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avatar still26
still26 says:

Yes, that feeling of rush has been conveyed nicely....and how serendipitous that her bag says "DASH".

(2 years and 122 days ago)

Shopping NY City Style
avatar still26
still26 says:

I wonder if anyone will comment on the tilt, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE. I too tilt images as this out of the box thinking helps to propel ordinary into another realm. We can feel the speed of your daughter's shopping spree and the joy and freedom of being able to purchase with aplomb goods that many in this world could never dream of purchasing.

(2 years and 126 days ago)

Shopping NY City Style
avatar still26
still26 says:

There is something magical that happens when nature meets humanity, a secret communication of respect and love and that is what we see in this lovely photograph. The colours are perfect her plaid shawl suitable for the outdoors, reminiscent of a lumberjack and that Whiskey Jack is quite enthralled with her gentleness and beauty. Top notch.

(2 years and 132 days ago)

Kiki and the Whiskey Jack
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congrats to you too!

(2 years and 134 days ago)

Decaying Stairs
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Although the finish product here is good,can,t help but feel b/w wpould have been more hard hitting

(2 years and 134 days ago)

For the poor and beaten down...
avatar LifetimeDamage

I like old buildings like this... nice capture..is it abandoned?

(2 years and 142 days ago)

Decaying Stairs
avatar still26
still26 says:

I really am drawn to the dappled effect of these stairs and the glow for it makes them otherworldly. What a great catch for this fine art photograph!

(2 years and 142 days ago)

Decaying Stairs
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Congrats

(2 years and 161 days ago)

Snowshoeing
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congrats! Looks so Canadian...brrrrr.

(2 years and 161 days ago)

Snowshoeing
avatar still26
still26 says:

Canada has legalized pot ! (did you get it)

(2 years and 162 days ago)

Boardwalk
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Hahahahahahaha... that's hilarious Olga.

(2 years and 162 days ago)

Boardwalk
avatar still26
still26 says:

I knew it was Ottawa because of all the marijuana growing around the boardwalk!

(2 years and 162 days ago)

Boardwalk
avatar still26
still26 says:

Looks a lot like Point Peely (sp?) south western Ontario. Nicely composed with good lead lines. Sharp through all the planes of the image. Good usage of dof!

(2 years and 162 days ago)

Boardwalk
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

I am curious about what is growing all around the boardwalk?

(2 years and 163 days ago)

Boardwalk
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Nice shot and P.P.

(2 years and 164 days ago)

Cog Rail
avatar still26
still26 says:

A lovely camaraderie is caught here in the interaction these fellows are having, after the call. Nice photo . hmmmm 911....must be Canadian!

(2 years and 165 days ago)

After the Call
avatar still26
still26 says:

A Monet painting for sure! Good eye for seeing this beauty.

(2 years and 170 days ago)

Liquid Gold
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Certainly interaction between the firemen,tells a story

(2 years and 172 days ago)

After the Call
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Does look a healthy thing to do,even if its a bit cold

(2 years and 172 days ago)

Snowshoeing
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Likke this one and looks quite a unique place

(2 years and 172 days ago)

Cog Rail
avatar still26
still26 says:

My computer has a crazy ghost controlling it....sorry.

(3 years and 4 days ago)

Blue Heels
avatar still26
still26 says:

Every big girl has done this when they were a little girl so we females can all relate to the story of this image. You do have significant ghosting around the child due to the strong white light bouncing off her dress.

(3 years and 4 days ago)

Blue Heels
avatar still26
still26 says:

Every big girl has done this when they were a little girl so we females can all relate to the story of this image. You do have significant ghosting around the child due to the strong white light bouncing off her dress.

(3 years and 4 days ago)

Blue Heels
avatar still26
still26 says:

Every big girl has done this when they were a little girl so we females can all relate to the story of this image. You do have significant ghosting around the child due to the strong white light bouncing off her dress.

(3 years and 4 days ago)

Blue Heels
avatar still26
still26 says:

Every big girl has done this when they were a little girl so we females can all relate to the story of this image. You do have significant ghosting around the child due to the strong white light bouncing off her dress.

(3 years and 4 days ago)

Blue Heels
avatar still26
still26 says:

How interesting that the Swede's flag is blue and yellow and so is this Swede's shoe! Classy and shot at the pov that engages the viewer instantly. I wonder had you cropped down a bit more if that would make the shoe pounce out at us even more? The marginal Negative space at the top is quite pronounced. This photo reminds me of medieval torture, how painful it would be to walk in these shoes.

(3 years and 5 days ago)

Blue Swede Shoe
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Congrats for this one

(3 years and 62 days ago)

Kiki
avatar rturnbow
rturnbow says:

Congrats!

(3 years and 63 days ago)

Kiki
avatar still26
still26 says:

Staged and well done. You have found a great character to shoot and wow what a story this tells. She hears the beat of a different drummer and there is no foolin around. I like this for the story, the look of the model, the colour palette, the light from the window...heck I like everything about this shot.

(3 years and 65 days ago)

Light Me Darlin
avatar still26
still26 says:

I wish I could tell you on how to improve this image...I CAN"T...beautiful in sepia, showing great skin tones, diffused background and I think the crop is perfect with her looking into all that negative space. This is a well thought out image with technical elements nicely handled.

(3 years and 65 days ago)

Kiki
avatar still26
still26 says:

Yes, I saw that ship, didn't know it was a cruise ship tho'.

(3 years and 67 days ago)

RIU Palace
avatar still26
still26 says:

EGADS this is really lovely. I love the colours and the night shot...makes it rather romantic...you romantic you.

(3 years and 68 days ago)

RIU Palace
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Think this has been thought through,and although there is negative space,the fact she is looking that way,adds a good effect.

(3 years and 69 days ago)

Kiki
avatar photonut
photonut says:

I like the softish light in this and like the impish look in her eyes,different

(3 years and 69 days ago)

Light Me Darlin
avatar Adam773
Adam773 says:

Good image. Beautiful, thoughtful face and nice 'soft' background. Might it be better with some of the right hand area cropped out so that the image was square?

(3 years and 71 days ago)

Kiki
avatar Adam773
Adam773 says:

Great character - good light on the folds of her dress. You wouldn't mess with this lady.

(3 years and 71 days ago)

Light Me Darlin
avatar still26
still26 says:

I bet I could eat this whole thing in one sitting. When we come back to Canada, we will visit you when your wife makes this decadent delight. A splendid upload that is sharp and delightful to behold. I also like how you included all the surrounding information, candle, classy table setting.

(3 years and 127 days ago)

Dessert
avatar still26
still26 says:

I just don't understand how any hunter can see this beauty and kill it....unless you are a First Nation (what a dopey PC title). ooops I'm rambling. I love this shot, the Canadian feel to it and the focal point sharp, so sharp it melts my heart. Your exposure is really well done too for that deer is crystal clear.

(3 years and 127 days ago)

Whitetail Deer
avatar still26
still26 says:

I have checked to see if you have a blow out on the white and you do not! It is simply a delightful image that would make a great Xmas card. I love the mood you caught, the bokeh is perfect and the colour coordination is sublime. I have a feeling this could take first spot.

(3 years and 127 days ago)

Dog
avatar still26
still26 says:

Oh gosh, this would make a great Xmas card. How much these two are loved is so felt upon viewing. Nice that you came down to their level. I do think it is a bit soft but sometimes when you have such sweet focal points we have to ask ourselves, does it matter?

(3 years and 127 days ago)

Tilly and Mason Wishing you all a Merry Christmas
avatar madamemonty

So cute

(3 years and 134 days ago)

Dog
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

That looks GREAT! *drool*

(3 years and 134 days ago)

Dessert
avatar still26
still26 says:

Yes, I seem to remember something "special" about them. Thank you for enlightening me. I like the tonal quality of your image you have a good range there.

(3 years and 134 days ago)

Trillium - Ontario
avatar still26
still26 says:

OH OH OH OH ONTARIO. Are these trillium considered endangered?

(3 years and 135 days ago)

Trillium - Ontario
avatar Denlig
Denlig says:

It is difficult to judge the sharpness because the image is very (too) small...

(3 years and 141 days ago)

Monday
avatar still26
still26 says:

Achhhh, I see it now but it is a "tow away zone" sign....no big deal. thanks

(3 years and 147 days ago)

The Bay
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Attached to the aluminium post, it is white with a red circle, over the white haired and bearded man.

(3 years and 147 days ago)

The Bay
avatar still26
still26 says:

EGADS Sylvie, I can't find the sign, where is it?

(3 years and 148 days ago)

The Bay
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Toronto indeed,you can read it on the "no vending except by city permit" sign. Maybe it was on the No Cellphone Day. Maybe some people are hiding, texting or giving phone calls, behind the pillars. I suspect the walking backpacker, and they could be 3 or 4 behind the big concrete thingy.

(3 years and 149 days ago)

The Bay
avatar still26
still26 says:

What, nobody is on their cellphone? What century was this taken and where - Toronto? Just curious as this could be my old home town.

(3 years and 149 days ago)

The Bay