Byron Walter

Byron Walter

Lives in United States Stow, OH, United States
Works as a Therapist
Joined on Dec 14, 2010

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Total: 17, showing: 1 – 17
On Afternoon Delight in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (9 comments in total)

That is such a fine image...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 20:58 UTC as 2nd comment
In reply to:

LaMesa: With all due respect for the photographer's skill of arranging, taking and post processing attractive pictures, I do agree with some of the posters, who are not so enthusiastic about her work.

To me the pictures do not represent real life, but an unreal postcard type idyll of a dream world, not to be found in Russia, nor anywhere else - too sweet, too flawless. As opposed to the marketing claims, these pictures do not represent anything typical of Russian country life.

As an alternative, please find attached a link to a picture of Army photographer Bill Permutter, taken in Spain in the fiftees, one of my favorites forever.
http://cdn1.spiegel.de/images/image-523258-galleryV9-dmcr.jpg

Herbert

"...To me the pictures do not represent real life, but an unreal postcard type idyll of a dream world, not to be found in Russia, nor anywhere else - too sweet, too flawless ..."

But such is the nature of imaging, whether it be painting or photography. While one might not care for this photographer's renderings, there is no 'artistic' reason that images need to represent 'real life'. In this case I really like what she did with light and composition... and that's from someone that usually hates kiddy pics.

I also like the image on your link.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 21:07 UTC

That came out great. Remarkable for 1/15 of a second.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 21:40 UTC as 2nd comment
On waiting in the Portrait reflection of a female object in a mirror challenge (12 comments in total)

Astonishing image. Could you be so kind as to explain how you created that picture? Oh, and congratulations on hitting that one out of the park!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2013 at 17:25 UTC as 1st comment
On Photoshop Gradient Tool: Blending Images article (223 comments in total)

Wow! This works in PSE 11 but the interface is different... managed to get it to work anyhow. Great stuff for a neophyte.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 19:26 UTC as 15th comment
On A foggy start in the My best picture this week challenge (7 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mikhail Tal: How did this photo win any challenge at all, let alone best picture of the week? It's the most boring image ever, no color or subject or anything, just a bunch of blur and grain.

Show us the way, oh enlightened one :)

I like it's minimalist qualities and under-stated elegance.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 15:15 UTC
On Collecting Fog in the Sunset in the mountains III challenge (5 comments in total)

Another ridiculously fine photo. Beautiful!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 20:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On Rainbow Wave in the City of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil challenge (7 comments in total)

I was on some other page and itty-bitty preview of this image was over on the right side of the screen... but it reached out and grabbed me. Very fine!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 03:37 UTC as 3rd comment
On Patagonia in the > The most beautiful natural place on Earth challenge (10 comments in total)

This is a great site for seeing some super good photo work, such as the above pic. Now I wanna go there too:)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2012 at 19:44 UTC as 1st comment
On Old tree.. in the Wood challenge (3 comments in total)

The PP cooking has produced another appetizing digital dish. Very nice.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 21:19 UTC as 1st comment
On Turn and Burn in the Afterburner! challenge (20 comments in total)

Once again I'm blown away by the quality of some of the images in these challenges, such as this one. Fabulous!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 20:03 UTC as 8th comment

Ridiculously fantastic image. Little wonder that it grabbed a number uno. Some of the photos on this site (such as this) are beyond reproach.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 02:55 UTC as 5th comment

Wow! Another fantastic pic on DP Review. Love it:)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 20:16 UTC as 12th comment
On My Girl with the Pearl in the Rick Sammon's One Light Portrait challenge (26 comments in total)

That photo is really an eye-catcher. It would be great if you could explain your 'basic post-processing tweak'. If you said it was taken in Turkey, I woulda probably believed you:)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 20:11 UTC as 12th comment
On Tramways on Their Ways in the Tramways challenge (15 comments in total)

Love the textured effect which gives it the feel of an oil-based painting.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2011 at 14:35 UTC as 3rd comment
On rice field in the STORM challenge (4 comments in total)

Ridiculously delicious photo. I'd sure like to know the story about that image was captured and processed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2011 at 14:59 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:774517 (1 comment in total)

Taken with my cheap cell phone. Fortunately I didn't need any gas.

Posted on Jul 9, 2011 at 22:11 UTC as 1st comment
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