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thedreamco...
5/18/2009 7:33 PM
is a beautiful image you have posted here...you don't need to prove anything - anyone who is a photographer knows what you are talking about.


thedreamco...
5/18/2009 7:32 PM
And jgarms, it isn't that we agree or disagree, it is the way in which you speak to other artist's workmanship. I believe in most photos being as natural as possible too, and it


thedreamco...
5/18/2009 7:28 PM
Sounds wonderful Grumsby! I am really looking forward to that!


Grumsby
5/18/2009 7:26 PM
Right Sheri, Like we spoke, there will be a photo illustration contest soon.


thedreamco...
5/18/2009 7:16 PM
Right you are, Grumsby. It can be fun to add a background or to blur the edges a bit. I use a photo program to "sign" my art before I post it on Taltopia too.


Grumsby
5/18/2009 7:15 PM
Besides, I welcome all critiques because that way I learn. But tact is a skill that is hard to learn. So I bend both ways.


Grumsby
5/18/2009 7:14 PM
As I did here. I enhance to what I originally took. I am not a photographer like some people here (professional) I do it for fun and reference. What I do know is photoshop can be overused. I see it all the time and try not to.


thedreamco...
5/18/2009 7:13 PM
And it was stated that it was taken with a canon 30d, sigma 10mm lens, so that pretty much sums up the effect.


Grumsby
5/18/2009 7:11 PM
Woah! Here is my thoughts. I worked as a retoucher for a group of professional photogrhaphers for a year in Seattle. Big market. Every photo was touched either to despeckle or adjust saturation. I have always tried to keep to the original.


thedreamco...
5/18/2009 7:11 PM
I agree Janese. That seems the fair thing to do, not tell someone their photo should not be in this contest. That was very mean spirited to say on a hunch that it was manipulated.


Janese
5/18/2009 7:09 PM
I believe that we are all photographers, sir.


Janese
5/18/2009 7:08 PM
May I suggest to jgarms...why don't you start a seperate contest and make it a stipulation that no photo enhancement is allowed! That seems like an easy enough solution to your problem!


Janese
5/18/2009 7:05 PM
Personally, I think it's beautiful and unique! It gives us all an idea what we can do if we think outside of the box!


Janese
5/18/2009 7:04 PM
...and, unless the photographer went somewhere to get his photo "enhanced" (which is hightly unlikely) it IS an original!


Janese
5/18/2009 7:03 PM
I happen to agree with the girls...this is a forum where we depend on each others "positive" feedback. If you don't personally care for a particular photo...don't vote for it! I think working with Photoshop is part of the creative process!


vimeliss789
5/18/2009 6:59 PM
i agree completely! thedreamco...


thedreamco...
5/18/2009 6:58 PM
I think only informed people should post negative comments. Unless you know something for a fact, I suggest using some tact.


vimeliss789
5/18/2009 6:57 PM
why do you think that jgarms? i sense a little jealousy coming out here.....


thedreamco...
5/18/2009 6:56 PM
jgarms, why would you say that about SUNSET AT HOME? Have you gone out to the image and asked the photographer about it? He's very nice. It was taken with a canon 30d, sigma 10mm lens (like a fish eye shot, thats why it looks crazy).


Janese
5/18/2009 6:48 PM
With 30 days still left in the contest, I think it's kind of early to think that you don't have a chance, jgarms. Anything will and can happen in 30 days!


rickdog
5/18/2009 6:46 PM
sunset at home is a great shot!!!!!


RickyBobby
5/18/2009 6:21 PM
Shake N Bake Grumsby.2nd place is the 1st loser,lol.


Grumsby
5/18/2009 1:23 PM
Shake and bake!


Doodles74
5/18/2009 7:54 AM
Ah who cares, it's a great picture RickyBobby!


RickyBobby
5/17/2009 11:57 PM
My meds must b kickin in.I accidentally entered this summer sunset contest of a pic w snow on the ground.So sorry! If I knew how to take it back I would. Doodles' ur not alone.


Doodles74
5/17/2009 7:07 PM
I hear ya, Philip. Summer is not always a guarantee of warm weather for all states! And yes, I can take some ribbing ;) It's all good.


trishnvl
5/17/2009 1:23 PM
These are soooooo beautiful!


thedreamco...
5/17/2009 8:59 AM
Hey Phillip! Nice to see you back on the boards! Bobby - Stay! Let 'em know you believe in your work! :))


Grumsby
5/17/2009 5:47 AM
Doodles takes a lot of ribbing and still always has a smile on her face. Good shot. Keep it in.


frankcast
5/16/2009 10:18 PM
bobbysurf you have a great photo, keep it in the contest.