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Feb 25, 2019 19:41:06   #
WOW, somebody pinch me please. I just found out that I have been accepted as a contributing photographer by Getty Images. Is anyone else on this site also a contributor? I'd love to hear about your experience and any tips you can pass along. PM me please if you'd like to chat about it. Cheers, Dick
Feb 25, 2019 03:10:35   #
One of my goals this year is to learn how to turn my photographs into digital art. This is my first serious attempt at making a composite from 8 different images taken in and around the Channel Islands Harbor. What do you guys think? Constructive criticism welcomed. Thanks, Dick

Feb 22, 2019 03:45:40   #
Thanks. Glad you like it.
Feb 21, 2019 23:21:15   #
DaveyDitzer wrote:
Wow! I really like it. We had cloudiness move in here before moonrise.

Too bad Davey, it was quite a sight. We had rain and clouds for many days, so you can imagine my delight when it turned out to be a clear night. I'm pretty happy with this shot. Thanks for your comment.
Feb 21, 2019 23:20:19   #
UTMike wrote:
Beautiful result!

Thanks Mike. It was quite the sight.
Feb 21, 2019 23:05:20   #
Thanks. No, I shot this in a well lit park, but I did play with the exposure in PS.
Feb 21, 2019 22:31:21   #
I shot this the other night at the Channel Islands Harbor in SoCal. I used a Nikon D850, a Nikkor 200-500mm lens @ 500mm, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/100th. I did some manipulation of the exposure and the moon in post production. Thoughts and CC?
Super Full Moon, February 2019

Feb 12, 2019 17:05:56   #
Whistletown Wilds wrote:
Tufted Titmice. I find taking small birds in flight an irresistible challenge! My keep discard is about 1 in 250 of fair shots and 1in 500 a keeper. one of the ways I have a modicum of success is to try to determine where the bird is going, then try to focus a spot where the bird will fly into the predetermined focused spot. I would love to hear from others who also try to take small BIF. Thanks to all ahead of time!

Jan 9, 2019 13:06:52   #
Flyerace wrote:
I love both photos, but the end result is amazing. It is fun to play with PhotoShop. When one learns how to manipulate a photo, the options are endless. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful result. Waiting for you to have a few more rainy days.

I'm so encouraged by all the positive feedback I've received from this attempt that I'll probably keep going on the idea of enhancing photographs I was previously happy with. But not very many rainy days in SoCal
Jan 9, 2019 13:05:31   #
frankraney wrote:
Very good!!

Thank you. Glad you liked it. Happy New Year!
Jan 9, 2019 13:05:06   #
gener202002 wrote:

Thank you.
Jan 9, 2019 13:04:39   #
photophile wrote:
I like both, in 2 the eyes seem to glow.

Thanks Karin, That was my goal. It was actually surprisingly easy to achieve. I added some vibrance and saturation to the eyes and then just masked them and turned up the brightness. I'm very happy with the results!
Jan 9, 2019 13:02:19   #
Einreb92 wrote:
So very creative! Love it!

Thanks. I'm constantly pushing my boundaries to unlock the hidden artist within me!
Jan 9, 2019 13:01:34   #
merrytexan wrote:

Happy New Year to my favorite Merry Texan! Thanks for your comment. Fun stuff!
Jan 9, 2019 13:00:45   #
AMO wrote:
The after is downright spooky. Well done!

Thanks. That was my goal, so it's reassuring to hear that I achieved some modicum of success with my PP.
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