Matt, I love those bear shots of yours. Makes me almost want to hop in the grass with them and cuddle.
Maybe I shouldn't.
Rayyan: more great stuff. The Ritual Bath photo is absolutely fantastic.
Splendid wood works from Bali, too.
The plaque from Alsace is lot of fun. Probably near Saint Hyppolite (?) Some villages in the area got a long history of turmoil and interesting customs when it comes to obeying the law.
**Love** the Ayesha Photomic with the Republican Guard (i thought i've seen that one before? Still a winner by all means)
Vlad: fine revisitation of the classic Dummies shot. Composition and tones are excellent.
Matt: more Market Place cheerful moments, more extraordinary bear (and their environnement) views. Re the latter, i particularly love #2 and #3 quoted by Steve above. Respectively so cute, and so impressive...
Jorgen: "Waiting" "Distracted" are instant favorites. Added links in the appropriate folder. Superb.
Matto: even freakier than usual . What about a set in there with just some silhouettes and shadows?
Leif: notwithstanding your humourous comment about the "direction of food", it's really a great portrait.
Osman: love this night shot! Well done ideed, and... having dinner at the restaurant on the right is quite an entertaining thought.
Tim: seems you have a lot of fun with your new endeavor, walking the streets. Terrific results, the legs shot is perfect and the lil' girl portrait's spot on.
Re fighting timidity when taking photos of strangers, have you considered some accelerated courses given by our very members here. Highly recommended is Rayyan's "Sweet Talk, Smooth Operator" and Jorgen's "How to beat the odds of blending in".
(of less interest, is my own "how to invariably get busted" workshop ).
All, and everyone, great work!
On the horizon, lots of light, lots of dust.
Late spring season will be busy for harness racing. Time for...
Vlad, Lovely Pic Of The Mrs.!
Corlan, Outstanding! Looks Like Its Right Out Of Mathew Brady's Collection From The 1800s!
On the subject of fighting timidity..they ask me how I do it.
Usually face to face. Sometime cheek to cheek but rarely.
But honestly, you have it or you don't!
Thanks Steve, Jorgen, Lloyd, Rayyan
Love the B&W above, Rayyan. And interesting look from the guy on the right.
Portrait in color, inside a cathedral. No street skills required for this one .
Great light yesterday in there -file pretty much out of the camera except for a few teenage blemishes and jpeg reduction (which don't do justice to the original, btw).
Corlan and Rayyan: Thank you guys!
Corlan, marvelous b/w post.
special thanks to routlaw for apply image command , multiply and screen with curves thrown in!!!!!
Tim, nice reflective moment caught!
Matt....A younger Demi Moore! Pretty shot!
Pike Place Market; selling scarves.
D700; 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII; 165mm; 1/30s @ f/2.8; ISO 360
Thanks all for the kind words. Much appreciated
Rayyan: yeah, you have it. She does, too!
Tim: i like this kind of angle. Nicely done
Matto: thinking young Demi Moore here too. Nice composition and processing man.
(on this one i would probably blur the far right hand side in order to keep the superb focus on the subject and leave the rest even more abstract, just about colors -just me)
Matt, Beautiful Color,Framing & Peek A Boo Shot!
Easter spent at home is not our usual way, normally we chase the tail of winter for some skiing in the mountains - but this year; with great pleasure. Unbelievable weather and early spring (I know I´ve said so before).
This from today´s outing to the woods - a bit up to avoid the birch pollen. Forecast said 20C and was right.
F2, FM2, D700, 3,5/20 UD, 2/35, 3,5/55, CV 2,5/75 (all ai or ai´d), 1,8/85 af-d,