21 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar mido
mido says:

nice

(5 years and 1354 days ago)

Lovely couple
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 1354 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 1354 days ago)

Lovely couple
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Very cool. Might crop just a little more from the right

(5 years and 1401 days ago)

Kissing Statue
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

well done

(5 years and 1402 days ago)

Kissing Statue
avatar lincemiope

perfect.. very good b & W, bravo

(5 years and 1475 days ago)

Cannon
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

sweet

(5 years and 1501 days ago)

1 month old smiling ham
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

try cropping the photo, there is far too much foreground, and we can hardly see the stairs.

(5 years and 1695 days ago)

Stairs and benches
no avatar

Nice. Everybody looks good in shot, well done

(5 years and 1738 days ago)

BFF
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

beautiful girls and smiles

(5 years and 1738 days ago)

BFF
avatar McCormick
McCormick says:

Wow..

(5 years and 1779 days ago)

B & W Statue
avatar gotmeamuse

Looks like "The Barfing Gargoyle"!

(5 years and 1897 days ago)

Rain Spout
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

great

(5 years and 1899 days ago)

Rain Spout
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

LOL

(5 years and 1911 days ago)

USA, Bald Eagle
avatar jeaniblog
jeaniblog says:

I suppose a 'Blad' Eagle is a National 'Eblem' - dyslexia rools!

(5 years and 1911 days ago)

USA, Bald Eagle
avatar Momof4boyoboys

beautiful girls...great eye color on both of them! GL

(5 years and 1925 days ago)

Frick & Frack
avatar erathion
erathion says:

fabulous shot author...great eyes and smiles on this girls...best of luck

(5 years and 1925 days ago)

Frick & Frack
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Very nice. Could have used a little deeper DOF

(5 years and 1926 days ago)

American Iron
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Very pretty young ladies

(5 years and 1927 days ago)

Frick & Frack
avatar adeincyprus

Everyday is a school day............I did not know that.......

(5 years and 1929 days ago)

American Iron
avatar arca
arca says:

Pretty darn good for a newbie to photography! Sixth place is super!!!

(5 years and 1929 days ago)

I own you water puddle!
avatar rbsgrl
rbsgrl says:

Pretty sure he means IRON. Great shot!

(5 years and 1929 days ago)

American Iron
avatar kimlandsiedel

it's a little dark. you should bring out the "bling" with flash or more lighting. good photo though

(5 years and 1930 days ago)

Spoiled!
avatar creativefreedom

adorable!

(5 years and 1930 days ago)

I own you water puddle!
avatar arca
arca says:

I agree with athousandwords! Great catch ...how long did you wait to get it?

(5 years and 1930 days ago)

I own you water puddle!
avatar adeincyprus

I am sure you mean ICON!

(5 years and 1930 days ago)

American Iron
avatar k5683
k5683 says:

wasn't this used before?

(5 years and 1931 days ago)

Frick & Frack
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Very nice capture, but would have liked it if the cropping didn't center her so much

(5 years and 1931 days ago)

I own you water puddle!
avatar athousandwords

Love this! Perfect capture of Children and Puddles! They just go together

(5 years and 1931 days ago)

I own you water puddle!
avatar jeaniblog
jeaniblog says:

I like the effect..

(5 years and 1943 days ago)

Orphan Picture
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

to similar to the previous photo.

(5 years and 1945 days ago)

Snowed In!
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

to dark, IMO and a higher res would be good.

(5 years and 1945 days ago)

To much weight
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Rolling Rock is actually pretty good for cheap beer

(5 years and 1954 days ago)

Rolling Rock
avatar cabldawg71

This is my beer of choice good luck Author

(5 years and 1955 days ago)

Rolling Rock
avatar jeaniblog
jeaniblog says:

??

(5 years and 1964 days ago)

Only God Knows
avatar iquraishi
iquraishi says:

I guess tht's what the picture is about FallingHorse.. "Failed" focus.. hehe.. :P
no offense author..

(5 years and 1973 days ago)

CATCH!
avatar FallingHorse

I think you missed with the focus - it seems to be on the locked box/gas bottle behind her

(5 years and 1974 days ago)

CATCH!
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Or... SUCCEED in balancing a ball on her head!

(5 years and 1974 days ago)

CATCH!
avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

A lower POV would have improved this shot.

(5 years and 1986 days ago)

Money Bag!
avatar MnMCarta
MnMCarta says:

I thought about having money haning outta my purse but I don't have any... hehehe ... Nice shot!

(5 years and 1987 days ago)

Money Bag!
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

if your headache's gone, you should be smiling.

(5 years and 1989 days ago)

My headache is gone!