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Looking out -A different kind of portrait...

Post by minniev » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:22 pm

Well, I had to have something to do while I'm housebound, and so I tried to learn some things about clipping masks. Took this wacky shot of Mr. Blue Heron between my eye surgeries. Not the usual thing I do, but he was close enough that I could focus on him without being able to see him :|
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Post by Psjunkie » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:33 pm

I give you credit for different without question...

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Post by minniev » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:37 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:33 pm
I give you credit for different without question...
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Post by Duck » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:21 pm

Good photography should make you think about your world. Great photography should make you question your world.

I am really enjoying this image as it makes me question, not only the subject, but the intent as well. A lot can be read into this image but one thing is for certain, it really gives my brain a workout (in a good way) as well as pleasing the eye.
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Post by minniev » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:33 am

Duck wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:21 pm
Good photography should make you think about your world. Great photography should make you question your world.

I am really enjoying this image as it makes me question, not only the subject, but the intent as well. A lot can be read into this image but one thing is for certain, it really gives my brain a workout (in a good way) as well as pleasing the eye.
Gee thanks Duck. I’d never taken a photo of one of my birds from behind before, and didn’t realize those yellow eyes protruded from their narrow heads. The more I looked at it the weirder it got so of course I had to share it.
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Post by PietFrancke » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:03 am

it isn't just weird though, it is unique. We follow the standard too often. Looking at this, I know what it must be like to be a blue heron that is second in line. I'm thinking that if he doesn't move fast enough, I might Peck him upside the head, but I don't, because I Know that he's watching me. Even if he is looking forward, he can still see me.

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Post by davechinn » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:04 am

A unique image that immediately jumps in ones face. This is one the grows on me .... like right now !!! Well worth a second or third look for sure. Thinking out of the box sure does pay off sometimes.
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Post by St3v3M » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:50 pm

minniev wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:22 pm
Well, I had to have something to do while I'm housebound, and so I tried to learn some things about clipping masks. Took this wacky shot of Mr. Blue Heron between my eye surgeries. Not the usual thing I do, but he was close enough that I could focus on him without being able to see him :|
With the eyes, and the dark feathers leading down I see a face and a long bill against the white of the neck. It's it amazing! S-
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Post by Duck » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:04 pm

This is one of those prints I would appreciate seeing live rather than on a screen. I can picture this being done as a reverse transfer onto a textured paper or even on wood, with a deckled edge on both the transfer and the textured paper. Of course, if you put it on dark paper some areas may need to be bleached.
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Post by minniev » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:11 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:03 am
it isn't just weird though, it is unique. We follow the standard too often. Looking at this, I know what it must be like to be a blue heron that is second in line. I'm thinking that if he doesn't move fast enough, I might Peck him upside the head, but I don't, because I Know that he's watching me. Even if he is looking forward, he can still see me.
I love these unique Piet critiques. None other like them anywhere. You make me feel the impatience of the next bird in the lineup. That makes me love them even more.
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