
Replies: 10
Views: 77

Re: Fog, Water, and Love

don't know how I missed it - I love this one. Really like the lines into the image the bricks give you and the off center hug. Composition-wise, I would go for portrait and/or knock the bridge out. It leads us out of the image. Let the left light post stop our eyes and crop just to the left of it. I...
by PietFrancke
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: artistic principles
Replies: 17
Views: 98

Re: artistic principles

Artistic Principle 3: "details must never be allowed to attract the attention that rightfully belongs to the mass itself". I am a detail kind of guy, so I fail on this one all the time - better to be aware of the "bigger picture", and to make sure that details support that bigger picture, rather th...
by PietFrancke
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: artistic principles
Replies: 17
Views: 98

Re: artistic principles

Artistic Principle 3: "details must never be allowed to attract the attention that rightfully belongs to the mass itself". I am a detail kind of guy, so I fail on this one all the time - better to be aware of the "bigger picture", and to make sure that details support that bigger picture, rather tha...
by PietFrancke
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: artistic principles
Replies: 17
Views: 98

artistic principles

So I read somewhere that Robert Beverly Hale's Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters was very worthwhile. On a whim I got the 18 dollar kindle version and am up to chapter 4 or something with a good ways to go. I am really liking it. You guys know that I am a proponent of learning artistic principl...
by PietFrancke
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Flowers & Plants Critique
Topic: Bead Tree
Replies: 10
Views: 82

Re: Bead Tree

for me, it was a candyland impression. I was wondering what the orange thing was, you were right to leave it in the image. It helps balance things.
by PietFrancke
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: the witch is near
Replies: 88
Views: 434

Re: the witch is near

My first thoughts are something to do with saturation and luminosity..... was probably luck.. First was a lucky good background that ended up working really well. Then I worked the foreground figures and their key features had the area between light and shadow highly saturated. Which by the way may...
by PietFrancke
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: the witch is near
Replies: 88
Views: 434

Re: the witch is near

lost patience, flattened it and went into an editing frenzy - oversaturated and dark, but it was were I was.. might revisit it or perhaps not, but The Witch has Landed! witch8s.jpg It’s beautiful, and so rich! How you get that much depth with such muted colors is remarkable. Witch is looking good! ...
by PietFrancke
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Win & Place
Replies: 8
Views: 57

Re: Win & Place

yep - fun action shot - fearless muscle, grit and adrenalin.
by PietFrancke
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: the witch is near
Replies: 88
Views: 434

Re: the witch is near

Psjunkie wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:54 am
Glad you did cause it looks great..continuing might have goofed it up
thanks Frank - I know exactly what you mean!!