MikePDX

MikePDX

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
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Joined on Jun 8, 2009
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  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice I was immediately reminded of Mickey Mouse commanding the elements to do his bidding in the 1940 Disney film Fantasia.
  • Thanks for the feedback. Almost unanimous preference for the first shot over the second. I think I concur, although I will keep both of them. I tried an ever so slightly tighter crop. Not sure ...
  • In the second shot, I might tend to agree with the commenters proposing something of interest in the foreground, maybe someone walking into the scene, perhaps.  However, I think you framed this ...
  • I'm generally quite a literal person.  As such I don't often pick up on this sort of shot.  But once you explained it, now I can't "un-see" it.  :-)  There is Mr. D dancing in the midst of some ...
  • Replied in Joy Ride
    I spent a few days last week on the southern Oregon coast at Bandon, Oregon.  Here are two versions of this shot.  I like the first for the interaction between the riders as well as the ...
  • Replied in Sky Hook
    I'm reaching the end of my stock of unprocessed shots from Glacier National Park.  This one caught my eye because of the graceful curve of the dead branch.  Almost any boy who spent time in Boy ...
  • Replied in More or less
    I, too, procrastinated in commenting.  What it comes down to for me is this:  There needs to be more on the top.  If that isn't possible, then I guess you will have to crop the top to remove the ...
  • Once again I am so pleased to be the recipient of such excellent and especially honest feedback.  It has long been a hallmark of this weekly thread. Something that Zin mentioned about how the eye ...
  • Here is yet another from my collection of Palouse images.  I'm not too sure about it.  It seems in between an abstract and something with a subject.  Is there a picture here?  Is there a better ...
  • Replied in Existence Proof
    OK, so last week Mike Fewster commented: So just to be obstinate, ;-) I offer this week as a proof of existence, this stitched panorama of shots I took from the same place in the spring of '13. ...
  • Clearly the cat is wary about this new intruder.  Is it a threat?  The nice soft backlighting helps set this snap apart from the ordinary.
  • Indeed!  I find it very interesting.  Something I've never tried to photograph.  I guess you would categorize this as microphotography?  The hexagonal crystalline structure is obvious.  What isn't ...
  • Replied in Boarding
    The push of the crowd, the anticipation - will the train fill up before I get on board?  Will my pocket be picked?  Is there any working A/C?  There are two things I don't like much when ...
  • A couple of things strike me about this shot.  First it's a well composed scene, and I agree with you about the lighting on the hull.  And then there is the near perfect head-on alignment of the ...
  • Another in my set of Steptoe Butte images from last fall. I'm conflicted about this one. The lighting was very flat due to clouds on the western horizon and the hills didn't have much contrast. ...
  • Hmm.  At first I thought I needed the green patch, and then some of you began to convince me that it should go.  So I began to really like the cropped version.  And then some of you made me ...
  • I, too, like the dark wood in this shot.  That angled sun on the outhouse side is great!  I might suggest trying to lighten up the shadows just a little bit - not so much as to make them too gray, ...
  • Replied in Alone
    I got back to this after you had posted your reply.  It's hard to offer any useful critique on a wonderful image like this. All I can say is that you really need to print these large and display ...
  • Replied in Valetta, Malta
    A fine image, indeed.  It exudes a feeling of being "sun-drenched".  It is very interesting how photographers approach a subject.  This view leaves more to the imagination than I might have done.  ...
  • Well spotted and well composed!  I agree that a small crop up from the bottom would help emphasize the triangles in the composition.  Something like this, perhaps:
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