1681 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Patty

(1 year and 172 days ago)

Still life
avatar nikita61
nikita61 says:


I knew it was you! Only you and few others...

(1 year and 186 days ago)

Still life
avatar nikita61
nikita61 says:

Great ! Congrats Patty 😊

(2 years and 133 days ago)

Foro romano
avatar photonut
photonut says:

well done patty

(2 years and 135 days ago)

Foro romano
avatar still26
still26 says:

Yes, I use Photomatix also and also Nik software for HDR....so much out there now. By the way, the flight from Rome to Bangkok is about 9 hours! We are waiting for you. (Chiang Mai is another hour flight north)

(2 years and 147 days ago)

Foro romano
avatar still26
still26 says:

Your high dynamic range is well worked and gives the image depth without that "overcooked" feel (which some of us love). What EV exposure did you use? The pundits recommend a +2EV and -2EV. And what software did you use to blend your images? You are lucky to be living here inside a living museum. I loved Rome and the people were wonderful to us....we must go back there one of these days while we are still on this side of the grass

(2 years and 147 days ago)

Foro romano
avatar still26
still26 says:

Your high dynamic range is well worked and gives the image depth without that "overcooked" feel (which some of us love). What EV exposure did you use? The pundits recommend a +2EV and -2EV. And what software did you use to blend your images? You are lucky to be living here inside a living museum. I loved Rome and the people were wonderful to us....we must go back there one of these days while we are still on this side of the grass

(2 years and 147 days ago)

Foro romano
avatar still26
still26 says:

Your high dynamic range is well worked and gives the image depth without that "overcooked" feel (which some of us love). What EV exposure did you use? The pundits recommend a +2EV and -2EV. And what software did you use to blend your images? You are lucky to be living here inside a living museum. I loved Rome and the people were wonderful to us....we must go back there one of these days while we are still on this side of the grass

(2 years and 147 days ago)

Foro romano
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Nice

(2 years and 149 days ago)

Caught
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Very nice. I might've cropped a little more closely

(2 years and 150 days ago)

Caught
avatar still26
still26 says:

I like the abstract feel of this image, it makes my imagination bloom.

(2 years and 151 days ago)

Puddle
avatar still26
still26 says:

What a sad face. I like how the fish is sharp with good usage of dof calibration on your part.

(2 years and 154 days ago)

Caught
avatar nikita61
nikita61 says:

grande patty ...

(2 years and 156 days ago)

Tulip
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congrats!

(2 years and 156 days ago)

Tulip
avatar still26
still26 says:

My husband is sitting here with a cup of coffee and he saw your photo and said "hey that is a nice flower". There you have two reviews for the price of one!

(2 years and 168 days ago)

White
avatar still26
still26 says:

A shy and humble rose ...this photo really has a personality.

(2 years and 168 days ago)

Rose
avatar still26
still26 says:

I love the exposure on this photo...you have nailed the white detail without blowing it out. Nice work.

(2 years and 168 days ago)

White
avatar still26
still26 says:

It is the bokeh that elevates this image. Lovely.

(2 years and 168 days ago)

Tulip
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Very nice shot!

(2 years and 173 days ago)

Tulip
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congrats Patty!

(2 years and 275 days ago)

Marmore waterfall
avatar still26
still26 says:

I like the gentle sepia on this, had you put in more it would have ruined the atmospheric delight of this image. Good marginal space all around, sharp and non-obtrusive background.

(2 years and 278 days ago)

Just married
avatar still26
still26 says:

How the old gets emphasised with sepia. It has at once a welcoming feel and a dreary and gloomy feel to the structure. Nice tonal quality too.

(2 years and 278 days ago)

Tivoli
avatar still26
still26 says:

thumbs up for this entry...I can almost feel the cool vapors of waterfall cooling me down. I also like that you have kept the 'human' touch in the shot and did not crop down.

(2 years and 280 days ago)

Marmore waterfall
avatar still26
still26 says:

A nice a sharp image with rainbow clearly seen. You do have a dust spot on your sensor (the bane of all photographers)...it is dead center in the sky.

(2 years and 280 days ago)

Valnerina
avatar Verikakis
Verikakis says:

Beautiful picture congrats !

(2 years and 295 days ago)

S.M.Maggiore
avatar still26
still26 says:

Creative and educational (for me)....thank you. Congrats!

(2 years and 303 days ago)

Two colors
avatar still26
still26 says:

Hmmm somewhere in Europe, let me guess Bucharest or Budapest or Rome...I'm sure I was here. Too bad everyone is looking away but it sure is colourful and has that festive feel to the image.

(2 years and 303 days ago)

Ready for ride
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

I like the way the reflections of the colors get flipped horizontally by the front glass. Fascinating and very artistic.

(2 years and 305 days ago)

Two colors
avatar still26
still26 says:

I enjoy your photography very much, find it inspirational and something I can learn from....so THANK YOU!

(2 years and 308 days ago)

Ceiling
avatar still26
still26 says:

I am smiling for I can see you taking this shot....we have all stood under such magnificence and have tried to accomplish the same as you have. I like that the exposure is smack on the money and tightly cropped as you managed just pulls us in like a moth to fire. Lovely.

(2 years and 309 days ago)

Ceiling
avatar Verikakis
Verikakis says:

Great photo !!

(2 years and 309 days ago)

Ceiling
avatar still26
still26 says:

Well done, and I do believe I've seen this technique before and it is inspirational.

(2 years and 311 days ago)

Refraction
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Colorfull and like the reflection,you have put some thought into this one

(2 years and 311 days ago)

Refraction
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Now that's what you call a ceiling

(2 years and 311 days ago)

Ceiling
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congrats on this win !

(2 years and 317 days ago)

Paper
avatar still26
still26 says:

Oh Capri, instantly we think of romance. A beautifully caught image in hues of blue, sharp, well exposed. A postcard kind of photograph. Have you been to the Blue Grotto?

(2 years and 319 days ago)

Capri
avatar still26
still26 says:

Nicely set up this image, simple yet strong with good exposure. All you need is chocolate !

(2 years and 319 days ago)

Coffee bags
avatar still26
still26 says:

I love Italy and this sign with all those delicious words makes me want to return....if only to eat!

(2 years and 321 days ago)

Wall
avatar still26
still26 says:

Mirko, I choose Mirko. What a great find this was for this contest. Your upload makes the viewer really read the words and so it has that "linger longer" aspect to holding us.

(2 years and 321 days ago)

Names
avatar still26
still26 says:

I'm coming.....let's have a nice espresso at a cafe together!

(2 years and 321 days ago)

Braies
avatar still26
still26 says:

Clear and crisp offering a breath of fresh air. I viewed this in the high res and was blown away by the dof you had used bringing in everything sharply. I was going to mention the trees on the left showed clipping with loss of detail THAT IS NOT SO WHEN VIEWED IN HIGH RES....in high res this image is simply perfect. What a great way to start off this contest. Makes me want to go and visit the Dolomites and this lake area. You are fortunate to have captured this...nice one.

(2 years and 321 days ago)

Braies
avatar still26
still26 says:

You make it sound so easy

(2 years and 322 days ago)

Candy box
avatar still26
still26 says:

This is my kind of photo following the KISS principle to a t! Crop has been thought out as has been composition.

(2 years and 322 days ago)

Paper
avatar still26
still26 says:

I like the way you set up this still life, looks like you put a lot of work into it to find those red crystal hearts to match the Baci box. DOF is well used to help pop out the main focal point and the "back up singers" are there softly supporting. I wonder if a bit more contrast would have punched this out a bit more?....but most likely you were gunning for a soft feel.

(2 years and 322 days ago)

Candy box
avatar BWR
BWR says:

Don't leave brah. You're a cool dude.

(2 years and 323 days ago)

Medieval village
avatar still26
still26 says:

Ahem Rob.....a discussion was started on the forum and the membership is still waiting for a reply.

Discussion ....open! ..........on the forum.

(2 years and 323 days ago)

Medieval village
avatar robvdn
robvdn says:

#LifetimeDamage: Don't take everything so literal (sigh), the modcomment is about making changes to parts of the entry not about giving tips.
If you disagree with this rule we can always discuss that.

If you want to leave then leave in dignity and do NOT call people names.

Another rule we have: do not start discussions on entries: we have a forum for that.
Discussion closed!

(2 years and 323 days ago)

Medieval village
avatar still26
still26 says:

Fred, you just cannot leave this site which is already about as exciting as a cold wet mashed potato sandwich, but your comments and your photography are helpful, appreciated and the images you post inspire others to try some of the out of the box stuff you put up. I think the moderator was just trying to do his/her job as best as they could and forgot that software will not allow selective editing that is all. I'm with Zizounai on this issue.

(2 years and 324 days ago)

Medieval village
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Oh please Fred don't go!!! If I don't comment as often as I should, I always appreciate the things you do, your photos, your comments, and above all your chops on the Ps side...
To the mods, I think that even in traditional silver print you can play with the color settings...

(2 years and 324 days ago)

Medieval village
avatar LifetimeDamage

Ok. .. this is straight goodbye for me now. If giving tips is prohibited in this site. There is no more reason to come here and share. Assholes

(2 years and 325 days ago)

Medieval village