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MikePDX

MikePDX

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

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  • Rocky Harbour Newfoundland, CA A VERY long prayer - Buenos Aires Argentina
  • Roel, thanks for the heads-up on this site.  Quite inspirational!  It will take me some time to peruse all the great essays posted there.  One thing is clear already, though.  I have a very long wa ...
  • It definitely tells an interesting story. Like Mike Fewster, I am not so sure about the look. It seems to beg for a warm nostalgic treatment rather than the desaturated one you chose. But that is ...
  • Another insightful image.  Viewers can easily put their own spin on the interpretation.  This guy is trying to make a little extra money even while surrounded by people doing their best to ...
  • Replied in Andrew
    I'm sorry if I didn't make it clear that I was in no way referring to you, but rather to DPR.  I agree that for our purposes in the Wednesday C&C, common sense should rule.
  • Well, as one of the offenders this week, I have a couple of thoughts. (1) First, it seems to me any hard limit to the number of photos should be based on technical considerations.  That is, storage ...
  • Thanks Zin.  Some quick facts about the region.  Harney county covers an area of about 10,000 square miles.  It has about 7,000 residents.  I'm sure there are many more than 7,000 head of cattle.  ...
  • Thanks for all the comments! I must say that this was a very interesting experience that stretched me both photographically and physically. Hiking several miles through the wilds of Southeastern ...
  • One aspect of this image that I really like is the relationship between the mountain and the boathouse.  The peak of the boathouse's roof mirrors the mountain peak, even in their reflections.  ...
  • Andrew, you probably have already considered this.  How about a left-right flip?  That would remove the appearance of having been shot in a mirror, and make it look more like someone else shot you.
  • I can only think on one thing to offer beyond all the good comments you have received already.  I'm often a stickler for a level horizon.  And in this shot I believe a level horizon would be a ...
  • This just blows me away!  You've told an entire story without words.  And even I, the literal engineer nerd type can get it.  And to top it off, you used a limited color palate throughout.  Brilliant!
  • Excellent decisive moment!  Well captured - even if not posed.  What would it look like if you toned down the highlights a bit?  On my screen at least, the woman's dress and parts of her arms and ...
  • I guess I wouldn't stress too much over perfection.  This image definitely conveys the feelings you described.  For me, the only thing that would have made it better would be if the girl's face ...
  • Lou, I posted my essay this week before I looked at your entry.  Purely a coincedence!  Your pair of shots are lovely.  I especially like the quality of the light and the texture that it brings to ...
  • Our first encounter set the stage - the Kiger Mustangs we spotted were at least one half mile away. We couldn't easily get closer without being spotted. After a couple of days of locating the herd ...
  • First a bit of background to set the stage. The photo essay will follow in the first reply. I separated it from this post because there are 14 photos. Bands of wild horses in the American West are ...
  • I see you haven't got any replies yet, so I thought I'd offer this.  Are you planning to stay only in Argentina, or will you also be going into Chile?  In my limited experience, no trip to ...
  • Replied in Lou
    Lou, if you are referring to the rays emanating from the position of the sun at the bottom of the image, then they were really present in the original scene.  In fact to the naked eye they were ...
  • I simply can't resist sunsets.  Last week I posted this shot: Home on the range - for reference This week's shot was taken from the same spot about 10 minutes later and turned around about 180 degrees.
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