MikePDX

MikePDX

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
Works as a Retired!
Joined on Jun 8, 2009
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  • I found the gloves on top of the stakes to be quite intriguing. I also think the placement of the man, facing out of the frame in the lower right corner, works especially well.  It is often a good ...
  • Replied in Trapped
    A very apt title.  And the shot effectively expresses a feeling I often have when traveling by public transport - especially in a foreign place.  The scene is simply reeling by the window and I'm ...
  • Thanks for noticing that bright spot, Lou.  Honestly, I didn't notice it before.   You are correct that it does not appear to be coming from the cell phone, so I can't really explain it either.  ...
  • There are several things to like about this rapid sequence. (1) The "actors" seem to get more engaged as they discover the photographer.  They are clearly having fun hamming it up.
  • Replied in Mother and child
    On our recent safari in Tanzania, we visited a nomadic Masai village. We saw a young woman with a 2-week old baby inside her hut. She was lit by the light from a cell phone flashlight held by one ...
  • Thanks for the comments.  I thought this shot was full of interesting detail beyond the intense stare-down.  The goofy "photo bomber" in the lower left was purely serendipity.  I didn't see him ...
  • Replied in Step-savior
    I agree with your take here.  I may not have made myself perfectly clear in my first comment.  I only showed the horizontal rotation with the intent of making the point that the vertical one does ...
  • I agree.  There is a lot of art that I can't say that I "like".  Mark Rothko comes to mind.  However I still appreciate it for what it is.  I think these fall into that category. Hmm.  Art is very ...
  • Replied in Step-savior
    The tight vertical crop of this shot forces me into a precarious position.  The narrowness of the crop adds to the feeling.  I'm generally not a fan of tight verticals, but it works well here.  ...
  • Replied in Icarus
    Of these final two shots, I would choose #4 for the simple reason that the figure's left hand reaching out towards the painting on the wall is quite powerful.  And it isn't visible at all in #5.  ...
  • Thanks, Lou for stretching my imagination. For me, the great thing about these shots is that I would have never considered this approach.  They therefore give me an opportunity, and maybe a ...
  • Hello again, I have been away for a while with nothing notable to offer photographically.  But I've just returned from a Tanzania safari.  So I do have a few things now.  This one from the ...
  • Replied in Shocking!
    I've been away from this thread for a couple of months. Life just got in the way. This time I'm posting a shot from the abandoned Olympia Brew House in Tumwater (Olympia) Washington. I expected ...
  • Several great suggestions!  Here is another version incorporating some of them with what I have in my limited tool set.  I like the idea of desaturating the image, but I didn't want to lose any of ...
  • Replied in Pouncing
    This is a fine action shot. He has an intense expression - very focused on his target.  That ball is definitely a goner.  I wasn't familiar with the term "icebear" to refer to Polar Bears. My ...
  • Alternate title: Stairway to Heaven? Last week, I was fortunate to be part of a group of photographers who were granted access to an abandoned brew house in Tumwater Washington.  We wandered freely ...
  • This is a wonderful example of storytelling.  Isn't it simply amazing what could be done with Kodachrome at an ISO (ASA in those days) of 25.  Even in low light. And my other observation:  This ...
  • Thanks for all your comments. Roel (and by agreement Pete) suggested that the first two shots were too tightly cropped. That got me thinking about how I might have told the story differently. As ...
  • Replied in Untitled
    Another insightful capture, Zin. "Untitled" and anonymous cardboard cutouts of people moving in unison toward the exit.  It could be a metaphor for many things in todays life.
  • Once again, a contrarian point of view. For me this would be a "near miss" because the two people's faces are partially blocked, and therefore they don't become the central story.  Maybe a lower ...
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