11614 comments received ( finished contests only ):
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still26 says:

Nice story here, captures the eye and we study this image longer...with a smile on our faces!

(2 years and 56 days ago)

Group Swim
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still26 says:

Well done, like this one a lot. This image has emotive power and we get absorbed by the determined face of this young man.

(2 years and 56 days ago)

Shadows
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still26 says:

I like this photo for so many reasons. First of all your snow is white and the naturalness of setting draws me into it. You have composed it nicely by inclusion of bushes on the side and the eye is taken into it's depth. How absolutely lovely that there is a duck there in the distance...that, for me was the icing on this well baked cake! Technical elements all well handled, sharp, contrasted, exposure all A+ this one ought to do well in this contest.

(2 years and 63 days ago)

Watch Your Step
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still26 says:

This is an OH WOW bridge, where is it located? Well balanced, no dust spots clean and vast.

(2 years and 63 days ago)

Suspension Bridge
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still26 says:

Solid presentation, clear and well done with exposure and contrast. No aberrations noted and saturation is real without overcooking. A rather peaceful looking scene.

(2 years and 63 days ago)

Hudson River Bridge
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still26 says:

Try using a healing brush?

(2 years and 63 days ago)

Nevermore
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still26 says:

I like the way you have captured the "flow" of people too....clever!

(2 years and 65 days ago)

Foot Bridge
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still26 says:

Clear and sharp and they all are ignoring you making them look like little statues. Personally, I would not have minded a bit of a nip up on the grass but that is all about artistic prerogative and I bow to yours.

(2 years and 65 days ago)

Not Much Shade Given
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still26 says:

Take your eye to the raven that is taking off the branch, now go straight up up up up to the first little branch that is sticking out. See that blotch? Looks like cloning gone wrong. Did you remove a raven there? I like the starkness of this image a lot.

(2 years and 65 days ago)

Nevermore
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still26 says:

I didn't know we could do that, enlarge in high res. Yes, I saw that medallion in the back, clear...crystal! Thank you.

(2 years and 71 days ago)

Old Cemetery
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still26 says:

Yikes, yes old indeed and that is shown on your image. The two flags add to the evocative element of this photo....dead but not forgotten.

(2 years and 71 days ago)

Old Cemetery
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still26 says:

I would like to chime in and agree with Lifetime Damage's assessment. As a general rule photographs that are sliced in half are perceived by the brain as boring, so a crop down would work wonders to highlight the cemetery, which is the focus of this contest. I do think this a well taken shot and we get caught up in the repeat of patterns of the stones and we love patterns.

(2 years and 71 days ago)

Too Many
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still26 says:

I like the composition of this shot and the way it draws me into it. Framing the stones with FAIRVIEW is a good touch. Furthermore, the autumn feel, the skeleton of the tree in the background all adds to a fine photo that is visually appealing.

(2 years and 71 days ago)

Fairview Cemetery
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still26 says:

Thank you. Yes, I can see that now. Appreciate this discussion.

(2 years and 71 days ago)

Old and Abandoned
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still26 says:

That iron pole smack dab in my face is truly a distraction but the lighting is really wonderful and I am reminded to shoot cemeteries during the haunting hours of day!

(2 years and 72 days ago)

Old and Abandoned
avatar LifetimeDamage

I like this image, not the dead, but the image is strong,
But I think the image will be stronger if you cut off some sky.
Now it's 55% clouds 5% trees and 40% graveyard.

(2 years and 72 days ago)

Too Many
avatar photonut
photonut says:

congrats on win

(2 years and 75 days ago)

Catan
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still26 says:

I liked this one too Congrats.

(2 years and 75 days ago)

Stratego
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still26 says:

Congrats, nice win !

(2 years and 75 days ago)

Catan
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still26 says:

Heartwarming! Looks like the mother is in the reflection, crying!

(2 years and 77 days ago)

With Spectators
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still26 says:

Wow, literal and metaphorical is right, alright. Good catch and I wonder what your neighbours thought of you roaming through this graveyard as the sun was going down? I like how the graveyard is awash in darkness yet the stones stand out clearly. I do think that the sky steals the thunder from the shot somewhat but the marriage of title and photo go together like a hug and a squeeze!

(2 years and 77 days ago)

Literal and Metaphorical Sunset
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still26 says:

You are so creative and go the extra mile to get it right. Your creativity knows no bounds. A bit more sharpness on the bubble I think would have punched it out more.

(2 years and 78 days ago)

When It
avatar LifetimeDamage

Like the pieces very much, but it's to dark to see them properly, that's a pity.

(2 years and 79 days ago)

Mt. Doom Chess
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still26 says:

Looks like a true blue hunter. You do have clipping/blackout on the snout.

(2 years and 79 days ago)

The Rare Bubble Hound
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still26 says:

It's the colours, the patterns and the good focus on this board game that takes it to the to for me. Also the unobtrusive background further highlights the game. Nice one.

(2 years and 79 days ago)

Catan
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still26 says:

Well done, a strong entry. Nice usage of dof manipulation with the focal pop really jumping out at us. Your exposure is good and your balance is solid. NICE.

(2 years and 81 days ago)

Sip Some International Libations
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still26 says:

This is a winner in my eyes.

(2 years and 82 days ago)

Roiling Mammatus
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Zizounai says:

I remember their faces when they saw my drawing... Uhhh you eat jellyfish, Yukkkk

(2 years and 84 days ago)

Just Need Peanut Butter
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still26 says:

But you really wanted a baloney sandwich right? (har har har har har)

(2 years and 84 days ago)

Just Need Peanut Butter
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Zizounai says:

First time I went to Walles, I asked people if we could find some abalones on the shore. I didn't know the word "abalone" in English so I drew one on a peace of paper. They said there were plenty on a beach and told me where it was. When I got there the beach was full of... jellyfish. Probably my drawing was not so good

(2 years and 85 days ago)

Just Need Peanut Butter
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still26 says:

Good luck to anyone thinking they can top this presentation. Sharp through all levels, mysterious clouds, good illumination, excellent exposure and lovely contrast. Top of the line work.

(2 years and 85 days ago)

Roiling Mammatus
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still26 says:

OH OH OH OH OH G R O A N.......you and photonut are cut from the same cloth. I never get his jokes and when I do, they are oh so corny....just like yours!

(2 years and 85 days ago)

Just Need Peanut Butter
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still26 says:

Nice shot of rooftops with chimneys showing their presence somewhat. The sky washes out the image.

(2 years and 85 days ago)

High above the chimney top that
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still26 says:

This looks like a load of fun...a bit blurred but there is a nice secondary echo in the background sub.

(2 years and 85 days ago)

One-Man Subs
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still26 says:

I don't really get the title at all except that the top jellyfish looks like peanut butter, as does the lower one. I like the natural colours of this and the fact that it doesn't have an overcast hue on it.

(2 years and 85 days ago)

Just Need Peanut Butter
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still26 says:

Yes, I like it better, don't you? Not only that the bright spot is gone but you have this little fox peering in, leaning into the photo all thanks to that nice composition you have.

(2 years and 87 days ago)

Ghost
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still26 says:

Looks like a dragon in flight, in fiery flight that is. Did you try adding a bit more contrast to bring out the blackness?

(2 years and 87 days ago)

Flaming Sunrise
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still26 says:

Awww, I like this and your title is good. See on the left side how bright his fur is ? It is the tendency of the human eye to gravitate to the brightest pop on the canvas, so our eyes go there and away from his face. I wonder if you cropped this a tad tighter and eliminated that bright spot and totally focused on his face if it would give you a stronger photograph. Between you and me and the 4 walls of this computer, I don't think this is such a terrible failure, instead, it whispers of nature's hiddend beauty.

(2 years and 87 days ago)

Ghost
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still26 says:

Congrats to you!

(2 years and 89 days ago)

Roses
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still26 says:

Nice usage of dof!

(2 years and 91 days ago)

Tick-Tock
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still26 says:

You do have dust on your sensor....see right aspect of image in the sky...it looks like a shy moon.

(2 years and 91 days ago)

Maine, U.S.A.
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still26 says:

quite a poetic image, vast and colourful with realistic saturation.

(2 years and 91 days ago)

Spring
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still26 says:

Fair enough.

(2 years and 95 days ago)

Roses
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Kyricom

(2 years and 96 days ago)

Play Time
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still26 says:

You caught a nice play of light on this black and white of roses. Why did you nip of the bouquet at the right? This is well exposed and the detail is clearly seen.

(2 years and 96 days ago)

Roses
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still26 says:

Canada could use a bit more patriotism, frankly.

(2 years and 96 days ago)

Small Cottages
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still26 says:

Reminded me of Canada....except for all the flags

(2 years and 96 days ago)

Small Cottages
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still26 says:

Cool. Congrats on your win!

(2 years and 96 days ago)

Play Time
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still26 says:

Congrats on this win. I liked this entry a lot. ........and congrats on #3!

(2 years and 96 days ago)

Small Cottages
avatar Denlig
Denlig says:

I found the real John Deere tractor here :
https://midwestmaize.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/il-john-deere-antique-tract.jpg

(2 years and 96 days ago)

Play Time