Allen Gerdes

Allen Gerdes

Lives in United States Montour Falls USA, United States
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Joined on Nov 25, 2004

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  • In my humble opinion, photography is an art form and thus how one views or accepts it is highly subjective.  When producing the final image, one should always strive to satisfy one's own vision. ...
  • Your Granddaughter is a beautiful young lady and here is my version of the first image: Regards....Allen
  • For some reason, I just now decided to give this one a try: Regards....Allen
  • Here is a watercolor effect: Regards....Allen
  • Here is my version of your image: Regards.....Allen
  • In my opinion, Tom has nailed it and this is pretty much exactly how I approach retouching.  Also, I only attempt to improve  an image if, after having studied it, I believe that I have a good ...
  • Here is my try using PSPX5: Regards....Allen
  • My sentiments, exactly, if you really want an objective answer. Regards.....Allen
  • Comparisons can easily be found online if you simply do Google search for "noise reduction software comparisons" or " noise reduction plugin comparisons". Regards......Allen
  • Replied in ff filter
    Yes, Patsy is correct.  It took me a very long time before I discovered why I was only getting solid black results.   Hope this helps others with the FFT/IFFT plugins and thanks to Patsy for ...
  • Replied in freeimages
    In my opinion, which should be taken with a grain of salt, there is a huge difference between using images found on the Internet for strictly personal use, as opposed to using them as you wish to. ...
  • Here is my version: Regards.....Allen
  • I understand what you mean about feeling less realistic, because there is no way it could feel realistIc to you, since you shot the image an know what it actually looked like.  I was merely trying ...
  • I really like your edit and I am only submitting mine as an alternative......not saying it is any better.  Just tried to create one area of focus rather than two, by eliminating the bright foliage ...
  • You are correct, Phil.  Besides, I think it would be asking quite a lot for software to read one's mind so as to know how to work to suit an individual's likes and needs.  I may like my images ...
  • Hey Lyle, a lot of people incorrectly call them Easter Lillies, I assume because they are usually in bloom around that time of year in most of the country.  I know that as a kid, we called them ...
  • Here is my version of one of your images: Regards.....Allen P.S.  I'm a little jealous, the Daffodils will not be poking their heads up here anytime soon.  We still have a couple of feet of snow, ...
  • As far as your owl photos, that is one of the drawbacks to digital photography....too easy and cheap to take and save thousands of images.  It takes some real discipline to sort and keep only the ...
  • No, Ray, it was done using HSL and Curves adjustment layers, on one layer, then on a separate layer, I reduced the overall saturation somewhat and used black/white points and the neutral grey ...
  • Well, I fully understand where you are coming from, as I did the same thing a few years back.  Part way through the project, I came to the realization that realistically about only 10 - 15% were ...
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