Scott Vail

Lives in United States CO, United States
Joined on Dec 11, 2009

Comments

Total: 18, showing: 1 – 18
On photo Smile Behind the Beard in the iBeard challenge (4 comments in total)

Congrats and well done -- Scott

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 01:32 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo 2014_1211_140657AA in the The Bride challenge (22 comments in total)

I did vote, I don't often vote, I rarely vote. I voted once in this challenge, and gave this entry a "5". I'm sure the photographer might have clone stamped out the ringlet of hair below the brides chin. In my opinion, the image isn't perfect, but imperfection is inherent in every photograph captured. Others have noted the absence of a veil.. Perhaps there was a veil, removed for moment. Of all the entries, and many were magnificent, but this one spoke out. The expression, the moment, of a bride and to me, is what a photography should be: something that goes beyond an image, something that gives the viewer an insight far beyond a picture - a photograph, a portrait that radiates such. Well done..

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 21:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Carla... in the Beautiful caucasian female faces challenge (31 comments in total)

I've never heard a photograph be critiqued for a distracting *foreground*. Obviously, or not so obviously, it's always the background that detracts from the composition. Well done, lickity split! Well captured and well deserved. She's an attractive subject, alluring facial features, gorgeous collar bones.. Just in case anyone else was drawn to the foreground.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 03:52 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo McIntosh Power Amp in the Random Items Challenge 26 challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

thejohnnerparty: Tube or transistor?

Solid state... though McIntosh still produces vacuum tube amplifiers.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
On photo McIntosh Power Amp in the Random Items Challenge 26 challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

thejohnnerparty: Tube or transistor?

Solid state... though McIntosh still produces vacuum tube amps.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
On photo IMG_8168ABCD in the Fishing challenge (8 comments in total)

Nicely done and some of the finest fishers. I might guess this is Brooks Camp and Falls?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 00:22 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On photo Rocky Mountain Ram in the It Looks So Close - 200mm or Greater challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

jcrb: Can't decide which I like more, the eye or the horn, but I like it.

Appreciate that, even before the challenge results.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 00:33 UTC
On photo CloudGate Chicago in the Chrome challenge (3 comments in total)

Nicely done and well deserved.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 23:08 UTC as 1st comment
On photo American Basin in the Wildflowers challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you very much.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 1st comment
On photo END OF THE LINE DP in the War challenge (8 comments in total)

Well deserved win. Nicely composed and the story is well told in b&w.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2015 at 01:06 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Hiking Companions in the Man's best friend in the great outdoors challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

Windancer: Well done Scott, this is a great shot!

Thank you, Windancer. You too, very nice capture of Samson.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 16:44 UTC
On photo Hiking Companions in the Man's best friend in the great outdoors challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

Saleen1999: This is a Samoyed? Awesome dogs. We had two. Very loving but hard to train.

Melissa, yes they're Samoyeds. She learned to surf counters and eat with hardly any training at all. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 14:17 UTC
On photo Hiking Companions in the Man's best friend in the great outdoors challenge (8 comments in total)

Thanks all, Mick, herbymel, J A C S. It's a little bittersweet, my girl is on the right, Stevie. I lost her to bloat about a year after this photograph was made. Nothing could have predicted her demise, it just happened, so let this serve as a tribute to my best friend and hiking companion. There were some strong entries in this competition - some really winning photographs of dogs in the great outdoors.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 01:36 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Wellsville, PA Rodeo in the Magazine editorial: Cowpokes challenge (6 comments in total)

Congratulations on a well executed photograph.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 00:17 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Greater Sandhill Cranes in the Animal Migration challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

Willfergus: AMAZING CAPTURE! 5 stars

Camasino Team

Thank you... not sure about 5 stars!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 00:49 UTC
On photo Greater Sandhill Cranes in the Animal Migration challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

SnapHappy32: Stunning.

Beautiful nuances - and just a perfect amount of contrast between the birds. Makes you appreciate what a good photographer can achieve with just a few colours and beautiful lighting.

And sincere appreciation for that fact that you dragged the 400mm along for this shot - no substitute for image quality for you I guess.

Appreciate the complement. Irony and honesty ensues that dragging the prime included a short distance. Standing at dawn, in formidable temperatures of about +10F, while the cranes waded in water, translates to numb fingers and the real challenge.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 00:48 UTC
On photo Greater Sandhill Cranes in the Animal Migration challenge (8 comments in total)
In reply to:

Yochi23: What a beautiful capture!

Yochi23 - Thank you very much for your kind words!

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2012 at 00:26 UTC
On photo Greater Sandhill Cranes in the Animal Migration challenge (8 comments in total)

Leslee -- Thank you! It did hang on my wall but as the month of March in a self-made 2011 calendar.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2012 at 00:42 UTC as 5th comment
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