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

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by minniev
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Meanwhile, back at the natural history museum...
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: Meanwhile, back at the natural history museum...

Cool shots of some rather impressive characters. Have you thought of compositing them into other backgrounds? That ought to be a fun project. I'm a disaster at selections so it's beyond me, but I can visualize what it might look like.
by minniev
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Critique
Topic: FINALLY! SPRING!
Replies: 9
Views: 564

Re: FINALLY! SPRING!

Ya shoulda seen me doing these. I have a poor man's macro, a couple of very inexpensive extension tubes, 10 and 16 mm. These were all made with my shorter zoom on the 16 mm tube, hand held (I know, I know), actually one hand held (I know , I know ) because the free hand was steadying the branches i...
by minniev
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Showcase
Topic: A failed photo
Replies: 12
Views: 735

Re: A failed photo

I totally agree with Chuck. Too much good in this image to discard. Crop and rework to include the owl and the flower and the focused part of the wood. If you have to keep some of the less focused part at the bottom, use your darkening/burning brush to make it unintrusive. - I see it as a bear rathe...
by minniev
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Critique
Topic: Moving East
Replies: 20
Views: 1106

Re: Moving East

It was an amazing trip, and more amazing that I was alone in the Patriarch Grove. It was a fast trip with work the next day so I saw the highlights and will make my way back when I have more time to sit with the trees and learn each one by name. This one fascinated me though, right there by where y...
by minniev
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Critique
Topic: Wild flower 2 Ways
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: Wild flower 2 Ways

Both are fairly significantly edited but following different routes. The first is true color. Both of them are shot and edited by an old lady with a hopefully temporary visual impairment so don't take for granted that I saw exactly what you're seeing, tell me. I like the beauty of the second, but t...
by minniev
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Photography, Color Perception and Cataract Surgery
Replies: 19
Views: 984

Re: Photography, Color Perception and Cataract Surgery

I have software on my computer that changes the color of the screen at sunset to reduce the blue light sort of making everything a little yellow. I'm so used to the transition by now I sometimes forget about it and continue to process my images without disabling it. The images tend to be a little y...
by minniev
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Waiting for the greening of Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Waiting for the greening of Spring

A pleasing doodle it is, with its round configuration as if contained in a bubble. The lines/designs in the petals remind me of some things I've got out of Google Deep Dream. Have you ever used that program? You might like it, it fits with your active imagination.
by minniev
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Image Processing
Topic: Spider disco on a misty morning
Replies: 14
Views: 910

Re: Spider disco on a misty morning

I like the ethereal quality a lot Matt. Spider Disco? So that's what they are? I've tried for years to do something with them but never thought to go wider and softer like you did. Yours is a lot better than mine. I have a host of failed spider discos on my drives, of which this is only the most rec...
by minniev
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Critique
Topic: Moving East
Replies: 20
Views: 1106

Re: Moving East

Moving East. S- I like this one even better. The mountains make an even more lavish background statement. These ancient trees have such character and you've captured it well. In this one too, I'd probably make the blues a little less dramatic, but again that is personal choice, and this treatment h...
by minniev
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Flowers & Plants Critique
Topic: Methuselah
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Re: Methuselah

This is a beautiful photograph, with a heroic main subject full of detail, a fancy sky, a great backdrop. I probably would raise the luminance on the blues to the point that there is less blue showing in the thin edges of the clouds, but I see a lot of photos worked the way you've presented here, wi...