Photo Discussion

Sort most recent comments first

To discuss a photo, sign up as a BetterPhoto member or log in.

Smokey, bw

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Smokey, bw
Smokey, bw
Finalist
This sax player was playing for the enjoyment of passers-by (and for tips :) ) near Faneuil Hall in Boston on a gorgeous October day. I rebuilt the background to remove distractions. I like the color version (in discussion) a lot and will post it sometime, but today I needed a black and white :)
Category: People

© Nikki McDonald
Sony Alpha A350 Di...
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Smokey
Smokey
Finalist
This sax player was playing for the enjoyment of passers-by (and for tips :) ) near Faneuil Hall in Boston on a gorgeous fall day. I rebuilt the background to remove distractions.
I previously had a finalist on the black and white version of this:
Smokey, bw
Submitted April 9, 2010
Category: People

© Nikki McDonald
Sony Alpha A350 Di...
 
 
 
Nikki McDonald
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2006
Contact Nikki
Nikki's Gallery
    color version


To love this question, log in above
10/31/2009 8:10:15 AM

 
Jeana Clark
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/11/2006
Contact Jeana
Jeana's Gallery
 


Howdy Neighbor!!
Both of these images are fantastic Nikki!!!
Love the angle and POV!!
Terrific work!!

~J~


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 8:14:33 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/9/2007
 

Both versions are OUTSTANDING, Nikki. I love them!


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 8:19:35 AM

 
Tess L. Yee
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/28/2009
 

The subject is interesting and the comp is wonderful, so both images are awesome, Nikki!


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 8:39:44 AM

 
Mitch Spence
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2004
Contact Mitch
Mitch's Gallery
 

Well, darn, I was sure I'd like the black and white the best, you know. Because I really do like it, but now I can't decide. I love them both. The canted background is just great behind him. So is the reflection in his glasses of his far away hand below. And, of course, he's a great character.


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 10:02:12 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2006
Contact Dominick
Dominick's Gallery
dmd-photo-art.com
 

Great image and work here, Nikki.

Dominick


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 10:59:10 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/16/2006
Contact Nancy
Nancy's Gallery
 

GREAT capture Nikki, I actually think I like the B+W best, wonderful character image!!! <><


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 12:46:54 PM

 
Leslie McLain
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/7/2007
Contact Leslie
Leslie's Gallery
 

Terrific capture, Nikki, and a great use of B&W.


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 1:09:46 PM

 
Mike Clime
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2007
 

Nice capture and I like the b/w version!


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 1:13:01 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/20/2007
Contact MELODIE
MELODIE's Gallery
 

WooooHooooo
Because He seemes like a colorful character..I am picking the colored version
Fabulous Capture NiK!!


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 1:29:50 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/23/2006
Contact Tamara
Tamara's Gallery
 

Wonderful framing, I bet the music was very good.


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 4:12:08 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2006
Contact Nikki
Nikki's Gallery
 

Thanks, Jeana, Deb, Tess, Mitch, Dominick, Nancy, Leslie, Mike, Mel, Tammy! It's fun to see you all weighing in with your preference -- I'm like Mitch and Tess and just can't decide. I usually prefer candid people shots in black and white as the colors are often distracting and do not enhance the subject but in this case, I thought the red and blues worked very well. He was indeed colorful -- compelling reason for picking the color version, Mel -- and said he might use this capture on the cover of his next CD if I sent it to him so I did. Let me know if you ever see it out there :) The music was excellent, Mel. I could have stayed quite awhile but when you're doing Boston in two days, you don't have time to linger.


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 4:31:24 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/14/2006
Contact Kitty
Kitty's Gallery
 

Hmmmmmmmmmm... I prefer color so you know which I like best!!! LOL They are both wonderful though, Nikki!!! :-) k


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 6:04:24 PM

 
Brenda Sides
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/30/2004
Contact Brenda
Brenda's Gallery
 

Wonderful capture!
*~Happy Halloween~*


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 8:13:18 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/26/2007
Contact Sherran
Sherran's Gallery
 

I am drawn to the black and white just a tad more... would definitely enter both... love the sax.


To love this comment, log in above
10/31/2009 8:48:48 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2006
Contact Stefania
Stefania's Gallery
Stefania-barbier.com
 

fantastic pov, diagonal, and tones, Nikki!!!


To love this comment, log in above
11/1/2009 12:53:22 AM

 
Jayne Martin  

Great POV and the reflection in the shades; I agree with Melodie...Both are great, but I like the color version a tad bit better. Was the music great???


To love this comment, log in above
11/1/2009 4:26:21 AM

 
Michelle L. Frick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/28/2005
Contact Michelle
Michelle's Gallery
 

I love this Nikki! I prefer the BW - it really lends something to the image - the strong tones, your POV and the overall mood. Incredible shot! I hope to see it again! Good luck with all your favorites!


To love this comment, log in above
11/18/2009 9:30:44 AM

 
Ruth Grimm
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/6/2008
Contact Ruth
Ruth's Gallery
 

Congratulations ont he finalist Nikki! This is a wonderful B&W image!!


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 5:32:05 AM

 
Les Rhoades
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/22/2004
Contact Les
Les's Gallery
 

Congrats on your Finalist selection!

Les


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 6:43:37 AM

 
Rolando Rosito
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/6/2007
Contact Rolando
Rolando's Gallery
 

Congratulations Nikki, great finalist!


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 7:35:17 AM

 
Christine Czernin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/6/2006
Contact Christine
Christine's Gallery
 

Fantastic capture of this guy. I like the bw and what you did with the bg. I would love to know how you did that.


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 8:20:37 AM

 
Christine Czernin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/6/2006
Contact Christine
Christine's Gallery
 

Fantastic capture of this guy. I like the bw and what you did with the bg. I would love to know how you did that.


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 8:21:50 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
chrisbudny.com
 

What a transformation; congratulations, Nikki!


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 10:11:54 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/12/2004
Contact Donna
Donna's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your finalist! Awesome work Nikki!


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 10:21:30 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2006
Contact Stefania
Stefania's Gallery
Stefania-barbier.com
 

gorgeous finalist Nikki, congratulations!!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 11:15:13 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2008
 

Both are fantastic, Nikki! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist!


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 11:20:39 AM

 
Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
Contact Sharon
Sharon 's Gallery
 


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 1:55:52 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/1/2008
Contact Amy
Amy's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Nikki!!!


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 2:18:51 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/22/2005
Contact Judy
Judy's Gallery
 

Congrats on your beautiful Finalist Nikki!!!


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 3:20:25 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/1/2001
Contact Amalia Sylvia
Amalia Sylvia's Gallery
 

Congratulations on all your finalists Nikki!,
Amalia


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 3:23:39 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/28/2007
Contact frank
frank's Gallery
 

Love the black and white, the way you captured the soul of the artist. Amazing work my friend. Congratulations on being a Finalist with this Beautiful portrait.


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 3:52:27 PM

 
Valentin M. Armianu
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/4/2005
 

Congratulations on your gorgeous Finalist,Nikki!!!


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 4:11:51 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2006
Contact JO ANN
JO ANN's Gallery
 

Well deserved finalist Nikki, hope to see it again!

jo ann c.


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 4:47:13 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/26/2006
Contact Patrick
Patrick's Gallery
 

CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing finalist, Nikki! WTG!


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 4:56:08 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2006
Contact Lisa
Lisa's Gallery
 

Big congratulations, Nikki!
A fantastic finalist with lots of personality!
~♥~Lisa


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 5:48:10 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/15/2007
Contact Jean-Pierre
Jean-Pierre's Gallery
 

Congrats on this terrific street photo. Love it.
JP


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 6:19:41 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/6/2004
 

Awesome shot Nikki. Congrats on your finalist.


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 7:15:26 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/28/2008
Contact Christine
Christine's Gallery
 

AWESOME IS RIGHT ...
CONGRATS TO YOU NIKKI.. LOVE THIS FINALIST SHOT.
CHRISTINE
SMILING WITH YOU


To love this comment, log in above
11/23/2009 9:48:49 PM

 
Laurie Daily
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/3/2006
Contact Laurie
Laurie's Gallery
lauriedailyphotography.com
 

A BIG congrats, Nikki, on the fabulous finalist...I do love the B&W version...hard to decide but looks like BW is the winner today! How did you manage that reflection in his glasses!
Hope all is good...still unable to spend much time in front of PC but you were on the first page of finalists YaY!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!


To love this comment, log in above
11/24/2009 3:51:10 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/23/2002
 

Terrific finalist Nikki ~ I love both versions .. many congrats!


To love this comment, log in above
11/24/2009 3:54:55 AM

 
Karen Celella
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/11/2007
Contact Karen
Karen's Gallery
karen-celella-photography.com
 

Huge congratulations to the first of your THREE wonderful finalists Nikki. The judges loved this B&W and may also love the color. You must enter both. Exceptionally great work on the BG. Good luck in the next round.


To love this comment, log in above
11/24/2009 3:57:52 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/17/2002
Contact Jeff
Jeff's Gallery
robinsonphotoart.com
 

Excellent Congrats Nikki on your Finalist!! Jeff


To love this comment, log in above
11/24/2009 4:06:59 AM

 
Carol Eade
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/2/2009
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
southernexposuresbycarol.com
 

Excellent work...congratulations on your Finalist, Nikki!


To love this comment, log in above
11/24/2009 6:06:38 AM

 
Jayne Martin  

A huge congratulations on all your wonderful finalists, Nikki!!!


To love this comment, log in above
11/24/2009 12:27:52 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/10/2006
Contact Nancyj
Nancyj's Gallery
 

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)


To love this comment, log in above
11/24/2009 1:38:20 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2006
Contact Mary Beth
Mary Beth's Gallery
mary-beth-aiello-photography.com
 

Very cool, Nikki. Huge congrats on this wonderful finalist.


To love this comment, log in above
11/24/2009 4:43:00 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/23/2006
Contact Tamara
Tamara's Gallery
 

CONGRATULATIONS!


To love this comment, log in above
11/24/2009 7:07:43 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/4/2006
katarina-mansson-photography.com
 

What a character; lovely find and capture Nikki! Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
11/25/2009 5:23:02 AM

 
Susana Heide
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2003
Contact Susana
Susana's Gallery
 

You spotted a great subject for a photo op and took advantage of it to the max! The diagonal composition gives this that extra flair and the b&w makes it a classic! Many congrats Nikki on your finalist!


To love this comment, log in above
11/25/2009 7:23:37 AM

 
Mitch Spence
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2004
Contact Mitch
Mitch's Gallery
 

I had high, high hopes for this great portrait, and they came true. Hooray.


To love this comment, log in above
11/26/2009 9:14:48 AM

 
Maria Coulson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/10/2006
mariacoulsonphotography.com
 

Nikki, this is very well done. Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
11/29/2009 4:23:00 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/20/2006
diannamurphyphotography.com
 

Awesome Nikki, Congratulations!!!


To love this comment, log in above
11/30/2009 5:31:29 PM

 
Jane Holestine
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/26/2005
Contact Jane
Jane's Gallery
 

Nikki, I like both versions of this great capture. The perspective is great. Hope he does use it on a CD!


To love this comment, log in above
4/9/2010 4:38:10 AM

 
Joy Rector
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/26/2002
Contact Joy
Joy's Gallery
 

love this shot


To love this comment, log in above
4/9/2010 8:14:17 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/17/2004
 

AWESOME Nikki!! I love the comp and that reflection :0) a belated congrats and Good luck with this one!!


To love this comment, log in above
4/9/2010 8:51:11 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2007
Contact Tiia
Tiia's Gallery
 

a cool portrait!


To love this comment, log in above
4/9/2010 9:15:00 AM

 
Jeana Clark
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/11/2006
Contact Jeana
Jeana's Gallery
 


Way To Go Nikki!!!!!
Congrats on this fabulous Finalist!!!

~J~


To love this comment, log in above
5/24/2010 2:30:12 PM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/28/2008
Contact Christine
Christine's Gallery
 

Congrats to you Nikki... well done! A beautiful Finalist shot!~!!

CHRISTINE
SMILING


To love this comment, log in above
5/24/2010 2:42:55 PM

 
Danny B. Head
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/9/2009
Contact Danny
Danny's Gallery
springcreekphotoart.com
 

Congrats, Nikki!


To love this comment, log in above
5/24/2010 5:10:24 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/6/2008
Contact Patricia
Patricia's Gallery
patricia-coblentz-photography.com
 

Cool image, Nikki..congratulations..WTG!

Patti


To love this comment, log in above
5/24/2010 7:30:54 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
chrisbudny.com
 

Terrific work as usual, Nikki; congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
5/24/2010 7:59:49 PM

 
Pat and Graham Robards
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/23/2005
Contact Pat and Graham
Pat and Graham's Gallery
caninecreatives.com
 

Wonderful Nikki congratulations again are in order, hope to see this one again.~Pat


To love this comment, log in above
5/24/2010 10:13:07 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2006
Contact Stefania
Stefania's Gallery
Stefania-barbier.com
 

fantastic finalist Nikki... congratulations!!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2010 12:29:22 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2008
 

Super Finalists, Nikki! Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2010 5:45:25 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/11/2006
Contact Usman
Usman's Gallery
 

Both are fantastic, Nikki. This should go on. Good Luck!

UB.


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2010 7:10:53 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/1/2008
Contact Amy
Amy's Gallery
 

Congrats again, Nikki!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2010 7:39:15 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/2/2003
Contact Amanda
Amanda's Gallery
 

COngratulations on this wonderful image Nikki!! I hope that this one goes higher!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2010 7:42:39 AM

 
The Judges at BetterPhoto.com
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2005
 

Great!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2010 11:05:49 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2006
Contact JO ANN
JO ANN's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Nikki, both are great!

jo ann c.


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2010 12:32:11 PM

 
Daniella Puente
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/10/2005
Contact Daniella
Daniella's Gallery
 

Congrats on this Nikki I just saw this and is really cool!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2010 12:32:11 PM

 
Renee Doyle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/16/2005
Contact Renee
Renee's Gallery
renee-doyle-photography.com
 

Great low pov and capture Nikki!! Congratulations!!


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2010 3:22:23 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/26/2007
Contact Sherran
Sherran's Gallery
 

Well done Nikki.


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2010 5:56:26 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/25/2003
Contact Deborah
Deborah's Gallery
newjerseyphotos.net
 

Congratulations, Nikki, on your 5 excellent finalists!

Best wishes for the next round!
Debby


To love this comment, log in above
5/25/2010 6:06:01 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2006
Contact Lisa
Lisa's Gallery
 

A delightful finalist, Nikki!
Well-composed with great personality shining right through!
FIVE finalists!!!
What a gret month!
Congratulations!
~♥~Lisa


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2010 6:22:17 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/25/2009
Contact Rona
Rona's Gallery
 

Congratulations on another outstanding Finalist, Nikki! Great month for a great photographer! Love both, but of course, I prefer the color version. Outstanding work!


To love this comment, log in above
5/26/2010 9:34:44 PM

 
Log in or sign up to respond | Contest | Gallery | Discussions