DougSchuch

DougSchuch

Lives in United States Escondido, United States
Joined on Nov 30, 2009

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On Let There Be Light (Part 1) challenge (6 comments in total)

Using the sun as a remote flash.....That's cheating!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 16:21 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Red. in the Lips (full color only) challenge (5 comments in total)

Let's admit that this image, in itself, is a good image. But we've seen it so many times now it's like a musician who comes back on stage for multiple encores, only to play the same song over and over again. Surely there are other subjects out there with Red or Lips.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2014 at 14:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Nature's Bounty in the uncommon still life III challenge (3 comments in total)

Beautiful gun. The stock is one of a kind.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2014 at 03:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On Pilot watches challenge (15 comments in total)
In reply to:

DougSchuch: On the interesting Zenith El Primero, how does one tell time? I don't see any hands or other readouts.

Of course. Now I feel a little foolish. Thanks for the clarification.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 02:09 UTC
On Pilot watches challenge (15 comments in total)

On the interesting Zenith El Primero, how does one tell time? I don't see any hands or other readouts.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 16:36 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Zenith Pilot El Primero Chronograph in the Pilot watches challenge (2 comments in total)

Beautiful. But how does one tell time? I don't see any hands.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Phalaenopsis Orchid in B&W in the Silhouette of 1 or more Flowers challenge (1 comment in total)

In B&W, but not in silhouette.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 21:11 UTC as 1st comment
On Award-winning wildlife photos capture candid moments news story (45 comments in total)

The polar bear image is amazing, unique.....and scary: The photographer standing on unstable ice while a large predator lurks just a few feet away,..... looking at the camera, or possibly thinking about having photographer for lunch.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 23:02 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Ziplining in the Discussion challenge: Off Centered Subject challenge (6 comments in total)

You did a great job of improving this image. The original looked too much like a snapshot to me. In this version, the figure is emphasized well, with the background not competing for attention. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 19:46 UTC as 1st comment

I appreciate any comments. Multiple viewpoints are welcome.

There are two things going on the photo: 1) The object itself which is obviously a hood ornament. And 2) My photo of it.

Firstly, I respect and admire the sculptor / artist who created the original bird. It has a wonderful sense of movement, as if the bird is ready to launch off its perch. The graceful beauty of it is what drew me to it in the first place. As far as my photo: I chose the angle that appealed to me at the time. The round object, the radiator cap was left in because of the idea of the "perch". It gives the bird context. That being said, there is always room for improvement. I don't think I've ever produced what I consider a perfect photo.

So.....comments welcome.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 23:06 UTC as 2nd comment
On Flower in the Discussion challenge: Off Centered Subject challenge (8 comments in total)

I like this version much better. The color contrasts between purple and yellow are pleasing. Normally, those two colors together bother me, but you found a great balance. The flower is nicely isolated and draws the eye to it. Good job.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 16:35 UTC as 7th comment

After reading suggestions, I decided to try some different crops on the original image. I ended up with this one, and credit the suggestions with improving the overall composition and balance of the photo. Thanks. At f/4, focused on the wing, the depth of field is quite shallow. It would require sharpening to the point of being destructive to change that, so I'll have to accept it.

Some iconic photos of the past are actually a little soft, so lately I'm not so nervous about needing razor sharp lines everywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 14:58 UTC as 5th comment
On IMG_2777 in the Discussion challenge: Off Centered Subject challenge (11 comments in total)

To me, the fly is so far to right that it loses significance. The negative space becomes the star. This one just doesn't work for me.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 02:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On 4:00 O'clock Habit in the Discussion challenge: Off Centered Subject challenge (14 comments in total)

I don't understand why some photographers like selective color. It can turn a credible photo into something that looks gimmicky. This image has an interesting subject and good composition. It would improve greatly if it was either all B&W or all color.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 04:55 UTC as 3rd comment
On Stick your chin out in the That's an Appropriate Nickname! #2 challenge (1 comment in total)

Where is the appropriate name?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 04:48 UTC as 1st comment

I keep coming back to this image, because I like it as a design. The bird is just the right touch to keep the squarish object identifiable as earthly, even though it's floating who-knows-where. Good job, in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 23:38 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On mooring lines & anchors in the Discussion challenge: Off Centered Subject challenge (11 comments in total)

Lots of leading lines, but the main diagonal ones are intersected by the almost horizontal one. My eyes are wandering all over the image looking for a place to land. I can't help but think that the boat had lots of interesting curves and angles to photograph. I just don't think you quite got the best one.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 23:32 UTC as 2nd comment

Much better. Not as soft as the original, much more interesting. I like it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 23:27 UTC as 4th comment
On GREEN... in the Discussion challenge: Off Centered Subject challenge (11 comments in total)

Groups of two are not as interesting as groups of three, or five; odd numbers. Two windows at the edge of a photo just don't have much dramatic effect. Plus, the negative space is busy and actually has more visual interest than the subjects. I agree that a single window would have worked better. Using the rule of thirds.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 23:25 UTC as 4th comment
On Friend in a shop in the Discussion challenge: Off Centered Subject challenge (11 comments in total)

My eye keeps going to the center of the picture where everything is bright, busy, and blurry. The man is being crowded out by all the other distractions, even though he should be the main subject. This image seems sort of spontaneous but not well thought out.

And again I repeat: "Opinions are like noses....everybody has one.)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 23:16 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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