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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2021 at 19:39
Pfff, had a busy day in work, so I was happy to smell the soup.
But, I'll try to comment again tomorrow or friday.
 



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browsing thru for the past 7 days, some comments:

@Jozioau :
day 1: lovely picture to open the series, good find too
day 3: I really liked the outtakes as well, you somehow really can feel the space of the shopping mall.
day 5: great subject, funny lines for a record player.

@alanfrombangor :
day 1: you really got their attention, and mine (Wales is really lovely. Been our summer holiday destination for 5+ years. The sheep (and not only those creatures) seem happier in Wales.
day 6: great vantage point & well executed
day 7: would love to visit Snowdonia in winter, give us more.

@rovhazman :
day 1: I agree with the praise for the composition and colors, it works.
day 4: hopefully your boy's feeling better already. An unusual theme, but i do like it being shown to us.

@onsplekkie :
day 4: looks like a group of 'sibling'-dogs and a really happy owner, love it. You seem to capture genuine expressions with ease.
day 5: symmetry works, here it 100% does, nicely balanced composition and color.

@AsD :
day 5: great colors in the clouds and on lots of points of interest the horizon.
day 6: lovely golden colors and a very good leading line. I like the depth, the bridge creates a picture of its own inside your picture.

@Harm vb :
day 3: the more i look at it, the more i like the image. The reflection of the glass is really subtle.
day 4: as others have said, a well executed environmental portait.

@Robbie:
day 1: the golden reflections work like magic, very good find.
day 3: perfect part of the day, love the light and execution.

@pegelli:
day 1: seems we're not the only one with a turtle in the local pond, we have the same here too. He/She looks happily soaking up the warmth of the sun.
day 3: just like it a lot, could be an abstract.
day 6: you just need an oldtimer crossing the street & it would have been a perfect postcard of the 50's.

@Phil Wood:
day 3: a perfect spot for a picknick (weather providing). but obviously I only got that thought because of the balanced representation.
day 4: great composition, a bit like story telling. The amount of sky puts the humans in respect to the gate.

@mikey2000:
day 1: looks like a fun day out, well needed in these times.

@Fred_S:
day 2: very nicely lit set of camera's from a bygone age. It inspired me into some DIY studio shots of my own (day 6 & 7), thanks for that
day 4: simple idea, lovely execution.

@gregja:
day 1: a daring picture by its simplicity.
day 2: lovely athmosphere. waiting for a thunderbird to appear

@Jetsplace:
day 6: a portrait of a single dog, maybe I should try that too . The dogs looks quite focussed, friendly enough luckily.   

   
       
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Originally posted by @Jetsplace @Jetsplace wrote:


Day 3...
alpha_in_exile - Was it a ritual scrollburning or just a firestarter?

Ritual, in fact, although I'm a little fuzzy on the details (I missed the creation-of-the-scroll event). I'm not sure whether what was written on the scroll was strictly confessions of sins, or a list of burdens and fears from the last year, or what.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2021 at 23:32
It is high time I made some comments!

Let's look at Day 5...


Jozioau - This pic is full of weird angles, odd shapes and strange highlights. I love it! My second ever job was in a TV/hifi shop and we sold B&O kit. It was always so beautiful and so expensive, but felt like it would always Just Work. That's why I especially like the way the lines all make me read "BEOGRAM 2000".
alanfrombangor - A pinhole challenge is a Pinhole CHALLENGE! Nice work with the shadows complementing the colourful composition
Harm vb - It's a good stab at an arty view of a bottle. I like how the shadow is sharper than the actual bottle - most unusual! The pic as a whole might benefit from less empty space at the top though.
addy landzaat - No doubt about the exposure and composition but something unsettles me about this photo. I first saw the horse's sad expression then noticed it's saddle worn back and the marks behind the forelegs. Then I saw the collapsed horse (?) at the left edge. Are these amazing creatures OK?
pegelli - Lockdown is easy with a local park as airy and natural as this (I hope!). Our local park has the same tone of brown and greenish brown so the figures in the distance add some welcome colour.
onsplekkie - I always wish there were more murals like this in my part of the world. Amusing how the branches seem to hold her face above and below.
mikey2000 - Possibly/certainly the best photo ever taken.
rovhazman - I know exactly what that feels like! I'm so pleased that puzzles did the job. That worked for our first two children but #3 just didn't want to do anything likethat, making sick days long and difficult for all involved....
fennetje - well handled with the light - I think it must have been hard to avoid blowouts in the background (unless you had some helpful clouds!)
Fred_S - Nice contrasting colours. I'm not 100% sure but I think it could do with an exposure boost (or is it just my screen?)
AsD - At my very first look, I thought the cloud was actually smog coming out of the chimneys on the left! I think I can see what you wanted out of this photo but I don't know if the light helped you here.
alpha_in_exile - One click and you are hooked! The look of concentration on her face is priceless!
gregja - Nice moment! However, as a semi-serious astronomer, I must wonder how well the fire helped your night vision!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mikey2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2021 at 23:33
PS - thanks for all the comments on my pics so far!
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hey guys just want to say day 8 was a very solid set! Imo best day yet! Ones that really stuck out today. Gregja corner, phil wood bus stop, Fred S daffodil, and addy flowershop. Great job
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2021 at 13:01
Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

mikey2000 - Possibly/certainly the best photo ever taken.
gregja - Nice moment! However, as a semi-serious astronomer, I must wonder how well the fire helped your night vision!

Ha- the glint of a beer bottle in one of the hands suggests more brazier than gazing :) Thankfully we have your stunning shot to show off the night sky at its best!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2021 at 13:39
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Day 1
rovhazman: That really does shout "hot day", from the parched ground, sparse vegetation, short shado and your son's protective hat.
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Day 3
rovhazman: Nice portrayal of a young explorer.

Thank you Alan.
Re Day 1 - actually it was not a very hot day relative to the standards in this area, but I guess in absolute terms it was hot...

Originally posted by @Jetsplace @Jetsplace wrote:

Day 1
rovhazman - He is sooo cute - Like the picture a lot!

Day 2
rovhazman - Is that a cry-out for tourists or.. how very peaceful without the tourists

Day 3
rovhazman - I told you on day 1 he is sooo cute.. that didn't change in these 2 days.

Thank you, Jet.
Re Day 2 - these days Eilat is quite full of tourists. Only domestic tourists, but still all the hotels are fully booked. Most of the covid-19 related restrictions are already lifted and many people need a vacation. While it is great for the city (which is strongly dependent on tourists), sometimes I do miss the empty and quit city as it was in the past year until recently...

Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Day 1:
@rovhazman - a great contextual shot of your youngest model in the harsh desert landscape and harsh light. In that setting do you need fill-flash to soften the shadows?

Day 2:
@rovhazman - minimalist, but effective.

Day 3:
@rovhazman - interesting shot of your son in this rock crevasse. Wonder whether it mightn't have looked better in portrait mode?

Day 4:
@rovhazman - feel sorry for the little guy, who's looking very feverish. Hope he bounced back quickly.

Thank you Joe.
Re Day 1 - I didn't use flash. I did use the Shadow slider in post processing. it is great to have high dynamic range...
Re Day 3 - I didn't try portrait mode. I wanted to have the rocks in the frame. After reading your comment I tried portrait crop, but it doesn't work - for effective portrait image I should have shot it in a portrait mode...

Originally posted by fennetje fennetje wrote:

   
@rovhazman :
day 1: I agree with the praise for the composition and colors, it works.
day 4: hopefully your boy's feeling better already. An unusual theme, but i do like it being shown to us.

Thank you Sven.
Re Day 4 - yes, unusual theme and also not what I had in mind... Today (yes, only today) he feels better and the first time since Sunday that he is without fever so I hope to show you other photos...

Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:


rovhazman - I know exactly what that feels like! I'm so pleased that puzzles did the job. That worked for our first two children but #3 just didn't want to do anything likethat, making sick days long and difficult for all involved....

Thank you Mike.
In our case, it is #3 (the kid in the picture) who can find things to do by himself (puzzles, Lego, Playmobil etc.) while his 2 older brothers are much more needy...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2021 at 18:40
Thanxs everyone for your comment. Makes me going on in a higher pulse than promised.

My new comment is here:

Jozioau: A nicely distorted world, making me sometimes dizzy.

AlanfromBangor: Love your snowy mountains from behind my screen.

RovHazman: nice mysterious selfie on day 7, but your desiccated dry landscape on day 9 makes me feel home in Holland more and more

OnsPlekkie: nice portraits & moving objects, especially the B&W are nice.

AsD: some nice bridges and river views.

Fennetje: love your B&W portrait of that camera.

PhilWood: How do people know where to go from your bus-stop? Seems almost impossible to find a bus instead of an airplane.

Fred_S: Dramatic sky and a very fine portrait of that daffodil.

Gregja: nice B&W work.

Well done everybody!
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Originally posted by mikey2000 mikey2000 wrote:

addy landzaat - No doubt about the exposure and composition but something unsettles me about this photo. I first saw the horse's sad expression then noticed it's saddle worn back and the marks behind the forelegs. Then I saw the collapsed horse (?) at the left edge. Are these amazing creatures OK?
Yes, they are amazing. There were lot of horses in the field, I think they all were quite old and tired. The horse that "collapsed" stood up a moment later, it was fine
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rovhazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 April 2021 at 19:55
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

RovHazman: nice mysterious selfie on day 7, but your desiccated dry landscape on day 9 makes me feel home in Holland more and more


Thank you Harm!
Actually I can give you many more better reasons why Holland is a better place...
But if we stay with the landscape and the weather as a reason, I must say that before I moved here I always preferred landscape with green and water and disliked the desert view. However, in the past few years since I moved here I really like it. There is something powerful and yet very peaceful in here.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 April 2021 at 19:58
Originally posted by rovhazman rovhazman wrote:

Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

RovHazman: nice mysterious selfie on day 7, but your desiccated dry landscape on day 9 makes me feel home in Holland more and more


Thank you Harm!
Actually I can give you many more better reasons why Holland is a better place...
But if we stay with the landscape and the weather as a reason, I must say that before I moved here I always preferred landscape with green and water and disliked the desert view. However, in the past few years since I moved here I really like it. There is something powerful and yet very peaceful in here.

It is raining cats and dogs right now, only 6 ░C...
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Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

It is raining cats and dogs right now, only 6 ░C...

And here it was a "cold" day today - only 25░C... My picture from today is from the beach.
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Thanks for commenting on my pictures so far ! I am really running behind with my commenting. Apologies for that, I will catch up a bit soon.
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