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 ... in the Strike a Pose challenge (1 comment in total)

I gave only a 1/2 point, b/c the rules say that the model must be fully clothed. Even if the cat is wearing pants (heh), you've given us animal porn . . . she's clear posing topless! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Glam Girl in the Strike a Pose challenge (2 comments in total)

Love the pose. On my screen it looks a tiny bit out of focus in her eyes, which could be due to viewing problems on my end, and not on sharpness in your original photo.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:41 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On All I said was "Smile" in the Strike a Pose challenge (1 comment in total)

I think it's just not possible to avoid smiling when one looks at this image. Great capture!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:40 UTC as 1st comment
On In Ya Face ! in the Strike a Pose challenge (2 comments in total)

I thought this capture was perfectly fitted to the challenge theme. A pose, but not a "model" pose. Really nice job here.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:37 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On DSC_2323 in the Strike a Pose challenge (1 comment in total)

I like the unusual composition. Hate the lazy and meaningless title--much worse than having no title at all.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:36 UTC as 1st comment
On The human face of Petra in the Petra, Jordan challenge (1 comment in total)

I like the photo very much as a portrait. Only problem re this challenge is that it says nothing at all about Petra. It could have been taken anywhere in the Middle East or northern Africa. If you had submitted a portrait with the same sort of emotional impact, but where there was some sense of Petra in the background, it would have been much more successful in terms of fitting into this challenge's theme.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:34 UTC as 1st comment
On The tree in moon light a late evening in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

It's a very nice image, with a soothing mood. But typically, long-exposure images have more visual interest if there is some movement. So, if there were moving clouds, or moving water, or a moving person or animal or vehicle, then that adds tension, and therefore more interest to the final shot.

Next time you are in a situation like this, take the same sort of photo. But then take a few more, with someone or something moving in the short. Experiment with different shutter speeds, to figure out what type of blur looks best to your own eyes.

My two cents only, of course! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 00:10 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Light show in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

Painting a tent with light is not that unusual (you did a great job with it). But it's really innovative to also add the human shining his torch upwards. Really adds a lot to the final composition.

great job!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 00:06 UTC as 1st comment
On Grand Canyon Startrails in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

Great job on the star trails. Very nice exposure on the river. Unfortunately, the mid-ground (ie, the mountains??/rocks??/ trees??) do not stand out against the sky/stars. If you had done this in some way (maybe shoot a third shot when those subjects were brighter? Maybe painted them with light, if you had access to them??), you would have ended up with a really dramatic final image. As it is, that mid-ground is really visually distracting to me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 00:05 UTC as 1st comment
On Garavogue river in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

I normally don't think of 1/2 sec as a long exposure. But with a subject like fast-moving water, I think you chose the perfect shutter speed. The effect is really striking and lovely . . . a slower speed would have given an entirely different mood to the shot.

Also, really nice composition . . . just enough of the bridge to add interest, while not taking away from the dramatic subject--the blurred moving water.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 00:01 UTC as 1st comment
On Turbines are lit. in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

Really clever use for time-lapse. The circles from the propellers grabs a viewer's eyes. Very nicely done.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 23:58 UTC as 1st comment
On DSC00994-1 in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

Unusual composition. Lazy and meaningless title . . . much worse than having no title at all.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 23:56 UTC as 1st comment
On star wheel in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

Really interesting effect in the trees. How did they get their red light? From painting with light? A natural side-effect of the time-lapse photography? From something else???

Hopefully, after the voting stage is over, you'll post here and give a short synopsis of your work-flow . . . I thought the red in the trees made it a *much* more dramatic photo.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 23:55 UTC as 2nd comment
On IMG_1631 in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

Interesting composition. Lazy and meaningless title . . . much worse than having no title at all.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 23:53 UTC as 1st comment
On 20101126-150946b in the Jaipur, India challenge (1 comment in total)

Lazy and meaningless title. Overall effect would be better if 5 seconds had been taken in the submission phase to add a title that tells us something. Or, to remove any title, which also would have been fine.

Nice exposure, and you even got some clouds in the background, which is not easy to find in Jaipur most times of the year! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 02:30 UTC as 1st comment
On COBRA CHARMER001 in the Jaipur, India challenge (2 comments in total)

I like the composition. But the snake is out of focus, which is a pity. I think the shot would have been more effective with both the snake and the charmer's face tack-sharp.

It was a good idea to crop down the image...you took away all the distracting stuff in that edit. So, very nice job on that end.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 02:27 UTC as 2nd comment
On PMS_9865 in the Jaipur, India challenge (2 comments in total)

Adding the info in the description is great. Offset a bit by the lazy and meaningless title. Having no title at all would be much better than what you used.

("Galtaji Temple" would be an example of a simple, but good, title for an image like your.)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 02:25 UTC as 1st comment
On IMG_ (99) copyCROP in the Jaipur, India challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice image. Terrible title. Far better to have no title at all than to have a lazy and meaningless one.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 02:23 UTC as 2nd comment
On Hareem in Jaipour in the Jaipur, India challenge (1 comment in total)

Interesting composition--the wall is usually photographed much more close-up. If you had taken the photo at a "better" time of day (ie, with nice light), it would have turned out better, I think. It certainly would have been better exposed . . . the sky is horribly blown out and that is very visually distracting. You could have brought focus back to the subject by doing some cropping. Remove the top part of the sky, which adds nothing. Crop out the entire left part of the frame, leaving in just a bit of the building past the Hawa Mahal. Now, the eye would go to the wall, and to the interesting taxi motorcycle in the foreground.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 02:20 UTC as 1st comment
On The Taj Mahal in the Taj Mahal challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

cgravel: Thanks Mayurgogi. You're right, I always use Auto. I tried to learn all the other modes but I don't seem to get it. Too lazy ? may be...

Don't worry about it too much. We were all beginning photographers at one point. Once you've had 6 months of experience, using simple (but more advanced) functions will be like second-nature . . . we all went through that learning curve. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 02:13 UTC
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