RafaelD7

RafaelD7

Lives in United States Kulpsville, PA, United States
Works as a R&D Director (Retired)
Has a website at www.pbase.com/aviles
Joined on Jan 19, 2002

Comments

Total: 14, showing: 1 – 14
On photo Sans souci in the ~ Dolce far niente ~ challenge (2 comments in total)
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cjf2: This is by far the best entry in this challenge. Unfortunately I let you down and did not vote. I could not face all those pet pictures.
It fits the theme perfectly and the composition and processing are well thought out and executed.
I think the voters here prefer something more straight out of the camera and don’t like boarders so this may have prevented this reaching first place.
Well done.

Thank you very much for the kind words, I really appreciate them. I understand why some photos don't get many votes, even when they are good. It doesn't bother me. I rarely enter contests and when I do it's not because I need validation or because I think my photo is better than others. It often is out of curiosity to see what other people like or dislike about my photos, but usually I come out empty-handed because very few people bother to comment. In any event, I would not change my style just to please more people, as I make photographs just to please myself. Thanks again for taking the time to write a comment!

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2021 at 23:05 UTC
On photo Mightier than the sword in the Have a collection of something ? Show it of here… challenge (9 comments in total)
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stan_pustylnik: I love it! Congratulations.

Thank you very much!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2021 at 14:51 UTC
On photo Mightier than the sword in the Have a collection of something ? Show it of here… challenge (9 comments in total)
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Sue Anne Rush: An excellent perspective of the fountain pens.

Thank you kindly.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2021 at 14:51 UTC
On photo Mightier than the sword in the Have a collection of something ? Show it of here… challenge (9 comments in total)
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Flowchart: Cool photo

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2021 at 14:50 UTC
On photo Mightier than the sword in the Have a collection of something ? Show it of here… challenge (9 comments in total)
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jose garcia: Nice, photo. Love the Montblanc 149 with the two tone nib and the vintage Esterbrook!

Jose Garcia

Thank you Jose! I've loved and used fountain pens since I was in 5th grade...

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2021 at 14:50 UTC
On photo Mightier than the sword in the Have a collection of something ? Show it of here… challenge (9 comments in total)

Thank you all for your votes and for the kind words.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2021 at 14:48 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Aviles_171027_053-Edit-Edit in the spoof challenge (12 comments in total)
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MicahSYL: Nice work with a really great sense of humor. I see you even layered the water pipe with the waterfall. Just guessing.

Thanks! And, good guess. The water pipe and spigot are on a separate layer.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2020 at 12:01 UTC
On photo Aviles_171027_053-Edit-Edit in the spoof challenge (12 comments in total)
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Albert Valentino: This makes me wonder about the true source of the Nile 😉

Oh, there's an idea worth pursuing...wink wink!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2020 at 12:00 UTC
On photo Aviles_171027_053-Edit-Edit in the spoof challenge (12 comments in total)
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APenza: That photo made me smile. Good job.

I am very glad to hear this, That was the intent!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2020 at 11:59 UTC
On photo Aviles_171027_053-Edit-Edit in the spoof challenge (12 comments in total)
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MannyZero: "The park is in New Jersey (Buttermilk Falls). The water pipe and faucet are in Fischer's Park, Pennsylvania."...
Now that explains why, when I went to visit Fischer's Park the water pipe and the faucet weren't there... "They were lent to this Avilés fellow to make a prop to enter some contest.. Vino con toda la familia" They said.
Felicitaciones, viejo!!

Muchas gracias, señor! I will put it back soon!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2020 at 11:59 UTC
On photo Aviles_171027_053-Edit-Edit in the spoof challenge (12 comments in total)
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Austinian: Nicely done! Next step would be to add the Jolly Green Giant reaching down to turn off the falls. :-)

Good idea!

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2020 at 11:58 UTC
On photo Aviles_171027_053-Edit-Edit in the spoof challenge (12 comments in total)
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MicahSYL: Is this park in Japan? Really a great and interesting piece of work.

Thank you for the kind words. The park is in New Jersey (Buttermilk Falls). The water pipe and faucet are in Fischer's Park, Pennsylvania.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2020 at 14:25 UTC
On photo _DSC1136-Edit-Edit in the spoof challenge (2 comments in total)
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Buzz Lightyear: Wonderfully creepy!

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2020 at 21:58 UTC
On photo _DSC1151 in the Alphabet soup. Letter E - Illustrate "Effervescence" challenge (2 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: I like this.

Thank you!

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2020 at 13:58 UTC
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