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    avatar Zizounai
    Zizounai says:

    Very well done. But maybe you should put this picture in the SBS section and present the square in a frame or as it is (to make it prettier) in the contest part.


    (7 days ago)

    Black Dot White Dot
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    I didn't know we could do that, enlarge in high res. Yes, I saw that medallion in the back, clear...crystal! Thank you.


    (7 days ago)

    Old Cemetery
    author says:

    Yeah. I stopped while travelling along a back country road. The flags are apparently because those two graves are for veterans of the War of 1812. If you look in high res and magnify, you can read the medallion on the one in the back. It was an interesting place.


    (8 days ago)

    Old Cemetery
    author says:

    All dots are inline. All the dots and circles are exactly identical sizes(respectively). No color or size changes.


    (8 days ago)

    Black Dot White Dot
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Yikes, yes old indeed and that is shown on your image. The two flags add to the evocative element of this photo....dead but not forgotten.


    (8 days ago)

    Old Cemetery
    avatar Drivenslush

    Bwhaaa HAAAAA HAAAAAA HAAAAAAAA... what a total numb numb head I am... LOL.. I was like.. well WTF? They're two different sizes and this looks wrong... LOL.. great Great GREAT JOB!!!!!


    (8 days ago)

    Ponzo Railway
    author says:

    Thank You


    (8 days ago)

    Graves
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    I would like to chime in and agree with Lifetime Damage's assessment. As a general rule photographs that are sliced in half are perceived by the brain as boring, so a crop down would work wonders to highlight the cemetery, which is the focus of this contest. I do think this a well taken shot and we get caught up in the repeat of patterns of the stones and we love patterns.


    (8 days ago)

    Too Many
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    I like the composition of this shot and the way it draws me into it. Framing the stones with FAIRVIEW is a good touch. Furthermore, the autumn feel, the skeleton of the tree in the background all adds to a fine photo that is visually appealing.


    (8 days ago)

    Fairview Cemetery
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Thank you. Yes, I can see that now. Appreciate this discussion.


    (8 days ago)

    Old and Abandoned
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    I do it digitally. I store my photos on Picasa (free from Google) and they have a soft focus app. I rarely use it but now that I have seen your work I might just try it out more often. Thank you for taking the time to explain this to me...appreciated.


    (8 days ago)

    Low light action without flash
    avatar Zizounai
    Zizounai says:

    Nice pic. I would have cropped the right side because of the branches in the corner, then cropped a bit of the sky also to balance and to tighten the focus on the trees.
    And you have a dust spot between the mum and dad trees, you should erase it. I won't tell.


    (8 days ago)

    Papa Tree, Mama Tree, Baby Tree
    author says:

    Yes. The eye is automatically drawn to the pole. The dissonance created makes you want to look away from it, where the iron bars lead you to the tree swallowing the bars on the left, or down to the right which leads to the graves.


    (8 days ago)

    Old and Abandoned
    author says:

    the results are practically the same.
    The Irisblur from photoshop gives you the freedom to play with the roundness and feathering of the bluramount.

    How you do your soft focus vigenette? Digital or realtime?


    (8 days ago)

    Low light action without flash
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Educational, thank you. The photo is more about the gate rather than the cemetery but we do look beyond and see the stones.


    (8 days ago)

    Chinese cemetary
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    That iron pole smack dab in my face is truly a distraction but the lighting is really wonderful and I am reminded to shoot cemeteries during the haunting hours of day!


    (8 days ago)

    Old and Abandoned
    author says:

    Winnie and Baloo, ah ah!


    (9 days ago)

    Don
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    We are polar opposites but we get along.


    (9 days ago)

    Don
    author says:

    He would fight tooth and claw, for sure


    (9 days ago)

    Don
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Brian is better but we all know he's a barbearian! I just have to hope he doesn't get grizzly with me!


    (9 days ago)

    Don
    author says:

    Still, oh my, you're Brianizing!!!


    (9 days ago)

    Don
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Sharp as a pin, saturation not overcooked, belly button POV!


    (9 days ago)

    Do not go gentle into that good night
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    How is an Iris blur different from soft focus vignette? (with the center being sharp) Is there a difference?


    (9 days ago)

    Low light action without flash
    author says:

    Thanks for liking Still26


    (9 days ago)

    Low light action without flash
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....what a difference! Thank you. I thought it was slanted a wee bit but I am wrong, the photo is straight and all those lines within tantalize us visually. The man on the L is exactly where he is supposed to be , photographically and compositionally speaking. Very lovely.


    (9 days ago)

    In the factory
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    An "IRIS BLUR" thank you. This looks tons better after post processing. A great low light photo.


    (9 days ago)

    Low light action without flash
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    I could "bearly" contain myself upon viewing!


    (9 days ago)

    Don
    avatar LifetimeDamage

    I like this image, not the dead, but the image is strong,
    But I think the image will be stronger if you cut off some sky.
    Now it's 55% clouds 5% trees and 40% graveyard.


    (9 days ago)

    Too Many
    author says:

    The happy hippie.... sounds nice


    (9 days ago)

    Dance of the hippie
    author says:

    And it's a good thing that the graves are blurred as you would read all the names backwards


    (9 days ago)

    Don
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Yes, the natural pathway of the human eye (the western eye) is to read from L to R and that is why images look stronger when composed that way....I think there is a vast improvement


    (9 days ago)

    Don
    avatar kyricom
    kyricom says:

    Better serve that one customer quickly. He looks like he could be a real bear if he doesn't get good service.


    (9 days ago)

    Don
    avatar Zizounai
    Zizounai says:

    Caru' cu bere!


    (10 days ago)

    Busy in Bucharest
    author says:

    Cambodia yes it is


    (10 days ago)

    Apsara
    author says:

    Is it what you mean Still? It makes a difference I couldn't explain, can you? Is it something to do with the direction we read in? You see, I have flipped it and then noticed that it needed straitening. And I did it.


    (10 days ago)

    Don
    author says:

    Thanks George


    (10 days ago)

    Mystic creek
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Dancing and singing, what a happy photo.


    (10 days ago)

    Dance of the hippie
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Nice "memory" photo for your family album!


    (10 days ago)

    Cretan Dancers
    author says:

    disjointed,you wanna see my dancing,now that is disjointed


    (10 days ago)

    40,s Rave up
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Sepia has taken us back in time...ahh yes, back to the 40's. It is too bad that the expressions are out of synchronicity as is the body language for it causes the feeling of "dance" and a well-choreographed piece to have a somewhat disjointed feel.


    (10 days ago)

    40,s Rave up
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Love the quietness of this dance and the concentration on the face of this performer. (Cambodia ? ? ? )


    (10 days ago)

    Apsara
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    It's the dance of the hands with this shot. The little boy on the flute in the corner adds nicely to the story. I hunger to see some emotion on the face of the dancer. I do think the shot, especially on the hands, could have more clarity.


    (10 days ago)

    Entry number 107705Dancer, Mae Rim
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Love the energy shown here including that fella in the background. I am one viewer who really likes to see blur in dance images and not pin sharp and the movement shown here pushes the image into the top. The whole photograph is dancing...I love it.


    (10 days ago)

    Entry number 107706 Dancers, Bikaner, Rajastahn
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Hmmm, they are not dancing instead they look like they are in discussion about something on the written pad of the woman in the center. Their costumes are interesting and the photo is sharp.


    (10 days ago)

    Entry number 107707Morris Dancers, Tasmania
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Surely you have caught the emotive element in this shot. It is dreamy and soft and the softness of the photograph is appropriate to match the emotion of that one dancer. I wonder if a wee bit of a nip down (a tighter crop) would benefit this shot?


    (10 days ago)

    Entry number 107708 Dancers, Taipei
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Many nice things to like about this shot from the low pov that encourages our visual journey inward, to the dappled effect of light on the graves to the clarity of the stones and being able to read the inscriptions on them. Well done. Nice exposure too


    (10 days ago)

    Graveyard 1
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Nice strong image, unpretentious and well done in post processing although the clouds do show as overworked giving a bit of a surreal feel, a good thing since this is a graveyard.


    (10 days ago)

    Who is the richest man in the cemetery?
    avatar still26
    still26 says:

    Have you tried flipping this horizontally so that the angel is on the L side? You have a strong "punctum" in this image of the statue and the nice diffused background supports the main focal point.


    (10 days ago)

    Don
    author says:

    Thank you Chris for those comments!


    (10 days ago)

    Concentration
    author says:

    No, I disagree because the three and the other two on the right side add to that happy joyful feeling that the two dancers are experiencing. The whole package makes one smile more broadly. BUT BUT BUT I so appreciate your comments because this is something this site lacks ...discussion and helpful comments. Thank you.


    (10 days ago)

    Young at Heart