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avatar still26
still26 says:

Looks so real, very good, I like it.

(3 years and 106 days ago)

Building Petra
avatar still26
still26 says:

So for 5 times a day you smile. What are those gadgets in the middle of the mouth, is that a mailbox, but it looks like a computerized something?

(3 years and 106 days ago)

Door makes my day
avatar still26
still26 says:

I studied your photo in high resolution. It looks better there but there is lens distortion and you were in a cramped spot I'm guessing. See those shoes on the margin line? Our teachers used to tell us that to leave objects on a margin line, half in and half out of the frame causes the viewer's eye to go there and our brains try to complete the picture. With our eyes there, and our brain working trying to complete the photo the interest on the main focal point gets lost and the viewer quickly leaves the photo. Our goal, as photographers is to try to keep the viewer lingering longer on our images. I like the textural quality of this door and oh if only it could talk the stories that it would tell!

(3 years and 107 days ago)

old prison door
avatar still26
still26 says:

Good catch and I love receiving a chuckle from a photo, yours did it for me this day. If you live near here try taking this during another time of day where you will not have shadows on the doors. I like the composition too, it is a steady, well-balanced photograph with natural saturation. Yellow is always associated with happiness and excitement.

(3 years and 107 days ago)

Door makes my day
avatar Wayne Cheah

Keeping an eye on the competition?

(3 years and 107 days ago)

Keeping the mystery
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Live long and prosper. :p

(3 years and 107 days ago)

Keeping the mystery
avatar still26
still26 says:

ahhhh ha ha ha ha. I like it.

(3 years and 108 days ago)

My way
avatar still26
still26 says:

I guessed right! YAY for me! Thank you.

(3 years and 109 days ago)

Caught In A Trap
avatar still26
still26 says:

Wish you had put up more information on this trap. Is this something that was used by the indigenous peoples or is it still in use. The exposure appears fine with good contrasts showing, it does not look washed out. The clarity you have on the center and that draws us in. Very interesting post.

(3 years and 109 days ago)

Caught In A Trap
avatar still26
still26 says:

That green tone is quite surreal and the image is soft, however, I do think it adds to the overall otherworldly feel.

(3 years and 109 days ago)

My way
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Think this would benefit if it was a tad darker

(3 years and 109 days ago)

Caught In A Trap
avatar robvdn
Moderator says:

What CMYK says...

(3 years and 110 days ago)

Chichen Itza cut out
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Sources 2 & 3 are renders, and not useable.
5.6. 3D Renders or Illustrations as Source:
Using other people's 3D renders or illustrations (even with permission and no matter in which form they are offered) creates a false impression of your artwork. So 3D renders or illustrations can not be used as sources, unless they are entirely created by yourself. Only acceptable non-illustration brushes and clip art may be used, but you need to mention them as a source too. Don't use an image that has been altered by the source owner nor an entire work created by someone else.

(3 years and 110 days ago)

Chichen Itza cut out
avatar BWR
BWR says:

I chuckled too.

(3 years and 113 days ago)

Robodog
avatar still26
still26 says:

This gave me a great chuckle. Thank you.

(3 years and 114 days ago)

Robodog
avatar still26
still26 says:

This is a photograph that enchants the viewer. It is illusionary, and has wonderful and powerful directional light, the impact is strong. Considering you shot this from a moving car you managed to hook a crisp anchor point. Frankly, it has winner written all over it. Top marks.

(3 years and 114 days ago)

Misty tunnel
avatar photonut
photonut says:

that was clever

(3 years and 116 days ago)

Little red reading book
avatar photonut
photonut says:

no guess not

(3 years and 116 days ago)

Red coat vs white goat
avatar still26
still26 says:

Spring rain of pollen. I would not have minded to see more details of car as the windshield wipers are cut as is the headlight, both those cuts make me hunger to see more to complete the image. I admire your chutzpah for shooting this and putting it up....I remember a quote that goes something like this "photographs are everywhere, you just have to look" and that is what your upload reminds me of!

(3 years and 116 days ago)

spring rain
avatar still26
still26 says:

You nailed this shot. Your lighting was difficult in this situation but your shutter speed caught the action at its peak. This is shockingly good for story and technical expertise shown. Kudos.

(3 years and 116 days ago)

Counterattack
avatar still26
still26 says:

WOW, where are you standing? There is some posterization of this image which is fine by me. Well done.

(3 years and 116 days ago)

water, boats and workers
avatar still26
still26 says:

I can see you are trying to think outside of the box in compositional style. For the romantic feel to be caught I would like to see these figures a bit closer. The guillotine cut of her head further detracts. However, the evening shot of the sun going down and the colour palette of subdued hues adds beauty to your upload.

(3 years and 116 days ago)

Love is. ....
avatar photonut
photonut says:

quite sweet this one,but pity the legs are chopped off

(3 years and 116 days ago)

Red coat vs white goat
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Good thought process behind this,simple but effective

(3 years and 116 days ago)

Little red reading book
avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations...

(3 years and 116 days ago)

Show me the money
avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

Good job, congratulations. I really liked this one.

(3 years and 118 days ago)

Show me the money
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Congratulations.

(3 years and 118 days ago)

Show me the money
avatar BWR
BWR says:

Kongrats on 2rd!!

(3 years and 118 days ago)

Show me the money
avatar still26
still26 says:

Tonal quality is really eye catching. Nice

(3 years and 120 days ago)

argumenting statues
avatar still26
still26 says:

Would have been a good entry for "dirty things". Do you have another?

(3 years and 120 days ago)

Matrix for a Heidelberg Degel printing press
avatar Denlig
Denlig says:

This is not dirty, this is ...old !

(3 years and 121 days ago)

Can with barnacles
avatar BWR
BWR says:

I got a kick outa that too. Good use of that photo LifetimeDamage

(3 years and 125 days ago)

the great migration
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congrats on two and three!

(3 years and 125 days ago)

Ice cream is the best
avatar still26
still26 says:

Hey there CONGRATS.

(3 years and 125 days ago)

Thinking about three
avatar Denlig
Denlig says:

Perfect illustration of the rule !

(3 years and 126 days ago)

Thinking about three
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Very nice shot! great lighting.

(3 years and 126 days ago)

Snails don
avatar still26
still26 says:

Ahhh that Sony! The fellas in our photography club were selling off their Canon Marks and going with this Sony...it was the rage. I shoot with a Sony a6300 and am so happy with it as I do a lot of hiking and trekking and this camera does not feel like an anchor after an all-day jaunt.

(3 years and 126 days ago)

The fanfare is with many fans
avatar still26
still26 says:

Thank you.

(3 years and 126 days ago)

The Pride Walk
avatar still26
still26 says:

It was really slight and now I checked it again and it looks OK to me.

(3 years and 126 days ago)

Thinking about three
avatar still26
still26 says:

HOLY GUACAMOLE 14 stops, no wonder you get that HDR feel! What are you shooting with?

(3 years and 126 days ago)

The fanfare is with many fans
avatar still26
still26 says:

I remember a time when "gay" meant happy. A gay photograph, showing good tonal ranges, sharp and clear. A very large crowd on parade. Where was this taken?

(3 years and 127 days ago)

The Pride Walk
avatar still26
still26 says:

I think this photo, viewed in 100 years will tell a lot about our society. It is educational and tells a story of the sorry state of affairs with society...whether at a hot spot game area or as we travel we see this scene repeating itself everywhere, people no longer talk to each other. Good entry. You have a dust spot on your sensor, it's in the sky, midsection.

(3 years and 127 days ago)

The pokemon hot spot
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Funny enough I like the dogs indifference to the man,it sort of for me balances the theme

(3 years and 127 days ago)

searching for the metals
avatar still26
still26 says:

The horizon line tilts to the Left. If you doubt this just scroll your photo to the hard line of the computer screen and it will become evident to you....I think.

(3 years and 127 days ago)

Thinking about three
avatar still26
still26 says:

The dynamic range sure looks vast, what did you use, the vivid button on your camera perchance?

(3 years and 127 days ago)

The fanfare is with many fans
avatar still26
still26 says:

Enjoyable feel to this one, end of the day and you left something at the very end to pique our interest. Nicely composed.

(3 years and 127 days ago)

Beach sunset
avatar still26
still26 says:

I would know your work anywhere from the POV. I agree with photonut's observation that had you included the entire "reflection" of the man it would have been stronger and also it is too bad that the dog is walking away as that takes our eye away from the main focal point. The technical e.ements are really well done.

(3 years and 127 days ago)

searching for the metals
avatar still26
still26 says:

I like your HDR processing in this parade photograph, also the fact that the banners show a person blowing his horn helps to add humour to this shot.

(3 years and 127 days ago)

The fanfare is with many fans
avatar still26
still26 says:

A happy snappy picture. BOO

(3 years and 127 days ago)

Halloween
avatar still26
still26 says:

Clearly rule of three evident. There is a slight tilt of the horizon line to the L giving a sense of imbalance.

(3 years and 127 days ago)

Thinking about three