[URL]http://www.pbase.com/shootin/f8__be_there[/URL]\n\nThe Coe Family - Grouping them together, all interesting shots of\nwater where it shouldn't be (with one exception), but taken with a\ngood eye to what else is in the shot. I hope Mr Sisker sees Martha's\ngristmill photo to see how a shot like this should be composed.\n\nAtheist Chaplin - Nice sharp shots, but I'm not a car photo person\nunless the car is rusty and pre-WWII. This is excellent use of the\ndeliberately tilted horizon.\n\nAlan Browne - Excellent use of light on the faces, but there's a bit\ntoo much weight and darkness on the left side of the image.\n\nCalvin Sambrook - Went 2 for 3. Fun with #1, opportunism with #2, but\nthe tires are flats IMO.\n\nSavageduck- Three for three. The photographer did a good job, but the\nthing that draws the eye is the painting and the painting looks very\namateurish. Love the dog. The third shot is amusing enough to be a\ngood catch.\n\nAlan Brown - (second series) The police car is cute but not really an\ninteresting capture. I can't quite figure out my reaction to the\nphoto of the lady. Excellent shot for the top third, but her left\nhand seems out-of-proportion. The lower part is really strange. (No\noffense to the lady intended) If she is not supported by something, I\nassume Alan snapped this off quickly or the lady is a yoga master.\n\nTim Conway - Frankly, I think the Coe's pulled off flood pictures\nbetter. Tighter on the raft might have worked better. I could see\ncropping off the entire right side from the white shed and enough of\nthe left to make a square format. The second shot doesn't say\n"flood", but we know from the other pictures that it is "flood".\n\nBowser - Love coke machine. That mass of bright color against the\nbackground is effective. I'd crop the right side with that whitish\narea. It competes with the coke machine. The man on the rocks\ndoesn't really have a central point of focus. The flood scene right\nup there with the Coe's shots.\n\nIn flood shots (Coe's and Bowser's) when expected things are in\nunexpected surroundings or conditions, you have a captivating image.\n\nFurman - Well done, but not all that interesting.\n\nDurtsch - These are WOW shots. Knowing what was going on helps to\nunderstand the photos, but the photos work even if you don't know what\nis going on.\n\nSlightly off-topic, but something that interests me. I use SmugMug as\nmy host, and have a black background just as these PBase pages do.\nSince many photos have dark colors at the edges, I always use a white\nborder (Select All>Edit>Stroke) I think it makes the photo more\ndistinct on the page.\n\nI don't see others doing do this. Which works best? Border, no\nborder, or does it make any difference?