Happy to see this participation. I thought I would be the only one\nsubmitting benches. I was wrong.\nNow for my comments:\nThe Duck:\n01 Good BW conversion, goo range of tomes. I like the placement of the\nbench. The dynamic angle of the path makes me want to walk further,\nafter dropping my candy wrapper n the garbage pail.\n02 The conversion looks flat to me. The lights in the background are\ndistracting and there are too many benches skewed randomly, for my\ntaste. Sorry, not your best work.\n03 Nice seeing. Good capture. Makes me want to just sit down and enjoy\na gurger with a malt, or wings with a pleasant companion, washed down\nwith a a nice cool beer. Well done.\n\nTony Cooper:\nDead mans hand and skeletons. Gives a wole new meanng to table top\nphotograpjy. I read your comment, but am still convinced that the Duck\nintended no pun when he said you shots were out of the box. I am usually\nnot a fan of table top, but your shooting angle and exposure leave me\ninterested in what is going on.\nDentist Chair - Ouch, what is that touch of red doing in the image.\nYour shooting angle and the reflections create interest in what could\notherwise have been a mundane catalogue shot.\n\nKpetre:\n001 - I like the conept and the dynamic angle of the shadows. Too bad\nthe white rope is out of focus.\n002- This jimage just doesn’t hit me right. The chair, although green\nseems to conflict with the background.\n\nPhotoPhartz: welcome to the group\nFiddle - although I miss how it fits the mandate, the image is well\ncomplsed and interesting to me. Although centered, since it is at a\nslight angle, it appears to be ready for use. It was not necessary to\nshow the whle fiddle, your crop lends a neat abstract to your image.\nNicely done.\nRadio - What can I say. The tone of the capture exactly fits the mood\nof the radio. It is sitting there, just waiting for folks to crtowd\naround to listen to the Green Hornet.\nWorkstation. I see the contrast between the quiet moods of your prior\nimages, and the hectic, frenetic conglomeration of articles. The image\nbelongs in article commenting on the franitc, multi-tasking pace of the\ncomputer world. But as a stand alone image, sorry, much too busy for my\ntaste.\n\nBowser:\n01- Nicely done. The items belong together, nice seeing. I guess the\nmechanic sits on the ladder, while he decides how much to charge.\n02 - Well exposed. It is difficult to shoot white, but you did it well.\nHowever, it is not clear to me whether you have a picture of a bench in\nfront of a church, or a church with a bench in front of it. Perhaps if\nyou shot closer to the bench, and put more of a blur on the church, and\nthe bench was slightly less centered, your intent would have been more\nclear.\\n03 - This image has everyting going for it. You have mastered the\ndifficulty in spearating white from white, and it works. Kudus\n\nPablo\n01 - Nicely done. In this case the “dead space’ works. Makes the chair\nlook lake a comfortable place to plop down.\n02 - A mysterious abstract. I would have put a ventricle crop just to\nthe left of the rail. My preference would be for a sharper image.\n03 - looks like the cat sharpened its claws on the cushion. Too bad it\nnot quite sharp. Perhaps shooting at a snakker aoerature would help.\n\nSandman: wekcine and thank you for playing.\nYour plaement angle lends interest. The subject os not the most\nphotogenic, but you have done well with your choice. I can’t decide\nwhether the floor reflections are distracting. They provide a separation\nof the table top from the floor, but I keep tending to look at them\ninstead of the table. Perhaps if they were toned down a bit.\n\nYours truly. A confession in the Monhegan shot, I thought the sky too\nempty, so I placed the birds. I truly love the quiet beauty on Monhegan\nIsland. I hope this image captured how I feel about the place.\n\nOtter:\nBeautiful scene, without the stone bench. I wonder why the bench is not\nfacing the ocean, unless there is someting even nicer that we cannot\nsee. I like the multiple layers in the background. Perhaps a slight\nvignette would keep my eyes from wandering.\n\nThanks to all for playing. I hope my comments are not taken personally,\nas they are intended to be helpful.