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    Speaking Of Bikes...

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    Steve, #1 and #2 is my kind of sedate photography.
    The entire set, taken as a whole, is
    Extreme sports...the one that should have a PG rating.
    Lovely sir.
    Steve: +1!!! I really like these two, also. Great action caught perfectly.

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    Bears and bikes. Seems to be a theme! And a good one. Very nice shooting everyone. Makes me want to ditch my life and travel the world. Alas, the winter won't leave. Sixteen inches of wet snow on April 1. I'm beginning to think the fool is me for putting up with it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Tim, that's a splendid shot. The control of tones is enviable.

    Don't be too sure other places might be better. At least you are with family and friends where you are. And beautiful scenary.

    Regards.
    Tim: +1!

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Anything carried to excess can be disturbiing. To say the least.

    Even travel!

    Rayyan: I like this; but, I'm not sure that I understand what I'm seeing.

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    Went to the Fair today. Got this capture as we were leaving.

    D700 + 18mm ZF.2 wide open. Shot RAW, processed in C1v6.1.1, standard settings with a slight bump in saturation (+5)
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    Went to the Fair today. Got this capture as we were leaving.

    D700 + 18mm ZF.2 wide open. Shot RAW, processed in C1v6.1.1, standard settings with a slight bump in saturation (+5)
    Carlos: This is very cool! Nicely done!

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    Mama grizzly bear, Lucy, and one of her cubs. Cheers, Matt

    1. D3; 200mm f/2; 1/250s @ f/2.8; ISO 400


    2. D3; 200mm f/2; 1/250s @ f/2.8; ISO 450


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    Steve: +1!!! I really like these two, also. Great action caught perfectly.

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    Thanks Matt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    Went to the Fair today. Got this capture as we were leaving.

    D700 + 18mm ZF.2 wide open. Shot RAW, processed in C1v6.1.1, standard settings with a slight bump in saturation (+5)
    Wonderful Image Carlos!
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    Mama grizzly bear, Lucy, and one of her cubs. Cheers, Matt

    1. D3; 200mm f/2; 1/250s @ f/2.8; ISO 400



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    Nice shot of the Never Ending Search For Food!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Tim: +1!

    Rayyan: I like this; but, I'm not sure that I understand what I'm seeing.

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    Tim: +2. Though I really do understand your "troubles", this picture is just beautiful, particularly love the tones here!

    Rayyan: Exactly my thoughts: What's that, what I'm seeing, but pretty nice anyway!


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    Speaking Of Bikes...

    D700, 300VR 2.8
    Steve: No need to emphasize, that I'm interested in bikes and bike shots , so for me that's a great series. And if I had to choose only one, that would be the first one - love it!
    Best regards - Hermann

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    Mama grizzly bear, Lucy, and one of her cubs. Cheers, Matt

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    Matt: Love the family history of "your" bears, awaiting the next chapter !
    Best regards - Hermann

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    Steve: No need to emphasize, that I'm interested in bikes and bike shots , so for me that's a great series. And if I had to choose only one, that would be the first one - love it!
    Thank You Hermann!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
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    Rayyan: I like this; but, I'm not sure that I understand what I'm seeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by contrelamontre;304007

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    Rayyan:[/B] Exactly my thoughts: What's that, what I'm seeing, but pretty nice anyway!
    Matt, Hermann, I don't know either!! Let's just call it traveler's schizophernia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post

    Mama grizzly bear, Lucy, and one of her cubs.

    Cheers, Matt

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    Matt, all the family saw this series today. Hamza asked me if You were not scared. I did not know what to tell him. Said they were pets!!

    Anyway, here's the story pal..

    I got busy, so sorry to be late
    In telling the saga of me and the bear

    I went online, I went into town
    I left the travel agent after many hours. With a frown

    Non-stop flight from here to there
    That would take me fast to the lair. Of the bear

    Not possible they said. Many stops, many hours
    You better forget the idea. Or loose your hair

    At last I found an airline. A plan they had; with me to share
    I left happy. An airline that seemed to care
    The service was immaculate, by maidens fair
    But there was catch. As is always there.

    My joy turned to worry. I thought it was a nightmare
    Poor old me, was on a flight to O'hare

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
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    Nice shot of the Never Ending Search For Food!
    Steve: Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by contrelamontre View Post
    Matt: Love the family history of "your" bears, awaiting the next chapter !
    Hermann: Thanks! More to come.

    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Matt, all the family saw this series today. Hamza asked me if You were not scared. I did not know what to tell him. Said they were pets!!

    Anyway, here's the story pal..

    I got busy, so sorry to be late
    In telling the saga of me and the bear

    I went online, I went into town
    I left the travel agent after many hours. With a frown

    Non-stop flight from here to there
    That would take me fast to the lair. Of the bear

    Not possible they said. Many stops, many hours
    You better forget the idea. Or loose your hair

    At last I found an airline. A plan they had; with me to share
    I left happy. An airline that seemed to care
    The service was immaculate, by maidens fair
    But there was catch. As is always there.

    My joy turned to worry. I thought it was a nightmare
    Poor old me, was on a flight to O'hare
    Rayyan: Tell him we weren't scared because we were careful and courteous to the bears. Nicely told - "Da Bears" (Chicago that is).

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    Rayyan: Excellent capture of the monk.

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    A Wealth Of Wisdom On Both Sides Of The Glass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post

    Rayyan: Excellent capture of the monk.

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    Thank you sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post

    A Wealth Of Wisdom On Both Sides Of The Glass!
    And the usual wealth of generosity from across the ocean!!

    Thank you guys.

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    That griz does not look friendly. Watch that one.

    reprocesed from archives, just a cabin in the Cove.


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    Another beautiful image, Rayyan. Love the colors, and the colors reflected in the water here.

    I also concur with Matt and Steve's assessments on the shot of the monk.

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    Matt, all the family saw this series today. Hamza asked me if You were not scared. I did not know what to tell him. Said they were pets!!

    Anyway, here's the story pal..

    I got busy, so sorry to be late
    In telling the saga of me and the bear

    I went online, I went into town
    I left the travel agent after many hours. With a frown

    Non-stop flight from here to there
    That would take me fast to the lair. Of the bear

    Not possible they said. Many stops, many hours
    You better forget the idea. Or loose your hair

    At last I found an airline. A plan they had; with me to share
    I left happy. An airline that seemed to care
    The service was immaculate, by maidens fair
    But there was catch. As is always there.

    My joy turned to worry. I thought it was a nightmare
    Poor old me, was on a flight to O'hare
    This is great!!! Just one question (ok, two questions), who were they playing, and who won?

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Rayyan: I really like the dynamic in the first photo. The slight crop reinforces it just right. Your pp and color, as always, is superb.

    Some very nice elements of composition, light, and focus in the second photo. I can esp. appreciate this one because I've taken many, many, photographs of my glass of ice water (late at night, testing lenses, cameras, auto focus, manual focus, settings, IQ, and so on)

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    And add my vote in the affirmative on each. (Wow. I didn't realize I was so far behind!)

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    Hermann/Steve/Rayyan: Thank you, gentlemen!

    A few more bears. I'm having fun. I think that I'm getting the pp better (thanks Tim for the tip)

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    Loving the processing, but I love mostly that these don't really look "processed"! They are great shots that stand on their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photojazz View Post
    fantastic bear shots again, I think he's your pet now.

    Only black bears found where this image is from GSMNP Processed with Topaz Adjust 4

    D3X/16-35 f4, @ 35mm f4

    Nice shot, and strong processing, Doug. I also liked the shot in your most recent post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Speaking Of Bikes...

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    D700, 300VR 2.8
    GREAT set Steve!

    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    Bears and bikes. Seems to be a theme! And a good one. Very nice shooting everyone. Makes me want to ditch my life and travel the world. Alas, the winter won't leave. Sixteen inches of wet snow on April 1. I'm beginning to think the fool is me for putting up with it.



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    Nice shot Tim. Your views almost make me think it would be worth putting up with 16 inches of snow on April 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    Went to the Fair today. Got this capture as we were leaving.

    D700 + 18mm ZF.2 wide open. Shot RAW, processed in C1v6.1.1, standard settings with a slight bump in saturation (+5)
    Love that shot, Carlos. That 18, and the 21 ZF are certainly on my wish list.

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    Mama grizzly bear, Lucy, and one of her cubs. Cheers, Matt

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    Beary nice indeed. Lucy doesn't look like a mama you'd want to cross!

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    Another beautiful image, Rayyan. Love the colors, and the colors reflected in the water here.

    I also concur with Matt and Steve's assessments on the shot of the monk.
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    This is great!!! Just one question (ok, two questions), who were they playing, and who won?
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    And add my vote in the affirmative on each. (Wow. I didn't realize I was so far behind!)
    Lloyd, very grateful to you sir. Who won? Da bear. I don't know.

    All the time I was in O'hare
    I was with Sue and her sis, the pretty miss Claire
    Believe me Lloyd, a truly wonderful pair
    Worth all the trouble, to fly over here..from you know where.

    Not far from Boston. Care to join me there?

    And of course my friend. Please take care.

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    Good bye miss claire. I bid farewell to O'hare.
    It is cold there. I have had it being bare

    Time to move on. To Go and visit elsewhere.



    At least here, I don't get that stare.
    But I do get tired being fed all that eclair.

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    GREAT set Steve!
    Thanks Lloyd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Photojazz View Post
    That griz does not look friendly. Watch that one.

    reprocesed from archives, just a cabin in the Cove.


    At least here, I don't get that stare.
    You 2 been hanging out at the same Lab?! Vibrant, Intense,Beautiful Comps & Color!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post

    You 2 been hanging out at the same Lab?! Vibrant, Intense,Beautiful Comps & Color!!!
    Steve, thanks and take care.

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    Hey gang,

    I decided to revisit the Fair shot I posted yesterday. i wasn't happy with the way it turned out and so i massaged it a bit and got something I am more pleased with. What do you guys think?

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    Rayyan/Doug: A French cafe and a log cabin in Tennessee! Nice variety and nice photos.
    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Photojazz View Post
    That griz does not look friendly. Watch that one.
    reprocesed from archives, just a cabin in the Cove.
    Doug:
    Lucy, the mama bear, apparently introduces her new cubs each season to the crazy people in the zodiacs. The cubs will come down to the water to look and sniff. We stayed 10-15' out. Lucy kept an eye on us, but doesn't seem to mind. She's more interested in watching out for the occasional large male grizzly, and imparting that wisdom to her cubs. Lucy's concluded, after many years, that we're not a threat to her and her cubs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Loving the processing, but I love mostly that these don't really look "processed"! They are great shots that stand on their own.
    Lloyd: Thanks! That's a great compliment coming from you. "Beary nice indeed". The snow's starting to get to you, or, it could be Rayyan's narrative is infectious?

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    Rayyan: The building corner's beautiful! This, though, is a real gem. Lives to live and a life lived. Evocative. Beautiful pp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    Went to the Fair today. Got this capture as we were leaving.

    D700 + 18mm ZF.2 wide open. Shot RAW, processed in C1v6.1.1, standard settings with a slight bump in saturation (+5)
    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    Hey gang,

    I decided to revisit the Fair shot I posted yesterday. i wasn't happy with the way it turned out and so i massaged it a bit and got something I am more pleased with. What do you guys think?

    Carlos:
    My personal (emphasis on personal) preference is for the first one.

    In the second photo, you've opened up the shadows and made the sky more dramatic; but, i think it diffuses focus on the subject. The first photo seems to draw the eye more easily to the ride. The people, the tram, the sky are just context.

    Without the comparison photo, the second one is very cool and conveys a sense of the people, activity, rides, and the controlled chaos of the fair. The evenness of the IQ/PP in all parts of the photo adds to that. More to look at.

    I've inferred your intentions with the image and could be way off. That's art. Thanks for sharing. It's fun to see the evolution of a photo.

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    The "Bridge" between Generations.....Masterful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Carlos:
    My personal (emphasis on personal) preference is for the first one.

    In the second photo, you've opened up the shadows and made the sky more dramatic; but, i think it diffuses focus on the subject. The first photo seems to draw the eye more easily to the ride. The people, the tram, the sky are just context.

    Without the comparison photo, the second one is very cool and conveys a sense of the people, activity, rides, and the controlled chaos of the fair. The evenness of the IQ/PP in all parts of the photo adds to that. More to look at.

    I've inferred your intentions with the image and could be way off. That's art. Thanks for sharing. It's fun to see the evolution of a photo.

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    Carlos, I respectfully agree with Matt.

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    Carlos, I respectfully agree with Matt.
    Carlos: Plus my vote as well (but a personal taste anyway).

    Rayyan: Great pictures as usual! Particularly like the French (Alsatian?) Café, the corner of the building (where's that? ), but most of all the "meeting" of the generations. Perfectly captured!!
    Best regards - Hermann

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Rayyan: The building corner's beautiful! This, though, is a real gem. Lives to live and a life lived. Evocative. Beautiful pp.

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    Matt, very generous of you my friend.

    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post

    The "Bridge" between Generations.....Masterful!!!
    Steve, I am honored pal.



    Quote Originally Posted by contrelamontre View Post

    Rayyan: Great pictures as usual! Particularly like the French (Alsatian?) Café, the corner of the building (where's that? ), but most of all the "meeting" of the generations. Perfectly captured!!
    Hermann, my sincere thanks for your continued encouragement.

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    Lloyd, very grateful to you sir. Who won? Da bear. I don't know.

    All the time I was in O'hare
    I was with Sue and her sis, the pretty miss Claire
    Believe me Lloyd, a truly wonderful pair
    Worth all the trouble, to fly over here..from you know where.

    Not far from Boston. Care to join me there?

    And of course my friend. Please take care.
    Ah yes... toddlin in that toddlin town. I can see how that could be an adventure for sure!

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    Good bye miss claire. I bid farewell to O'hare.
    It is cold there. I have had it being bare

    Time to move on. To Go and visit elsewhere.



    At least here, I don't get that stare.
    But I do get tired being fed all that eclair.
    Clearly, for you sir, around every corner lies an adventure. Even the corner portrayed here, no doubt.

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    LOVE this shot. I think Matt said it well... "Lives to live, and life lived".

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    Matt, Steve, & Hermann:

    Thank you for your input. It was my intent to change the emphasis of the shot. As you all pointed out, the first shot focuses on the swing ride and everything else is context. In the second version, the context becomes the subject and the ride becomes a background feature.

    I am planning on using these shots for a lesson with my advanced class of students. I was just making sure I had the technique down right, and I used you guys as a test bed. Your trained eyes and vast experience would point out any errors in my technique, prior to showing the kids.

    Thank you for helping me further the education of a future generation of photographers.
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    Ah yes... toddlin in that toddlin town. I can see how that could be an adventure for sure!

    Clearly, for you sir, around every corner lies an adventure. Even the corner portrayed here, no doubt.

    LOVE this shot. I think Matt said it well... "Lives to live, and life lived".
    Lloyd, Thank you kindly sir. Life is a journey. We change trains once. When,
    we don't know. We are all on that ride..to the transit point.

    Take care.

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    i wasn't happy with the way it turned out and so i massaged it a bit and got something I am more pleased with. What do you guys think?
    Lifting the foreground is OK. The sky is too "Armageddon" like for my taste though.

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    Lifting the foreground is OK. The sky is too "Armageddon" like for my taste though.
    Carlos: I agree with this and with many of the others who've suggested they prefer the first rendition. I'm going to respectfully suggest that maybe there's a compromise, a degree of lightening in the shadows that stops short of the full-on lightening in the second version. Aren't you sorry you asked?

    But this is a great example (and a great shot too, in spite of any discussion about processing technique) of a trend that I'm noticing everywhere. It seems as if with so many processing tools available, people feel the need to use them all on every photo. My own personal feeling/opinion is that it is, more often than not, too much. I think one of the most beautiful things we can capture as photographers is a real sense of the natural light. Lots of post processing can make things appear false. Which is maybe the intention and an entirely worthy direction. I have to remind myself to stay open to new ideas.

    And I completely get the temptation to keep layering on. I do it a lot. And often learn something in the process. Here's an example of going way beyond the limits of "real" and maybe as far as "Comic Book".


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    Thanks guys. Glad to have fueled this discussion. I too am a fan of "getting it right in the camera" and try to keep my post-processing to a minimum. Slight exposure adjustment, a pinch of saturation, maybe a little cropping/straightening.

    I have recently introduced my advanced students to the world of post processing and they are going quite nuts with it. I was working on an image set that conveys how image adjustment completely changes the mood/tone of a shot. Some of them are getting the idea, but others can't help themselves and I thought an example like this might give them a better idea of the concept.

    They are 13 yr olds after all.
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    Some more of the grizzly bear "model".

    1. D3; 200mm f/2; 1/200s @ f/5; ISO 1600


    2. D3; 200mm f/2; 1/200s @ f/5; ISO 1600


    3. D3; 200mm f/2; 1/200s @ f/5; ISO 1600

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    Call them upside down cane bins.
    Rayyan: Exquisitely beautiful detail and color. A lot for the eye to caress in this very simple photo.

    Cheers, Matt

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    Call them upside down cane bins.
    Rayyan: Love the striking "simplicity" of that picture and the apt, more "conservative" pp here! Very nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Some more of the grizzly bear "model".

    Cheers, Matt.

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    Matt: A beautiful "model" encounters a great photographer = perfect results! And thanks a lot for the PN, I will study thoroughly ...
    Best regards - Hermann

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