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Post by minniev » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:59 am

Dam birds still tickle me sometimes.

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The birds have left again, due to flooding conditions which have overtaken their perches.
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Post by davechinn » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:33 pm

The dam bird project seems to be getting better with time. The background rough water serves as an excellent backdrop. The blurred spray of water seems to give off a soft foggy appeal that I like very much. Just for experimentation purposes, I would crop out as much of the lower foreground water as possible. However, I do like what you've presented and that would be my only suggestion to at least try.
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:31 pm

Always love your dam birds minniev...toned or tinted monochrome ( or whatever it's called) with a hint of drama might go well here. Have to keep an eye out for when they come back, hopefully before the water gets to calm as it really adds a lot to these images, even thought the birds and dam in calm stand on their own..

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Post by minniev » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:23 pm

davechinn wrote:
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The dam bird project seems to be getting better with time. The background rough water serves as an excellent backdrop. The blurred spray of water seems to give off a soft foggy appeal that I like very much. Just for experimentation purposes, I would crop out as much of the lower foreground water as possible. However, I do like what you've presented and that would be my only suggestion to at least try.
Dave
I never tire of them. It's a lot like street photography. I need to keep a strand of water down there, but can probably lop off some more. Thanks!
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Post by Duck » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:02 am

Have you considered putting together a monograph and publishing it? I'd buy a copy.
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Post by minniev » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:44 pm

Duck wrote:
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Have you considered putting together a monograph and publishing it? I'd buy a copy.
I'd love to. But I will of course have to confess my ignorance of how one might approach this. I'd thought of submitting it to the only publishing outfit in my state, but even reading the submission guidelines I'm kind of baffled about how to present a photography submission (4-5 sample chapters???).
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Post by Duck » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:33 am

The beauty of on demand printing is that you can self publish and sell them to friends and relatives. ;)
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Post by minniev » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:37 am

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The beauty of on demand printing is that you can self publish and sell them to friends and relatives. ;)
I don’t have any knowledge about on-demand printing either. The only books I’ve “published” are personal ones through Blurb or Shutterfly or Motif.
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Post by Duck » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:36 am

Blurb, and the like, are on demand printing companies. That's exactly what I was talking about. With a little preparation anyone can self publish a book. :)
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Post by minniev » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:20 pm

Duck wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:36 am
Blurb, and the like, are on demand printing companies. That's exactly what I was talking about. With a little preparation anyone can self publish a book. :)
Hmmm. Never thought about Blurb etc for anything but making my own travel books. How on earth would one market such a thing?
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