santamonica812

Lives in United States CA, United States
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Joined on Jul 26, 2009

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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
On photo DSC_2323 in the Strike a Pose challenge (1 comment in total)

I like the unusual composition. Hate the lazy and meaningless title--much worse than having no title at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:36 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The human face of Petra in the Petra, Jordan challenge (1 comment in total)

I like the photo very much as a portrait. Only problem re this challenge is that it says nothing at all about Petra. It could have been taken anywhere in the Middle East or northern Africa. If you had submitted a portrait with the same sort of emotional impact, but where there was some sense of Petra in the background, it would have been much more successful in terms of fitting into this challenge's theme.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 02:34 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The tree in moon light a late evening in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

It's a very nice image, with a soothing mood. But typically, long-exposure images have more visual interest if there is some movement. So, if there were moving clouds, or moving water, or a moving person or animal or vehicle, then that adds tension, and therefore more interest to the final shot.

Next time you are in a situation like this, take the same sort of photo. But then take a few more, with someone or something moving in the short. Experiment with different shutter speeds, to figure out what type of blur looks best to your own eyes.

My two cents only, of course! :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 00:10 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Light show in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

Painting a tent with light is not that unusual (you did a great job with it). But it's really innovative to also add the human shining his torch upwards. Really adds a lot to the final composition.

great job!

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 00:06 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Grand Canyon Startrails in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

Great job on the star trails. Very nice exposure on the river. Unfortunately, the mid-ground (ie, the mountains??/rocks??/ trees??) do not stand out against the sky/stars. If you had done this in some way (maybe shoot a third shot when those subjects were brighter? Maybe painted them with light, if you had access to them??), you would have ended up with a really dramatic final image. As it is, that mid-ground is really visually distracting to me.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 00:05 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Garavogue river in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

I normally don't think of 1/2 sec as a long exposure. But with a subject like fast-moving water, I think you chose the perfect shutter speed. The effect is really striking and lovely . . . a slower speed would have given an entirely different mood to the shot.

Also, really nice composition . . . just enough of the bridge to add interest, while not taking away from the dramatic subject--the blurred moving water.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2015 at 00:01 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Turbines are lit. in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

Really clever use for time-lapse. The circles from the propellers grabs a viewer's eyes. Very nicely done.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 23:58 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DSC00994-1 in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

Unusual composition. Lazy and meaningless title . . . much worse than having no title at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 23:56 UTC as 1st comment
On photo star wheel in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (2 comments in total)

Really interesting effect in the trees. How did they get their red light? From painting with light? A natural side-effect of the time-lapse photography? From something else???

Hopefully, after the voting stage is over, you'll post here and give a short synopsis of your work-flow . . . I thought the red in the trees made it a *much* more dramatic photo.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 23:55 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo IMG_1631 in the Long Exposure Photography challenge (1 comment in total)

Interesting composition. Lazy and meaningless title . . . much worse than having no title at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 23:53 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 20101126-150946b in the Jaipur, India challenge (1 comment in total)

Lazy and meaningless title. Overall effect would be better if 5 seconds had been taken in the submission phase to add a title that tells us something. Or, to remove any title, which also would have been fine.

Nice exposure, and you even got some clouds in the background, which is not easy to find in Jaipur most times of the year! :-)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2015 at 02:30 UTC as 1st comment
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