MikePDX

MikePDX

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
Works as a Retired!
Joined on Jun 8, 2009
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EM1, EM5, 12-40, 45, 50-200SWD, 9-18, EC-14

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  • Replied in Graze - In IR
    I don't often disagree with Scott, but in this case I must respectfully do so.  The IR dramaticism (is that a word?) of a partly cloudy sky sets this image apart from the ordinary.  So if ...
  • Thanks to all for your encouraging words on these junk yard images.  Several of you were interested in a little more about this place.  I just happened upon this collection of old cars and trucks ...
  • Our perceptions of reality are definitely influenced by our expectations.  In this simple shot you have challenged our standard interpretation of a view of a simple leaf.  Only the fish (and it's ...
  • In the first image, I can definitely sense the blazing midday sun. There is a very interesting contrast between this first shot and it's B&W twin from before.  In this shot, the two young men are ...
  • Without the input of your title, I was going for a goal line and goal posts. Now, however, taking your title into account, I can no longer really see the football analogy. Interesting! I might ...
  • Replied in Goin' Nowhere
    This week, another photo from the junk yard near Sand Point, Idaho.  I should also apologize for last week.  Life seemed to intervene and I wasn't able to get back and comment on the interesting ...
  • Replied in Untitled
    Another shot of the Palouse in Eastern Washington State.  I like this image quite a bit, but I can't put my finger on exactly why.  And so, a title doesn't come to mind.
  • Replied in Apprehension
    I like this shot very much.  Your framing is spot on.  The low contrast B&W conversion serves it very well.  As I have studied this in detail, I noticed the rather curious reflection of the bridge ...
  • This is a well done photo essay.  Along with your brief text, it tells the story nicely.  Individually, the photos are also interesting in their own right. And it reminded me of a similar ...
  • The thing that grabbed me here, beyond the beauty and color of the scene, was the initial sense of ambiguity followed by the realization of the massive scale of these formations.  One clue is the ...
  • Some time back I posted this shot here in this thread. View from Steptoe Butte May 2013 This fall I had a chance to return for a very similar shot.  Similar framing, much softer lighting, different ...
  • This is the real Lake Pend Oreille (as opposed to the shot I posted in error a few weeks back) at the end of the summer season.  Is anyone else bothered by the lens flair on the far shore line on ...
  • Replied in City Walks
    I'm in agreement with Mike Fewster and others that the color helps immensely, and that the crop of the B&W version is better.  However, for me, the flat lifeless sky is killing this shot.  You ...
  • Replied in Excellent!
    This is one of the best images I've seen here for a while.  In many ways, it reminds me of photos posted in this thread by CharlesB58 some time ago. Beautiful.  It requires a carefully done large ...
  • While I do think Andrew's interpretation makes a good image, let me sound perhaps a lone voice in the wilderness in favor of the original.  I like the fact that the kayak is skirting the edge of ...
  • Another from a recent trip to Glacier National Park.  These mountain goats found a very safe place to relax.  Shot hand held at a very long distance on a windy ridge, with the 300 f/4 plus 1.4x ...
  • Replied in Seeing Stars
    Taken at the same junk yard as last week's entry - near Sand Point Idaho.
  • Hmm, I may have been too cautious with the contrast enhancement.  Here is another version with a little more clarity and blacks.  I think it helps! Thanks for the feedback.
  • Replied in Stick Play
    It is always interesting to me that people see, and expect, different things in a photo.  I think I understand a desire to see the entire bird, but to me this zoomed-in version is better at ...
  • I'd say this is not a failed shot in the least.  As someone else pointed out, simply clone out the lights in the lower right, along with their reflection on the ground, replacing them with a ...
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