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by Karen
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Places Critique
Topic: 'Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay'
Replies: 10
Views: 80

Re: 'Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay'

Oooo, Dave! This one pulled me in. It felt ominous at first, then the white boats seemingly unaffected implied “we got this, no need to worry.” So then I had to explore every pixel as to why this fortress of a town, muscled pier, and fearless clutch of sea goers were safe against the powers of natur...
by Karen
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: Just Another Old Dam Bird
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Just Another Old Dam Bird

Gorgeous.
by Karen
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Project 52
Topic: Piet's 2020 52 Birds
Replies: 44
Views: 334

Re: Piet's 2020 52 Birds

So briefly.....how did you..? Absolutely stunning Piet LOL, thanks Frank - briefly then - 1) lifted shadows and pulled back highlights in camera raw to get started 2) In PS, using a luminosity mask (for brights) I used camera raw filter and increased texture and made the brights a little warmer. 3)...
by Karen
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Places Critique
Topic: Tern Tern Tern - Back at the Dam
Replies: 6
Views: 101

Re: Tern Tern Tern - Back at the Dam

Here's a couple of pictures from earlier this week. The winter visitor terns have come back, and I hope their return is a sign the egrets and herons may follow as they often do. Tell me if either of these has interest. Feel free to play with them or suggest a creative/artistic way to go somewhere e...
by Karen
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Northern Harrier
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Northern Harrier

Me too, Piet. Mere words cannot describe the awe I feel while gripped by this image.
by Karen
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Animals Showcase
Topic: Northern Harrier
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Re: Northern Harrier

Me too, Piet. Mere words cannot describe the awe I feel while gripped by this image.
by Karen
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Duck & The Decisive Moment
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Duck & The Decisive Moment

Thanks, Duck. I’d spare no expense if they had a button that extended and retracted those little tripod legs!
by Karen
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: ― Artistic Expression Showcase
Topic: Benedict meets Nammu Nag
Replies: 34
Views: 2135

Re: Benedict meets Nammu Nag

PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:35 pm
thanks Paula and Frank. Here is a final cut of it, I wanted to rough it up more and to try to make the background - a Background.ben4.jpg
I love love love your imagination and compositing skills, Piet! Great piece of storytelling, too!
by Karen
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Duck & The Decisive Moment
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Duck & The Decisive Moment

Unitas_Photography-6564.jpg Thanks to Minnie's and Dave's kind generosity in sharing their vacation with me I had the privilege of observing this community's generations old tradition first hand. It was fascinating and mesmerizing and awe inspiring watching a community of both locals and strangers ...
by Karen
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Duck & The Decisive Moment
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Duck & The Decisive Moment

Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:05 pm
Good one minniev...seems he has more gear than the lobstermen...
😂😂😂!!!