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Melvin Schoenst

MELVIN SCHOENST has been a cattle auctioneer since he could first say “moo”. While other kids played cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers, he and his brother played “rancher and auctioneer”, with sticks and stones as pretend cows, trying to see who could get their tongue round the words faster. At sixteen he auctioned his first real cow. Now...

Edgar Fricke

EDGAR (Junior to most) FRICKE’s lineage to Round Top stretches back to his great grandfather George who fought in the Mexican War of 1846. His grandfather was a founder of the Round Top bank which still guards Ed’s money.
For some of the early pioneers, rifle clubs were a necessity. Those immigrants who had come from large cities in their...

Mother Nature (ADOMAKY3DE3)

My eyes are opened to the deplorable state my gifts have become. Anger, pain and resentment are my feelings towards those I have charged with the protection of these gifts.

My gifts of vast plain surfaces and its richness have not been utilised to its full potentials. What is expected to bring food doesn't.
Shade to cool these...

Oil and Water

KAREN VERNON and KEN MUENZENMAYER are accomplished artists but both the paintings and the painters are as different from each other as oil and water. Karen is outgoing, gregarious and effervescent. She favours watercolour as her medium of choice and mostly paints flowers, still life and landscapes. Her work is vibrant with colour, and every...

The Rev Puffrock

From a series 'The Front Porch' - first exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the John Kobal Awards

Larry Birkelbach - Festival Hill’s Michelangelo

There is one man who comes to the concerts at the Festival Institute not just for the music but for the thrill of listening and seeing the reaction of the audience
The source of their surprise and adulation is the interior of the concert hall every inch of it adorned with hand carved motifs. While the inspiration for the design came from...

Opinions wanted and valued

Seven months ago I uploaded a few images to here from my first attempt at model photography.
I asked for your opinions and input, most replies were very informative and helped me with my technique.
This is my 2nd go working with a model and again, having taking all your advice on board, as much as possible, I again would value your...

The Secret life of daydreams

The Secret life of daydreams

I have a strange feeling with regard to you. As if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly knotted to a similar string in you. And if you were to leave I'm afraid that cord of communion would snap. And I have a notion that I'd take to bleeding inwardly. As for you, you'd forget me.

Dress,...

Model: Guulke Wassenberg

Model: Guulke Wassenberg
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/125
Aperture: F / 1.8
Iso: 1250
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

Location: Café het Veem, Strijp-S in Eindhoven.

In the background beer tanks where reflection can be seen that of warm atmosphere lighting....

GIRL

First time trying Enviromental Portrait with a friend.
Shot on Nikon D3200, Color-graded to taste in Photoshop

Model: Sophie Anne Jansen

Model: Sophie Anne Jansen
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/125
Aperture: F / 1.4
Iso: 1250
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

I made this photo in the evening, during a workshop that I gave together with Sophie Anne Jansen in the center of Eindhoven where we only used the...

Selfies

Hello,
I am new to this group. Here are a few selfies that i have made, exploring my Hyde side. Check the description of each photos to know more about the camera settings and intentions for each selfie. Thanks a lot for your comments and criticisms.