Cliff Whittaker

Cliff Whittaker

Joined on Nov 9, 2013

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On Shades of Grey in Nature challenge (3 comments in total)
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Cliff Whittaker: I'm curious about why my image was DQ. It is a picture of a gray squirrel with the title Sciurus Carolininsis. What did I do wrong?

Sorry, I was camping for four days on a photo trip. Guess I missed your email. I'll try to do better next time. Thanks.
Cliff

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 04:50 UTC
On Shades of Grey in Nature challenge (3 comments in total)

I'm curious about why my image was DQ. It is a picture of a gray squirrel with the title Sciurus Carolininsis. What did I do wrong?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Pollution for Power in the Pollution challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful shot of a steam engine. I can still remember the smell of the smoke and the chugging and hissing of those engines working up a coal train in the switch yard of Appalachia, VA.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 17:28 UTC as 1st comment
On Nature's Bounty in the uncommon still life III challenge (3 comments in total)

That's a beautiful shotgun. What brand is it? Is that presentation Bastogne walnut? Oh, and a beautifully done picture, too.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 05:41 UTC as 1st comment
On My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

This is going to be a tough one. There are some excellent photos here.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2014 at 17:58 UTC as 1st comment
On Indian palm squirrel in the Squirrel challenge (2 comments in total)

I have had more than a passing interest in squirrels my entire life. On patrol in the mountains NW of Hue in Vietnam in 1968 I saw two of those little Indian Palm Squirrels. I was lying hidden in the leaves and watched them because I had never seen squirrels like those and because I was using them as an early warning if something approached along the trail. I never saw that type of squirrel again and always wondered what kind they were. Now I know. Thank you very much.
Cliff

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 18:52 UTC as 2nd comment

This was taken in daylight. The molten steel is so bright that it fools the light meter and makes the surrounding area dark. See the window in the top right corner. The air is heavy with particulate matter and smoke which reduces contrast. I used continuous shutter to bracket 5 quick shots. When the steel was first poured from the furnace into the cauldron the light was so bright for a few seconds that my camera shut down. I think I could see the bones in my hand. Altogether, a good shooting experience.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 18:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Bad Weather = Good Photography article (77 comments in total)

More like: Bad Weather = Photographic Opportunities.
Some of my most successful pictures have been made when the weather was bad enough that other photographers in my area stayed inside.
You can take what you want from "bad weather" pictures. Rainy day pictures sometimes have beautiful color saturation that you won't get any other time. Then again, some days you just want to photograph "the weather" and show nature at its blustery best. Anyway you look at it, "bad" weather presents opportunities for "out of the ordinary" pictures. It's the photographer's prerogative to present them the way he interprets them.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 16:36 UTC as 5th comment
On Flower-3 in the Last Summers Flowers challenge (3 comments in total)

Absolutely beautiful and well done.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 18:30 UTC as 1st comment
On View from the John Hancock Center, Chicago in the Chicago After Dark challenge (2 comments in total)

I knew there would be some excellent images in this category. I wasn't disappointed at all. Congrats to all of the entries and special congratulations to Vin 13.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 15:48 UTC as 1st comment
On Chicago After Dark challenge (2 comments in total)

Really looking forward to seeing the entries in this one. I love cityscapes at night and I hope there are lots of entires. There must be hundreds of good photographers in and around Chicago.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 22:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On Day off in the Discussion challenge: Off Centered Subject challenge (8 comments in total)

This is a fairly strong image but if it were mine I would flip it horizontally, thus putting the boy on the left bottom but still looking into the frame and the pattern in the water would be curving into the frame from the left. Try it and see what you think. I don't mean to change your entry, just look at it that way on your screen and see what you think.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2013 at 03:10 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Perfume Bottles challenge (3 comments in total)

This is going to be a tough one. There is some good work here.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2013 at 02:33 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On -12° in the Enter the cold challenge (1 comment in total)

I would like to see this one with the camera tilted down so the tree is positioned near the top right.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 05:56 UTC as 1st comment
On leaf frost1 in the Enter the cold challenge (1 comment in total)

This one was my absolute favorite and it only garnered 29th place. I suppose that shows you how little I know.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 05:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Goðafoss in the Water Falls challenge (12 comments in total)

Everything that Santamonica812 said plus, "it's beautiful."
Crow Feather

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 21:29 UTC as 2nd comment

Beautiful. Wish I had made it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 03:48 UTC as 10th comment
On Food Photography challenge (14 comments in total)

Cannot figure out how to get my votes to register but it doesn't make much difference. I've been through all the entries and it is largely a BIG waste of time. From #1 through #109 I have found six images worthy of a vote. #1, #70, #97, #98, #99, and #109. #70 Food Splash, is the best in my opinion. I'm sorry, but I'm never again going to be subjected to entering a challenge where all entries must receive a vote and then have to wade poorly composed, lighted, focused or planned snapshots. If this disqualifies my entry then so be it.
Cliff Whittaker

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 02:48 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On _CDW2351RGB-Net2 in the Food Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

Cannot figure out how to get a vote go register. I pull up an image, click on vote and nothing happens.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 02:38 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Three Pumpkins in Salado in the Pumpkins challenge (4 comments in total)

Way overcooked.
Cliff

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 01:22 UTC as 4th comment
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