I liked your picure. It's a great shot of family fun on the beach. The kids look very happy - especially the littlest one. Thanks for sharing!
I thought this was a lovely photo. Thanks for sharing!
I voted high for this one - one of my favorites in this challenge. Looks like a contented pooch, with the humans doing all the work. Thanks for sharing!
This was one of my favorites. Beautiful baby!
I've done a whole series of gloves and things on the scanner. I love the sharpness and quality of the lighting. It's like having a 200 mp closeup camera. There's pretty much no depth of field, but the images have a 'different' look and print beautifully - as big as you like.
Challenges with themes like 'red' seem to have predictable results - flowers, Ferraris, and the inevitable water drops. I thought the shot that finished 9th was great - wish I'd taken that one.
I keep watching for imaginative images.
. . . Steve
Regarding changes in color when uploading - I've read on the forums some members suggesting that sRGB is a better choice for web images than Adobe RGB. I can't tell which color space this one is in.
Just something I've read - take it with a grain of salt.
Great image though! And 12th place is pretty good in a big challenge like this. (better than my 116th !)
. . . Steve
Ed - here's a quote for you:
/"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop."/ - Ansel Adams
I don't mind if I see this in future challenges - it's a great photo. I'll bet you got your knees wet doing it. That's dedication! I see you used a fast shutter speed to 'freeze' the action. lol
This is you - accepting misfortune with equanimity. One of my favorites - Thanks for sharing. I voted higher for the shots that showed people - after all, the challenge was 'this is me'.
I like the concept. It has the look of photos made in an automated photo booth. I can see you worked hard at this one. Congratulations on 5th, and thanks for sharing.
I voted high for this one because it surprised me. Photos that are created out of the photographer's imagination rank higher (on my scale) than the ones that are just record shots of what was there.
Maybe this wasn't the best shot for 'red', but it's still a very interesting photograph. 'Surreal' comes to mind. You could read lots of interesting stories into this image. Thank you for sharing this.
One of my favorites here. Cats - half cuddly pet, half wild animal. Great title too.
4th place is pretty good in a big challenge like this. You asked about the .5 votes - it seems you did get a lot. I voted 2 for this one, a bit less than my usual 2.5. It's a good shot, but I think I responded more to the photos with faces or people. The challenge was 'this is me'. This is a photo of your lens - probably in your backyard. It tells me about your hobby/passion, but it doesn't tell me who /you/ are.
Just my opinion. You've got a good eye - and your entries are doing very well overall.
Cheers . . . Steve
This was my top choice in this challenge. Very scary ! Very red !
Beautiful child, and nice photo. One of my favorites in this challenge.
Not sure how you did this - but it shows imaginatiion, and fits the theme very well. One of my favorites.
Thanks for that, Doady. This was shot from a moving car, many years ago in Quebec.
I like your Ernst Haas entry - the colours and contrast reminded me immediately of Kodachrome. Good luck with it.
Really good timing! The expressions tell a story. One of my favourites in this challenge.
Congratulations on the 3rd place. I think it's a great shot - I recognize the central subject's stare ais very authentic. One of my top favourites in this challenge.
Perfect expressions - and the movement of the hand is just right too. Congratulations!