2654 comments given:
avatar UncleJimmy

This would be a more attractive image author without the distracting backend of the car poking into the lower right of the frame

(3 years and 225 days ago)

Entry number 95798
avatar UncleJimmy

According to the goal: "It is OK to have people in the photo, but they must not be the main subject."

(3 years and 244 days ago)

Leaves
avatar UncleJimmy

Very nice Author, well done!

(3 years and 249 days ago)

Drop hanging off a grape shoot.
avatar UncleJimmy

very nice, perfect treatment for the dress and hat, nice job!

(3 years and 250 days ago)

Me
avatar UncleJimmy

Oh, recent too...

(3 years and 251 days ago)

Angel
avatar UncleJimmy

Author... This is a "Self" portrait? A self portrait is a picture of YOURSELF, not a picture you took yourself...

(3 years and 251 days ago)

Angel
avatar UncleJimmy

Looks good, it's very well done

(3 years and 251 days ago)

Gentle Photoshop
avatar UncleJimmy

Pretty cool, I like it

(3 years and 251 days ago)

Giant on the beach
avatar UncleJimmy

Nicely done, it really helps the shot a lot and barely can bee seen. well done Author

(3 years and 251 days ago)

Flag Football
avatar UncleJimmy

Nice to meet ya!

(3 years and 252 days ago)

Fred
avatar UncleJimmy

A bit dark and hard to see Author: the rim lighting is nice, but in my opinion you might have tried a bit of fill lighting on the face to brighten up the label and remove the heavy shadows.

(3 years and 274 days ago)

Closing Time
avatar UncleJimmy

How many exposures were combined to make this shot Author?

(3 years and 295 days ago)

Entry number 94779
avatar UncleJimmy

Author... it's been uploaded sideways... please rotate and resubmit, makes it easier to judge and look at..

(3 years and 316 days ago)

Entry number 94463
avatar UncleJimmy

Water drops?!? Can't be... LOL

(3 years and 321 days ago)

A Rose
avatar UncleJimmy

well done, nice still life shot

(3 years and 348 days ago)

Mini pumpkins
avatar UncleJimmy

Good light and set up, nicely done

(3 years and 348 days ago)

Eat fresh
avatar UncleJimmy

Great lighting, nicely done, good shot

(4 years and 5 days ago)

Airhead
avatar UncleJimmy

Very nice color and composition, well done author

(4 years and 5 days ago)

Royal Swords
avatar UncleJimmy

Wonderful work, love it!

(4 years and 53 days ago)

Entry number 92481
avatar UncleJimmy

Much better, thank you

(5 years and 733 days ago)

Sunny Smile
avatar UncleJimmy

EXCELLENT DOF and comp, well done Author...

(5 years and 734 days ago)

Butterfly
avatar UncleJimmy

could also be hidden by the fact it's a very young person, highlights are partially blown eliminating the the deeper texture seen in some shots, I really don't think there was too much post in this one, also using the green filter when converting to B&W (perfectly legal) can do the same thing..

(5 years and 735 days ago)

Close up smile
avatar UncleJimmy

Strange look to this image, lots of artifacts in the hi-rez, Author, what treatment was done to this shot in post processing?

(5 years and 735 days ago)

smile
avatar UncleJimmy

There is no list for round 2 until round 1 has ended... how else would we know? the contests close on sunday, you will know then...

(5 years and 746 days ago)

Hug
avatar UncleJimmy

Nice shot, I actually still use one of these in my kitchen to pulverize fresh herbs I find in the forest!

(5 years and 749 days ago)

Forgotten memories.
avatar UncleJimmy

Bravo Author....well done, the smoke stands out incredibly well... not easy to do...hat's off!

(5 years and 755 days ago)

Smoking
avatar UncleJimmy

Very cool shot, different, like it

(5 years and 755 days ago)

Strike
avatar UncleJimmy

Very well Author, nice set-up and execution...nicely done...

(5 years and 755 days ago)

Decanter
avatar UncleJimmy

Nicely done Author and VERY clever...I had to look twice to see the reflections, wonderful image...would love to see an SBS of the set-up

(5 years and 755 days ago)

Decanter
avatar UncleJimmy

not really messed up beyond recognition...appears reused, or recycled...I'm going to have to say its a light-bulb, and not really on-theme, sorry author, nice try and great shot, just not for this contest...

(5 years and 756 days ago)

for dog
avatar UncleJimmy

Well done author, from the specular high-lights I can see you did actually use 3 different colored lights...nice way to kick off the contest...

(5 years and 758 days ago)

red, yellow and green
avatar UncleJimmy

Shulda known...very nice, well done author

(5 years and 804 days ago)

Dead mans chest...
avatar UncleJimmy

FINALLY!!!! An entry that follows the guidelines to the letter...Thank you Author for taking the time to READ the guidelines and post a proper SBS...wonderful and good luck!

(5 years and 815 days ago)

Suburbia
avatar UncleJimmy

Its a commin'....

(5 years and 826 days ago)

Funny guy!
avatar UncleJimmy

LOL...Nicely done Author...

(5 years and 826 days ago)

Funny guy!
avatar UncleJimmy

Nicely done and on theme!!! Thanks for being brave enough to join the fun...well done Author.

(5 years and 827 days ago)

sweetheart ;-)
avatar UncleJimmy

This is an HDR author? How many shots were combined in this image?

(5 years and 837 days ago)

Ğ¢wilight Tower
avatar UncleJimmy

Well Author, nothing is "Held" in the mouth...soooo....I don't see a reason this does not meet the contest goals...Nice 'outside-the-box' thinking.

(5 years and 839 days ago)

Dr. Pliers says:"say AHH" !!
avatar UncleJimmy

LOL...Too funny...Nice

(5 years and 841 days ago)

MHC
avatar UncleJimmy

Much better, thank you Author.

(5 years and 843 days ago)

mnnnnn
avatar UncleJimmy

Author, please read the contest guidelines..."the whole face cannot be visible"

(5 years and 843 days ago)

mnnnnn
avatar UncleJimmy

Nicely done, good subject and great exposure, it really highlights the subject with out undue distracting elements.

(5 years and 851 days ago)

What They Left Behind
avatar UncleJimmy

I think the overexposure here works nicely, especially in B&W...it adds to the contrast and tonal qualities. Well done Author.

(5 years and 851 days ago)

Mid-Day Blast of Light
avatar UncleJimmy

in that case, shooting digital makes it easy...shoot several shots...adjusting your f/stop along the way...start at like f/4 and shoot several exposures with increasing f/stops...f/4; f/5.6; f/8; f/11 and then choose the image that best represents the DOF that you had been looking for...it helps

(5 years and 868 days ago)

Lovely couple
avatar UncleJimmy

would have been a much better shot of any of the subjects would have been in focus...the point of focus appears to be the womans hairline...the eyes are paramount in a portrait. In one such as this, it's preferable to use a smaller f/stop like f/11-16 to get both the subjects faces in focus and to avoid the narrow DOF...just a hint.

Also, just my opinion, but...other than 'period' pieces (old fashioned types) it's just best to stay away from sepia toning, it's more preferable just to go B&W or stay color. In my experience, they just look better/sell better/do better...

The image is on-topic, and the pose is good, just needs some fine-tuning to be 'great'...GL Author

(5 years and 868 days ago)

Lovely couple
avatar UncleJimmy

I don't wanna appear picky, but, although it has a fire BG...the Object itself does not appear 'on fire' as I read the goal?

(5 years and 869 days ago)

fantasy
avatar UncleJimmy

LOL...they don't 'prey' on other animals...they do this to keep watch on other predators... for the good of the community, they have watchmen stationed about the area who, when seeing danger, give a yelp or whistle to alert the others of impending danger, at which time the rest dive for cover...

(5 years and 873 days ago)

Prairie Doggy
avatar UncleJimmy

LOL...no problem...it happens

(5 years and 874 days ago)

Prairie Doggy
avatar UncleJimmy

Author...thats not a groundhog....its a prairie dog.

(5 years and 874 days ago)

Prairie Doggy
avatar UncleJimmy

About the best entry in this contest IMHO...great tonal quality, wonderful composition and well chosen (worn) pair of boots...well done Author.

(5 years and 885 days ago)

Broken Down