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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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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
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
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