Great photo. All parents know this moment. Thanks for sharing!
This was one of my favorites. There's obviously a bond between these two, and yet such contrast - big and small, young and old. A very sweet shot! Thanks for sharing!
One of my favorites here - a perfect shot for the challenge. Thanks for sharing!
Brilliant shot. I'm guessing that's you in the picture - so how do you trip the shutter at just the right time? Or do you just keep jumping until you get it? I really enjoyed this photo - thank you!
Thank you - Merci !
Thank you both for the comments. Much appreciated!
Dave - I assume you mean /Ansel/ Adams and not his brother, Bernie? But seriously, I've seen real Ansel Adams prints in galleries, and this shot of mine isn't in that league - not even close. His prints sing with light. (but thanks anyway)
About the .5 scores: I think some voters might have thought this a bit 'dull' or depressing and given their opinion with a point five. We all have our likes and dislikes - some voters hate cats, sunsets, cliches, and so on. Personally I don't use the extremes of the voting scale - almost never go above 4, and anything less than 1.5 seems cruel and unneccesary. But others do it differently.
I think I'd much rather have comments than points. Thanks again for yours!
I like this one - for the tones and the drama. Thanks for sharing!
One of my favourites. I'm curious - is that a fly in the fish's mouth? And the title? Why 'The Winner'? I thought this was a pretty good shot and was surprised it didn't finish higher. I enjoyed it - thanks for sharing!
One of my top favorites. It's a visual feast - all those repetitious lines and curves. I enjoyed this one - thanks for sharing and congratulations on 5th place finish!
I enjoyed this one a lot. You got just the right amount of blur, and you're close enough to see the expressions. Great shot! Congratulations on 4th place!
My top favorite in this challenge. Really nice.
My favorite from this challenge. Thought it was a very good shot. You obviously put some effort into setting it up and lighting it. Good work!
One of my favorites in this challenge. It's a look of intense concentration.
Really good shot in my opinion. The blur in the left hand and the ball is just right. good work!
This shows imagination and tells a story - and the expression is precious. Good work!
I voted pretty high for this one because it suited the theme, and because I could see that you worked hard on it. Did you paint in the lightning, or clone it from another shot? I've tinkered with this sort of thing enough to know how difficult it is. Good work! Thanks for sharing! I thought it would place higher than it did. Maybe try again in the 'post-processing' challenge?
I thought this one said 'opposites' very well. It poses some questions - who are these people? Do they know each other? What's going on? The tree splitting the frame is a bold compositional tool - but it's essential to the photo. Good work!
I really liked your entry and voted highly for it. It reminded me instantly of Weegee's 'The Critic'. If you don't know that one, google it. It reminds us of the imperfections of human nature. Yours is different, but a strong photo too, and one that tells a story. Thank you for showing us this!
Straightforward photo, but a strong message. This was one that I voted highly for because I thought it told a story. Not sure of the title - perhaps just 'Time' would have been enough, and let the viewer think about what time means to them. Thanks for sharing. I liked this picture.
I like it when a photographer tries to say something more than 'here's something I saw and snapped'. This photo seems to have a message - your title hints at it - and I appreciated it! Thanks for sharing! Congratulations on 5th place!