2170 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar still26
still26 says:

What instantly drew me to this entry was the warm colour palette, you shot this during golden hours. The sharpness is present through all the planes and that triangle goes on and on into the horizon line. You took the horizon to the 2/3rd and 1/3rd rule and produced a spellbinding image that warms us and takes us on a visual journey. Tonal contrasts are well done giving this image further depth.

(2 years and 153 days ago)

Train Tracks in the Desert
avatar BWR
BWR says:

haha funny chop. congrats.

(2 years and 155 days ago)

The Delivery
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Randy, every time I look at this chop, I wonder when the chick will come out and what he will look like

(2 years and 156 days ago)

The Delivery
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Randy, that's funny

(2 years and 157 days ago)

The Delivery
avatar Drivenslush

WOOT! Congrats!

(2 years and 157 days ago)

The Delivery
avatar George55
George55 says:

Congrats....

(2 years and 162 days ago)

Don
avatar still26
still26 says:

how in heaven's name did you come up with this...it is hysterical and well done . It all fits together and I love the delivery title.

(2 years and 163 days ago)

The Delivery
avatar still26
still26 says:

Wow, now this took some doing to creat this photograph, it rocks

The photograph itself is sharp on the main aspect with lovely dof manipulation through to the back. The colour palette is pleasing except for that black shadow on the upper L but overall we stop to have a closer look at your upload.

(2 years and 163 days ago)

Sandal Bridge
avatar still26
still26 says:

As I was scrolling down to view your upload I stopped the scroll at the black shoelaces and that gave your shoe a face with a moustache! The upload is fun and this shoe looks well loved. A bit of a tight nip at the bottom, something that I am guilty of doing too.

(2 years and 163 days ago)

Awestruck Tenny
avatar Drivenslush

BWHAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Still Naughty...

(2 years and 163 days ago)

The Delivery
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Randy

(2 years and 163 days ago)

Don
avatar BWR
BWR says:

Congrats on 2nd my friend.

(2 years and 164 days ago)

Don
avatar still26
still26 says:

The texture of this image has been punched out really well without it going overboard. Nice catch to see the beauty in this old well worn wheel with a story. I bet it would look great in b/w as well.

(2 years and 164 days ago)

Wheel
avatar BWR
BWR says:

I so gotta teach myself PS's 3D stuff.

(2 years and 165 days ago)

Don
avatar Drivenslush

Homage to Harry Potter? hehehe (the scar) Great JOB!

(2 years and 168 days ago)

Don
avatar Adam773
Adam773 says:

Great action shot - and clear silhouette.

(2 years and 179 days ago)

Blue Angel Arch
avatar still26
still26 says:

Do you remember a time long agon when we were studying photography and our teachers used to tell us to put the camera away during harsh bright sunlight....well the heck with that because this shot clearly shows off the shadows and that is what makes this shot so eye catching. Top Marks.

(2 years and 179 days ago)

A10 Warthog 30mm Gun
avatar still26
still26 says:

I like the presentation here, it is solid and again the dynamic range gives added oooomph.

(2 years and 179 days ago)

Turbine
avatar still26
still26 says:

I feel the dynamic range on this photo is exquisite, what a punch it gives! Clarity, detail cropping all nicely done.

(2 years and 179 days ago)

Rusty Writing Machine
avatar lchappell
lchappell says:

I think it's a pretty cool image. I assume the "Sandstorm action" was used on the bat. Anyway, good job!

(2 years and 179 days ago)

Like a Bat out of Hell
avatar still26
still26 says:

WOW, you have such a nice clean image with no dust spots at all in the sky (something I'm always struggling with, hence I notice it on all photos). I would not have minded a bit more of the buildings as it feels a bit cut off and unbalanced, or if I may say, a bit of a tease. However, it does feel alien and greenish.

(2 years and 180 days ago)

Chartreuse Ghost Town
avatar BWR
BWR says:

Maybe make the bat lighter since he is surrounded by red hell fire (I can tell he is a he for obvious reasons ). There should be reflected red/orange light. IMO the bat is lost in the darkness and doesn't stand out. Overall "Bat out of hell" is a great theme, imaginative chop, and it does look like a bat is coming out of hell.

(2 years and 180 days ago)

Like a Bat out of Hell
avatar madamemonty
Moderator says:

Please change source no. 2 so that the copyright license and usage can be seen.

(2 years and 180 days ago)

Like a Bat out of Hell
avatar nikita61
nikita61 says:

congrats !

(2 years and 184 days ago)

Llama love
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Well done for winning

(2 years and 184 days ago)

Llama love
avatar still26
still26 says:

nice win , congrtas again.

(2 years and 184 days ago)

Going Nowhere
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congrats on this piece.

(2 years and 184 days ago)

Superstitions
avatar still26
still26 says:

YAY...truly deservant of number one spot. Congrats!

(2 years and 184 days ago)

Llama love
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Randy, that's sooooo cute

(2 years and 184 days ago)

Llama love
avatar Adam773
Adam773 says:

Interesting treatment. I like the slight purple / pinky hue to the image. The shot really gets you thinking - posh jacket, mattress on the floor - what's going on?

(2 years and 186 days ago)

When Are the Waves?
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Phoenix?

(2 years and 186 days ago)

Superstitions
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

We're in a fairytale.

(2 years and 188 days ago)

Superstitions
avatar still26
still26 says:

I think your title adds to the beauty of this image. The three layered effect is clearly seen and those bushes look great blurred, wouldn't want it any other way.

(2 years and 188 days ago)

Superstitions
avatar still26
still26 says:

Jumps out at us in clarity. Why did you nip off his derriere?

(2 years and 188 days ago)

Going Nowhere
avatar still26
still26 says:

Like this for the post processing , a bit out of the box and changing it to monochrome with a tint was great. Good composition.

(2 years and 188 days ago)

When Are the Waves?
avatar photonut
photonut says:

but still a good one

(2 years and 188 days ago)

Superstitions
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Awwww... Totally Adorable.

(2 years and 188 days ago)

Llama love
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Good use of contrast in this and like the fact the bushes are slightly blurred.

(2 years and 189 days ago)

Superstitions
avatar photonut
photonut says:

Interesting perspective used here and the hdr has bought this one out more

(2 years and 189 days ago)

Going Nowhere
avatar BWR
BWR says:

Man, if you woulda cropped it just a little more to the left, you woulda seen me surfing.

(2 years and 192 days ago)

Wind and Waves
avatar BWR
BWR says:

Good work.

(2 years and 192 days ago)

Wooden Chopper
avatar BWR
BWR says:

CONGRATS ON 2ND rturnbow

(2 years and 192 days ago)

CHA-CHING Tank
avatar Tuckinator

Great use of sources.

(2 years and 195 days ago)

Bottled Man Face
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Great idea and good work but I think the shadow of the blades on the wood should have been blurred with the same motion blur as the moving blades.

(2 years and 198 days ago)

Wooden Chopper
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

I think that face is really funny.
A fun chop.

(2 years and 198 days ago)

Bottled Man Face
avatar still26
still26 says:

this is hysterical....where did you come up with this idea. The fact that the trees below are soft adds such a great punch to that helicopter...and I still have a smile on my face. Great work.

(2 years and 199 days ago)

Wooden Chopper
avatar still26
still26 says:

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT.....I like the simplicity of this post and the excitement the waves create. Top notch work in my books.

(2 years and 199 days ago)

Wind and Waves
avatar BWR
BWR says:

Had to come back here a few days after posting to tell you I am still laughing.

(2 years and 200 days ago)

Creepy Cowboy
avatar BWR
BWR says:

Mush face

(2 years and 200 days ago)

Bottled Man Face
avatar still26
still26 says:

HOLY GUACAMOLE, you can even see the heatwaves in this photo. I thought this was your photo and I was right. Really great.

(2 years and 200 days ago)

Fireman