santamonica812

santamonica812

Lives in United States CA, United States
Has a website at www.pbase.com/santamonica
Joined on Jul 26, 2009

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On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (237 comments in total)

For me, the initial question I would ask about ANY digital camera is: does it shoot RAW? It's sort of hard to believe that in an article about camera reviews where about 10 factors are looked at, RAW capability was considered less important than all the others that were given.

Was the article written with the assumption that serious photographers would only be interested in DSLR cameras with underwater housings?

Odd odd omission.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 07:59 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On dsc_16005-14 in the High Quality: Landscapes challenge (1 comment in total)

Lovely image. And thanks for including the location info. Your image definitely makes me want to visit there.

One suggestion: Lose the title. It's a bit lazy, and worse than having no title at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 07:47 UTC as 1st comment
On Painted River in the High Quality: Landscapes challenge (1 comment in total)

Lovely image. If you have a website that shows this general composition at different times of the day, I hope you'll include a comment with that link . . . I'd love to see how this looks in early morning, afternoon, etc..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 07:41 UTC as 1st comment
On Road to north in the Daily routine: The Road challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely image, well worth a 5. Knocked it down 2 full points in my vote for not giving any location info (not in the rules, but it's almost criminal to give a great landscape etc but also forget to tell us where it was taken.) :-)

A well-deserved win. Congrats.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 07:38 UTC as 2nd comment
On Lazy cat in the Southern Africa: Non-Portraits challenge (3 comments in total)

Congrats on the win. The 1st-3rd place finishers went back-and-forth all week, with a constant changing of position. This image surged ahead only in the last 2 hours of the challenge. Thanks to all the voters for the large participation.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 00:03 UTC as 2nd comment
On IMG_4811 in the Interchanges around the world challenge (1 comment in total)

Like the photo. Don't like the lazy and meaningless title. No title at all would be much better than what you gave.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 16:32 UTC as 1st comment
On Lazy cat in the Southern Africa: Non-Portraits challenge (3 comments in total)

The unusual head-tilt makes this a visually compelling image. Nicely done.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 16:30 UTC as 3rd comment
On View of Cape Town in the Southern Africa: Non-Portraits challenge (1 comment in total)

Very nice, and unusual, take on photographing a well-known mountain. It's a real pity you did not include info in where the photo was *taken* . . . I think a lot of photographers would have liked to have known that info. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2014 at 03:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Southern Africa: Non-Portraits challenge (1 comment in total)

UPDATE: challenge settings have now been changed, to allow each entrant to enter two images into this challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 18:45 UTC as 1st comment
On 20131109-SDIM7535_6_7_8_9_PSE in the The Moon #1 challenge (2 comments in total)

I love the effect. I really dislike the lazy and meaningless (to me) title...having no title would be much better than what you used, IMO. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 07:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On Moon Mystery in the The Moon #1 challenge (1 comment in total)

Is this a multiple shot (ie, using a camera special function to shoot several times in "one" photo)? Is it a series of several images, stacked together in post-processing?

This is an example where some info in the "Notes" section would have been useful.

Anyway, I thought it was a clever take on the challenge theme. I thought that the part where the moon is overexposed and blown out distracts from the rest of the image, rather than adding to its overall effect.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 07:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Southern Africa: Their People challenge (2 comments in total)

UPDATE: Much lower participation than I expected for a country like South Africa. So, each entrant can submit up to TWO images in this challenge and next week's challenge.

-challenge host

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 1st comment
On Waste - of my money! in the What a Waste! challenge (1 comment in total)

What is a head hand???

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 07:39 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

ConanFuji: For those who are not clear, LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual , Transexual.

Well, if your 'wife's' name is something like Keith or Harold, then it should fit perfectly into the challenge theme. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 09:57 UTC
On ZEBRAS in the Botswana & Namibia: Non-Portraits challenge (1 comment in total)

Note: Etosha is located in the country of Namibia.

-challenge host

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 19:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On Eating Bokeh in the Bokeh Art challenge (8 comments in total)

A really clever take on the challenge theme. Well-deserved win.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 10:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On Elephants And Insects in the Botswana & Namibia: Non-Portraits challenge (2 comments in total)

Wow, what a clever composition. I was at that site, and it NEVER would have occurred to me to use the nighttime insects to form an abstract pattern.

Really nice thinking outside the box.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 07:52 UTC as 2nd comment
On Worth it's salt in the Macro - Coin, Token, and Scrip(t) challenge (9 comments in total)
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santamonica812: Really nice composition and very good lighting. I don't understand the title. "Worth it is salt" ?????

Ah, got it. I'd never heard that phrase before. But if you take away the spelling error/typo, it at least makes sense. :-)

Thanks,LensB. I don't know why my brain skipped over the possibility of a spelling mistake. Should have been my first thought.

I had been thinking it was something Yoda said in one of the Star Wars movies. "Salt. Worth it, it is." :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 05:06 UTC
On 20110119_3847NikB&WII in the My Best Photo Ever!! challenge (2 comments in total)

Love the image. Hate the lazy and meaningless title.

Great capture, and great job in post-processing. A well-deserved win.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 00:32 UTC as 2nd comment
On Three Vespas in the Visual Puns challenge (1 comment in total)

I normally hate selective desaturation. But it totally works for this image, and helps tell the story. Clever idea.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 00:28 UTC as 1st comment
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