2654 comments given:
avatar UncleJimmy

Perhaps you should have chosen to crop...the missing parts are very distracting to an otherwise spectacular image Author...

(5 years and 1244 days ago)

Aiguille Rouge
avatar UncleJimmy

Author: what brand name or logo is this?

(5 years and 1271 days ago)

Welcome home
avatar UncleJimmy

Nice white/white....very well done with the lighting to bring out the detail. Good entry, Good Luck...
Although...I I yet to find the Twizzlers in the shot?!? A set-up snack perhaps? LOL

(5 years and 1272 days ago)

Angels on High
avatar UncleJimmy

DW, I beg to differ with you...I think this shot is perfectly on topic as it is obvious they are at a racing track due to the formation of the cars and the barrier fence...The fans are as much a part of the experience as the cars and as long as the shot includes the race, seems fairly logical to me it should be on topic. A random shot of a crowd, no, as it could be any event, but again, this is clearly a motor-sports race..

(5 years and 1273 days ago)

Racing team
avatar UncleJimmy

This is nice, but, personally I would have removed the debris (sticks and stuff) from the foreground as it very much distracts from the model...

(5 years and 1274 days ago)

For the Love of Snow
avatar UncleJimmy

nicely done author...

(5 years and 1276 days ago)

Wheel Stand
avatar UncleJimmy

WoW...just...WOW!...love this. The composition is spot on, the tones are wonderful and it's almost like they posed for you. I love the eye contact you captured with the young one....just a top quality entry. Good Luck author.

(5 years and 1276 days ago)

Monkeys in India
avatar UncleJimmy

Victim's of war are not aggressors...not solders...lavenderflower23, think before you comment...these people did not by all means cause a war or fight in it for whatever reason, they were definitely "INNOCENT" civilians...

I cannot imagine what these people went through, I was a voluntary combatant in a time of war, but, that was my choice...

(5 years and 1279 days ago)

Innocent victims of war
avatar UncleJimmy

I think personally this would be better in B&W than sepia toned...sepia should be reserved (IMHO) for period photos, like old west and such...I enjoy the composition and subject, but maybe this is not perhaps the best treatment for this subject?

(5 years and 1280 days ago)

Lost Shoes
avatar UncleJimmy

Funny, the dog has that "WTF?!?" look going on...mine would have chewed the cups, ate the chips and sat there saying, "Thanks dad for the play-time"

(5 years and 1280 days ago)

The Day After!
avatar UncleJimmy

Author...can you explain the strange patterns in this image?....it appears to be a bad scan, and if scanned, from where?

(5 years and 1287 days ago)

rain
avatar UncleJimmy

Wonderful idea and not a bad attempt...the image is very well organized and has a story or concept but lacks "WOW"....in the future, try a lower angle perhaps and try to avoid centering everything...read up on the 'rule of thirds' and work on you composition a bit, but otherwise, I really enjoy this image.

(5 years and 1289 days ago)

What
avatar UncleJimmy

I can tell, the shoulder of the bird is in the lower right corner...its dark colored indicating the back of the bird, these are lighter colored in the front...it's facing away and looking back

(5 years and 1289 days ago)

***
avatar UncleJimmy

I like the idea, and the result with the exception of the upper arms...where the elbow breaks appears a bit un-natural and curved...if you could fix that, it would be an awesome image.

(5 years and 1293 days ago)

After 8 Beers
avatar UncleJimmy

Much better Author, well done.

(5 years and 1296 days ago)

Wizened
avatar UncleJimmy

Really Author, I just don't know what to add but another "wow"...

Fantastic shot, the angle of the light creates a wonderful leading line to the subject, the composition is spot-on, the blackness surrounding the subject and the pose create a wonderful story-telling image...

what is he doing? where is he? why is he there? is he in solitary? is he in pain, torment?

The viewer involvement and imagination are wonderful. Simply top notch work Author! This has to be one of my all time Fav's

(5 years and 1296 days ago)

The unforgiven...
avatar UncleJimmy

Agree author, stopping jets...better, stopping slow moving clouds, well...now u got the idea... much better, thank you

(5 years and 1296 days ago)

Jet Trails
avatar UncleJimmy

Correct, called 'growth rings' each ring is 1 year, but, not a wood knot...sorry author

(5 years and 1296 days ago)

Natural Pattern
avatar UncleJimmy

Not really a high-speed stop motion IMHO...last time I checked clouds and contrails don't really move all that fast?

(5 years and 1296 days ago)

Jet Trails
avatar UncleJimmy

Oh..."It thinks its a pig..." I get it...sorry author, the title threw me off, I'm a bit slow in my old age...LOL...good shot never-the-less

(thank you Amanda...I'm gettin old LOL)

(5 years and 1298 days ago)

Thinks it
avatar UncleJimmy

Author...u thinks it's a pig??? LOL, it's a horse, need to study animals a bit more....

(5 years and 1298 days ago)

Thinks it
avatar UncleJimmy

Wonderful colors and composition author, well shot and good entry! My only suggestion is to crop out the partial tree on the right of the photo? I find it a bit distracting, but, others may not..Love the just "Green" of the whole image though...

(5 years and 1298 days ago)

Trying To Blend In
avatar UncleJimmy

@ MnMCarta...not sure who Edgar Winter is?!? OMG!!!!! Dang... Google it...LOL

(5 years and 1300 days ago)

White Winter
avatar UncleJimmy

LOL...I get it...nice shot, well done author

(5 years and 1300 days ago)

Duck, Duck, Duck...Chicken?
avatar UncleJimmy

Other than needing a bit of noise touch-up in the shadow areas, this is by far one of the best story-telling photo's in this competition...well done author...great photo

(5 years and 1300 days ago)

The thrill of the thought
avatar UncleJimmy

Author, having hair isn't all it's cracked up to be...as they say, "I'm not bald, this is a solar panel for a sex machine!"....LOL

(5 years and 1300 days ago)

Old Album
avatar UncleJimmy

So mossy...fog or smoke isn't fog or smoke because it's not just water (H2O) vapor? As a firefighter and smoker...I happen to know that fog, smog and smoke are normally made of several hundred products of combustion, no matter what the source...does it sincerely matter? Does it warrant such a response? IMHO, NO! The effect is the same...as a matter of fact the Author never claimed these bubbles were 'full of fog' but rather 'smoke'....smoke is a by-product of combustion, containing from 10's to 100's of different chemicals depending on the temperature of the chemical and physical reaction...

(5 years and 1301 days ago)

Smokin!
avatar UncleJimmy

interesting effect, but honestly, it really does not work for me here...would have preferred to see a nice crisp image...

(5 years and 1301 days ago)

Coming for you!
avatar UncleJimmy

Well, I think I'll sit this one out...LOL....I bow to you author, well done!

(5 years and 1302 days ago)

Dark Thoughts...
avatar UncleJimmy

Nice work author...very well done

(5 years and 1303 days ago)

"Un-blocked"
avatar UncleJimmy

Indeed, although 'Barry' is somewhat questionable, at best...the set-up is great...the cover of the album differs just enough from the BG to be outstanding...again, great job author...

I mean seriously, the outline of the hair almost perfectly matches...author, you need a new hair-style...Lol

(5 years and 1303 days ago)

Old Album
avatar UncleJimmy

Wonderful... good job author, nice concept

(5 years and 1303 days ago)

The Contract
avatar UncleJimmy

Nicely done author...i admire the set-up and dedication...well deserved win my friend

(5 years and 1303 days ago)

The Hit
avatar UncleJimmy

BARRY!!!! My Hero! ...LOL...nice shot author...and well, I'm sincerely sorry you own this (although you blame it on the wife )...hehe

Shouldn't you have dyed your hair to match the album cover? Just asking, the beauty is in the details author...

(5 years and 1303 days ago)

Old Album
avatar UncleJimmy

There you go author!!! an on-topic entry to open the contest! way to go...and cudo's for being old enough to own some classic vinyl

BTW...nice addition of the mic to the composition.

(5 years and 1303 days ago)

White Winter
avatar UncleJimmy

Appears to be a dry water ride, not an actual roller coaster, but neat effect anyway

(5 years and 1303 days ago)

Down for Repair
avatar UncleJimmy

Really cool concept, great lighting and detail, the high rez is awesome...so welll done author, love it!

(5 years and 1303 days ago)

Save energy...Go green!
avatar UncleJimmy

Everything DW sayz...and just incredible detail also, wonderful entry author.

(5 years and 1303 days ago)

Fly with me
avatar UncleJimmy

I have to agree w/ DW here...this would have been awesome as a symmetry shot cropped to square format. the colors are vibrant and appealing though

(5 years and 1303 days ago)

Rubik
avatar UncleJimmy

interesting take on it author, well done for outside the box thinking

(5 years and 1307 days ago)

News Paper for Generation X
avatar UncleJimmy

Love it, the detail and the colors really work here...well done

(5 years and 1307 days ago)

Yellow
avatar UncleJimmy

HOLY BIRDS!!!! Just an incredible opportunistic shot...great find author and nice shot

(5 years and 1307 days ago)

Alfred Hitchcock, is that you?
avatar UncleJimmy

I like the contrast, but the lines and angles really make this shot...well done on the crop and composition author. In a contest with so many entries it's difficult to get a shot that stands out. Wonderful work author.

(5 years and 1307 days ago)

INCOMING!
avatar UncleJimmy

Seagulls are dainty eaters?!? ROFL....nice find author and well shot also...too darn funny

(5 years and 1307 days ago)

Dainty?!
avatar UncleJimmy

Clever find author...well done

(5 years and 1312 days ago)

Need I say more?
avatar UncleJimmy

Jackdaw? author, I haven't heard that term used in years...LOL...nicely shot, I really like the tones here although I may have cropped a bit more off the right of the photo, not much though...well done

(5 years and 1313 days ago)

Jackdaw in the City center
avatar UncleJimmy

Agree, the photo is spot-on according to the guidelines and an interesting shot author, but, please straighten the horizon for a better scoring entry.

(5 years and 1313 days ago)

Boat Guard
avatar UncleJimmy

Lovely...were it just a bit sharper, this would be a "super-shot"...I love the contrast and the composition...wonderful entry author...well done

(5 years and 1326 days ago)

Snowy Night
avatar UncleJimmy

Excellent set-up author, wonderful shot! Well done!!! Love it.

(5 years and 1328 days ago)

Preparation...
avatar UncleJimmy

Mossy, the shadow is to the left, but also towards the camera, indicating the subject is between the the light source and the camera. I think I know what i'm talking about here when it comes to the subject of lighting...

(5 years and 1331 days ago)

Mountain Man