MikePDX

MikePDX

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
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Joined on Jun 8, 2009
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  • Another from the little creatures.  I was trying to learn about lighting these figures to add drama.  There was just no way the guy on the right would look anything other than goofy.  He reminded ...
  • I'm blown away by the sheer emotion that comes through in this image, even without reading the story.  And your explanation really adds to it. I like the edits Andrew proposes, especially because ...
  • Replied in Good morning
    My contrarian streak is quite prominent this week - sorry. ;-)  For me, the tree dominates too much of the scene.  I do like the little branch along the bottom, though, so I would suggest maybe a ...
  • Mike, a striking image worth fixing if possible.  It feels like maybe you lifted the shadows too much.  Could the sharpness of the rock edge be an over sharpening artifact ? I don't know your ...
  • I have a mixed response to this image. I like the concept and the framing (with some slight exceptions to follow). For me the color version is better because the B&W seems quite cold and ...
  • Well... it could just be a small boy... :-D I guess, scale doesn't have a lot of meaning when you're dealing with found pieces.  These two figures were not originally meant to go together, and in ...
  • Replied in Good Boy!
    Just a boy and his dog.
  • Replied in Oh Sh*t!
    Another from my recent work with the little creatures.  I've been having WAY too much fun with these guys! Oh Sh*t! Any number of other titles also come to mind: (1) Incoming! (2) Run for Your ...
  • I looked through these several times before I got even a hint that they were modern-day shots.  Well done!  That, together with the choice of "aged" sepia toning, gives the viewer a very effective ...
  • I feel I've pushed this about as far as I can. The next step would be complete graphic art, which I'm neither prepared nor skilled to do. This is a quick phone camera shot of the setup in my ...
  • I'm in agreement with Pete here. The composition works to tell a story different from a shot with him a step or two back. And I like it. He has already checked her out and is moving on. One ...
  • VERY nice!  The light is perfect, the clouds are perfect, the reflection is perfect, the framing is perfect.  The camera is almost incidental.
  • Back again with another try to get some sort of story with these figures.  I made a little set to put them on.  This time the lighting is straight from an overhead fluorescent fixture which has ...
  • I like this image for all the same reasons others have mentioned, but I was struck by one additional thing. This seems to be a case where a time-lapse video would be a great opportunity to enhance ...
  • Replied in Sailors' Delight
    Ho Hum... Just another sunset at the Oregon Coast.
  • Replied in Belgium
    Oranges (even without being candied) and chocolate go together very well.  Yum!  This is a shot that deserves to be very large, and I'm guessing that even the original size in the gallery doesn't ...
  • Roel, you have managed to put your finger on exactly what was missing from my feeble attempt.  So no apology is necessary at all.  My overly simplistic view was that I could create a narrative out ...
  • This is very much a work in progress.  A good friend makes these creatures out of scraps of metal and parts of old electronic equipment.  He has done literally hundreds of them, each one unique.  ...
  • That first shot is a definite postcard scene! I don't know if this suggestion helps or not, but I might suggest a change in the order, as modified above.  Go from big scene to intimate detail, then ...
  • Replied in Still connecting
    It seems to be a quiet week.  And I haven't anything new to post.  So I hope you'll indulge me another small photo essay as a follow on to last weeks submission.  They often say the sequel isn't ...
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