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

I really like the way you have managed to play with light on these flowers. Nice

(1 year and 220 days ago)

Daisies
avatar still26
still26 says:

Like the colour palette of green and yellow and your POV pulls it in nicely.

(1 year and 221 days ago)

Play Time
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Kyricom, it looks like an abandoned doll house

(1 year and 226 days ago)

Autumn Porch
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Congrats on this,simplicity sublime

(1 year and 226 days ago)

Light Rain
avatar photonut
photonut says:

congrats for 1 and 2

(1 year and 226 days ago)

Rural Gate
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Congrats

(1 year and 226 days ago)

Autumn Porch
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congrats to you on this one!

(1 year and 226 days ago)

Light Rain
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congrats!

(1 year and 226 days ago)

Autumn Porch
avatar still26
still26 says:

This is a lyrical photo, it sings a poem out to us. I keep hearing Eva Cassidy singing Autumn Leaves. I love the colour palette too. You need to do a few things with this photo:

1. sign it

2. matte it

3. frame it

It's lovely.

(1 year and 228 days ago)

Autumn Porch
avatar still26
still26 says:

Why did you nip off the chair which is supposed to be the focal point and the whole reason for this contest? I love the wood texture as shown on the stairs and then the chair.

(1 year and 228 days ago)

Wood
avatar still26
still26 says:

Woooaaaahhh what a difference in high res! Y'know those blotches (no doubt from the dirty window) actually add to the antique feel of the photo. I have a filter that blotches up photos just like this...lucky you, serendipity. Nice shot, thank you for sharing.

(1 year and 228 days ago)

Forgotten Lessons
avatar still26
still26 says:

Ha...well at least he let you in! Yes, this speaks loudly of affluence, snobbery, exclusiveness. Did your "distant relative" give you a glass of water to drink? I have been in 'posh' homes where the touch of human kindness is missing....not even a cup of tea....ahhhh. I like this photo because it was taken from the inside of the car further punching out the story of maybe you got in or maybe you just drove off. Nice sharp photo.

(1 year and 228 days ago)

Made a Little Money
avatar still26
still26 says:

I remember years ago I was photographing a similar gate but the house was closer. As I began to shoot, the owner came out screaming at me to get out. I felt sorry for him...just did. I just hope the owner behind this self important gate is living in a happier skin. Nice shot and what I like about it that you have the flowers in the foreground blurred ...that gives the viewer a "witnessing" or seeing something that ought not to be seen.

(1 year and 228 days ago)

Keep Out
avatar still26
still26 says:

I had to check this on hi-res as it looked oversharpened here but in high res it is perfect. Ha, what a gate, very imposing...(not). I like this because we often see these kinds of gates whilst hiking/trekking through the rural countryside.

(1 year and 228 days ago)

Rural Gate
avatar still26
still26 says:

Thank you, I appreciate our "chats".

(1 year and 228 days ago)

Night Game in the Snow
avatar still26
still26 says:

I really really really like this one for the abstraction, the cleverness of the photographer, the black border...it all works and now I will look differently at puddles. THANK YOU for your inspirational and educational upload.

(1 year and 228 days ago)

Light Rain
avatar still26
still26 says:

I wonder if you added grain to this? Like how you left the goal posts there otherwise I would have thought it was a hockey rink....(I'm Canadian, forgive me)

(1 year and 228 days ago)

Night Game in the Snow
avatar still26
still26 says:

This upload makes me want to go out and try something like this. Thank you for the inspirational image. You need to clean your sensor, two prominent dust spots. (I have the same problem and need to take my camera in for a professional cleaning...dust, the bane of all photographers...grrrrrrr)

(1 year and 228 days ago)

Dandelion at Sunset
avatar still26
still26 says:

This is really clever of you. I am always learning something new from your posts and I so appreciate that. THANK YOU. I wish more members would talk to each other and about their posts. I also liked your macro post of spider with a mite on it's leg. Yes, I too sometimes will post knowing full well it won't win but it is educational.

(1 year and 234 days ago)

Maybe Had a Little Too Much
avatar still26
still26 says:

I think you are the same person who made a jelly bean stand up ....put it on a pin....am I right, was it you?

(1 year and 235 days ago)

Maybe Had a Little Too Much
avatar still26
still26 says:

Awww, now how did you do that? Neat.

(1 year and 235 days ago)

Maybe Had a Little Too Much
avatar still26
still26 says:

Still life that makes one warm and fuzzy inside. Well done.

(1 year and 235 days ago)

Special Evening
avatar still26
still26 says:

You have two photos here in one. The one you have up and you could have cropped out the bottom and just have the kite and two birds. Very clear and sharp upload with evening colour cast evident.

(1 year and 239 days ago)

K is for Kite
avatar still26
still26 says:

I can see you capturing this image, trying to get the best shot....you succeeded. Very nice and I like the colour palette too.

(1 year and 245 days ago)

Grinding in HDR
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Good close-up this,crystal clear as well

(1 year and 247 days ago)

Grinding in HDR
avatar photonut
photonut says:

well done for this

(1 year and 247 days ago)

New Brother
avatar still26
still26 says:

Sweet sweet sweet...congrats

(1 year and 247 days ago)

New Brother
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Mark, so cute

(1 year and 247 days ago)

New Brother
avatar rturnbow
rturnbow says:

Congrats!

(1 year and 247 days ago)

New Brother
avatar still26
still26 says:

Mom has a tear in her eye....and you thought I wouldn't notice, ay? Heartwarming.

(1 year and 249 days ago)

Mother and Son
avatar still26
still26 says:

Love this one, it speaks to me...nice connection between this double portrait and viewer.

(1 year and 249 days ago)

Mother and Son
avatar still26
still26 says:

And the gun behind them on the wall completes the story! Nice entry.

(1 year and 250 days ago)

Best Buddies
avatar still26
still26 says:

I agree...why does the site even bother with soft large uploads I wonder?

(1 year and 252 days ago)

D-Day Survivor
avatar still26
still26 says:

I like the artistry of this presentation, the side off center. The colour palette is great for yellow never looks as yellow as when placed against blue. The black background is supporting the focal points nicely and OH YES for sure it looks completely different in high res.

(1 year and 252 days ago)

Tiny Flowers
avatar still26
still26 says:

This photo needs to be viewed in high res, it looks much better than this soft looking upload. It is too bad that this image doesn't communicate with the viewer.

(1 year and 252 days ago)

D-Day Survivor
avatar still26
still26 says:

YES YES YES YES YES YES ...it looks a whole lot better in high res. Crisp, clear, sharp as a beak, natural colour saturation and great contrast makes for an appealing shot. I particularly like the popping into the frame presentation and great eye contact as well. LOVE IT.

(1 year and 256 days ago)

Spring Lunch
avatar still26
still26 says:

Nice upload, clean and simple and strong. Why did you nip off the side? Great exposure and clarity to this upload.

(1 year and 259 days ago)

Frustration
avatar still26
still26 says:

I love it when photographers post images that are interesting versus perfect because we all learn. What you have taught me is that if you look close enough you can find a photograph. Thanks.

(1 year and 263 days ago)

Itty Bitty
avatar still26
still26 says:

Isn't it wonderful that we share our beautiful earth with these beasts....you sure got macro macro macro....3 in one shot.....a wee bit fuzzy.

(1 year and 263 days ago)

Itty Bitty
avatar still26
still26 says:

One gets the feeling that this is a performance, well caught.

(1 year and 263 days ago)

Mrs. Lovett
avatar still26
still26 says:

Ha, I didn't even try, although I thougth of it.

(1 year and 263 days ago)

My Eye
avatar still26
still26 says:

Nice and sharp, good macro of eye and surrounding mascara.

(1 year and 263 days ago)

Green Eyes
avatar Denlig
Denlig says:

Saw him in concert at Paris-Bercy many years ago (in the 80's), a real living legend of electric guitar !

(1 year and 263 days ago)

Carlos Santana
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Funny how something so simple can be clever at the same time

(1 year and 264 days ago)

Frustration
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congrats to you on your win!

(1 year and 268 days ago)

Cabins for Rent
avatar rturnbow
rturnbow says:

Congrats!

(1 year and 268 days ago)

Cabins for Rent
avatar still26
still26 says:

Thank you for not ripping my head off, much appreciated.

(1 year and 270 days ago)

Cabins for Rent
avatar still26
still26 says:

Thank you. I must remember to do that more often. It looks fine except you do realize you have a dust spot on your sensor in the upper L section (in the sky) in the sky . If you tilt your screen backwards it will pop out at you.

(1 year and 270 days ago)

Cabins for Rent
avatar still26
still26 says:

This may be a wee bit oversharpened as one can pick out aberrations.

(1 year and 270 days ago)

Cabins for Rent
avatar still26
still26 says:

How wonderful this old building looks and you took it from afar to show it in it's (almost) entirety. The little red and new looking tractor speaks of life, it is bright and cheery a good juxtaposition for the building which has seen better times. This photograph is nice and sharp through all the planes.

(1 year and 273 days ago)

Neglected