886 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Congrats for this/like it

(2 years and 191 days ago)

Key...figure!
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Mr K, happy new year

(2 years and 191 days ago)

Key...figure!
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Dimitris, nice work

(2 years and 191 days ago)

Key...figure!
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Clever use of light and a view that thinks outside the box

(2 years and 193 days ago)

Key...figure!
avatar Wayne Cheah

Is this a High or Low Key image?

(2 years and 200 days ago)

Key...figure!
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Dimitris, terrific work

(2 years and 296 days ago)

 Quattuor Elementa
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, beautifully crafted, as always.

(2 years and 296 days ago)

 Quattuor Elementa
avatar madamemonty

Fabulous

(2 years and 302 days ago)

 Quattuor Elementa
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats!

(2 years and 303 days ago)

Meet Orestes-Paris
avatar still26
still26 says:

ha ha ha ha.....I KNEW IT....he conquered and I hope dad is walking tall! CONGRATULATIONS, it is a gorgeous photograph worthy of matte, frame, signature and hang it up for all to see.

(2 years and 303 days ago)

Meet Orestes-Paris
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Dimitris, so cute

(2 years and 303 days ago)

Meet Orestes-Paris
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Very cute kid... he must take after his mother.

(2 years and 304 days ago)

Meet Orestes-Paris
avatar still26
still26 says:

Top marks for this stunning shot. I predict the winner. Keep up the good work, I enjoy your photography very much. Your tonal ranges in this shot are well executed and the story is magical.

(2 years and 305 days ago)

Meet Orestes-Paris
avatar photonut
photonut says:

congrats for winning this

(2 years and 309 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar Dmitry
Dmitry says:

Excellent work with Nikon D90. Congrats!

(2 years and 309 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, a stunning photo.

(2 years and 310 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Dimitris, wonderful work

(2 years and 310 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar still26
still26 says:

KAPOW...top notch work here. Sharp, clear as a bell, full of visual impact, technical elements of contrast, tonal ranges, dynamic range is robust. Really nice work.

(2 years and 312 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

I'm certainly no expert, Here are the settings I used for my 'drop' photo last week, taken in a darken room.
Camera: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 70D
Exposure time: 1/8
Aperture: f/13.0
ISO: 100
From what I have read, the duration of the flash is more important than the length of the exposure for freezing movement.
However I'm no expert on external flashes, Tried to use one today and could not get it right.
On thing I have learnt in the last year, is to not be afraid of noise and higher ISO, there are some brilliant noise reducing programs around. Don't change camera brand, I belong to some sites on Flicker, and look at some of the images there taken a really high ISO on Nikons and wonder If I should change.
Good luck

(2 years and 315 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Thank you, that explains why you have over 60% of you entries in the top 3%.
I certainly can't improve on your inspiration, but one thing you might try to freeze the water is instead of being in a bright place be in a dark room. The time of the flash is much shorter than 1/200 sec.

(2 years and 315 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Thanks for showing us your setup. Now if you could just share your inspiration.

(2 years and 316 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar Denlig
Denlig says:

When I saw this picture, I immediately thought that we would compete for second place Bravo !

(2 years and 317 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats

(2 years and 317 days ago)

In Search of Lost Time.
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Congrats

(2 years and 317 days ago)

In Search of Lost Time.
avatar madamemonty

Excellent shot, thanks for showing us your set up in the sbs, looks like you had fun doing this one.

(2 years and 317 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar still26
still26 says:

Wonderful....big congrats!

(2 years and 317 days ago)

In Search of Lost Time.
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, so well done.

(2 years and 317 days ago)

In Search of Lost Time.
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Dimitris, wonderful shot

(2 years and 317 days ago)

In Search of Lost Time.
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Professional. Beautifully done

(2 years and 317 days ago)

Refreshingly blue...
avatar still26
still26 says:

Well taken and your dof manipulation and pov make this a photograph full of good visual impact.

(2 years and 319 days ago)

In Search of Lost Time.
avatar nikita61
nikita61 says:

Wnderful ..Let me guess who is the autor ....

(2 years and 321 days ago)

In Search of Lost Time.
avatar Denlig
Denlig says:

I think we have a winner

(2 years and 321 days ago)

In Search of Lost Time.
avatar photonut
photonut says:

well done new this would win

(2 years and 324 days ago)

Time after time...
avatar nikita61
nikita61 says:

really well done ..as always

(2 years and 324 days ago)

Time after time...
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Dimitris, wonderful

(2 years and 324 days ago)

Time after time...
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, great work, as always.

(2 years and 324 days ago)

Time after time...
avatar robvdn
robvdn says:

I love the small ones
great shot, as usual

(2 years and 327 days ago)

Time after time...
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Really good one this,like the play on words,well thought through

(2 years and 327 days ago)

Time after time...
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Congrats,well thought through

(2 years and 331 days ago)

The Sound of Silence.
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, beautifully done.

(2 years and 331 days ago)

The Sound of Silence.
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Congrats!!!

(2 years and 331 days ago)

The Sound of Silence.
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Dimitris, fabulous

(2 years and 331 days ago)

The Sound of Silence.
avatar still26
still26 says:

Perfect, congrats.

(2 years and 331 days ago)

The Sound of Silence.
avatar still26
still26 says:

mmmm nice. Very professional looking.

(2 years and 333 days ago)

The Sound of Silence.
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Congrats well deserved this one

(2 years and 338 days ago)

My mind is playing tricks on me...
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Dimitris

(2 years and 338 days ago)

My mind is playing tricks on me...
avatar photonut
photonut says:

I agree journalistic type photo that goes beyond photography

(2 years and 344 days ago)

My mind is playing tricks on me...
avatar still26
still26 says:

You have so much going here for you. The light shadow play is simply dynamic. You have mystery with that person and you have wonderful patterns caught. I also love the grunge or texture that can be felt with this excellent upload. Top marks from me dear author. This is really beyond great it is photography nirvana.

(2 years and 344 days ago)

My mind is playing tricks on me...
avatar Alan2641
Alan2641 says:

Wonderful light

(2 years and 344 days ago)

My mind is playing tricks on me...
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Congrats for winning

(2 years and 345 days ago)

Original sin.