jbf

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Joined on Nov 3, 2002

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  • Anthony, You have received a lot of great responses. I have some additional thoughts: 1. Post samples of your work, probably in a new thread so they don't get lost in the middle of this one. ...
  • All photographic subjects are both interesting and boring.  The observation itself determines the outcome... well, that and craftmanship (ok, the analogy isn't pefect).
  • You might be interested in this photographer: Arnoldas It's one of the best collections I've seen in this genre.  Notice the great light, colors, composition, narrow depth of field, and the way the ...
  • Replied in Bird
    I'm glad it didn't eat you!  Great perspective!
  • Commented on photo Love Letter in the Valentine challenge

    This is a great photo. I'm not talking about the shadow, composition, lighting, etc. The photo gets my heart beating faster remembering what it was like at that age to receive a letter from a...

  • This general topic has been covered many times.  Here are the standard points: - The standard definition of the word "cheating" does not apply to editing a photo unless the photo is entered in a ...
  • This is more of a painting than a photograph. Not literally, but figuratively, and ironically in this case, "figuratively" is meant both literally and figuratively. The question that comes to my ...
  • Replied in A Foggy..
    I love foggy photos.  I hope you don't mind, I have one suggestion which may or may not be an improvement.  I instantly saw the image as a wide panorama, something like this: The only explanation I ...
  • I definitely see it!  Very funny photo.  Why did you go with the brown processing?  It's a perfect subject to try some fun colors. Thanks for sharing, jbf
  • This photo caught my eye because it works so well on multiple levels. You have the two small statues playing hide-and-seek along the diagonal line (which is great), and then there is the wonderful ...
  • Wow! Can I call what you just said "kind"? All of the positive responses are great to hear. I've never been good at seeing how to compose a scene when I'm taking the photo, so my best skill is ...
  • Thanks.
  • It's great that you're trying to be creative and that you're asking for honest opinions.  In general terms, a photo of tree limbs in front of buildings doesn't usually make for an interesting ...
  • Replied in Faceless
    I see (and don't see :-) ) what you like about this photograph. There are a few things that would improve it, but it is eyecatching the way it is. Thanks for sharing, jbf
  • I like this photo a lot except for the background.  The bright green background overpowers the photo and does not fit the mood of the subjects.  It's flat and reveals all of the shadows.  Even ...
  • Replied in For sea lovers
    These are all beautiful photos.  The first one is my favorite.  Someone who has never been near the sea could look at it and know what the experience is like. Thanks for sharing, jbf
  • They probably don't "need" the professional monitor. They probably "want" it, but it's unlikely that's what they're trying to communicate either. Most likely they meant, "I am attempting to ...
  • Replied in Help!
    This style (raising the black point to decrease the contrast) is always controversial.  Some people like it, others don't.  I am in the camp that likes it.  However, I think it works better in ...
  • Replied in second macro
    I agree with this comment and I said roughly the same thing in my initial post. I looked at @artworkbylie and was very impressed. However, I think it's worth mentioning that the @artworkbylie ...
  • Welcome, Thanks for posting such interesting photos.  I'm going to get the bad stuff out of the way first.  I strongly dislike the background and the captions.  The good news is that both are easy ...
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