MikePDX

MikePDX

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
Works as a Retired!
Joined on Jun 8, 2009
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EM1, EM5, 12-40, 45, 50-200SWD, 9-18, EC-14

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  • Again, not terribly fantastic shots, but birds you may not have seen before.  So here are two more unusual birds from Torres del Paine National Park in Chile: Lesser Rhea - AKA Darwin's Rhea lesser ...
  • Thanks all, and especially Andrew for your advice. I gave a quick try at cloning out all the buildings from the #4 shot. I believe it is much better, but may have to tweak it a bit more after I do ...
  • Thanks for the comments!  I, too, especially like #4 and will be trying a large print of that one.  Andrew, there isn't an included sun because the sun was well off to the right of the scene. I ...
  • Wow! Roasting indeed. More like torching. :-) Those will be crispy marshmallows! I like this - the expressions and concentration of everyone looking into the fire is great. The only slight ...
  • This is the result of an exercise to make silk purses out of a sow's ear and it worked very well indeed.  #2 is masterful!  Excellent work, Lou!  I like #1 as well, but maybe it is my monitor ...
  • Replied in Poet Reading
    I'm struggling with this image.  I'm sure it holds meaning for someone who witnessed the performance, but as a "casual" observer I'm finding it a bit disconnected - for lack of a better term.  ...
  • I think the second shot definitely stands out as the better.  I really like the effect of the building lights!  In the first, the perspective correction helps, but for me you also need to lighten ...
  • What Roel said so well! ;-) I would only add that on my monitor it looks a bit dark.  If it were my shot I might tinker with either the exposure of contrast to lighten it up a bit.
  • Sunrise in Torres del Paine. I find sunrises to be difficult to shoot effectively. The sun often just pops over the horizon without drama - one minute dusk, the next sun. Or, here in the Pacific ...
  • I, too, can see the halo effects you mentioned - both at 100% and at the original resolution as shown in the OP's post.  I can't believe it is caused by the lens, though.  In my, admittedly limited ...
  • You should have a great experience!  Good luck with the weather.  I'd love to go back! I was in Ushuaia a month ago when there were still occasional snow flurries.  We disembarked at Cape ...
  • I'm a very irregular poster here.  These aren't award winning shots, but I thought I'd post them since many people don't have the opportunity to see them in person.  Sixty thousand breeding pairs ...
  • This was shot in a Buenos Aires cemetery.  Clearly this angel has been praying for a very long time. E-M1 with 12-40 Pro
  • I appreciate all your helpful inputs on this shot. To me, it was a somewhat frustrating experience because of the difficulty I was having getting something useful. I take it from the minimal ...
  • I think this should get you what you're looking for. It works fine for me - use it all the time. Seems complicated at first, but it becomes second nature. (1) On your Flickr site, navigate to the image ...
  • I like Zin's idea.  With wildlife images, I'm coming to realize that they've all been done before - but so what!  Not by me.  I'm trying to follow the advice of noted wildlife photographer, Are ...
  • It is interesting that you focused on the coach and not the fighter.  My initial thought was that the fighter would naturally be the center of attention.  But this works very well!  It presents ...
  • The major suggestion I have would be to add a little more drama to the sky by reducing the luminosity of the blue's - easy to do in Lightroom, not sure about other tools.  This might also increase ...
  • I love it when that happens.  It feels like you are witnessing something special.  I wonder if you might consider cropping down from the top to a 3:2 ratio.  I don't think the shot would lose any ...
  • Replied in Collage
    It seems to me that you have really saturated the color here, at least on the two shots that include sky.  It may be a bit too much - for my taste at least.  Also, at the very bottom, there ...
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