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avatar madamemonty

I really like this photo, you've certainly stopped him, on the third coming into the photo, I find my eyes drawn up through the tyre and bike to rest on his face, it looks even better in hi-res. Well done Oh, and he's handsome

(2 years and 242 days ago)

Big Bike
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oh WOW!! love this photo. the sun shining through a sand storm. the color is wonderful and the feelings are fantastic. love love love it.

(2 years and 248 days ago)

Summertime Sunsets
avatar finnphotography

Hey, congrats! I saw this on viewbug.com

(2 years and 252 days ago)

Smoke Eater
avatar chieflong
chieflong says:

Great shot!! Congratulations!

(2 years and 255 days ago)

Smoke Eater
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Randy.

(2 years and 255 days ago)

Smoke Eater
avatar Dmitry
Dmitry says:

Congratulation!

(2 years and 256 days ago)

Smoke Eater
avatar patty
patty says:

Congrats on 1st, well deserved

(2 years and 256 days ago)

Smoke Eater
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, really powerful.

(2 years and 256 days ago)

Smoke Eater
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Randy, wonderful shot

(2 years and 256 days ago)

Smoke Eater
avatar velkanx
velkanx says:

congrats

(2 years and 256 days ago)

Smoke Eater
avatar Dmitry
Dmitry says:

Excellent!

(2 years and 260 days ago)

Smoke Eater
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Stunning

(2 years and 261 days ago)

Smoke Eater
avatar still26
still26 says:

You have everything right about this self portrait. First of all it has tremendous visual impact and that is stemming from the technical elements which are well handled from the sharpness, to light source, to tonal ranges are all there. You also have post processed this perfectly leaving a smoky feel and that marries well with your title. Your POV is what really makes this strong, by pointing your camera up the looking "up to you" for the viewer gives this image a noble feel compound that with your eyes gazing beyond is pure magic. The grunge on your face speaks of your job as does the helmet. This is a very powerful photograph and you are lucky to have been born with great genes. Top marks to you.

(2 years and 261 days ago)

Smoke Eater
avatar photonut
photonut says:

powerfull portrait and with good clarity

(2 years and 261 days ago)

Smoke Eater
avatar photonut
photonut says:

congrats on this

(2 years and 297 days ago)

FORD Logo
avatar still26
still26 says:

Congratulations on this win.

(2 years and 298 days ago)

FORD Logo
avatar still26
still26 says:

All about the hair. Good entry, I got an emotional pull with this upload of yours.

(2 years and 300 days ago)

Long Beautiful Creepy Hair
avatar madamemonty

That is sooooo creepy.

(2 years and 300 days ago)

Long Beautiful Creepy Hair
avatar wedoo2
wedoo2 says:

Ooooh

(2 years and 300 days ago)

Long Beautiful Creepy Hair
avatar wedoo2
wedoo2 says:

I agree to the above comment. This is history and the truck is massive. If someone doesn't get to it soon it will become history. Real steel. Plastic and aluminum don't rust. Just an excellent shot.

(2 years and 300 days ago)

FORD Logo
avatar still26
still26 says:

Why does this shot have such a personality attached to it? Reminds me of my husband, old, grungy, full of history. Nice realistic colours, well framed, seems to be talking to me. I like it a lot.

(2 years and 302 days ago)

FORD Logo
avatar still26
still26 says:

Is there a wee tilt to the L on this? Like the straight in your face presentation.

(2 years and 302 days ago)

International Logo
avatar Drivenslush

I live in Florida... thanks a lot! hehehe

(2 years and 334 days ago)

El Chupacabra - The Goat Sucker
avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations...

(2 years and 339 days ago)

Chain & Cross TAT
avatar demi
demi says:

Congrats rturnbow

(2 years and 340 days ago)

Chain & Cross TAT
avatar still26
still26 says:

Your POV on this photograph rocks! YES. You have come down low and it makes this toy truck HUGE...now that is a great inspirational way of seeing the small world around us. The colours are wonderful, the exposure spot on and marginal space equal. By placing those mandarin oranges hither and dither further excites us visually. Clear and sharp as a bell! Lovely.

(2 years and 347 days ago)

Toy Truck
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

Is the rubber band on there so it can't snap at you?

(2 years and 347 days ago)

Tools
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Loaded with Tangerines!

(2 years and 347 days ago)

Toy Truck
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

You created a very scary looking creature. Well done.

(2 years and 348 days ago)

El Chupacabra - The Goat Sucker
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

What happens when he has a cold and needs to blow his nose? It certainly causes my imagination to run riot.
You did a great job on the tat but I am sure you could make the whole work look more artistic if you changed the background as well. All that stuff in the background is distracting.

(2 years and 352 days ago)

Chain & Cross TAT
avatar Drivenslush

...and no one will ever listen to another word this man says for the rest his life .. all they will do is look at him and say, "Didn't that hurt?"..

Okay, I stole that from Rita Rudner but it's still funny.. hehehe.. super great job

(2 years and 352 days ago)

Chain & Cross TAT
avatar madamemonty

Well done.... But ew... it's gross.

(2 years and 354 days ago)

Chain & Cross TAT
avatar still26
still26 says:

This is a great close up of rusted wire. I love the grunge and feel it could even be more grunged without killing the shot. You have found that little upturned piece, something to catch our eye and it does and it does and brings a smile to our face. Look behind that upturned wire....see it? ....that bright white "hair" (for lack of a better word). The natural pathway of the eye is to always gravitate to the brightest pop on the canvas. So we see the upturned wire but then our eye gets pulled into the white pop behind it....you could clone it out...I do believe that is allowed in the rules and then nothing at all would be competing with that wire. I love the full frame presentation...one can feel this shot. Very clever.

(2 years and 364 days ago)

Unwound
avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations...

(3 years and 9 days ago)

No Mas Cuba
avatar demi
demi says:

Congrats

(3 years and 9 days ago)

No Mas Cuba
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Randy!

(3 years and 9 days ago)

No Mas Cuba
avatar spaceranger

Congrats Randy!!

(3 years and 10 days ago)

No Mas Cuba
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Great DOF

(3 years and 12 days ago)

Screwing Around
avatar still26
still26 says:

I think this is quite the creative and inventive upload and it is inspirational. You teach us to look at the world differently, closer, out of the box. Your diffused eye is dynamite in soft bokeh which supports the main subject (that bubble) which is so well framed, & sharp. Technically and artistically this image rocks. The contrast is well done , your exposure is sublime with no blow outs or block ups...This is a well thought out upload and it was a treasure to find. I enjoyed reviewing this image.

(3 years and 13 days ago)

On The Bubble
avatar George55
George55 says:

Looks better.

(3 years and 16 days ago)

No Mas Cuba
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Were you standing on the wing to catch this?

(3 years and 16 days ago)

Fuselage Rivets
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Randy.

(3 years and 16 days ago)

Independence
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Randy

(3 years and 16 days ago)

Ford Logo
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Randy.

(3 years and 16 days ago)

Release the Kraken
avatar spaceranger

Congrats Randy!!

(3 years and 17 days ago)

Release the Kraken
avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations....

(3 years and 17 days ago)

Release the Kraken
avatar George55
George55 says:

IMO It looks like the boat is flying instead of floating. More masking at the bottom and tires will help to place boat in the water. As for reflections CMYK is right, they are wrong. Use the skew tool to push them to the left, underneath the boat.... nice entry... good look.

(3 years and 17 days ago)

No Mas Cuba
avatar wedoo2
wedoo2 says:

Well done, composition, colors, all of it.

(3 years and 18 days ago)

Skulls Angels
avatar George55
George55 says:

You did a good job... good luck...

(3 years and 19 days ago)

Release the Kraken
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Source for tires? Reflection of tires is at wrong angle.

(3 years and 21 days ago)

No Mas Cuba