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by minniev
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: ― Architecture Critique
Topic: Windsor Ruins
Replies: 21
Views: 875

Re: Windsor Ruins

You do more monochrome than I do, and you've taught me tricks about PS for years, so I am always interested in your interpretations. Yes, my version is a toned image. You got more separation of tones between columns and trees than I did. I'm posting the color version, and would be interested in the ...
by minniev
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Just a Country Road
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Just a Country Road

Agree on those two points of "Scale" and "Us" but will add another which I'll call "Them", or the imagining of a story about the person in the environment. To me "Them" is slightly different than "Us". "Us" allows me to pretend I am the fig...
by minniev
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: A Dam Bird's Dream
Replies: 15
Views: 845

Re: A Dam Bird's Dream

Chuck and Steve:

Yes the light colored bird was inverted to get it to show on the black portion. I can tone its brightness down a bit easily.

I have fun with this kind of play.
by minniev
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: ― Architecture Critique
Topic: Windsor Ruins
Replies: 21
Views: 875

Re: Windsor Ruins

The composition is appealing with the natural framing and shadowed foreground. For me the processing doesn't work because the rear columns blend right into the trees. Out of curiosity I did a Google Image search and the only shots that caught my eye were the silhouettes, more contrasty b&w, and...
by minniev
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: ― Architecture Critique
Topic: Windsor Ruins
Replies: 21
Views: 875

Re: Windsor Ruins

Not sure what to say minniev because this might be the style you wanted.....it appears to be lacking much percentage in some zones so to speak which in my pinion leaves it flat... Well then, Frank, you know what I'm gonna say already :D Show me! Fix it! Unflatten it! I love to see what others can d...
by minniev
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Just a Country Road
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Just a Country Road

Beautiful rendition of a difficult subject. To me it does not seem lonely, but peacefully inviting - a quiet place to wander. Adding people, would shatter that feeling. But then again, perhaps a I'm a little quirky, because I will sometimes wait a long time for folks to clear out of a scene I want ...
by minniev
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Just a Country Road
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Just a Country Road

Beautiful rendition of a difficult subject. To me it does not seem lonely, but peacefully inviting - a quiet place to wander. Adding people, would shatter that feeling. But then again, perhaps a I'm a little quirky, because I will sometimes wait a long time for folks to clear out of a scene I want ...
by minniev
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: ― Architecture Critique
Topic: Windsor Ruins
Replies: 21
Views: 875

Re: Windsor Ruins

Again, I can't imagine what I would do differently. I'm particularly taken with the sky! There's also a sense that there's some partial infrared going on here, which I suspect is a function of whatever monochrome style you used. I had to go read up on the ruin because I had never heard of it. I thi...
by minniev
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Just a Country Road
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Just a Country Road

Like Charles, I can't think of anything else (short of putting a person in there) that'll add any worth. As it is the road looks lonely (beautiful, but lonely). Place a couple of hikers, a bicyclist, jogger, horse rider, etc. into the scene and it'll bring it to life. Thanks for your comment, Duck....
by minniev
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Just a Country Road
Replies: 21
Views: 886

Re: Just a Country Road

Charles Haacker wrote:I can't imagine what I would do differently. It's a beautiful shot. I love the curve because I can't see around it so it may go to infinity. And as always thereisnolightlikebacklight! (OK)

Thanks Chuck. I love backlight too.