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Project 52Piet's 2020 52 Birds

The goal of Project 52 is to take a photo a week. This is an easier pace than the Project 365.
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Re: Piet's 2020 52 Birds

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minniev wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:09 pm
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hi Min - thanks. I agree, I think we have trained ourselves to think that detail is more important than mood or emotion. I am not fully satisfied with it, I wish for greater drawing/painting skills - someday I am coming back to this one.
It is inherent from hanging out in (some) photography forums where sharpness is the only goal, and the chase for more of it fuels endless purchases of cameras that guarantee more of it. How many images have you looked at that were sharp but boring? The classical artists we most admire were not so much the ones who could paint a bowl of peaches that looked like a photograph, but those who created a bowl of peaches that made you want to touch or taste them.

My 8 yr old grandson says he paints what something feels like. For Christmas I got him this book
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/boo ... -reynolds/
make sure you steal that book from him and give us a review!

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Not sure what happened to my post about this one....and now not sure if I just thought it or wrote it or what but don't remeber what I said so I'll just say good one for now Piet....Hmmmm

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Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:36 pm
Not sure what happened to my post about this one....and now not sure if I just thought it or wrote it or what but don't remeber what I said so I'll just say good one for now Piet....Hmmmm
LOL - sometimes posts don't take - I won't swear to it, but I also think that is happening. But it may just be that you are delusional, that is very possible too!

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I think we all are....some just more than others

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I think we all are....some just more than others
There has been a glitch in the forum ever since the server was updated. I've pestered Duck about it, and today Steve is tinkering, so we shall see what happens next!
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week 6 - running behind, will have to get more shots. All my shots from the last couple of weeks have sucked eggs - so I went looking into the archives from a couple of years ago and found this ibis - and then I played with him until his eyes matched the same glaze that I feel I must have..
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Bahahaha..

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PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:30 am
week 6 - running behind, will have to get more shots. All my shots from the last couple of weeks have sucked eggs - so I went looking into the archives from a couple of years ago and found this ibis - and then I played with him until his eyes matched the same glaze that I feel I must have..ibis.jpg
What a fantastic catch! I love his expression, and I relate to it too. What strange and troubling times we are in. Watching the news would certainly glaze our eyes over.

Beautifully edited in your classic muted color palette. Muted but rich. So unusual.

I agree that digging through the archives can sometimes distract us from a lack of current "keepers". I'm having grave trouble with both getting out (weather, flooding, pestilence), and finding inspiration.
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minniev wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:05 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:30 am
week 6 - running behind, will have to get more shots. All my shots from the last couple of weeks have sucked eggs - so I went looking into the archives from a couple of years ago and found this ibis - and then I played with him until his eyes matched the same glaze that I feel I must have..ibis.jpg
What a fantastic catch! I love his expression, and I relate to it too. What strange and troubling times we are in. Watching the news would certainly glaze our eyes over.

Beautifully edited in your classic muted color palette. Muted but rich. So unusual.

I agree that digging through the archives can sometimes distract us from a lack of current "keepers". I'm having grave trouble with both getting out (weather, flooding, pestilence), and finding inspiration.
set up a still life and light paint - it is a fun project that breaks out the camera and forces some controlled photoshop work too.

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PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:42 pm
minniev wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:05 pm
PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:30 am
week 6 - running behind, will have to get more shots. All my shots from the last couple of weeks have sucked eggs - so I went looking into the archives from a couple of years ago and found this ibis - and then I played with him until his eyes matched the same glaze that I feel I must have..ibis.jpg
What a fantastic catch! I love his expression, and I relate to it too. What strange and troubling times we are in. Watching the news would certainly glaze our eyes over.

Beautifully edited in your classic muted color palette. Muted but rich. So unusual.

I agree that digging through the archives can sometimes distract us from a lack of current "keepers". I'm having grave trouble with both getting out (weather, flooding, pestilence), and finding inspiration.
set up a still life and light paint - it is a fun project that breaks out the camera and forces some controlled photoshop work too.
That's on a to-do list. I am SO bad with lighting of any kind.
"God gave me photography so that I could pray with my eyes" - Dewitt Jones

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