CalBoy87

CalBoy87

Lives in Korea (South) Korea (South)
Works as a not a pro-photographer
Joined on Jul 19, 2009

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On Visitor in the Insects challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you Ruth, never seen that one before, OK grasshopper it is.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 14:06 UTC as 1st comment
On Visitor in the Insects challenge (3 comments in total)

not sure if this qualify, feel free to reject

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 04:40 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Jirisan in Fall in the Large Aperture challenge (3 comments in total)

I appreciate your kind words. While I like this image a lot, I wouldn't imagine it could win this contest with so many great entries. Happy to see that someone like it as much as I do.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 22:15 UTC as 2nd comment
On The Cottage in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Thank you both for kind words. I agree that sometimes the voting results are total mystery to me, but as all to me is about having fun, I am not complaining.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 22:01 UTC as 1st comment
On Bokeh Art challenge (10 comments in total)

We all read the rules. The rule which you omitted is that you will DQ all photos you don't like. You DQ my entry twice, saying it must be creative bokeh AND light, not only the blurry background. Now I am looking at the pictures in this challenge: complimentary bokeh, muscovy duck, tulip, blooming bush, moto girl, blooming bokeh...tired of mentioning all others. They either don't show light or have any creative bokeh, yet still here. You either state AND follow the rules clearly or be prepare to receive such comment. In any case, I am sure that many, like me, feel disappointed here. I know, I will pass on your future contests.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 23:43 UTC as 7th comment

By EquusStorm (4 days ago)
Beautiful shot of child's face . . shadows are just right. I might try it with a very dark right side of the photo.
By Bangers and Mash (4 days ago)
The lighting is nice and the expression on the child's face, priceless. Greater bokeh in this shot, or better yet not having the person in the background would have added major punch to a great shot of this child.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 03:27 UTC as 3rd comment

By marmoset (1 day ago)
Cute photo.
The ponytails add to the cuteness so good call on keeping them.
Also, good use of open shade; it makes great light for a portrait.
The focus looks like it is very slightly in front of the eyes but you can't really change that.
I feel like the inclusion of the person in the background is a hindrance. Either the person's face needs to be visible (but blurred) or have them absent from the frame. I realize that's not something you can easily do with processing but I mention it because it transforms this photo from portrait status to snapshot status.
By barb_s (3 days ago)
I like it with the mom in the background and I think the hair-do goes well with the expression.
By petit58 (3 days ago)
ponytails go...
By wacissa (4 days ago)
makes me smile, drawn to the eyes

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 03:26 UTC as 4th comment
On wasn't me! in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (16 comments in total)

Yes, the dog's face takes the cake here. I agree with Margalit that more space around could add to the picture.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 00:17 UTC as 14th comment

OK, I tried to crop and can't make my mind, ponytails-stay or go?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2014 at 00:00 UTC as 4th comment
On Cat in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (7 comments in total)

Is a nice cat, I like its expression. Have to agree with comment about orange tint , colors don't look natural here. Also would like to see whole ears. On the side note is hard to judge pictures, which are posted at full size.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 23:17 UTC as 5th comment
On IMG_6619a in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (2 comments in total)

Monkey portrait, very original. I like its pose and colors here. My only wish here to have more contrasting colors in the background, as is the body is kind of blending in. Other than that is very nice shot.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 23:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On Home in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (11 comments in total)

Very nice shot, I like the colors of it and the child expression is priceless. Only thing comes to mind is to try severe cropping, maybe only face and shoulder and if not, than lift some shadows.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 23:10 UTC as 7th comment
On Blue Eyes in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (8 comments in total)

Very nice portrait. I like the skin color and its contrast with the background. My only suggestions is to crop the sides a bit and show the top of the head.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 23:08 UTC as 6th comment
On Émylou in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (14 comments in total)

Is in interesting concept, close up portrait. I like colors and the general mood of this composition. I like to see same shot, but taken with super wide open lens, like F/1.2 or F/1.4 on FF, just to see how really, really shallow DOF would play. Also, reds on the right side seems bit blown to me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 12:30 UTC as 13th comment

I like the idea of panorama dimensions of this shot. Nice sharp picture with pleasing background. I like to see just a tad bit more saturation of the grass and sky, but that's purely personal.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 12:27 UTC as 9th comment
On bobby in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (9 comments in total)

Great shot, I like the blurry background and the sharp eyes. Is this one shot or some PP here, background look too pretty to be natural to me. I would change anything, is a great picture!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 10:54 UTC as 7th comment
On Chow Pup in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (7 comments in total)

Very cute pup, no doubt about that. Is a nice portrait, my only problem is too little contrast between the object and the background. I would play with highlights/shadow and contrast to see more difference between the fog and the ground

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 09:51 UTC as 6th comment

Is an interesting subject and I like the composition. I would try to liven up the sky and a water a bit, maybe more saturation, or different color curve. Also, the trash gotta go!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 09:47 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On at leasure in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice snapshot. Agree with being a bit soft, so maybe a bit sharpening and bit tider crop would improve it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 09:46 UTC as 3rd comment

Very nice. I like all about it, colors, sharpness and the pose. Only thing I would try here is to crop a quite bit of bottom of the shot, see how it will look. Other than that, nothing comes to my mind, great job!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 09:44 UTC as 9th comment
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