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Re: Kick

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:00 pm
by Matt Quinn
Frank: "I am a b/w kinda guy" Nothing better, I believe. BTW, do you know of a b&w websites that you would recommend to a newbie like me? I really enjoy pM, but would also like to take a look elsewhere now and then. Thanks. Matt

Re: Kick

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:06 pm
by Bob Yankle
www.hotshoe.org is a monochrome only site (although they do allow sepia-toned images as well).

Re: Kick

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:47 pm
by Duck
Bob, welcome to the forum.

Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact any of the Admins or Founders. We look forward to your participation.

Duck

Re: Kick

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:15 pm
by Psjunkie
Can't say that I do Matt...

Bob, welcome to the forum, look forward to seeing some more of your work....

Re: Kick

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:33 pm
by Graham Smith
Welcome Bob, It's good to see you here.

Re: Kick

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:03 am
by Charles Haacker
I liked it instantly. My eye went straight where it was supposed to and I grinned ear-to-ear at the young fella's horrified reaction (looks like maybe he topped the ball). Then I carefully read Duck's very well thought out critique and find myself agreeing with much of what he wrote. Nevertheless I still like what you did exactly as you did it, well-reasoned critique aside. My take is that everything you did combined to focus all the attention on that priceless reaction. Every other element has been subordinated. It's all subjective, of course, but I like the blur as it is, I like the sepia treatment (makes it timeless), and the one thing I see that I might change had I made it would be to blur the ball less. I wouldn't make it sharp-sharp, just a little sharper as it does get a little lost.

The trouble with having no art bone (or training) is that it's all visceral: I likes it or I duzn't. I absolutely see Duck's points and, indeed, agree. Matt didn't care for it at all. Linda felt the blur was too much and found it distracting. I liked it on sight. That's exactly how I cruise museums and galleries, being hauled up short by something (but I can't say why) or passing on by (but still can't say why). :oops: (Subjective much?)

BUT! I definitely want to add my voice to the complimentary chorus of praise for reasoned and reasonable discourse! It's why I am here instead of, um .... I only hope civility can be maintained in an internet world alive with trolls. It's almost inevitable. We want to grow the site or it will wither, but sooner or later the growth will inevitably bring in some weeds. I left ...... because I just have a low tolerance for dissension, never mind deliberate and vicious flame wars and personal attacks. I figger y'all have a game plan for how to head 'em off. Hope so anyway. :|

Re: Kick

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:15 am
by Psjunkie
Thank you Chuck...for all you stated. Mean spirited I feel sure won't be tolerated here, but nothing wrong with well versed opinions of why or why not....at least for me.

Re: Kick

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:18 am
by St3v3M
I'm curious what the kids think of this? That's really all that matters, isn't it. S-

Re: Kick

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:07 pm
by Psjunkie
St3v3M wrote:I'm curious what the kids think of this? That's really all that matters, isn't it. S-
I don't know these kids Steve..I just hang around the school yard.......

Re: Kick

Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:08 pm
by Psjunkie
Just kidding...they like any pic of themselves.