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avatar still26
still26 says:

I like this post for the tilt effect of your lens...with the sweet spot being in the center on the horizon. Your creativity shines with this upload...monochrome and then that pop of red button making a strong stand in that all important grid line. Personally, I would have loved to see all in sharp focus however I do like your artistic license as well.

(3 years and 214 days ago)

Independence
avatar still26
still26 says:

It is the symmetry of this upload that draws the eye. The elements within are organized in a balanced manner with hood logo being one solid anchor point for our visual journey. Our eyes delight with colour and your colour palette of blue and yellow (opposites on the colour wheel) add not only visual strength but the yellow adds excitement for colour does that to us carbon based bipeds. I do have a suggestion for you to try. Have you considered a perfect square crop? The reason I say this is because if you have a circular focal point and place it into a square it becomes quite dynamic for the natural pathway of the eye within a square format is to go around and around and bounce off the equidistant lengths of each side...therefore our eyes do not leave the photo as quickly. This is a well seen and well taken image.

(3 years and 215 days ago)

Rusty Hood
avatar still26
still26 says:

Yes to this one also. Love the grunge rusty effect..... it shows the texture well. Your tight composition and crop add strength to the shot and draws the viewer in and we engage with the image on many levels.

(3 years and 215 days ago)

Ford Logo
avatar still26
still26 says:

I really like the dof manipulation of this image. Your focus is sharp on the focal point which is not overcooked but natural and unpretentious. Having that diffused bokeh adds mystery to the image. Your contrast is well rendered, exposure also. You also have placed the star of the show into that all important grid point. Nice one. I like it.

(3 years and 215 days ago)

Rail Rod
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Randy

(3 years and 216 days ago)

Chillin
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Randy.

(3 years and 216 days ago)

Rusty Hero
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Randy

(3 years and 216 days ago)

Groaning Lisa
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Congrats Randy!!

(3 years and 216 days ago)

Rusty Hero
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Congrats Randy!!

(3 years and 216 days ago)

Groaning Lisa
avatar demi
demi says:

Congrats

(3 years and 216 days ago)

Groaning Lisa
avatar demi
demi says:

Congrats
happy new year

(3 years and 216 days ago)

Rusty Hero
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Randy

(3 years and 216 days ago)

Chillin
avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations...

(3 years and 216 days ago)

Rusty Hero
avatar still26
still26 says:

There are a lot of things to like about your creation. The fact that Mona Lisa is in shadows creates a mystery against the apocalyptic scene...it is as if there is still hope and the candle shows that we revere the beautiful in life. The three gas masks however look rather "glued on" there needs to be more combining, blurring of the hard margin to make them part of the scene. The yellow barrel is grrrrrrrrrreat with that shadow and feels like it belongs. What a great story you have created for our imaginations. Thank you.

(3 years and 219 days ago)

Groaning Lisa
avatar CMYK46
CMYK46 says:

Nice DOF.

(3 years and 222 days ago)

Release the Kraken
avatar Drivenslush

AH.. the notorious SELFIE MONKEY!!! hehehe.. great idea

(3 years and 222 days ago)

Release the Kraken
avatar still26
still26 says:

I really like the bokeh applied to this image. Keeping the eyes sharp draws us into his world and the background reminds us of his environment. It is important to capture soul and you have done this beautifully. Your crop and compositional style is well thought out...it is tight at the top but it matters naught because you do have "soul" and that is what matters most. Nice contrast, natural hues. Very delightful view.

(3 years and 225 days ago)

Rhesus pieces
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Randy.

(3 years and 230 days ago)

Not Ready for Prime Time
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations

(3 years and 230 days ago)

Not Ready for Prime Time
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Randy

(3 years and 230 days ago)

Not Ready for Prime Time
avatar Drivenslush

Congrats!

(3 years and 236 days ago)

Seagoldfish Lamp
avatar Drivenslush

Congrats!

(3 years and 236 days ago)

Seagull Seagar
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Congrats again Randy!!

(3 years and 236 days ago)

Seagoldfish Lamp
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Congrats Randy!!

(3 years and 236 days ago)

Seagull Seagar
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congratulations Randy!

(3 years and 237 days ago)

Seagull Seagar
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Congratulations

(3 years and 237 days ago)

Seagull Seagar
avatar George55
George55 says:

Congratulations...

(3 years and 237 days ago)

Seagoldfish Lamp
avatar George55
George55 says:

Congrats....

(3 years and 237 days ago)

Seagull Seagar
avatar madamemonty

Congrats Randy 1 & 3

(3 years and 237 days ago)

Seagull Seagar
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Congratulations

(3 years and 241 days ago)

Christmas Time
avatar George55
George55 says:

I like the was you managed to bend the wing over the cigar. Good luck.

(3 years and 241 days ago)

Seagull Seagar
avatar Drivenslush

The gag factor is overwhelming.. hehehehe

(3 years and 242 days ago)

Seagull Seagar
avatar Drivenslush

Gargle fish lamp with cool shoes? hehehehe

(3 years and 248 days ago)

Seagoldfish Lamp
avatar finnphotography

There's a magical feeling in this one. Congrats!

(3 years and 249 days ago)

Pistols and Wheels
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats Rturnbow!

(3 years and 251 days ago)

Besties
avatar nikita61
nikita61 says:

beautiful

(3 years and 251 days ago)

Pistols and Wheels
avatar BeSea
BeSea says:

Both the glass and the bottle have a slight lean. Perhaps this has something to do with the other 4 corks?

(3 years and 253 days ago)

Step up and have a sip
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Nice study

(3 years and 254 days ago)

Contemplate
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Well done

(3 years and 254 days ago)

Disheveled Reflections
avatar kyricom
kyricom says:

If there's 5 corks and half a bottle, are you sure you only had a "sip?"

(3 years and 257 days ago)

Step up and have a sip
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats

(3 years and 258 days ago)

Left in the Dust
avatar Zizounai
Zizounai says:

Congrats

(3 years and 258 days ago)

Old School
avatar patty
patty says:

Congrats, great week

(3 years and 258 days ago)

Left in the Dust
avatar patty
patty says:

Congrats again!

(3 years and 258 days ago)

Old School
avatar patty
patty says:

Congrats, great photo

(3 years and 258 days ago)

Tootsie
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations on yet and other well deserved 1st place.

(3 years and 258 days ago)

Left in the Dust
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, a beautiful photograph.

(3 years and 258 days ago)

Old School
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

Congratulations, I it, how did your model feel about the photo?

(3 years and 258 days ago)

Tootsie
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Congratulations

(3 years and 258 days ago)

Old School
avatar skyangel
skyangel says:

Congratulations Randy

(3 years and 258 days ago)

Tootsie