Ben Raven

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Apr 17, 2011
About me:

Incarnate . . . AGAIN !

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On photo Fasten your seat belts! in the The Wind challenge (10 comments in total)

The most arresting shot of a classic windmill I have ever seen,
And one that truly captures the essence of a WINDmill.

WIND and MILL and TIME as one !

A hearty congratulations on your originality.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 23:47 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung announces curved Galaxy Round (144 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: Very suitable for your bum pocket. I wonder does the curve fit a really huge ass or a small ass!

If Samsung expects to sell this phone in the US, it had better be for a huuuuge ass . . . and preferably expandable !

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 21:46 UTC

I PROFOUNDLY disagree with the implication of photographer Richardson's statement that
"his iPhone wasn't exactly capturing "visually profound" images".
Maybe HE wasn't. (in his own opinion)

Achieving the "visually profound" is most definitely not just proportional to
the level of technical performance of an artist's instrument, camera or otherwise.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 22:39 UTC as 54th comment

Aaah, so much Leica HYPER-HYPE (trademark that Colbert-style) to choose from in this release.

My fave at the moment though is: "AN EXTRAORDINARILY LARGE SENSOR FOR ITS CLASS with a resolution of 12.1 megapixels".

And for what class, pray tell, would a 1/1.7" sensor be extraordinarily large ? There's only one size smaller in the dying compact market !!
Phones, perhaps ?? And even phones soon . . . hmm, maybe the new coming iwatches.

Comedy gold, Leica.

PS
A close second is: "the SULTRY BEAUTY of the Leica C". Uh oh, my zoom is extending !

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 21:31 UTC as 38th comment
On photo Let's Do The Time Warp Again in the Challenge #1: Warp Drive challenge (4 comments in total)

Geraldh,

SUPERB, MR. DALI !

Creatively conceived and elegantly executed.
(even including the title)

Congrats, you deserve this win.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 03:08 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Me in the Ordinary People: Portraits of Photographers challenge (8 comments in total)

Powerful, with both "eyes" riveting !

Well done !!

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2013 at 09:53 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Life passing him by in the Plight of the Poor or hungry challenge (2 comments in total)

Powerful picture, AC,

A great composition -- the balance of the faceless beggar in the dark and the man rushing past, about his business, into the light --
So much caught, and so much said, in an instant.

Well done, brilliant !

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 18:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo I Saw A Nightmare.... in the Oh What A Dream ! challenge (12 comments in total)
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Ben Raven: A powerful image creation.
Congrats, well done !

Apologies to carizi below, but I certainly hope for your sake, Samer AIR, that it was not an ACTUAL "capture" !!!!!!!!

Yes Samer AIR, I did realize that it was a long shutter exposure with a light following your face.

I was trying to make a funny remark that I hoped that you had not actually photographed your REAL NIGHTMARE.
I hope you understand and get a laugh from what I said.

In any case, it is a super picture !!!
By the way, your English is excellent.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 15:51 UTC
On photo I Saw A Nightmare.... in the Oh What A Dream ! challenge (12 comments in total)

A powerful image creation.
Congrats, well done !

Apologies to carizi below, but I certainly hope for your sake, Samer AIR, that it was not an ACTUAL "capture" !!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2013 at 07:49 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies
On photo Red Shouldered Hawk 2 in the My best picture ever ! challenge (7 comments in total)

Congrats Cary,

Worthy to be anyones' best shot !!

. . . and now you're stuck with having to top yourself --
and it looks like you're up to it !!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2013 at 22:47 UTC as 4th comment
On photo "50" in the Prime Lens - Focal Length Equal Human Eye 1/2 challenge (1 comment in total)

Sweet shot of an obviously sweet kid, paulski66.
Really captures the feeling of her natural energy and personality.

Exceptional original composition and perfect use of DOF.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 10:16 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Low sun in the woods in the Prime Lens - Focal Length Equal Human Eye 1/2 challenge (2 comments in total)

Great shot, zinc,

Wonderful use of DOF to create a feeling of shimmering light, accenting
the deep forest feel of the tree and vine leaves.

What do people know ?
Your shot deserves recognition !

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 10:08 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Melodic in the Prime Lens - Focal Length Equal Human Eye 1/2 challenge (1 comment in total)

Diclin,

Beautiful dreamlike image.
Great use of small DOF
A perfect match to the challenge.
Should have placed way up.

Well done.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 10:02 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Fork & Spoon still life in the uncommon still life II challenge (10 comments in total)

Congratulations esmall on a most well deserved win !

A brilliant and original conception, flawlessly executed.
The geometry and lighting are hypnotic.
Indeed, most "uncommon" !

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2013 at 07:42 UTC as 2nd comment

A most powerful arresting image.
. . . and those eyes !

Composition, focus, bokeh, film choice (and pp) -- it all came together with your talent.

Congrats Mario !

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 08:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo 75/1.8 Studio Portrait I in acahaya's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Riveting pose.

Great lighting choice.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 05:28 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 75/1.8 Studio Portrait I in acahaya's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Beautiful woman

Beautiful eyes

Beautiful lens

Beautiful shot !!!!

What post did you use to achieve such wonderful "portrait" skin quality ?
transformed from the unvarnished reality of "Simply Kathy"
(don't know how to interpret the notation:
"Skin is photoshopped for model sedcard (?)" sedcard ?
Thanx

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 05:22 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Barney_DSC1986 in the Nikon D3200 challenge (6 comments in total)

CONGRATS !
A well deserved win.

Indeed, a tough capture to get, but you GOT IT !

A uniquely engaging shot, as viewer and subject Owl meet, eye to eye.
And the subtle motion blur of the wings, perfect !

ps
Adam F. -- agree with you totally.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2012 at 21:44 UTC as 2nd comment
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