santamonica812

Lives in United States CA, United States
Has a website at www.pbase.com/santamonica
Joined on Jul 26, 2009

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On photo _MG_4506 in the Macro - Something Damaged or Broken challenge (1 comment in total)

Love the image. Hate the lazy and meaningless title...much worse than having no title at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 09:40 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Window Meet BB in the Macro - Something Damaged or Broken challenge (1 comment in total)

Clever idea for this challenge, I think.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 09:37 UTC as 1st comment
On photo broken antenna in the Macro - Something Damaged or Broken challenge (3 comments in total)

Ruth,
But it sure *looks* broken. When I saw this photograph and its caption, I had to smile. For me, some of the most successful animal photographs are ones that anthropomorphize. (Or whatever the actual term is, when we turn part of an animal into a man-made object, as in this case.)

I think the overall effect has much more impact than if some jerk had not come by earlier and bent the poor bug's antenna. How's it supposed to get good radio reception now?!? :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 09:35 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo tap in the Macro - Something Damaged or Broken challenge (1 comment in total)

Is this a macro photo? It's a close-up, to be sure. But I don't think it's an actual macro.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 09:30 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Contemmplating Spring in the Strike a Pose challenge (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

santamonica812: (As I posted on another image), I have to give all animal portraits only a 1/2 point score, since this image violated the challenge rules . . . "subjects must be fully clothed." This model is clearly stark naked. (I can't tell if it's a male or female subject either, but I'm giving all photographer the benefit of the doubt on this challenge.) :-)

(Sorry, fully clothed does not equal a fur coat. I would not accept a human image, under the explanation, "Well, she's wearing a skin coat.")

Clever idea. But, nope, not for this challenge. (Even though my own dogs are absolutely part of my own family.)

Damn you. With such a heartwarming story, I now have to raise the score I had given.

Plus a few brownie points for you, and for all dog-rescuers, out there. Now stop, before you melt even more of my cold, cynical, heart. And what kind of lawyer would I be, then?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 09:25 UTC
On photo Cute pose in the Strike a Pose challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

JohntheBomb: I really need to start reading the rules more clearly sorry x

No worries. It is a really cute image, and (the clothing rule aside) fits *perfectly* into the challenge theme.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 23:37 UTC
On photo Contemmplating Spring in the Strike a Pose challenge (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

santamonica812: (As I posted on another image), I have to give all animal portraits only a 1/2 point score, since this image violated the challenge rules . . . "subjects must be fully clothed." This model is clearly stark naked. (I can't tell if it's a male or female subject either, but I'm giving all photographer the benefit of the doubt on this challenge.) :-)

(Sorry, fully clothed does not equal a fur coat. I would not accept a human image, under the explanation, "Well, she's wearing a skin coat.")

Clever idea. But, nope, not for this challenge. (Even though my own dogs are absolutely part of my own family.)

Well, it is a really adorable dog, so I get the urge to submit the photo. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 23:35 UTC
On challenge Strike a Pose (5 comments in total)

Really clever idea for a challenge. I am voting on Sunday (PST), so I don't know if any entries were DQ'd. The animals entries should all be out, since they are clear violations of the "fully clothed" rule. I gave them all 0.5 scores (even the really cute ones), since that's the only score we're supposed to give images that violate challenge rules.

Only one naked human subject left in. Again, really cute shot (so it definitely fits the "lighthearted" theme, and the bit about getting us viewers to smile). But a naked kid wearing a bandana on its head does not, of course, equal "FULLY clothed." Another reluctant 0.5 score on that one.

But there are so many fantastic images in this challenge. Congrats to the host, for coming up with a theme that brought out some real creativity in many of the entrants.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 03:08 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cute pose in the Strike a Pose challenge (3 comments in total)

I love the composition. And it does fit the part of the challenge that says "lighthearted" and the part about getting viewers to smile.

But also, a clear violation of the "subject must be *fully* clothed rule. As such, I can't give it more than a 0.5 score.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 03:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo molly in the Strike a Pose challenge (1 comment in total)

(As I posted on another image), I have to give all animal portraits only a 1/2 point score, since this image violated the challenge rules . . . "subjects must be fully clothed." This model is clearly stark naked. (I can't tell if it's a male or female subject either, but I'm giving all photographer the benefit of the doubt on this challenge.) :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 03:01 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Avaree at the tracks in the Strike a Pose challenge (16 comments in total)

In terms of photographic skill, I think this is an easy 5.0. In terms of the model's ability, it's also a 5.0. But I'm not totally sure how well this fits into the challenge theme. For a theme of "Take your best model shot." or "Create a cover for a fitness magazine" challenge, I think this is a winner.

But the challenge rules seem to call for a photo that will make the viewer smile. Something "lighthearted." Your photo is a "Wow, that's really amazing" type of shot. But lighthearted?? Not at all.

When we all vote in December or January for "Best photos of the year," this image of yours will be in my top 5, I suspect. But (for me, at least), it doesn't work for this particular challenge.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:59 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On photo abby: favorite female (feline) poser in the Strike a Pose challenge (1 comment in total)

(As I posted on another image), I have to give all animal portraits only a 1/2 point score, since this image violated the challenge rules . . . "subjects must be fully clothed." This model is clearly stark naked. (I can't tell if it's a male or female subject either, but I'm giving all photographer the benefit of the doubt on this challenge.) :-)

(For me, a collar does not = 'fully clothed,' although maybe other judges will disagree.)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:53 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Daaahling........ in the Strike a Pose challenge (2 comments in total)

Love the facial expression and the tilt of the head, and also love how the thumb & finger balance out the subject's head. The fingers being cut off don't bother me, since it's such an unusual composition.

Very nice soft lighting. You really created a moody scene.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:52 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo peñalara (33) in the Strike a Pose challenge (1 comment in total)

Lovely photo of the landscape. As an environmental portrait, it falls short for me, due to (1) the tiny size of the subject's face, and (2) that the face is in shadow. Given the above, it might have been more effective to do some major cropping, so that we'd still see the rock, the mountains & sky, but now the girl's body and face would take up much more of the screen.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:50 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Contemmplating Spring in the Strike a Pose challenge (6 comments in total)

(As I posted on another image), I have to give all animal portraits only a 1/2 point score, since this image violated the challenge rules . . . "subjects must be fully clothed." This model is clearly stark naked. (I can't tell if it's a male or female subject either, but I'm giving all photographer the benefit of the doubt on this challenge.) :-)

(Sorry, fully clothed does not equal a fur coat. I would not accept a human image, under the explanation, "Well, she's wearing a skin coat.")

Clever idea. But, nope, not for this challenge. (Even though my own dogs are absolutely part of my own family.)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:47 UTC as 1st comment | 5 replies
On photo Bijou in the Strike a Pose challenge (1 comment in total)

(As I posted on another image), I have to give all animal portraits only a 1/2 point score, since this image violated the challenge rules . . . "subjects must be fully clothed." This model is clearly stark naked. (I can't tell if it's a male or female subject either, but I'm giving all photographer the benefit of the doubt on this challenge.) :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:45 UTC as 1st comment
On photo ... in the Strike a Pose challenge (1 comment in total)

I gave only a 1/2 point, b/c the rules say that the model must be fully clothed. Even if the cat is wearing pants (heh), you've given us animal porn . . . she's clear posing topless! :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:43 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Glam Girl in the Strike a Pose challenge (2 comments in total)

Love the pose. On my screen it looks a tiny bit out of focus in her eyes, which could be due to viewing problems on my end, and not on sharpness in your original photo.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:41 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo All I said was "Smile" in the Strike a Pose challenge (1 comment in total)

I think it's just not possible to avoid smiling when one looks at this image. Great capture!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:40 UTC as 1st comment
On photo In Ya Face ! in the Strike a Pose challenge (2 comments in total)

I thought this capture was perfectly fitted to the challenge theme. A pose, but not a "model" pose. Really nice job here.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:37 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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