826 comments given:
avatar RayTedwell

sorry but the contest goal clearly states that no animals are allowed

(5 years and 1562 days ago)

IN THE BOX
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@ nator, yes it is indeed. If the author took a picture from the other side of the building you'd see a giant pair of sunglasses and oversized false teeth

(5 years and 1581 days ago)

Port Lligat
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lmao kyricom. Nice find author

(5 years and 1581 days ago)

Port Lligat
avatar RayTedwell

The subject and composition are nice, but I think the harsh lighting detracts from the image.

(5 years and 1581 days ago)

Look Up!!!!
avatar RayTedwell

You could probably lose a little if you desired, but I'm sure you have looked at the image with varying degrees of empty space. I'm with Rob on this one, looks great as is.

(5 years and 1581 days ago)

Death of the Virgin
avatar RayTedwell

very haunting image - perfect lighting. Well done!

(5 years and 1581 days ago)

Theatre mask
avatar RayTedwell

very nice image, and all the better for not having the text there too

(5 years and 1583 days ago)

End of Time
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in your opinion Mossy. I disagree and prefer the shallower focus personally. I think if you were capturing three live people you would normally want one key subject to draw the eye to, and I think this achieves that.

(5 years and 1584 days ago)

Three Heads
avatar RayTedwell

'...a perfect sphere is on-theme', please at least read the description thoroughly before making the comment TankRed.

This is a very nice shot too author. Best of luck.

(5 years and 1629 days ago)

The T Sphere
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Nice concept (not new but nice). I imagine it was difficult to find the right sources in a high enough resolution, but the result is a bit too hazy. Credit to you for the effort though!

(5 years and 1632 days ago)

What Should I Wear?
avatar RayTedwell

haha, I love it. Very funny.

(5 years and 1632 days ago)

Miracle blueprint
avatar RayTedwell

A very nice shot, and gutsy for sure!

(5 years and 1640 days ago)

Slithering
avatar RayTedwell

A lot of work in this one, and a seamless end result. The smooth transition really makes this stand out.

(5 years and 1641 days ago)

Waterfront Day to Night
avatar RayTedwell

I don't want my comment to be misunderstood. I don't have an issue with the pic myself. I just thought it was borderline. Best of luck author.

(5 years and 1648 days ago)

9 lives spent
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I know there's a place for 'edgy' art, I'm just not sure a pic of a dead cat is what I'd like to see on a family friendly art site.

(5 years and 1649 days ago)

9 lives spent
avatar RayTedwell

Very nice shot here, love the bokeh'd lights

(5 years and 1650 days ago)

Yuna
avatar RayTedwell

Love the dedication to getting a shot! Nice result too.

(5 years and 1650 days ago)

Tea-d Off!
avatar RayTedwell

This is really good, love the setup.

(5 years and 1650 days ago)

Fallen Brother
avatar RayTedwell

aargh, where's the thumbs down button when you need it?! You're way out of line locks!

(5 years and 1651 days ago)

Photographers best friend
avatar RayTedwell

Love the colours, makes me just want to get out the butter!

(5 years and 1651 days ago)

BRE
avatar RayTedwell

A really nice result eith this one. Well done

(5 years and 1652 days ago)

Tulips
avatar RayTedwell

Nice job! Not brave enough to have real paint on your brush though?? :-P

(5 years and 1655 days ago)

Easier on the computer
avatar RayTedwell

This is purely my personal opinion but I think the vibrant colour on the tat pulls the eye up away from the smile a bit. It is a very nice capture though, and you can tell she was a pretty fun and easy model to work with!

(5 years and 1656 days ago)

A Wink and Smile
avatar RayTedwell

I think a closeup of the metal pattern would have made for a more abstract shot. This is a little easy to make out what it is (especially with you telling us)! :P

(5 years and 1656 days ago)

metal lift
avatar RayTedwell

it looks like the clearest point of focus is on the back lip of the cup which makes it a little hard to focus. I like the row of cups too but think a less shallow DOF would work here so we can make out the fading trail of cups leading into the distance

(5 years and 1656 days ago)

Time For Tea
avatar RayTedwell

yup, thats what it looks like to me too.

(5 years and 1656 days ago)

Mysterious Aluminium
avatar RayTedwell

Beautiful. Such clear reflections.

(5 years and 1664 days ago)

Billabong Sundown
avatar RayTedwell

Yep, like the edits... looking awesome!

(5 years and 1671 days ago)

Diner at Night
avatar RayTedwell

Welcome, and a nice first entry. My main suggestion would be to re-do your shadows though. Your main source of light is coming from the fire, so the shadows should be long and facing out toward the left and right.

(5 years and 1673 days ago)

Midnight Tribal Ceremony
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Absolutely well done, I do agree with arca on this one though, I'd dull the moon just a little.

(5 years and 1673 days ago)

Diner at Night
avatar RayTedwell

It is pretty clear that you have used the same model in a couple of your entries (which unfortunately compromises you anonymity).

I like this pic of the two (and agree with kyricom's comment too)

(5 years and 1674 days ago)

none
avatar RayTedwell

Wow, my eye must be getting better if Steve is agreeing with me on my comments

(5 years and 1677 days ago)

L for Lake
avatar RayTedwell

As always, we'd love a high-res, but this is a really nice shot, you can see him longing to be outside (or is that being thankful he's out of the rain :P )

(5 years and 1677 days ago)

Wings of Hope
avatar RayTedwell

This is really well done!

(5 years and 1677 days ago)

Lingering Spirit
avatar RayTedwell

Beautiful colours!

(5 years and 1677 days ago)

Leaves
avatar RayTedwell

Nice shot, it captures the mood really well. B&W was a very good choice too.

(5 years and 1677 days ago)

Lonely
avatar RayTedwell

Photo's like this make me so jealous, I'd love to visit Canada! A beautiful shot and well framed

(5 years and 1677 days ago)

Lake
avatar RayTedwell

Proof that sometimes the simpler photos can be really striking. Nice composition and DOF author.

(5 years and 1677 days ago)

leaf
avatar RayTedwell

If this photograph was crisp and well focused, it would have been really nice!

(5 years and 1677 days ago)

woman
avatar RayTedwell

I like the shot, but think this is a case of soooo close to a really nice shot. I think you have focused just short of the eye (which IMO should be the focal point of the pic). Still a nice job though.

(5 years and 1678 days ago)

L for ... LLAMA
avatar RayTedwell

L is for laconically leanining on a log at a lake

Very nice shot, though slightly rotating the shot to straighten the horizon might be nice.

(5 years and 1678 days ago)

L for Lake
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I like this one, nicely done

(5 years and 1687 days ago)

Geishas
avatar RayTedwell

I'm with Steve on this one, though I do think the dark shadows pull the eye down to the bright red too much and takes the focus from the face.

(5 years and 1687 days ago)

Shaolin master
avatar RayTedwell

Thanks for the great explanation author, always need these insights from good photographers so one day I can hope to produce images like these.

(5 years and 1696 days ago)

The Fallen
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I love this one, it fits perfectly on theme to me. It puts us in the shoes of her husband or family member just staring at her chair, waiting for her to just walk back in and sit down.

My condolences to you and your family, but a lovely shot and long lasting reminder of her.

(5 years and 1696 days ago)

Grandmother
avatar RayTedwell

Nice pic, but given the freaky looking face, i think a tight crop on that would give you a really intreresting pic

(5 years and 1699 days ago)

Gurgle Gurgle Gurgle
avatar RayTedwell

I like the almost glowing effect on the skin. Was this purely because of the lighting or done through a contract adjustment, cos it doesnt look like it has affected the rest of the image.

Wonderful job by the way, I'd just love to know how you achieved the look

(5 years and 1699 days ago)

The Fallen
avatar RayTedwell

Brilliant job, love it!

(5 years and 1703 days ago)

Rainy day.
avatar RayTedwell

I'm with you rbsgrl. It took me a little while to decide if the DOF was too shallow, but the clear distinction of colours between the path and plants makes this work well. Nice job author.

(5 years and 1708 days ago)

Down n Dirty
avatar RayTedwell

Absolutely lovely, reminds me of some of the old Marksquirrel shots.

(5 years and 1708 days ago)

In the Snow