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evelynn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 17 N: 84] (401) [2009-10-09 10:17] [+]

Hi Niek,

I thought this lighthouse looked familiar. I've not been that close to it before though. I have painted it several times from across the way. I even posted a shot of it once. Coastal Guardian Yours is a nice sharp image and perfectly exposed throughout. They were renovating the lighthouse when we were there. I'm not sure I like the red... but that is tradition I suppose. The weather can be quite spectacular there in Bandon with great clouds and light etc. It can also be pretty miserable and windy. You did manage to experience a lot of clear blue skies while visiting "rainy Oregon".

TFS
Evelynn : )

evelynn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 17 N: 84] (401) [2009-09-10 7:40] [+]

Hi Niek,

I really like this shot... even more than the one on TN. It is a bit more saturated and I like the proportions a bit better. It just seems to have more "impact"????

We leave in the morning.

Evelynn : )

evelynn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 17 N: 84] (401) [2009-09-07 17:06] [+]

Hi Niek,

I may be an Oregonian BUT I have never been to this center! Was it worth the visit? Yes eastern Oregon is pretty flat and pretty dry and pretty barren. It isn't a place I would have wanted to travel across by covered wagon. "Covered Wagon" is what we always call them. The Oregon Trail actually went from Missouri to Oregon (from Independence Missouri to the Willamette Valley). Where did you focus on this shot? The entire foreground is so sharp...at least as far as I can tell :P
I like the wagon in the foreground. I assume you were trying to avoid something on the left side. The image looks cropped a little close on that side, but I know there must have been a reason.

TFS
Evelynn : )

evelynn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 17 N: 84] (401) [2009-08-08 11:59]

Well... I would have recognized you anywhere!! ...uh well... maybe. It makes you look even slimmer!! Give me a mirror like that!! I haven't been to that museum since they added that fancy new building. Actually I was quite impressed with it when we passed it that evening after our dinner. YES... we made a wrong turn and ended up going through McMinnville. It was nice to see that building all lit up at night.

I like your photo a lot. Very clever. Perfectly exposed and sharp.

Evelynn : )

evelynn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 17 N: 84] (401) [2007-10-27 11:04] [+]

I really like this shot Niek! It tells a story, has impact (contrast in scale, and wonderful composition) It is very well executed. I LOVE the two trees. One has to wonder if ever there were more trees in the highlands once upon a time. You captured the bleakness and the bareness and yet the green feels hopeful. Great work and good eye!

TFS
Evelynn : )

evelynn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 17 N: 84] (401) [2007-09-17 12:17]

This is really nice too Niek. You have so many good shots in your gallery. I just haven't the time to critique them all. I have to get ready for this trip! As of Saturday two of the big slideshow presentations that I was working on are done! Whew! Working with other folk's projectors is always stressful as it takes some real fine tuning to get one's colors to remotely resemble the original. Actually the second one gets its debut tonight but the projector has been adjusted in advance. I still have a couple other big presentations I am working on, so I have to set aside a certain amount of time to worry : )

This is a super, sharp image with good light and color. Jerry and I always enjoy the amazing low tides when we visit Britain. He walked way out one time and kicked the tip of something metal and dug out an amazing, old barnacle encrusted anchor... imagine trying to bring that home... our airline had gone out of business while we were there, the baggage handlers were on strike, it took 4 flights to get to San Francisco... and we did it... much to our amazement.

evelynn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 17 N: 84] (401) [2007-09-17 12:06]

This is fun Niek. I like seeing you experiment. I am not good at that. I think I would like to see just a little bit more of the black and white in the immediate foreground... the bottom of the image. Nicely executed.

TFS
Evelynn : )

evelynn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 17 N: 84] (401) [2007-09-17 12:03]

Having noticed that there is a bit of controversy brewing over this image and critiques I'll try to "walk gingerly" as they say. The "translate" feature is good, but not good enough for me to get the full essence of the comments.

I like the unusual composition that really emphasizes the incongruity of that little row of buildings lined up there between the sea and the hills. They look so vulnerable. I think man has always wanted to tempt fate! The substantial foreground rocks have stood the test of time and seem to say that those frail buildings could be turned to toothpicks at the whim of Mother Nature. There are a couple of issues I have. The rocks and headland seem so dark. Also the verticals of the buildings are a bit skewed to the right. Other than that I like it a lot.

TFS
Evelynn : )

evelynn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 17 N: 84] (401) [2007-09-17 11:48]

NICE!

I'm impressed with this shot. I love the glow you captured and the sharpness. Very nice work!

TFS
Evelynn : )

evelynn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 17 N: 84] (401) [2007-09-17 11:46]

Well I didn't expect to get a lesson on whisky, or whiskies or whiskey or whiskeys or whatever but thanks!!

I'll say it again... you do have a knack for this intimate type of shots. Super lighting!

TFS
Evelynn : )