santamonica812

santamonica812

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

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On DSCF02941 in the Creative Processing challenge (1 comment in total)

Interesting effect. I personally tend to like these sorts of shots when there is at least one thing in focus. But I really like the attempts to think out of the box. Nicely done.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 09:36 UTC as 1st comment
On the clouds in the Creative Processing challenge (2 comments in total)

Since you didn't tell us anything about what effects you added, I am assuming that this was the image that you saw and that your camera faithfully captured.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 09:34 UTC as 2nd comment
On Frosted in the Extreme Weather challenge (1 comment in total)

I love these types of close-in winter images. Makes me jealous...I wish I lived in a part of the world that had real winters. (It was about 85 F. today here in the Los Angeles area) :-(

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 09:31 UTC as 1st comment
On big sable point at twilight in the Lighthouse challenge (7 comments in total)

Great sky? check
Interesting foreground? check
cool lighthouse? check
lifeguard station for additional interest? check.

really nice composition. The overall effect comes together perfectly.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 09:27 UTC as 3rd comment
On Portland Light in the Lighthouse challenge (13 comments in total)
In reply to:

APenza: This is a single shot, not HDR, Adj were made in LR as noted. Thank you.

I like the image very much. But it looks "overcooked" to my eye, so I can see how someone would look at it and think HDR.

Post-processing software is getting more and more sophisticated. So, for people who want the HDR-type look, it is no longer necessary to take 3 or 5+ images. I would not call kbdkbd's comment ignorant (which seems rather insulting a term for Buzz L to use), but rather, incorrect in this particular case.

I think it is possible to disagree without being disagreeable. :-)

Thanks for posting the comment here. For those who like an HDR-like effect, I thought you did a fantastic job...and clearly, the voters in this challenge agreed. Nice job!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 09:25 UTC
On Field in the autumn in the Color challenge - > Yellow & Gold challenge (2 comments in total)

To me, the main subject is the sky (at least, my eyes went immediately there). As such, maybe not the best image for a "gold/yellow" challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:20 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Yellow & Gold in the Color challenge - > Yellow & Gold challenge (3 comments in total)

I like the composition. It's pretty tough and harsh lighting, and that detracts from the overall effect of your photo.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:19 UTC as 2nd comment

I really like the composition. The grossly overdone vignetting ruins the image for me, however. (And, the editorial decision to darken 3 of the corners but not the fourth seems quite unusual to me, and is visually very jarring and off-putting.)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:17 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Western Africa (southern section): Their People challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

merops: Just wanted to check: Nigeria is listed for this challenge, but was also included in the last two. Was that deliberate, or is it an oversight?

Crap!!! :-(

Completely my screw-up. Africa just has too many darn countries...it was hard to keep them all straight. :-)

Since I was the one who made the mistake, I can't punish anyone for that. So, images from Nigeria can go into both of the prior challenges AND the ones for this & next week. (Of course, don't enter the same images twice!)

If the extra Nigerian entries result in a filled challenge, I'll add some extra spaces, to ensure that no one is unfairly shut out from the 2 upcoming challenges.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 21:26 UTC
On Egret in the Western Africa (northern section): Non-Portraits challenge (2 comments in total)

Ah, egrets . . . I've had a few. (With apologies to Frank Sinatra.)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 18:46 UTC as 2nd comment
On toilet in the Funny Signs challenge (2 comments in total)

Very funny. Only wish you had included location info.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 06:37 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Southern Africa: Their People challenge (2 comments in total)

Note: If you are thinking of submitting an environmental portrait; that goes into this week's challenge, and NOT into next weeks "non-portrait" challenge. This seems to be a recurring source of confusion for many people.

If you have any doubts about your own image, submit into the portrait challenge (since that one occurs before the non-portrait challenge). And if you send me a PM, I'll usually be able to check out your image and get back to you within 24-hours.

--challenge host

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 06:34 UTC as 2nd comment
On Botswana & Namibia: Their People challenge (3 comments in total)

Note: If you are thinking of submitting an environmental portrait; that goes into this week's challenge, and NOT into next weeks "non-portrait" challenge. This seems to be a recurring source of confusion for many people.

If you have any doubts about your own image, submit into the portrait challenge (since that one occurs before the non-portrait challenge). And if you send me a PM, I'll usually be able to check out your image and get back to you within 24-hours.

--challenge host

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 06:34 UTC as 3rd comment
On Eastern Africa: Their People challenge (1 comment in total)

Note: If you are thinking of submitting an environmental portrait; that goes into this week's challenge, and NOT into next weeks "non-portrait" challenge. This seems to be a recurring source of confusion for many people.

If you have any doubts about your own image, submit into the portrait challenge (since that one occurs before the non-portrait challenge). And if you send me a PM, I'll usually be able to check out your image and get back to you within 24-hours.

--challenge host

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 06:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Horn of Africa: Their People challenge (7 comments in total)

Note: If you are thinking of submitting an environmental portrait; that goes into this week's challenge, and NOT into next weeks "non-portrait" challenge. This seems to be a recurring source of confusion for many people.

If you have any doubts about your own image, submit into the portrait challenge (since that one occurs before the non-portrait challenge). And if you send me a PM, I'll usually be able to check out your image and get back to you within 24-hours.

--challenge host

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 06:34 UTC as 5th comment
On Central Africa: Their People challenge (6 comments in total)

Note: If you are thinking of submitting an environmental portrait; that goes into this week's challenge, and NOT into next weeks "non-portrait" challenge. This seems to be a recurring source of confusion for many people.

If you have any doubts about your own image, submit into the portrait challenge (since that one occurs before the non-portrait challenge). And if you send me a PM, I'll usually be able to check out your image and get back to you within 24-hours.

--challenge host

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 06:33 UTC as 4th comment
On Western Africa (southern section): Their People challenge (4 comments in total)

Note: If you are thinking of submitting an environmental portrait; that goes into this week's challenge, and NOT into next weeks "non-portrait" challenge. This seems to be a recurring source of confusion for many people.

If you have any doubts about your own image, submit into the portrait challenge (since that one occurs before the non-portrait challenge). And if you send me a PM, I'll usually be able to check out your image and get back to you within 24-hours.

--challenge host

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 06:32 UTC as 3rd comment
On Western Africa (northern section): Non-Portraits challenge (10 comments in total)

UPDATE: There are about 1.5 days left for submissions. So, I am expanding the challenge, to allow UP TO THREE images per person. Don't forget to include title, full location info, correct size.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 12:27 UTC as 1st comment
On Western Africa (northern section): Non-Portraits challenge (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

FrankS009: What about Cameroon? The western part of Cameroon was administered by Nigeria until independence in 1961. I think of it as a meeting of west and central Africa.

F.

Frank,
Cameroon will be part of the the next two challenges. Look forward to seeing your entries there! :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 12:22 UTC
On Western Africa (northern section): Non-Portraits challenge (10 comments in total)
In reply to:

Wildbegonia: With all your respect, some entries could had been taken anywhere in the world during a hot summer day, they speak nothing about Western Africa. Just an opinion.

I think you're making some good observations. But, any time a challenge focuses on a specific country, or city, or part of the world, the host depends to a great extent on the honesty of the entrants. A photo of a river, or a desert scene could have been taken in 100 countries around the world. I will not ask for GPS proof, so I rely on people's honesty in this aspect.

I do plan on having future challenges with specific themes, and I'll be diligent in requiring photos that meet those themes. But, for a "Nigeria" challenge, I'll allow any photo--including generic ones--that appear to be from that country. Unless such a photo includes the Great Wall, or pyramids, or the Grand Canyon, I really don't have a good-faith basis to say, "Hey, your photo wasn't taken where you say it was!"

Obviously, if I hear from a member, "I used to live in [country X] and that photo in your challenge was not taken there.", then that's a different matter.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2014 at 18:58 UTC
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