Mscan

Mscan

Joined on Mar 28, 2013

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Total: 11, showing: 1 – 11
On FEAR ** READ THE RULES ** challenge (11 comments in total)

I'm, uh, scared to enter . . .

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 18:26 UTC as 6th comment
On Subtlety....Nature challenge (5 comments in total)

Even those of us who live in colorful areas often see beauty in the not-so-colorful days and places. Regarding my entry, on the next day this same scene might have been full of drama. And that would have been a compelling photo too -- but for completely different reasons.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 20:02 UTC as 1st comment
On Light on the hill in the Samsung Challenge challenge (4 comments in total)

Beautiful. Compliments to the "chef."

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 03:06 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On 2011 Corvette in the -Made in America- (Full Colours Only) challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice! NZ is on my Bucket List.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 03:17 UTC as 1st comment
On A sheep in trees in the Grazing Animals challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mscan: This is beautiful. It deserves much more.

You're welcome. It's amazing/surprising/instructional to see what people like/don't like. Stick to your aesthetic.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 03:13 UTC
On Grazing Animals challenge (9 comments in total)

Looks to me that several involved quite a bit of Photoshop/HDR, despite the rules.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 04:33 UTC as 1st comment
On A sheep in trees in the Grazing Animals challenge (3 comments in total)

This is beautiful. It deserves much more.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 04:29 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On send a message challenge (12 comments in total)

OK -- I get it. I have a great signage photo that isn't right for this but is right for a challenge on signage, were one to be offered. (Hint.) It definitely makes you go, Hmmmmm . . .

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 16:55 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Behind the Shot: Shredded article (79 comments in total)

Interesting discussion. I'm reminded of a web post I saw some time ago where an original contact proof of Ansel Adams's iconic Moonrise over Hernandez New Mexico was shown, compared to various prints that Ansel made over the years. The contact print is what the camera recorded. Very low contrast. The prints are various versions of what HE saw, as realized in the darkroom with dodging and burning. Idealized? Absolutely. Stunning? I think so. I don't think a photographer is under any obligation to be literal when working in an artistic realm. The skill and beauty is not only in finding and capturing the image, but also in translating it to the photographer's vision and presenting it for others to see and enjoy.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 01:58 UTC as 33rd comment
On Red Flowers challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

Images by Kipper: I was DQ’d for proper reason by vqueen in the ‘Red Flower’ Challenge because of entrant stupidity!!!
I am now reviewing the entries to cast my votes in this Challenge and I am having some problems. To my eye anyway, many of the Macro submissions are lost to me in any sort of detail. The entries in question are just appealing to the entrant, I believe.
Am I wrong in this train of thought or are others troubled by the closeness of many Macro shots, not just in this Challenge but in many others that accommodate the inclusion of Macro images?
Thanks all ~ Kipper

A matter or taste and interest, I think. Different people see and respond to different things. As you can see, I like the macro narrow DOF because I like to see what kinds of abstracts I can create. As you can ALSO see, not everyone agrees with me. Vive la difference!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 03:29 UTC
On Red Flowers challenge (4 comments in total)

I was DQd for being more pink than red. Ah, well. . . Calculated risk. Please have a new challenge for pink!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 16:53 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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