thejohnnerparty: OMG! Beautiful. Really. It must have been very difficult choosing the ranking. I've so many really good photos in this competition.
Thank you for your interest in the work. I agree with you in this competition a lot of good work.
pen araneae: Congratulations for a fine picture. I like to add that the varied light and shade regions together contribute a lot to the picture too.
Thank you for your compliments and subtle observation.
mjdundee: Congratulations Nik2,I like your style of presenting your photographs.This brownleaf is a excellent example of the usefull addition of minor pp work on a already very well composed picture taken with a very capable little camera. Well deserved win.
I am very glad to hear from you mjdundee these kind words, thank you. By the way, the picture is taken outdoors, and not in the home, close-ups and macro my little camera work out fine, I agree with you.
RuthC: Congratulations, Nik2 on first place with this interesting image of a brown leaf. Great visual impact and textures here. The reds add an interesting highlight to the brownness of the leaf. Ruth :-)
Thank you, RuthS for congratulations and very thin and correct observations and comments. :)
Steve Throndson: Nik2 you have a good eye! This is such a fresh viewpoint for a familiar subject. It stands out in a challenge with many excellent entries.
Thanks, Steve Throndson, for their interest and kind words. My eyes are not very good, without glasses near sees bad and good works, and indeed in the contest very much. :)
jmoutinho: I am an amateur photographer who likes street photography, and this is exactly my style. It would be my favorite in the competition.
Thanks for the response, I liked your work "Builders", portrait with reflection and black-and-white picture with the dancers. С уважением
Cary Maures: Just perfect. No snow here in SF.
Thank you for your attention to this work. With pleasure would change our snow on your climate and your oranges ... :)
Wildbegonia: Stunning! For all the reasons well described by Ruth. Congratulations.
Thank Vildbegoniya, for his interest and kind words!
RuthC: What a stunning picture, Nik2, and it deserves to win in 'A Walk in the Park' Challenge. I love the evocative crispness you've attained in this capture, so that I can feel the sharp cold on my skin and the air I breathe, and hear the crunch of snow under my feet. The strong colours of the trees are softened by the powdered snow which clings to them, while the long disappearing lines of trees give wonderful depth to the whole picture. Beautiful. Ruth :-)
Your description of my work is very artistic and read as a literary work, thank you for an informal comment, Ruth! :)
RuthC: This is really beautiful, Nik2, and deserves to be in second place in the challenge. The colour contrasts are excellent, with the sharp black lines of the butterfly really standing out against the soft greens of the background. It is interesting to note that the butterfly cannot see where it is feeding, so if there is danger (such as a spider) lurking inside the little bellflower, it would be unaware of it until it's too late! A great capture. Ruth :-)
Thank you, Ruth, for the interesting story and attention to work! :)
Thanks for the response!
Solar Ben: Nice job with the S95!
Thank you for your attention to this work, this small camera really allows you to get good pictures!
ws1967: pen - yes, stand - ??
Thank you for your interest in the work!
Steve Throndson: Very nice photo! One of my favorites in this challenge. It didn't quite match the 'abstract painting' suggestion of the host, but it has wonderfully intricate detail in the curtains, and the cat is perfect. Good work!
Thank you for your kind words, I agree with your conclusions
swamynirmal: Congrats for winning..!!!
Thank you very much for your congratulations, this victory is your attention and vote for your work!
chrisby: Very nice picture and a clever idea to just show a detail. Congratulation to your win! - 40 years ago I bought a very similar camera from Quelle, a big store in Germany. The camera was announced as a russian camera named Zenit and looked a bit like an old Leica replica. I owned also a 50, 35 and 135 mm lens.
Thank you for your attention to this work. I hope you happy with nostalgia and remember his old purchase, wish you good pictures.
PARISSA: Dear congratulations for winning old camera contest. ...I got the 43rd place in this competition. ...a little too far from 1st place..hahaha...your job is great. ....good luck. ...
Thanks for the compliments and interest in the work. I looked at your competition work http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=842859&View=Results&Rows=4 , she liked me in composition and emotional content, I wish you creative success.
ConanFuji: Pretty. Makes me want to explore the neighborhood
I agree with you, to see these stories, you need to carefully look around. :)
Wildbegonia: Congratulations, a great photo, sort of an image that 'sticks' in one's memory.
Thank you for your kind words and interest in the work.