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by minniev
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?
Replies: 11
Views: 45

Re: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?

I don't know if I mentioned it but two weeks ago I created a small tabletop textured background. I needed something dark with texture as all my dark stuff is fairly smooth. This particular background is 2' x 4' luan with the other side stained a dark brown to keep the wood grain on the better side ...
by minniev
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Places Critique
Topic: Two Muses, Cheekwood Estates
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Two Muses, Cheekwood Estates

Thalia, the statue, is considered the muse of comedy.

Blondie is the muse of the Almighty Smart Phone. Which might also be a form of comedy.
by minniev
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Minne's NEW 2019 52
Replies: 98
Views: 2128

Re: Minne's NEW 2019 52

Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Both very well done minniev......
Thank ya Frank. I hadn't done any intentional blur shots for a while so I"d about forgotten how.
by minniev
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Minne's NEW 2019 52
Replies: 98
Views: 2128

Re: Minne's NEW 2019 52

This week's theme: Blur.

Shot several in multiple unsatisfactory attempts. Here's a couple - one with motion blur from the passenger seat while traveling the Natchez Trace in the rain on Good Friday, and the other with zoom blur, on Sunday at Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville.
by minniev
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Critique
Topic: Cuban Street Scene
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Cuban Street Scene

mikec wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:19 am
I like it. Gives it a surreal feel to it.
Thank you Mike, and good to see you back!
by minniev
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Easter Sunrise.
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Easter Sunrise.

You teach us over and over about the potential of images shot from behind. Well done.
by minniev
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?
Replies: 11
Views: 45

Re: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?

Since i don't have a studio or anything similar, and don't do any portraits, the answer of course is NO, I have never. But it is an interesting concept that I can perhaps engage my first grader artist-wanna-be in, provided I can acquire a reasonable piece of something to put it on. I've found some c...
by minniev
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Phoebe with breakfast
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Phoebe with breakfast

PietFrancke wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:35 am
crunchy breakfast! The background works well.
Thanks Piet.

Very crunchy. Her husband had a soft breakfast, a mushy green caterpillar.
by minniev
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Phoebe with breakfast
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Phoebe with breakfast

Psjunkie wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:01 am
Well done with the back ground separation I'd say.. also the breakfast advertisement of course. You might consider an other than center crop.
Thanks, I'll fiddle with the crop!
by minniev
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: An image
Replies: 6
Views: 25

Re: An image

I would not have posted here as it is too noisy for my taste......but I got an email from Topaz and checked it out...quite impressive, although not perfect in this case but has potential in my opinion...what say y'all ? That's interesting. It seems to have left good detail in the eyes/hair but smoo...