jbf

jbf

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On 21343bd56079bd6fec58c66dc840d58ad35d6901_400r in the Cellphone Cameras challenge (1 comment in total)

Jaclyn,

Your photos won't score very well on dpreview because they are small and because many people here are focused on image quality since this is primarily a gear site. Regardless, I'm a fan. Despite the size and IQ, your photos are eyecatching. They have a strong visual style and point of view.

Thanks for sharing,
jbf

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2011 at 21:49 UTC as 1st comment
On Lines Reflected in the Challenge Voters challenge (2 comments in total)

This reminds me of the photography of Harry Callahan. It's a true abstract.

Great work,
jbf

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2011 at 07:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On Hi5 in the The Songs Of Life: Changes challenge (1 comment in total)

Taking photos of animals in cages is not a new idea, but this photo communicates exceptionally well. Excellent job. FYI, I found a little book in a store about a week ago full of great zoo photography. Here's the corresponding website: http://www.brittaphotography.com/animals-places.php

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2011 at 03:55 UTC as 1st comment
On REJ_7496 VSD in the The Business of Photography challenge (24 comments in total)

One more WOW! This photo has it all. Congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2011 at 05:54 UTC as 8th comment
On - in the Book challenge (2 comments in total)

That's "stare", not "stair". And no, I wasn't lying about the mind altering substances, just tired.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2011 at 11:02 UTC as 1st comment
On - in the Book challenge (2 comments in total)

If you stair at this one for a couple minutes, you start seeing different things. And for the record, no, I'm not on any mind altering substances at the moment. :)

Very creative photograph,
jbf

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2011 at 11:00 UTC as 2nd comment
On Kuwait Hit Monster Sandstorm in the Your Best Shoot of the year 2011 #1 challenge (3 comments in total)

I used to think the special effects in the 1999 movie The Mummy were laughably over the top. If this photo is real, I was wrong. Spectacular shot!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2011 at 10:52 UTC as 3rd comment
On Rainbow 1 in the Your Best Shoot of the year 2011 #1 challenge (1 comment in total)

This photo finished 269th out of 269. It has potential though. I did some obvious fixes (straightening of the horizon), and changes that are more subjective, i.e. low contrast as opposed to dark and stormy. The rainbow shows up better if it is darker, but I like a subtle, peaceful look for this image. Since Dick48 didn't post this in the Retouching forum, I downsized my version. Hopefully it's okay to post an edit.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e383/ramshare/temp/rb.jpg

jbf

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2011 at 08:53 UTC as 1st comment
On The Night Watchman in the Balance challenge (1 comment in total)

The silhouette of the man carries a lot of visual weight despite being black and very small in the frame thanks to the position and contrast. This photograph is not only balanced side-to-side, but top-to-bottom and near-to-far. The balancing act that it achieves can be seen in other aspects as well: modern vs. classical, big vs. small, ignored vs. admired. Extracting this composition from the given scene is a really impressive feat.

Great work,
jbf

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2011 at 09:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Once in a lifetime shot in the Hardest shot I ever took challenge (1 comment in total)

This was my favorite challenge to date. There are too many great images to mention so I'll focus on stories. The story by evilstevie is my favorite. Honorable mention goes to this one (short but sweet):

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=411844

There were numerous other fun stories about difficulty with security guards, equipment, shutter timing, travel, weather, animals, etc.

Here are a few more that combine interesting stories with amazing images:
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=415169
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=411836
http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=415182

Great job everyone and congrats to the host as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2011 at 09:55 UTC as 1st comment
On Ice People in the Abstract Expressionistic Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

I really enjoyed the abstract challenge. I'm glad I looked through all the images because there are some real gems lower in the rankings in this challenge like this one by jpdery.
http://g2.img-dpreview.com/E15F2B9F91BD438B957315E36FDC1C5C.jpg

Here are a few more great ones:
http://g2.img-dpreview.com/4B0685CC14C9499AAC2C9A4962D2FADF.jpg
http://g1.img-dpreview.com/4E1B31C4B5DF4D07AD37343DA3022483.jpg
http://g2.img-dpreview.com/EF16AF03B306436D90196F7BED6178B7.jpg
http://g2.img-dpreview.com/81566906A9AA488B9411F8355E5CF9FA.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2011 at 08:48 UTC as 2nd comment
On Migration in the Into the light challenge (6 comments in total)

Truly stunning. Congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2011 at 00:35 UTC as 5th comment
On A Man And His Dog in the [b&w] tranquility challenge (2 comments in total)

Great image, simple and beautiful. I love the title too.

jbf

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2011 at 08:44 UTC as 1st comment
On Susie in the Square challenge (1 comment in total)

I've never seen this specific effect before. I like it a lot. I have two small suggestions. Move the overlay slightly so her right eye doesn't get divided. Secondly, the bottom center square stands out a little too much. Adjust its color to be more in line with the others.

Even with the very strong overlay, the first thing I noticed when I looked at the photo was the subject's expression. Very well done,
jbf

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2011 at 08:28 UTC as 1st comment
On Disney Concert Hall - 2nd_Street Light in the At a Stop Light Downtown challenge (1 comment in total)

Just gotta say I love this composition.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2010 at 19:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Bug's point of view in the Redux: Low Perspective challenge (1 comment in total)

For a challenge with quite a few entries, this is the most interesting last place finisher I've seen. Get rid of a couple out of focus leaves on the left and adjust the exposure a little, and this could be a very high finisher. It has great lines, texture, color, and is an interesting perspective.

jbf

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2010 at 03:12 UTC as 1st comment

I like the way this image transforms as you mover closer or farther away.

Great work,
jbf

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2010 at 09:59 UTC as 1st comment

Lyle,

Great work on this one. The composition is amazing. So are the colors. It takes a very creative eye to see an abstract fantasy like this image.

Thanks for sharing,
jbf

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2010 at 07:56 UTC as 1st comment
On Green Eyed Oil Monster in the Interpretation: Superimposition challenge (5 comments in total)

Armando,

This is one of the better images I've seen on this website, both visually and in terms of its message/emotion. I can't tell what photography was involved, but a great deal of artistry was certainly involved.

Thanks for sharing,
jbf

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2010 at 06:51 UTC as 3rd comment

This is a photo that I like that finished low in the /Moving Human Sihoulette- taken at Night/ challenge. I can understand why it didn't do well in the challenge. The subject is small, not moving, and partially obscured. I just thought I'd give props to the photographer for creating a moody and eye catching image. I'm thinking it may be better cropped, but I can see it either way. Here's the crop I'm talking about:

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e383/ramshare/temp/do.jpg

Nice work,
jbf

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2010 at 21:00 UTC as 1st comment
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