bhollis

bhollis

Lives in United States Juneau, AK, United States
Works as a Retired Coast Guard Officer
Joined on Apr 30, 2004
About me:

Been involved in photography, in one form or another, since the early 1970s.

Comments

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On photo Christmas Tunnel in the christmas cheer - lights challenge (18 comments in total)

Very nice photo. But this is a good example of why I no longer enter these challenges

Several people, presumably other entrants, gave this obviously excellent pic a score of only .5. And I have no doubt the reason they did this was to bring down this pic's overall score, thereby increasing their (or their cronies') chances of winning.

Obvious sandbagging. And it's rife in these challenges.

In my opinion, anyone who enters a challenge should be barred from voting in that challenge. Not sure it would stop all the sandbagging, but I'm sure it would help.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 at 15:43 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Denali, The High One in the Sea to Shining Sea : Alaska challenge (2 comments in total)

My favorite of the bunch. Very nice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 00:56 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Glacer Bay National Park in the Sea to Shining Sea : Alaska challenge (2 comments in total)

Actually, that's not Glacier Bay. That's the Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 02:56 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Humpback Whales in SE Alaska in the Whales challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

ShatteredSky: That is impressive, so close to the coast. Thanks for submitting ...

Thanks. SE Alaska is full of fjords, with lots of islands and straits. So land is all around. This particular shot was taken in Freshwater Bay.

https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&q=freshwater+bay+alaska&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x54015ad48fb452b5:0x83d4cf053a5080ba,Freshwater+Bay&gl=us&ei=fipUUuvlCqSAiwLho4HwDg&ved=0CIEBELYD

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 15:55 UTC
On photo Humpback Whales in SE Alaska in the Whales challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

mholdef: Wow, great shot. What are they doing, mating ?

Yup, bubble feeding.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 15:46 UTC
On photo IMG_8796 in pakiwi's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

OMG, a MG Midget! Had one of these in the late 60s. Spent more time under it than in it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2013 at 14:20 UTC as 1st comment
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