Umpqua Bank ~~HDR~~

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Comments (50)

~~West Coast Sharon~… on December 7, 2009

Good evening Michael and Alek. Thanks for the great comments. Alek, I have been looking for more HDR from you. Thanks again, Sharon

Francisco J. loureir… on January 31, 2010

Bonita foto Saludos

~~West Coast Sharon~… on February 1, 2010

Good evening Dogkas. Thanks for the nice comment regarding my photos. I am off to you gallery to view your work. Best to you. Sharon

Ed Swanzey on July 11, 2010

I'm Getting VERY tired of HDR processed pictures!

~~West Coast Sharon~… on July 11, 2010

I am sorry to hear your comment. I love to do them and I do not feel as though I over-do them. If you don't like it, that is fine and your opinion. I am new to photography and trying all sorts of techniques and filters. I guess it is everyone's right to do as they please. I happen to admire everyone's work on Panoramio and have learned a great deal from all. Best to you. Sharon

Ed Swanzey on July 17, 2010

Ah yes! Let me suggest that since you have chosen to publish your pictures, that you are open to criticism by anyone, not just professionals.

You do show some talent, and appear to have an (uneducated) eye for composition, which is the most critical element in any visual art. If I may suggest; if you really are interested in learning photography, you study the great photographers and artists. Then you do not ask for accolades from amateurs and other non-knowledgeable people, who invariably give you "oooohs" and "aaaahs", and "Oh, that's nice", and other worthless comments. this is the kind of thing you get from EVERY on-line gallery. Ask for detailed comments from someone who has proven he really knows what he is talking about. That way you will learn, otherwise you probably won't.

Criticisms are the same as rejection slips all of us have received for submitting work for publishing. We frequently have shuddered a bit when we got them, but we learned from every one of them. My ex-wife, a brilliant poet (with two PhD degrees), has a scrap-book full of rejection slips she received for a volume of poetry she wrote. It was finally published, and received powerfully good reviews from three university presses. I still have my first rejection slip framed and on my wall. I see it every day, and it reminds me that I can always do better work. There is no room in this world for mediocrity in the guise of art.

I think you have potential, and if I can help, let me know.

Ed Swanzey

~~West Coast Sharon~… on July 17, 2010

Hi Ed. I was not sorry that you criticized my photograph. I love to get tips and ideas. I was sorry that you said that you were "tired of HDRs". I think everything I can try just teaches me a little more. I have read a whole lot of books and took a class on DSLR cameras from our junior college near by but it was a total bust. I don't feel that I can study with a pro just yet because I don't even know what I do with all the different buttons. I was just a point and shoot kind of girl until I learned of Panoramio and I have bought books on exposure, and everything else. I love when someone says, "If you do so and so, you will get this result etc."
Anyway, sorry that you took my ""sorry comment" as being unwilling to except criticism. I never uploaded anything until I felt comfortable letting someone look at my piece of the world. Also, I am blind in one eye and the other isn't very good either. Some times I think something looks good only to find out later it wasn't as sharp or whatever after someone tells me. Best to you. Sharon

)) NICEFORO NIEPCE (… on August 29, 2010

Sharon, know how often raided the bank. really a very evocative picture. LIKE. Regards Cesar.

beyer99 on October 29, 2010

wonderful picture!!!! LIKE best regards a.beyer

Guto Mantua on April 21, 2013

Mi piace....tanti saluti, Guto.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 29, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by ~~West Coast Sharon~…
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
    • Taken on 2009/03/15 10:04:48
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.590
    • ISO Speed: ISO100