Watch out for the Grinch ... I'm sure I saw him lurking in the forums.
Thank you Wildbegonai, you're too kind.
Nice composite. I wonder how many balloons you used?
Congratulation for 1st place. Great shot.
Congrats on your 1st place. Excellent shot, well done!
Nice! Imaginative concept with humour.
Congratulations on your 1st in the 3rds. Very well captured and am surprised that it didn't take out 1st the first time around. Love it!
Congratulations on your 1st placement. Fabulous shot.
I like this shot. You must have been literally 'in his face' with a 34mm lens though?
Congratulations on your first place. Lovely shot.
Thanks for your comments. I enjoy adding a little comic relief now and then but I have found that it doesn't seem to appeal to everybody. I was in two minds about cloning that trim out but decided to just darken it as it was the end of the wall. I had already added a gradient filter to the white wall and didn't want to overdo it.
Congrats on your first place. Nicely executed.
Love the lighting and the composition. This is deserving of a higher rating.
Congratulations on your first placement. Interesting use of reflection, nicely done.
Thanks. It's a combination of HDR and light painting. I think it was a blend of about 6 images.
Congrats on your win. Nice play with light and shadow and the added touch of a person.
Congratulations Willem, very creative!
Miroslav_1: Congratulations, well done close up!
Thank you Miroslav.
RuthC: This wonderful photo makes me smile each time I look at it. What a fantastic and detailed close-up this is, Zol Straub; you must have been extremely pleased when you viewed it on your screen.This little fellow would be an Orthodontist's delight, with his over-shot jaw.... imagine the years of work necessary to fix that bite! Ruth :-)
Thanks for your comments. Once I captured him, he'd stay still and I managed to take quite a few shots for stacking, but the moment I moved the little bugger he made an awful din. When I released him he stayed in the same spot for several weeks.
Nice shot Miroslav. It's a shot that makes you look twice. The first time you go ... huh?