jbf

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Joined on Nov 3, 2002

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  • Replied in Marian
    This isn't one of those stunning photos where you see the thumbnail and you have to see the full size photo, but when you do see this photo full size you realize that it is a real gem.  It's a ...
  • From the photos you shared, your style is not just B&W, but very high contrast scenes processed to slightly reduce the contrast. I like the style a lot. I also like the way you are able to ...
  • I like both the edit and the original.  The edit looks like a painting and is great visually.  The original has more character.  The cables add to the atmosphere. Great job to both, jbf
  • I agree with Tim that the pocessing could use some tweaking.  I think the photos themselves are strong enough that they don't need to be kicked up so much in post.  I'll add that there are a lot ...
  • If the effect is done in post, it's called compositing or a composite image.
  • Replied in Do not
    Surreal images are very "hit and miss" with me. This one is definitely a hit. It has that rare quality of conveying a feeling without fully being able to put it into words.  "Do not" is just the ...
  • I'm in the camp that thinks the impact of these photos has much more to do with the lighting than the post processing. I've seen dozens of posts where people are struggling to duplicate an effect. ...
  • That's unfortunate.  Someone mentioned posting to the Retouching forum.  I'll second that idea if you don't mind posting the photos online.  Some of the people on that forum can do amazing ...
  • It was made in Photoshop (notice the processing halo around the flower).  They selected the flower, copied it to a new layer, applied a glow effect to the background, and blurred the background.
  • Beautiful scene well photographed.  Have you considered cloning out the small white object bottom middle?
  • I hope there aren't any photos of the second date.  :-)
  • Replied in Colour Pop
    I see a potentially interesting story here- a young woman looking to the future but with a long way to go and a lot of hard work ahead. In reality the subject might not be associated with the ...
  • I like that you got in close, didn't center everything, and used narrow depth of field to eliminate the distractions of a busy background. I suggest being more careful about what you put in focus. ...
  • Post a few photos here.  I'll tell you if they're good.  :-) I say that half joking half serious.  If you post photos maybe someone will make a specific suggestion that gets you "unstuck"... maybe ...
  • Commented on photo That Wanaka Tree in the Tree (solitary) challenge

    Striking photo

  • Ahoy Chips, There is a lot to like about the photo as others have mentioned. I have a suggestion on the framing. When the full subject is centered in the frame, the photo generally doesn't express ...
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
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  • It's the design of forums. The controversial threads bubble to the top repeatedly. In addition to skewing the perception of how people behave, this design also encourages people who want to be ...
  • Lots of good advice has been given.  Here's a little trick I learned a long time ago on these forums: Get a thin cardboard box (cereal, tissue, etc.) and use scissors to cut out a rectangle about ...
  • The photo is great.  I agree with Krusty's comment about the balance.  Also, when an out of focus area draws your eye too strongly, it becomes frustrating pretty quickly.  It's a close call here.  ...
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Last entry Mar 31, 2013
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