Cliff Whittaker

Cliff Whittaker

Joined on Nov 9, 2013

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On Flowers ink girl in the Tattoo Girl challenge (27 comments in total)

Good ink. Bright colors, clean lines and good contrast. And, oh yeah, a beautiful young lady.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 22:25 UTC as 1st comment
On Mantis in the New Species challenge (11 comments in total)

Who cares what the biologists call it. Sometimes names just get in the way. What it really is is a beautiful and extremely well done image with a surprise built into it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 17:54 UTC as 4th comment
On Like the kiss of an angel in the Creative Flash challenge (9 comments in total)

Incredible… and edible.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 19:14 UTC as 1st comment
On tn__DSC2475 in the Beautiful Fingers doing Beautiful Work-1 challenge (16 comments in total)

A beautiful image exceptionally well done. I wish I had done it. It definitely has the painterly quality. But, I'm wondering about the macro requirement in the challenge rules?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 16:45 UTC as 1st comment
On Morning Hawks in the Coffee Shops challenge (14 comments in total)

I wonder if a system of throwing out the highest and the lowest votes for an image might produce a more realistic result.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 16:38 UTC as 5th comment
On Wilderness Sunset in the Wilderness challenge (20 comments in total)

It's your art and you can do it any way you want to.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 02:21 UTC as 14th comment
On Dusk in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (5 comments in total)

It's a beautiful picture and I really like the composition and detail. But… the first thing I noticed is that the horizon level gives the appearance of sloping ever so slightly to the right. Maybe I'm just too sensitive to that. Personally, I would have to fix it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 14:37 UTC as 1st comment
On Garbo in the It was 25 years ago, or maybe more challenge (5 comments in total)

I love the old Hollywood promotional portraits of this style. And I love doing them. Yours is an excellent example. It was so much easier doing these with PS3 when the spotlight effect was available in filters. I really miss that filter. So much so that I keep two Mac computers on my desk. Once in a while I'll do a portrait and transfer it to the old Mac and do a b&w spotlight effect on it. They always get oohs and aahs from viewers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 15:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Preikestolen / Pulpit Rock, Norway in the Living dangerously challenge (6 comments in total)

Makes me dizzy just thinking about it. Good shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 00:23 UTC as 6th comment
On Indecision in the The fridge is watching you! challenge (6 comments in total)

Exceptionally well done and conveys the challenge message precisely.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 05:35 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On IN BLOOM in the pastels challenge (3 comments in total)

perfect. Beautifully done columbine.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 05:33 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply

This is a beautiful location but the first thing I notice is the tilted horizon line. Also, the blurred foreground is a distraction. A little attention to detail and some judicious cropping could have improved this picture.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 15:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On Hawaii-June 1969 & June 2014 in the Memories challenge (35 comments in total)

And she's still a great looking babe, Clal. Congratulations to both of you.
My wife and I spent our R&R in Hawaii in 1968. We've been married 53 years now and she's still a great looking babe, too.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 16:49 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On osprey pick up in the Action Sequence Photography challenge (4 comments in total)

Congratulations on a job extremely well done.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 02:24 UTC as 3rd comment

The dramatic lighting on the detail in the face create a really emotional portrait. Good job.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 15:36 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

Beautiful. I'll bet Granny is a fun person to know.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 15:29 UTC as 7th comment
On Nobody knows... in the Tracks in Nature challenge (6 comments in total)

Excellent utilization of wide angle. And very sharp from corner to corner. Good job.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 15:58 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

SmilerGrogan: I have a new idea for a test to replicate the harsh climatic conditions that many of your readers will subject the lenses to. Store them in a freezer for a couple of days (preferably a walk-in) and then test them for autofocus performance and accuracy while they're still cold. Then repeat the test by storing them in an oven heated to 110°F for a couple of days (most modern ovens will hold that temp easily). I know my Nikon gear has survived worse out in the world but I wonder how these third-party lenses would do under tougher circumstances.

Maybe near-field isn't what it's usually used for, but that is exactly what has attracted me to wide angle. I want to be able to put primary interest on a close object and let the viewer's eye be led through the image to a background at infinity. And I want it all sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 19:08 UTC
On Mason Lake Photo Tempest Spiral in the Light painting challenge (5 comments in total)

MLPPhoto88, I like your attitude and your technical ability.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 20:40 UTC as 3rd comment
On Viper Drag in the F-16 Fighting Falcon challenge (11 comments in total)

Thanks for an excellent shot of something different for a change.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 17:49 UTC as 4th comment
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