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Chess Hands
08/02/2017 09:48:17 AM
Chess Hands
by bside123

Comment:
Originally posted by IreneM:

Beautiful shot. Extremely underrated...
Thank you for your compliment, Irene.
Ready to Dive - Ruby Throated Male Hummingbird
06/22/2017 11:59:27 AM
Ready to Dive - Ruby Throated Male Hummingbird3rd Place
by bside123

Comment:
Thanks to everyone for your generous views, votes and comments!

If you haven't had a chance, Art Roflmao offered my bird a superhero costume. Very clever! Please see the link in his original comments below.
Making Tracks - Walking into Another Time
04/24/2017 12:24:04 PM
Making Tracks - Walking into Another Time
by bside123

Comment:
Originally posted by vawendy:

This is such a wonderful photo, but it's not a silhouette at all. I don't buy into the fact that a silhouette has to be completely black, but there's just way too much detail for it to be a silhouette. Kudos on the shot. I like that you left the word tracks on the sign showing. But it just doesn't fit the challenge.


The image is "high key," and I agree it borders on being a silhouette. I kinda knew that it was really pushing it when I entered it in the challenge. I too thought the shot was interesting, and the that just maybe I could get away with the entry. For me, the low score from the challenge doesn't take away from the image itself. Thanks for your comments and response!
Power Station Smoke Stack Erupts in the Clouds
04/21/2017 09:47:30 AM
Power Station Smoke Stack Erupts in the Clouds
by bside123

Comment:
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Composition: 6 - Technical: 5 - Creativity: 5 - Appeal: 4 - Challenge: 2 - Overall Score: 3 - (weighted - NOT a calculated average)

Note: Click for info


Art: Thank you for your comments. As I gazed across the farmland and tree lines of the midwest, I could think of nothing else other than "this should not be here." So unnatural to the landscape.
It appeared almost violent, and was certainly "unappealing." That was my take and motivation for the shot, and I'm at least glad that's what came across. YMMV
Everyone Loves a Polka Dot
04/05/2017 08:27:11 AM
Everyone Loves a Polka Dot
by bside123

Comment:
Thanks to everyone for the votes and the kind compliments.

Some have questioned the relevance of this image to the challenge. Knowing the model, I think of the defining features of her personality to the polka dot dress in the same way that you might consider: a cigarette to Marlene Dietrich; street pajamas to Katherine Hepburn; giant glasses to Elton John, etc. It's part of their "signature look," and we associate those looks with their features. In addition, I felt that her eyes echoed the polka dots very well. Perhaps one commenter was being "too literal" as they mentioned.

To answer another question, yes, she is a writer in addition to be the General Manager of an extremely successful café and bakery. She does have an incredible presence - "an enviable being-there-ness" as tnun picked-up on.

Thanks again!
Spinning Tunes
03/21/2017 08:42:25 AM
Spinning Tunes
by bside123

Comment:
Originally posted by Cyrilda:

Great shot Congratulations on the HM.
Thank you.
Spinning Tunes
03/20/2017 12:09:10 PM
Spinning Tunes
by bside123

Comment:
Originally posted by markwiley:

This is very nice -- good composition and processing. I cannot figure out how anyone could have given this a 2 (or even a 4 or 5). Congrats on the Top 5 finish and new personal best.


Thanks for the kind words and the compliments. Everybody has different tastes!
Stickman - Life Imitating Art
03/12/2017 01:14:25 PM
Stickman - Life Imitating Art
by QuickClickMick

Comment:
This is a great image. Really enjoy it; great timing! Congrats.
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Early Morning Farm
03/08/2017 09:33:36 AM
Early Morning Farm
by bside123

Comment:
Originally posted by tnun:

a broad embrace. we can feed at leisure. the cat has finished the night. 10


Thank you. I can feel it too!
Very Red Male Cardinal
03/06/2017 08:39:00 AM
Very Red Male Cardinal
by bside123

Comment:
Originally posted by primabarbara:

nature's awesome creation - captured very nicely - Congrats on your first TT!


Thank you.
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