Reviews from

Braided for strength

A braided twine rope

7 total reviews 
Comment from Snopaw

Congratulations Allan :)) What a great and unusual choice for a macro photo, instead of bugs, flowers, etc. leave it to you to come up with the unique :) Congratulations my friend!


 Comment Written 18-Jan-2018

reply by the author on 18-Jan-2018
    Hi Shirley, nice hear from you. I was really surprised this image won an award since it was not the traditional macro shot. Ya just never know! 😲

    Thanks for the high rating!
Comment from Contests

A contest winning entry! A seven star rating from the Contest Committee for posting the winning contest entry.

 Comment Written 17-Jan-2018

reply by the author on 17-Jan-2018
    Thank you so much for selecting this image for an award! Greatly appreciated!!;
Comment from avmurray

I think this is an original entry into a macro contest, and I especially like the simplicity of the photo. You have brought out so well the fine textures of the rope, and it is of course also standing out really well from the neutral background.

Your photo is pin sharp showing really clear and well defined details, and the exposure is perfect.

The tight cropping is working well and I like that the rope is placed closer to the top. I think this is a great looking and well taken photo with an excellent DOF, and I wish you luck with the contest.

 Comment Written 20-Nov-2017

reply by the author on 21-Nov-2017
    Thanks for such a wonderful review Annie.
reply by avmurray on 21-Nov-2017
    You are more than welcome Allan.
Comment from nature rules

I love this. I think it is just as you say...a study of a pattern that has been proven to be strong enough to hold ships in their moorings. What an excellent choice for this macro shot! The colors are rich...and the bg is complimentary as well. Your choice of framing is just what is needed to render this as a work of photographic art. A complete pleasure to view. Thank you for sharing and best of luck!

 Comment Written 19-Nov-2017

reply by the author on 19-Nov-2017
    Thanks Becky for your nice review. I think I finally figured out why I like your reviews. You say "photographic art" in this case vs just photography. Photography is a form of art, not just displaying pretty pictures. I think some just look at posts as pictures, "do I like it or not". But you look for the aspects that turn a picture into a piece of art. That takes a lot more perception and skill. So thank you for doing what you do, I am sure it keeps many of us around!!!
reply by nature rules on 19-Nov-2017
    You are more than welcome my Allan...for something that you inspire. A review is sometimes like pulling teeth...finding ways to appreciate...which I most always do...and ways to find art...which is less often. You almost always have a photograph as art...seriously. How could you not? You have submitted many fine paintings/drawings here on FAR. You have submitted excellent photos with minor edits and your have stretched you wings into the mixed media arena. And you have been successful at all. There is no way that you are going to submit something that you have not created as a work of art...even subconsciously ... your photos are art. I really do like this one. I think I have a photo in my files of a hair braid that is very similar to this one. :d So thank YOU Allan!
reply by the author on 19-Nov-2017
    You are soooooo kind, what can I say. 😁
Comment from csimmons032

This is a very interesting photo. You are right, the different patterns in the rope actually look pretty neat close up. The clarity is so perfect that you can see every little detail in those patterns. The framing and lighting are excellent as well. You did a wonderful job and I thank you for sharing this creative photo :)

 Comment Written 18-Nov-2017

reply by the author on 18-Nov-2017
    Thanks much for your review. I like macro as it allows us to look much closer at things that we just take for granted.
reply by csimmons032 on 18-Nov-2017
    You're welcome :)
Comment from CREZart

Great work Allen I love the unique and original approach to the topic. It is always refreshing to see something out of the box. A fantastic sharp focus and super clarity throughout. Nice clear background with no distractions. Nice work.

 Comment Written 18-Nov-2017

reply by the author on 18-Nov-2017
    Thanks for your nice comments.
Comment from suffolkbrian

Its different that's for sure,and could I think make for an abstract photo,i like that although the subject is quite mundane you made it worth while taking a photo of it,different viewpoint on contest...brian

 Comment Written 18-Nov-2017

reply by the author on 18-Nov-2017
    Thanks for your review, indeed it does take on an abstract look.
reply by suffolkbrian on 19-Nov-2017
    your welcome