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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  • What can you do with a blank wall and a bit of time on your hands? Should be recognizable to the North American contingent of a certain age in this group. Found in Victoria British Columbia. To the ...
  • Disclaimer:  I am by no means anything close to an expert.  You should ask your questions of the Astrophotography Talk Forum here at DPR to get expert advice.  They're a very helpful bunch over there.
  • You're welcome to my next dig.  Would you do a little house cleaning when you come? ;-)
  • I excavated some walls from the archives for the X.  Not sure, but one of them might be a repeat.  It fits here, though.
  • Replied in Reach...
    Scott's reply said it better than I could have! Conversation between branches and clouds...   Stephen, you're the king of contrast this week!
  • That is perfectly understandable.  It was simply an alternate way of thinking about the image that you might not have seen.  You are definitely the final authority. :-)
  • Replied in Wayne
    Wayne, it is definitely an actual landscape. :-D Just for a sense of scale, here is another shot from the same location: What to do at Steptoe Butte when you're bored with photography.
  • I like this, but agree that the color is just a bit too strong - especially the pink skin color of her legs. It occurs to me - just one of those random neuron firings - that I'd like to see it the ...
  • Replied in Lookout point
    Pete, I'm struggling with this one, and I think I understand your dilemma.  Since I wasn't there at that particular time, it doesn't have the same significance that I'm sure it does for you.  I ...
  • Lou, I like this one! I particularly like the way the upper two leaves seem to be hands holding the out of focus building between them. I might offer one suggestion for your consideration. What ...
  • Thanks for all the feedback so far, keep it coming! The original scene was very low contrast. But it looks like the collected wisdom is voting in favor of a higher-contrast, more saturated look. ...
  • Replied in Waves of grain
    Another from my Palouse collection.  Not quite "Amber Waves" just yet.  I think I really like this one for some reason.  I like the overlapping patterns and the general flow and it got me thinking ...
  • Thanks for those links - very helpful.  Since I was shooting using a micro four thirds camera (2X crop factor) I was under the impression that the rule of thumb would be about half what would be ...
  • I would just add this, and it may be somewhat tangential to what you all have been saying.  I hope that I don't fall in the trap of not taking pictures because I don't feel like my stuff, or my ...
  • Here are a few from the Palouse region of Eastern Washington State. The full gallery of images is located here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mike-pdx/collections/72157645489030203/ Thanks, -Mike ...
  • Thanks for the feedback.  Indeed, focus was the toughest part of this exercise.  At one point I thought I had it, but it must have got bumped during the shoot.  Maybe a piece of duct tape is in ...
  • I attempted my first ever shot of the Milky Way in southeastern Washington State near the small town of Colfax.  This was the best of my meager results.  Shot with an Olympus E-M5 and Voightlander ...
  • Thanks for the comments so far.  I may have overdone the darkening on this photo.  Here is a version that lightens the mood a bit.
  • Replied in One-Eye
    Another from my Palouse Collection: E-M1 + 12-40 f/2.8 converted using LR preset
  • Thanks to everyone for your comments and suggestions.  I agree that it is slightly too tight on the right but this is an un-cropped image, so there isn't any more available.  I really like what ...
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