santamonica812

santamonica812

Lives in United States CA, United States
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Joined on Jul 26, 2009

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On Forced Perspective challenge (4 comments in total)

There are some really clever compositions in this challenge . . . some doing things I'd never have thought of.

There are also several that clearly did not understand what "forced perspective" means, and don't fit at all into this challenge. It will be interesting to see what images the voters like and do not like.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 09:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On Frame in the Forced Perspective challenge (1 comment in total)

What is the forced perspective in this image? I see a subject, in focus, standing in front of a background, which is out of focus? In what way does this fit into the challenge theme???

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 09:06 UTC as 1st comment
On High jump in the Forced Perspective challenge (3 comments in total)

Perfect example of the challenge's theme.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 09:03 UTC as 2nd comment
On When you got to go, well you got to go... in the Forced Perspective challenge (2 comments in total)

Very clever and funny composition. Way to embrace the idea of the challenge and take it in an unexpected direction! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 09:00 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On picture perfect in the A Body of Water with A Pedestrian Bridge Over It challenge (3 comments in total)

Very nice composition, and very soothing mood. Quite lovely.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 13:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On Jaipur, India challenge (2 comments in total)

I have a feeling that this challenge is gonna get a bunch of the Hawa Majal. (Which makes sense--it's really a spectacular site.)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 09:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On DSC_0029low in the Taj Mahal challenge (3 comments in total)

Meaningless title. Worse than having no title at all.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 09:44 UTC as 3rd comment
On DSC_4304 in the Taj Mahal challenge (2 comments in total)

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

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 09:41 UTC as 2nd comment
On PMS_0172_v1.1 in the Taj Mahal challenge (5 comments in total)

I really like the unusual composition. I hate the title . . . lazy and meaningless. Far worse than having no title at all.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 02:01 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On Love gate in the Taj Mahal challenge (10 comments in total)

It's hard to find a "fresh" take on a site that has been photographed as much as the Taj has. You've succeeded in this wonderfully.

Really nice composition.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 02:00 UTC as 10th comment

Perfect image for this challenge theme.

I tend to hate "fake old" borders on newly-taken images (which all digital, non-scanned, images are, of course). But it totally works here . . . your choice added to the emotional impact of your photo.

Really really nice job.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 16:31 UTC as 2nd comment

I love how you really captured the challenge theme.

I love how you have two subjects--both with a smile and both clearly tired.

I hate your title. It's lazy and is meaningless to anyone but you. Far worse than having no title at all . . . it is distracting and actually takes away from the overall impact of your otherwise fantastic image.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 16:28 UTC as 1st comment

I don't really see the "tired." But wow--what a powerful smile.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 16:25 UTC as 2nd comment

I love this image, since it took a different approach. I see the subject not as physically tired. But sort of metaphorically tired (ie, worn down from many decades of (hopefully happy) living.)

A really clever idea, IMO.

Is he smiling? I'd say yes. My grandmother never really smiled in the traditional sense . . . it always looked more like a wince when she was happy. Maybe this is just how some old people smile? The facial muscles just don't work the way they used to?? :-)

Obviously, your image had a lot of emotional resonance for me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 16:24 UTC as 1st comment

I love the photo. I definitely see the smile. But the "tired"??? Not so much.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 16:18 UTC as 1st comment
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (251 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 18th 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
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