EXDS

EXDS

Lives in United States Redmond, WA, United States
Joined on Nov 5, 2010

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On Tricky in the Strobist Adventure challenge (13 comments in total)
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Philip Young: Your photo is so sharp that I can see the feet of both your flash tripods in the reflection from your goggles.

It was just an inexpensive Nikkor 35mm f1.8 :) Great lens for the price. Having good light definitely helps.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 07:04 UTC
On Tricky in the Strobist Adventure challenge (13 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: A great photo, congratulations. When I saw it, I already imagined it as a winner thumbnail in the Finished Challenge DP's moving stripe. It got all my stars for sure. What can I say after someone offers you such a proposal? I like cats too. :D

Thanks :) The proposal was from a guy and I am a straight guy that happens to be married but I guess I can still be flattered? lol

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 02:13 UTC
On Tricky in the Strobist Adventure challenge (13 comments in total)
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Jan2009: EXDS, this was my pick to win on the challenges.. still I tried to enter mine and was not dissappointed. I'm glad the sand bagger didnt spoil your great effort! Congratulations

Thank you!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 02:11 UTC
On Tricky in the Strobist Adventure challenge (13 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: Would you marry me?

Oh boy. I am actually a dude with long hair :) (not a wig like the other comment suggested) I have long hair in my avatar photo but it's in a pony tail. Maybe next snowboarding shot, I'll ditch the mask so people can see the facial hair.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 02:10 UTC
On peaches and cream...-2 in the My Favorite Things (Rodgers & Hammerstein) challenge (26 comments in total)

Wow brilliant shot!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2012 at 09:04 UTC as 5th comment
On Creative bokeh challenge (55 comments in total)

Can we withdraw one of our entries just prior to voting? I'd like to avoid having votes split between two entries.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:57 UTC as 7th comment
On Correa Bells 2nd. Version in the Creative bokeh challenge (7 comments in total)

The area in the upper right corner is a lot less distracting with the toned down highlights. I preferred the framing in the first shot however. The subject is now too centrally composed and the right most flower is partially cut off.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:54 UTC as 3rd comment
On Distant cousins... in the Creative bokeh challenge (9 comments in total)

I like the pastel colors and it looks better with the added sharpness on the left flower. I think I liked a bit more breathing room on the sides of the frame next to the flowers from the first shot though.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:47 UTC as 3rd comment
On DSC_0111 in the Creative bokeh challenge (18 comments in total)

Nice sharp shot with an interesting subject and nice texture in the sand. The composition is a bit too centered though.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:44 UTC as 2nd comment
On Spring is everywhere in the Creative bokeh challenge (19 comments in total)

I like the background. I think the subject could be a bit more interesting though. Maybe a closer cropping of the dead twig and bringing out the details in post.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:39 UTC as 3rd comment
On Orchids (Second Version) in the Creative bokeh challenge (9 comments in total)

I like the clean up job you did in this version. I agree that the background could be much creamier with a larger aperture (especially given the nature of the challenge).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:11 UTC as 3rd comment
On Behind the water curtain... in the Creative bokeh challenge (21 comments in total)

Cool shot with nice composition. The out of focus areas are not a selling point for the shot however. I'd also like to see some more specular highlights and/or color to the water to give it more life.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:08 UTC as 3rd comment
On IMG_7499, in the Creative bokeh challenge (18 comments in total)

Nice capture with an expressive pose. I don't think I'd use the B&W though.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 06:07 UTC as 3rd comment
On Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G article (136 comments in total)

Sounds like a decent price until you look at the Canon equivalent.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 05:59 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On 20110318_3812 in the Creative bokeh challenge (26 comments in total)

I like the light and the texture. I also like the flower in the background showing details that aren't visible on the main subject. Framing might look slightly better if the flower wasn't cut off a bit on the bottom left corner of the frame.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2012 at 01:53 UTC as 6th comment
On Creative bokeh challenge (55 comments in total)

Waiting for challenge to open to resubmit a photo at the scheduled 8PM EST time...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2012 at 01:06 UTC as 21st comment
On DSC_7274 in the Creative bokeh challenge (17 comments in total)

Nicely minimalist. I don't think the view of the flower is as good as it could be and the out of focus areas do not creatively interact with or frame the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2012 at 04:26 UTC as 4th comment
On Bianca in the Creative bokeh challenge (15 comments in total)

The background looks really cool but I'd like a better angle on the subject. The subject also needs a lot more light. I don't think it works as a half silhouette.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2012 at 00:40 UTC as 3rd comment
On Fungi braced in the Creative bokeh challenge (21 comments in total)

I like the composition with the moss and the subject. I agree that this shot could really benefit from shooting at the golden hour. The underside of the subject is quite dark and could benefit from having more detail brought out (either with some fill or detail enhancement in post). I think this could have been shot with a larger aperture to get the background a little more pleasing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2012 at 20:36 UTC as 11th comment
On Girl in the Creative bokeh challenge (19 comments in total)

Nice portrait. Having her close to the vegetation works for the photo given the theme of her outfit. However, I think you could have gone all out with the theme and really used some creative composition and posing to meld her outfit in with a tree and leaves. Also, her eyes seem a bit soft and could use brightening/whitening in post (saw that this is straight out of camera).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2012 at 20:30 UTC as 9th comment
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