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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 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
On The Taj in the Taj Mahal challenge (4 comments in total)

I'm kind of amazing by this shot. I was in the same location (I am guessing) . . . one particular room in the Red Fort.

But I shot with a 480mm lens and my result was much "wider."

Did you crop this image? If so, you managed to get really nice detail. Either way; great job.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 02:10 UTC as 3rd comment
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
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