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by minniev
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Cold Embrace
Replies: 14
Views: 777

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 ...
by minniev
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Cold Embrace
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Re: Cold Embrace

As much as I hate to lose the bottom of the foreground trunk on the left, I wondered if a crop (especially from the right side) would make your suggestion more evident? There's a touch of contrast adjustment to this one, too, but just from a simple Chromebook app, no masking or selective edits. I l...
by minniev
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Collector of Fine Art BW Images
Replies: 78
Views: 6531

Re: Collector of Fine Art BW Images

Hit up a friend in Spokane for a print trade and adding to the collection. Here is my image that he wanted and the one I'm receiving from him. I like both the one you gave and the one you got. Both are high quality, fascinating images that require second and third looks and more. Thanks for sharing...
by minniev
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Meet Lionel
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: Meet Lionel

Love them both. I'm a Cat Person, though my subject is less photogenic and less cooperative. Lionel is a charmer. The first photo is just a darned good image, whether you had a cat or a human in that chair - good background, good prop, good lighting. The second is intriguing because it looks like he...
by minniev
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Cold Embrace
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Cold Embrace

Another snow image, bear with me as I enjoy this remarkable (for us) event.

The small tree looked to me like she has her arms around the larger. Does it have too much swamp-clutter to be seen by folks with less anthropomorphic inclinations? All comments, suggestions, edits are welcome.
by minniev
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Walk With Me
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: Walk With Me

Minnie, I have lived in some gorgeous places -- the Philippine Islands, Montana, Virginia, Cape Cod -- and I always see them in memory as more beautiful than when I was there and regret not having taken more photos or not knowing then what I know now about photography. So, blooming in place is the ...
by minniev
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Starting Off in the Wedding Business- Equipment and Ethical issues.
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Starting Off in the Wedding Business- Equipment and Ethical issues.

Though I am about as far removed from wedding photography as one could be, I wanted to thank you for this and tell you how pleased I am to see you back - and how much I hope you'll stay involved! Your knowledge, experience, and attitude are inspiring and have value for all of us, no matter what genr...
by minniev
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Walk With Me
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: Walk With Me

Here I've tried a monochrome approach to the snow pictures, with a mix of softening and enhancing detail to see what it would do. The snow pictures will provide me with fun stuff to play with all winter even if we don't get another flake of the stuff! I also have shots from further up the embankmen...
by minniev
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Things Critique
Topic: Lighting the Way
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Lighting the Way

I'm not sure if candles qualify for still-life renditions, as they almost seem alive in their movement. But they DO provide the most beautiful soft lighting, falling off quite naturally into the background. "Jack Frost lighting the way through a Yuletide Forest" I understand that you've c...
by minniev
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Mrs. Duck
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Mrs. Duck

Mrs. Duck is pretty cute, and you did indeed convey a playful nature, which is certainly useful in managing grandchildren or being married to a photographer. I like the placement in the frame. You did a good job of managing the glasses, something that seems to trip folks up, including myself though ...