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by minniev
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: A Sunday Visitor
Replies: 2
Views: 11

A Sunday Visitor

As my son and his girlfriend were leaving Sallis, she got all stuttery and her voice went up an octave: "there's something moving...long...hanging down...it's on the swing... I THINK ITS A SNAKE". And it was. This fellow was huge. He's triple folded himself as he shimmied up the thick old chains tha...
by minniev
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Dave's Project 52
Replies: 170
Views: 5460

Re: Dave's Project 52

Never been much of a bird and flower kind of guy, but this one caught me by surprise. While out doing some yard work, just happen to spot a robins nest with a few little ones. I couldn't resist the opportunity to capture the little ones without momma getting upset and fly off, which why the diffuse...
by minniev
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Minnie's 52
Replies: 177
Views: 5206

Re: Minnie's 52

Fabulous cake story and I am saddened for your loss...my thoughts are with you. The image however is better than the fabulous story by far...your handling of the light stupendous...just well presented all the way around minniev. Thank you Frank, the light in the morning in that kitchen has enchante...
by minniev
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Minnie's 52
Replies: 177
Views: 5206

Re: Minnie's 52

Theme - Still Life (I think that can be interpreted two ways) This has been a difficult week. Last Tuesday my husband's youngest brother died unexpectedly, so most of this week has been spent traveling and doing what families do when a loved one passes away suddenly. It went as well as it could have...
by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Black and white photographers, what is your simplest technique for stunning B&W photographs?
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Black and white photographers, what is your simplest technique for stunning B&W photographs?

I have no secrets! I tell everybody everything! I process many conversions in Lightroom using the HSL sliders to control stuff. But I also use Silver Efex, Tonality, and others to manage the conversions. I like black and white for portraits, for architecture, and for some dam birds. I use it less fo...
by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Open Challenges
Topic: Rusty stuff
Replies: 23
Views: 427

Re: Rusty stuff

Minnie, How's this for rusty stuff. This is a barn/garage on Cape Cod I pass during my morning walks. The fellow who did it has died but his widow has preserved this, untouched, more because, she says, she doesn't know where to begin than for any nostalgia. I guess we could call it the Museum of Ru...
by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Sharing an Awesome Discovery
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Sharing an Awesome Discovery

I’ve made what I think is an awesome discovery. For the way I shoot it is really very cool, but I doubt my way would work for everyone (maybe not anyone ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ). Nevertheless I’d like to share it because it’s cool, plus I wonder if anyone else's cameras do this. My go-to “walkaround” settings o...
by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: NOLA Squicker
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: NOLA Squicker

St3v3M wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:45 pm
minniev wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 10:02 pm
Squicker is one of the 4 artistic actions that I have been practicing with. Ya'll are way ahead of me though.
I'm looking forward to the graphic novel and want to know the rest of the story! S-
In the French Quarter you see thousands of stories march by, some more unbelievable than others.
by minniev
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Open Challenges
Topic: Rusty stuff
Replies: 23
Views: 427

Re: Rusty stuff

This one is ancient, may go back to my tiny Nikon L-12 with it's goes-forever DOF. I don't even remember where this was, except West (Montana or Wyoming most likely). I reworked this in Photoshop to try to give it some background blur since the rusty sculpture didn't stand out nearly well enough. I...