Nice pic. The initials carved on that tree remind me that fools names and monkey faces are always found in public places.
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
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?
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.
That's a beautiful shotgun. What brand is it? Is that presentation Bastogne walnut? Oh, and a beautifully done picture, too.
This is going to be a tough one. There are some excellent photos here.
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
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.
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.
Absolutely beautiful and well done.
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.
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.
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.
This is going to be a tough one. There is some good work here.
I would like to see this one with the camera tilted down so the tree is positioned near the top right.
This one was my absolute favorite and it only garnered 29th place. I suppose that shows you how little I know.
Everything that Santamonica812 said plus, "it's beautiful."Crow Feather
Beautiful. Wish I had made it.
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
Cannot figure out how to get a vote go register. I pull up an image, click on vote and nothing happens.