21294 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar velkanx
velkanx says:

Very nice tattoo. Good luck

(4 years and 199 days ago)

work in progress
avatar dhoebeke
dhoebeke says:

Nice collection! The birder in me is impressed you got such a clear shot of the kildeer.

(4 years and 199 days ago)

Birds
avatar still26
still26 says:

Achhhh you are not alone. My eye has been caught by those dried tomatoes in the foreground YUM. It looks like it is 20 minutes after 7 according to your watch and you have been on the phone all day? The way the intensity/and concentration of the model has been taken is really excellent providing us with story of how centered this individul is to the task at hand. Is there really such a thing as a guilty pleasure? I love the story here, well done, nicely cropped yet showing others who are near this girl but she remains cocooned.

(4 years and 199 days ago)

Always connected to my phone
avatar still26
still26 says:

OOOps. I see I wrote a comment on this shot and it does not show it here so I will try to repeat what I said. I don't know how this happened.

I love your point of view and it really makes the photograph and brings a smile to my face as I can imagine you shooting this. The black car in the center must have made you mad for it obscures the whole point of the image. The strength of the shot is is your low POV.

(4 years and 201 days ago)

Aiming for a Pizza
avatar still26
still26 says:

This is such a clean , well shot image that causes the viewer to get lost in all the detail. The predominantly warm hues of copper throughout also hold our eye and how appropriate that the hair of both humans contains that hue as well....serendipity, yes! Well framed. Nicely caught but it is too bad the humans are not communicating with the viewer. Did you try to catch their attention?

(4 years and 201 days ago)

Tea shop
avatar Denlig
Denlig says:

Sacrilege! Thank God it's not French wine...

(4 years and 202 days ago)

When nobody is watching
avatar still26
still26 says:

This is eye popping work. Not only are his tatoos great to look at but your post processing further punches out the tats. When I see tats like this I fast forward to when he is 70 and his skin is sagging, what an abstract that will make. Very nice work and a pleasure to review.

(4 years and 203 days ago)

Showing off his legs
avatar velkanx
velkanx says:

Sun is your best friend here, it makes the whole image wonderful. Nice to see you

(4 years and 205 days ago)

Getting ready to make dinner
avatar velkanx
velkanx says:

Very nice one, Its like I wanna dip my finger in that tiny water

(4 years and 205 days ago)

at the pool
avatar velkanx
velkanx says:

Its like a very talented kid made a very intricate sand art on the beach, I love it

(4 years and 205 days ago)

Valley of the kings
avatar velkanx
velkanx says:

I love the way how she looks so effortless and taking her time Good shot!

(4 years and 205 days ago)

On the street
avatar madamemonty

Looks delicious, you're making me hungry

(4 years and 207 days ago)

Seafood
avatar still26
still26 says:

That is good to know that term, mysophobia as many have fear of germs. You have shown a brilliant photograph of someone who most likely has OCD on top of mysophobia. This image is full of wonderful story. Technically well done, sharp through and through so much so that we can see you in the reflection. Clarity is very good indeed.

(4 years and 209 days ago)

Mysophobia – The fear of germs
avatar still26
still26 says:

Oh yes, life can be tough! What a heartwarming photograph and it illicits an "awww" from the viewers. I checked this image in high resolution and it is blurry, you need to be sharp on the main focal point , the child. The emotion has been caught at peak making this shot strong.

(4 years and 209 days ago)

Fear of Heights Phobia – Acrophobia
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Vibeke, well done

(4 years and 210 days ago)

Still working
avatar still26
still26 says:

Now that is a book I could use! I really like the shadow light play and your eyes are sharp. The diagonal of the blinds playing on the canvas truly makes for a remarkable photograph. Excellent.

(4 years and 210 days ago)

Learning
avatar TheWinningStar

Congratulations

(4 years and 210 days ago)

Agapanthus
avatar photonut
photonut says:

congrats for winning,is a good photo

(4 years and 210 days ago)

Still working
avatar still26
still26 says:

In high res this is sharp as "a woman's tongue". Tongarirro, loved it. Great shot.

(4 years and 211 days ago)

I Can See For Miles
avatar still26
still26 says:

Great creativity. How did you do this?

(4 years and 211 days ago)

Norwegian Wood
avatar dhoebeke
dhoebeke says:

Nice to see you in something other than a small icon! I love the effect of the blinds and know how difficult it is to make sure that eyes are not in the shadows.

(4 years and 213 days ago)

Learning
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Nice one

(4 years and 213 days ago)

I
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Nice shot (some light reading?)

(4 years and 214 days ago)

Learning
avatar finnphotography

Love the title

(4 years and 214 days ago)

I
avatar dhoebeke
dhoebeke says:

She may be blue now, but with all that Cetaphil, her complexion will be fabulous! The white lettering makes a great contrast to the blue hoodie.

(4 years and 215 days ago)

The lady is blue
avatar still26
still26 says:

How lovely to meet you in this self portrait contest. This upload speaks volumes about you there on the Tongarriro Pass crossing (am I correct?). I like the POV not only are you high up, the POV takes us further and higher and you knew what you were doing artistically. I do think the photo is soft, however, I looked on the hi res and you are as sharp as a pin. The hikers in the background invite us into the depth of your image and the story is flushed out very nicely.

(4 years and 215 days ago)

at 5000 feet
avatar photonut
photonut says:

congrsts on winning

(4 years and 217 days ago)

A blank canvas
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Congrats for winning this one

(4 years and 217 days ago)

Gulls
avatar still26
still26 says:

I like the straight lines , the feeling of balance, the gorgeous colour palette and how he is shyly absorbed into his work. Lovely contrast too. Too bad about that orange overhead light reflection over the salmon.

(4 years and 217 days ago)

Making my dinner
avatar still26
still26 says:

Nice relaxed photo of gentleman enjoying his smoke. Good tonal ranges. Your portrait of this man, looking out of the frame creates a mystery and we wonder what it is he is looking at.

(4 years and 217 days ago)

Enjoying the sun
avatar still26
still26 says:

Interesting isn't it how the children are attracted to this juggler and the adults attention is elsewhere. It is good that you caught this for it makes the photo.

(4 years and 217 days ago)

Juggler
avatar patty
patty says:

Congrats again

(4 years and 217 days ago)

A blank canvas
avatar patty
patty says:

Congrats Vibeke

(4 years and 217 days ago)

Gulls
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congrats on this win!

(4 years and 217 days ago)

A blank canvas
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congrats on this win!

(4 years and 217 days ago)

A blank canvas
avatar still26
still26 says:

Big congrats, this was a great winner, I loved the shot.

(4 years and 217 days ago)

Gulls
avatar madamemonty

Congrats again Vibeke

(4 years and 218 days ago)

A blank canvas
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Vibeke

(4 years and 218 days ago)

Gulls
avatar dhoebeke
dhoebeke says:

You captured the allure of a street performer. The children are enthralled and the adults are oblivious.

(4 years and 218 days ago)

Juggler
avatar TheWinningStar

Great idea. Congrats

(4 years and 218 days ago)

A blank canvas
avatar still26
still26 says:

Wow what a great shot! The blue is really blue and I like your title. Now, have a look around the head of the girl and young man. See that very black mark? You need to use a hard brush and paint out more blue, right to the edge of her head and his head. Also there is an incongruity within the lines of the deck. Try to bring in the harmony of the background throughout the image. Yes you need to paint around those white posts and lines. I know it's a lot of work, but in the end it is worth it.

(4 years and 218 days ago)

Once in a Blue Moon...
avatar Denlig
Denlig says:

Even lying on a stretcher, she continues singing, microphone in hand

(4 years and 218 days ago)

Sport is supposed to be good for you.
avatar still26
still26 says:

I really like tha angle and the focal point is strong. Nice softness that makes the background whisper to us that books are here to stay.

(4 years and 219 days ago)

Shopping
avatar still26
still26 says:

I cannot help but feel that this is a staged photograph, not that there is anything wrong with staging images...Nat Geo photogs do it all the time. But this image gives the viewer an uneasy feeling that the attention is on the book and not on the child. Technically a nice photograph.

(4 years and 219 days ago)

Some books are too good to put down.
avatar still26
still26 says:

Shows the love this little one has for books. She is totally absorbed and we are drawn into the story. This is a good snapshot.

(4 years and 219 days ago)

Never mind the cold.
avatar still26
still26 says:

I never knew the name of this hairy beast. Love the precise sharpness shown however the little tree gets a bit lost in the similar looking surroundings...a vignette may help to pop him out more.

(4 years and 219 days ago)

A new Rimu
avatar still26
still26 says:

This is so much better viewed in hi-res and I'm glad I looked there. Sharp, clear focus, no blow outs (good exposure) and a luscious bokeh in dark hues which really pops out this yellow new rose. The importance of the rose is clearly heard and seen.

(4 years and 219 days ago)

Hopeful autumn rose
avatar still26
still26 says:

Mr. P. that is a heavy dose of Prednisone! Love this post as it tells us a lot about Mr. P who happens to be grumpy, with all that prednisone in him it's no wonder and 60 grams of Codeine, gosh he must be constipated too, surprised there is no medication like Dulcolax around. Kidding aside, this is a well taken photograph, the book is the icing on the cake.

(4 years and 219 days ago)

Old age
avatar Denlig
Denlig says:

A cropping right would have erased the feet

(4 years and 219 days ago)

Children
avatar still26
still26 says:

Nice , it is sharp, the pov engages us and the tonal values are good. Light source easily seen and complimentary dof.

(4 years and 219 days ago)

Ginger