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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  • 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.
  • The Catlow Valley of southeastern Oregon State is a land of wide open spaces and more cattle than people.  Here is a view of one rush hour a few weeks ago.  At least there were some "traffic cops" ...
  • This week the temperature in Portland Oregon will be in the mid 30's C (mid to upper 90's F) and I just don't want to think about it.  So I chose 3 for the Exhibition Gallery that portray a ...
  • An updated version with Andrew's and Lou's suggested changes.  I enhanced contrast and clarity on the lower third of the image.  I didn't extend it into the sky, because I wasn't happy with the ...
  • Replied in Interesting
    I read the previous comments and agree with them. This is an interesting image. But your title, maybe unintentionally, made me go in a different and very interesting direction. This shot has a bit ...
  • Roel, you definitely have enough material on museum visitors to make a fine book.  As Zin noted, the composition is spot on, but its the humor in this shot that does it for me. I can think of this ...
  • I think you are right.  I tried a version with more contrast and clarity in the bottom third of the image, and I like the result much better.
  • Interesting!  The guy on top doesn't appear to be too happy to be there.  It must be that this vehicle was driving away from you, that is if I have correctly spotted the driver's right shoulder ...
  • Andrew, excellent work once again.  I love the way the lighting shins through the grille exposing some of the detail behind.  I also note that the carpet picks up the same pattern as the grille.  ...
  • Replied in Berufjörður
    I've never been there, but I'm beginning to wonder whether the sun ever shines in Iceland.  Your photo does an excellent job of conveying that cold dark mood that I have come to expect in photos ...
  • Replied in Open Air
    He is trying to figure out just where that world of computation is.  Certainly not his world! Andrew has a good point. The Kodachrome slides I've scanned, K64 not K25, have had a lot of detail in ...
  • Replied in rain out
    I like this scene a lot.  It is great graphically, and the monochrome nature fits right into the mood. But I don't get a feeling of "rainout" from it.  Maybe it is because the rain isn't obvious, ...
  • A magnificent sunset after an afternoon of heavy thunderstorms.  Near Diamond, OR.  A nine-shot pano of vertical frames stitched in ICE v2. E-M5 +  12-40 PRO at 23mm ISO 800 Larger view is better.
  • Roel, I was specifically thinking about your engaging photos as I was reading this, realizing that maybe it was preaching to the choir.  But I liked her photos and her explanation of the thought ...
  • A friend pointed out this article by Nevada Wier.  There are probably 100's of similar articles floating around the web, but this one seems to have a much more useful slant than most.  Plus some ...
  • Am I correct in assuming that your method works only when you have cell coverage?  Or does the GPS feature of the iphone work in the absence of a cell signal? I travel to many places where there is ...
  • Replied in Roel, Re: series
    Roel, Thanks for the thought. I definitely have a series in mind, but don't have enough material for one on the Alvord Desert. The main purpose of this trip was to photograph a herd of wild horses ...
  • I think Andrew hit the nail on the head for this image.  Motion blur would definitely improve it.
  • Both shots are definitely keepers.  In the first, I only wish I could have seen more of the Lemur's face.  The second image is stellar!
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