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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  • I agree with what has been said above. And yet I have a strange unsettled feeling about this image. I may be in a minority here but I believe it has to do with a sense of imbalance. The lower half ...
  • Replied in An early reply
    Zin, I think you may be right about the crop. I went ahead and changed the aspect ratio to 8X10 and like the result, see below. Andrew, I'm not exactly sure what you are referring to about the ...
  • That works.  Now there is an interesting alien face/arms in the headliner.  As if the alien is driving and about to run me over.  :-)  I like it.
  • Replied in Life Goes On
    I, too like the B&W version.  Would it be better with more contrast between the boy's dark blue clothing and the green grass? You haven't shown one of your tilted shots for a while.  I just thought ...
  • Replied in Jay walking
    Zin, you have a good eye for these kinds of shots.  This one is no exception.  I get a bit of a sense of people traveling in a circle, or on a Mobius strip, or maybe its a print from MC Escher. I ...
  • #2 does it for me with one exception.  I'm not too crazy about the way the interior of the car came out in that version.  Can you darken that a bit?  It catches my eye too much as it stands now.
  • This week, I'm continuing down the nostalgia highway. In this case, the Alaska Marine Highway. The year is 1979 and I'm on the deck of an Alaska State Ferry on my way from Seattle (it's southern ...
  • At least in the US, LR 6 is available as a stand-alone installation.  I believe the cost is around $79 to upgrade from any previous version.  Adobe doesn't make it too easy to find this option on ...
  • This is what photographic battery recharging is all about!  It is a reflection of the feeling you got when you came across the scene.  Doesn't matter what camera you used.
  • Lou,  I think I agree that the second image is a bit confusing at the smaller size.  Once viewed at full size the "conflict" between the tree and flower becomes clearer.  But the tree still looks ...
  • There are two strong schools of thought here.  I was firmly in the wider original version until I saw Andrew's cropped version.  On the one hand, the wide version gives plenty of context for the ...
  • I find this quite appealing, at least in the size presented here.  When I look at it at 100%, though, I seem to see jagged lines in the right center.  I don't know if that is simply a matter of ...
  • I like everything about this shot except your incomplete reflection in the glasses.  IMHO, it would have been better to frame yourself ut of the shot.  Or, if possible, put yourself more ...
  • After last week, posting a photo from 1977, I got interested in looking back even further into the distant past.  This shot is from 1969.  It's one of the earliest images of my own that I have.  A ...
  • As to the color of the scanned image, there is something very odd going on. I've been struggling with the color outputs from Lightroom on this and other scanned images. The sky color is especially ...
  • It appears that this week's thread is all about digging up some interesting old shots.  So here is my contribution.  This is a scan of a shot from May 1977 on a 14-day raft trip through the Grand ...
  • There's lots to see in Newfoundland.  In 10 days you might be stretched to see everything.  I just wanted to add a bit to the above suggestions.  When visiting Gros Morne, Rocky Harbour is a good ...
  • Located at Sproat Lake, Vancouver Island, near Port Alberni, BC.  The two remaining planes, #3 and #6, are occasionally used to fight forest fires in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Mars ...
  • David, I think this shot has some very interesting possibilities.  In this version, the statues are quite jumbled together and mixed in with mottled shade.  But I'm intrigued by the difference ...
  • Replied in Shark
    I like Andrew's edits.  I'm not sure that they alter reality too much because those reflections don't fit my idea, as a 3rd party viewer, of reality.  In fact, removing the reflection of the man's ...
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