Live photography comments - page 8



    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Dang......I meant to give you 5 thumbs up and forgot. I will do this on another of your photos OK?!


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Sweet and Sour
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Yes, I understand however the reason why my brain doesn't calibrate the image is quite basic. There is within this photo a visual weight imbalance, meaning everything is to the right (patterns and all) and it is outside of the frame making me think it will tip right out and all those patterns on the edge just take my eye right out of the photo.

    In our photography courses, our prof once told us to worry when NOBODY mentions a thing about your picture. So, your photo generated thought and discussion and I thank you for that, I just wish this kind of exchange would happen more often on this site.


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Sweet and Sour
    avatar kyricom
    kyricom says:

    Shows why Wikipedia is NOT a reliable source, although Golliwogs do have racist roots.


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Pile of Golliwogs
    author says:

    Thank you


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    watch out for my teeth..
    author says:

    Actually, it did... thus the initial question. I didn't mean people would sit and consciously contemplate about it for hours (or even minutes, or seconds). But the mind decodes data by looking for patterns it has seen before. If it's something completely new, it tries to manage meaning and make it make sense (not always successfully). If it's something kind of familiar (like a plate of food) but doesn't easily fit, it wonders, get's agitated, or whatever, making it ask, "I wonder why it doesn't do X?"


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Sweet and Sour
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Awwwwww he's not bad, he's just doing his job and he is sweet. Nice photo


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    watch out for my teeth..
    author says:

    They like to snack too! Thank you.


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Have your pick !
    author says:

    They are sweet potato...the ones with purple skin....and these will break your teeth...but are good. Vietnamese product . Thank you.


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Dried Sweet Potato Chips
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    I appreciate you telling me that ....although I do not agree it has made me think! (a good thing for a change).


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Sweet and Sour
    author says:

    Thank you for your comments. There is a posterize filter I applied slightly to the entire sh-bang.


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Dried Papaya
    author says:

    I was hoping you noticed it! Thank you for your comments, which I appreciate.


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Dried Papaya
    author says:

    fattening


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Banana Crackers
    avatar kyricom
    kyricom says:

    I think the fly adds to the shot


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Have your pick !
    avatar kyricom
    kyricom says:

    Nice DOF. I like how the colors between foreground and background interact as well.


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Dried Papaya
    avatar kyricom
    kyricom says:

    Obviously not American, or they'd be "fries." Nice, shot, though.


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Dried Sweet Potato Chips
    author says:

    Thank you


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    An Apple a Day...
    author says:

    Thank you


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Momma House Wren
    author says:

    Yeah, they're good. But don't put too much honey (like in the picture ). I cropped it like that because a normal crop would just be a picture of a plate of food, but by cutting off a little it creates dissonance and makes you look longer, with your brain wanting completion.


    (1 year and 65 days ago)

    Sweet and Sour
    avatar nikita61
    nikita61 says:

    Good! Even if the fly makes it a little less appetizing …


    (1 year and 66 days ago)

    Dried Papaya
    avatar nikita61
    nikita61 says:

    I like the focus, nice ...


    (1 year and 66 days ago)

    An Apple a Day...
    avatar nikita61
    nikita61 says:

    interesting..


    (1 year and 66 days ago)

    Banana Crackers
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    great shutter speed, great photo.


    (1 year and 66 days ago)

    Headed for the finish line
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Top notch. Lovely


    (1 year and 66 days ago)

    Momma House Wren
    author says:

    This time I think if I crop the photo becomes vertical and I don't love it very much..but thanks for your attention !


    (1 year and 66 days ago)

    yoghurt and raspberries....
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    I thought so, but why? What was your reason for doing so?


    (1 year and 67 days ago)

    Sweet and Sour
    author says:

    Thanks (cropped it like that on purpose)


    (1 year and 67 days ago)

    Sweet and Sour
    author says:

    Thank you


    (1 year and 67 days ago)

    A Quick Pick-Me-Up
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    YUM YUM YUM I would buy this in a heartbeat and the mug too! I would have liked a tighter crop to eliminate that black line up top but that is just me...it is a great snack photo. Thumbs up.


    (1 year and 67 days ago)

    yoghurt and raspberries....
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    LORD stop the beating of my heart! I have to try this when I get home. I would have liked to see more but you cropped it off


    (1 year and 67 days ago)

    Sweet and Sour
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    I want to DIVE right into this...errr, these. Blueberry melons, the newest Japanese invention....Love THIS.


    (1 year and 67 days ago)

    A Quick Pick-Me-Up
    author says:

    Yes fair comments


    (1 year and 68 days ago)

    Umpire
    avatar photonut
    photonut says:

    Nice action shot this


    (1 year and 68 days ago)

    Headed for the finish line
    author says:

    Thanks! I would really like to come there


    (1 year and 68 days ago)

    Foro romano
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Yes, I use Photomatix also and also Nik software for HDR....so much out there now. By the way, the flight from Rome to Bangkok is about 9 hours! We are waiting for you. (Chiang Mai is another hour flight north)


    (1 year and 69 days ago)

    Foro romano
    author says:

    Thanks Olga
    I used 3 shots, exposure 0, -2ev, +2ev (see the sbs), blended in an old free version of Photomatix.
    You too live in a very beautiful place, I would like to visit the Far East, perhaps one day, if the ailments of old age will allow me.
    I'll be waiting for you in Rome, I'll be happy to be your guide


    (1 year and 69 days ago)

    Foro romano
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    I like the monochrome for it is well done with good tonal ranges. I do think that the umpire lacks a certain sparkle, standing like a telephone pole showing no emotion at all with back to us. Technically you have a huge dust spot by his cap and that needs to be removed. Formatting him into the rule of 3's helps but doesn't save the image.


    (1 year and 69 days ago)

    Umpire
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Your high dynamic range is well worked and gives the image depth without that "overcooked" feel (which some of us love). What EV exposure did you use? The pundits recommend a +2EV and -2EV. And what software did you use to blend your images? You are lucky to be living here inside a living museum. I loved Rome and the people were wonderful to us....we must go back there one of these days while we are still on this side of the grass


    (1 year and 69 days ago)

    Foro romano
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Your high dynamic range is well worked and gives the image depth without that "overcooked" feel (which some of us love). What EV exposure did you use? The pundits recommend a +2EV and -2EV. And what software did you use to blend your images? You are lucky to be living here inside a living museum. I loved Rome and the people were wonderful to us....we must go back there one of these days while we are still on this side of the grass


    (1 year and 69 days ago)

    Foro romano
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Your high dynamic range is well worked and gives the image depth without that "overcooked" feel (which some of us love). What EV exposure did you use? The pundits recommend a +2EV and -2EV. And what software did you use to blend your images? You are lucky to be living here inside a living museum. I loved Rome and the people were wonderful to us....we must go back there one of these days while we are still on this side of the grass


    (1 year and 69 days ago)

    Foro romano
    avatar photonut
    photonut says:

    Painfull


    (1 year and 69 days ago)

    ....and.....More Umbrellas
    author says:

    Agree, it is a bit pastel looking. Sometimes the softness of pastel soothes the beating heart. .......


    (1 year and 69 days ago)

    ....and....more Umbrellas
    author says:

    When I took the hotel sign out he looked misplaced so I chopped him out too!


    (1 year and 69 days ago)

    ....and.....More Umbrellas
    avatar photonut
    photonut says:

    Think I ment that its a bit pastel looking and the colours needed to be stronger,you might agree or not


    (1 year and 69 days ago)

    ....and....more Umbrellas
    avatar photonut
    photonut says:

    but wheres the man,only ment the sign


    (1 year and 69 days ago)

    ....and.....More Umbrellas
    author says:

    thank you all


    (1 year and 70 days ago)

    at sunset
    author says:

    Thank you Brian. I'm in touch with Sri Lanka....our "son" writes to us but never mentions the bombings.


    (1 year and 70 days ago)

    Mending Nets
    author says:

    Thank you Brian.


    (1 year and 70 days ago)

    Cabin Clean Up
    author says:

    Cropped the beegeebees outta this one. Thank you.


    (1 year and 70 days ago)

    ....and.....More Umbrellas
    author says:

    I "ooooomphed" it with a glow filter (see all those fine white lines?)...and added more saturation. Put a texture on it too...ahhh sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I will re-visit this work of art to see what else I can do within the contest criteria. Thank you.


    (1 year and 70 days ago)

    ....and....more Umbrellas
    author says:

    I "ooooomphed" it with a glow filter (see all those fine white lines?)...and added more saturation. Put a texture on it too...ahhh sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I will re-visit this work of art to see what else I can do within the contest criteria. Thank you.


    (1 year and 70 days ago)

    ....and....more Umbrellas