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Color A On Topic

ROCKPORT LANTERN - Kathy Buckard
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 27
Technique: 9 Impact: 9 Composition: 9
Great image. Cudos to the photographer for noticing a shot that the rest us would have walked right past and not noticed. Reflection is well placed in the frame and provides a unique capture of the location. Well done!

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color A On Topic

Seeing Red - Adam L Berry
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 27
Technique: 9 Impact: 9 Composition: 9
Pleasing pastoral image. The framing of barn by the contrasting willows with the red echoed in the adirondack chairs on the bank. Lead the viewer through the frame exploring the elements.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color A On Topic

Tea Time Chess Game - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 26
Technique: 9 Impact: 9 Composition: 8
Interesting image.Strong impact. Well conceived with the checkerboard reflections on the kettle. The critique would be the merge with the pink creamer. Ideally the eye then wants the full handle on the tea pot and to complete the tea cups/saucers in the foreground. Logistically not sure how practical these changes would be, however.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color A On Topic

Havana Old and New - Tom Buckard
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 23
Technique: 8 Impact: 8 Composition: 7
Nice image. Love the contrast of old and new. Well exposed. The panels on the far right and especially the far left detract from the interesting center panels. I hope you took a lot of shots from different points of view.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color A On Topic

Early Morning Everglades - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 23
Technique: 8 Impact: 7 Composition: 8
Nice serene sunrise scene capped off by Mr. alligator. Might have cropped a little off the right to place the gator more on the intersection of the thirds.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color A On Topic

Approaching Key West by Sea - Thomas E Hughes
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 21
Technique: 7 Impact: 7 Composition: 7
Good symmetry in the image. Colors are vibrant, in fact the red building is overpowering. The buildings, especially the red building seem to be lacking in detail. The image appears to have a simplifying filter applied -- lowering the opacity of that filter may have given an more satisfying result.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color A On Topic

Fall Colors in Ohio - Thomas E Hughes
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 21
Technique: 7 Impact: 7 Composition: 7
Nice fall scene that leaves the viewer yearning for that nice fall air! Just slightly oversaturated. Adding a foreground element or better yet cropping off the bottom 1/4 allows the bright oranges to play a more dominant role and would have improved the composition. I would have cloned out the dead branches in the center that stand out against the sky.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color A On Topic

Virgil - Adam L Berry
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 21
Technique: 7 Impact: 7 Composition: 7
Meets the criteria in a unique way with the reflection at the top of the frame. Good detail in the subject. Darkening the bright areas of the background would better hold the viewers attention on the subject.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color B On Topic

Silver Springs - Sarah Lankester
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 25
Technique: 8 Impact: 9 Composition: 8
intriguing fun image. Well conceived and executed. The foliage in the background lower right is a little distracting. A little darker may have further accentuated the little starburst. Well done!.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color B On Topic

Balloon Reflections - Tom Murray
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 25
Technique: 8 Impact: 9 Composition: 8
Nice image. Well balanced. Colorful with nice atmospheric qualities provided by the mist. Reflections are not dominant but play an important role in balancing the image.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color B On Topic

Eyeglass Bridge - Jerry Wieland
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 23
Technique: 8 Impact: 8 Composition: 7
Nice image. Great use of the reflections, they play a leading role for the bridge and a supporting role for the dock area. The bridge is slightly off level..

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color B On Topic

Discarded Storm Door Panels - G Daniels
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 23
Technique: 8 Impact: 8 Composition: 7
Great creativity. Interesting image with a nicely limited color pallet.. Like the tilt of the doors- the diagonal adds a little energy to the image. With the Ivy providing a repeating color. The little piece of ivy peaking into the hole at the bottom add a point of interest. Cropping in a little from the right to reduce the amount of negative space would better balance the image. I would edit out the plant above the doors to simplify the image.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color B On Topic

Kinderdijk Windmills - Jerry Wieland
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 22
Technique: 8 Impact: 7 Composition: 7
Nice image. Good saturation in the foliage and windmills. Would have liked a little more color/contrast in the sky. Slightly underexposure may have provided more definition to the sky. Composition is nice with the vanishing point -- more room for the top of the blade on the right hand windmill would strengthen the composition.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color B On Topic

Fishing Birds at Day's End - Carol A Hughes
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 22
Technique: 7 Impact: 8 Composition: 7
Pleasant colorful image.. Nice reflections. The birds on the boats add a lot of interest. Cloning in more trees on the left to replace the pink building would eliminate a distracting element. The highlights on the main building are clipped. A little more canvas on the right would have given the birds in the boats a little more room. Could also crop a little from the bottom.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color B On Topic

Enjoying the Day - Sarah Lankester
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 21
Technique: 7 Impact: 7 Composition: 7
Well exposed. Reasonable sharpness throughout. Composition is a little static with the horizon in the center of the image. The water fowel in the foreground add a nice point of interest.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Color B On Topic

Balancing Rock at Suwannee River State Park - Carol A Hughes
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 21
Technique: 7 Impact: 7 Composition: 7
Clever image. tells a story. Well exposed.with a small amount of clipping in the brightest highlights. Reflections are present but could play a more dominant role if the area under the man on the ledge was selectively lightened a little more. Cropping in from the top would bring more attention to the subject area.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Mono A On Topic

Judgement - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 27
Technique: 9 Impact: 9 Composition: 9
Powerful image. Great story telling. Well conceived and executed in it's simplicity. The model is out of focus but that strikes me as part of the story -- his world is out of focus. The only thing I find to criticize is the slight merge between the man and the cross in the bottom of the frame.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Mono A On Topic

On A Glass Table - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 27
Technique: 9 Impact: 9 Composition: 9
Intriguing image. Well conceived play of shadow and light that creates the textures in both the background as well as the subject. The curvature of the table adds interest and energy to the image. I might have cropped the left edge just slightly to eliminate that ragged effect the black space creates on the background. Well done!

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Mono A On Topic

Southern Toad - Tom Buckard
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 26
Technique: 8 Impact: 9 Composition: 9
Nice macro. Tack sharp in the eye. The background is nicely out of focus and does not distract. The only critique would be slightly more "hopping" room on the right for Mr. Toad.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Mono A On Topic

CROSS EYED - Kathy Buckard
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 25
Technique: 8 Impact: 9 Composition: 8
FUN image. Clever and well executed. The doubling effect of reflection in slightly distracting.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Mono A On Topic

Appetizer - Bill Down
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 24
Technique: 8 Impact: 8 Composition: 8
Image shot in good directional light. Nice detail in the feathers and the drops of water add interest to the image. Highlights could be darkened just a tad.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Mono A On Topic

Mother and Daughter - Adam L Berry
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 24
Technique: 8 Impact: 8 Composition: 8
Story telling image! The background as portrayed by the reflection, although cluttered becomes a major part of the story and holds the viewer in the frame to explore further.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Mono B On Topic

Early Morning Flight - Sarah Lankester
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 24
Technique: 8 Impact: 8 Composition: 8
Nice image. The point of view places the dock on a slight diagonal. The water plants in the foreground add depth to the scene and the birds add energy. Would have liked a little more contrast in just the dock masked in.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Mono B On Topic

Windmill at Rest - Jerry Wieland
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 23
Technique: 8 Impact: 8 Composition: 7
Nice contrast and sharpness. Good point of view. A little more canvas at the top to complete the windmill blade would have been desirable.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Mono B On Topic

Equine Tranquility - Carol A Hughes
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 22
Technique: 7 Impact: 8 Composition: 7
Pleasing pasture scene. The highlights in the horse's side are little hot. Would have been stronger if the horse had moved into the shade to eliminate the distracting hard shadow of his head on his side--they never listen to posing suggestions LOL.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Open Topic

Apple in Hand - Tom Buckard
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 26
Technique: 9 Impact: 9 Composition: 8
Good use of contrasting colors and shapes. Very striking image. Good subject placement and lighting. Well done!

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Open Topic

Strasbourg Canal - Jerry Wieland
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 25
Technique: 8 Impact: 8 Composition: 9
Beautiful composition. Good depth of field, The curvature of the canal framed by the flowers in the foreground a pleasing element. The only improvement would be if all the people except one or two moved off the bridge LOL. Could be darkened a little to improve contrast, color and give a little more detail in the sky.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Open Topic

BITTERN - Kathy Buckard
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 25
Technique: 9 Impact: 8 Composition: 8
Subject is sharp with good detail through out. No distracting elements in the background. I might have darkened the green algae (just slightly)

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Open Topic

Serenity - Albert J Sanowskis
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 24
Technique: 8 Impact: 8 Composition: 8
Restful image with a simple color pallet. Sharp and well exposed.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Open Topic

Swallowtail - Bill Down
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 23
Technique: 7 Impact: 8 Composition: 8
Sharp, good depth of field. Background looks like it has been replaced. The overall treatment seems to be to create a graphic image vs a photograph.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Open Topic

Pretty in Pink - Joan C Dias
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 23
Technique: 8 Impact: 8 Composition: 7
Pleasing image with a hint of oriental vibe with the branches and out of focus blooms in the background. The only critique would be to edit out the bright spot (probably an out of focus water droplet) on the bottom branch to right of the subject.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018

Open Topic

Mother and Child - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Nancy Lester Total Score: 23
Technique: 8 Impact: 8 Composition: 7
Creative use of light. Shot at a nice time of day.The consistency of pattern of the light is impressive. Correcting for the curvature using the lens correction tool in LR might strengthen the image.

September 2018 - Reflections - 9/4/2018