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by Mick Fagan
08 Dec 2019, 19:25
Forum: Things
Topic: Rocks and Kelp, Wooli River.
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Rocks and Kelp, Wooli River.

Now that is quite striking, really draws you in. Firstly for the subject, secondly for the technical execution.

Very nice Maris.

Mick.
by Mick Fagan
08 Dec 2019, 19:20
Forum: Things
Topic: Dandelions in Vase.
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Dandelions in Vase.

Almost looks like a negative, love the glass behind the vase; looks like wet sand rippled by water.

Compelling enough to want a longer look.

Mick.
by Mick Fagan
08 Dec 2019, 19:16
Forum: Places
Topic: Late Fall, Lake Jindabyne.
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Late Fall, Lake Jindabyne.

As I scrolled down the picture after opening this thread, I saw the floating leaves and immediately thought, filter, red or deep orange? I then read your text and noted it was a red, I think use of that filter really lifts this. I've never read that Thoreau excerpt before, certainly fits this scene....
by Mick Fagan
08 Dec 2019, 19:10
Forum: People
Topic: Sunbakers, Noosa.
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Sunbakers, Noosa.

Great positioning of the subjects, the wave is good, but I think the position of his hat is perfect. Its angle to the sun, the shadow underneath and of course, the brightness of the hat itself. Which in turn, draws you in to the subjects themselves.

Mick.
by Mick Fagan
25 Oct 2019, 08:05
Forum: Places
Topic: Steppes
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Steppes

Even though the subject is a cluttered one, you seem to have de-cluttered it.

Mick.
by Mick Fagan
25 Oct 2019, 08:03
Forum: Places
Topic: Fence Line, Wilpena Pound, Sunset.
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Fence Line, Wilpena Pound, Sunset.

Very nice Maris, after the brutal cropping on the right side, did you consider further cropping from the top and bottom?

Nice lens, must be in a big shutter, or are you using a top hat? :o

Mick.
by Mick Fagan
27 Sep 2019, 18:19
Forum: Places
Topic: Baron Plains Rd
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Baron Plains Rd

Quite a difference from what we see from your scans; it literally glowed.

Mick.
by Mick Fagan
06 Sep 2019, 10:20
Forum: Places
Topic: Spaghetti Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Spaghetti Tree

They usually do look better in the flesh, sharper and with a better visual contrast. In 1975, which was nearing the end where we did glass plates at work, I had a go at coating plates myself. This is a similar process, but different process to what you do. I was struck with the ease of cleaning and ...
by Mick Fagan
05 Sep 2019, 19:15
Forum: Places
Topic: Spaghetti Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Spaghetti Tree

The format suits the subject.

Your shadow detail is pretty good, along with your highlight retention, you appear to be on the money now with the technical aspects.

Mick.
by Mick Fagan
04 Sep 2019, 20:21
Forum: People
Topic: Model and Photograph
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Model and Photograph

Very interesting Maris, you have lifted a figure study up and beyond the norm; well done.

Mick.

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