There’s this photo contest…

13 Apr

…at my job.

And I just wanted everyone here to be able to download/use the images I submitted. Thank you for your support and love.

X Chris



Posted by on 04/13/2016 in Depression, Images


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10 responses to “There’s this photo contest…

  1. monochromejunkie

    05/06/2016 at 10:35

    Hi Chris. (I’m here via Bipolar Barbie’s blog.) Thought I’d pop over and take a peek. First of all, nice pics. :0) I’m a photographer/artist and must say, you have a knack for composition. The first pic: the lightning bolt is seriously off-centered- one of my favourite things to do, by the way, and it screams “natural talent”. Also, take a look at the 2nd pic. See how the big white strip of sky leads the eye (alllllmost) right out of the frame? But then the sharp, diagonal parallel line of the road beneath it leads the eye right back into the frame and over to the left- where it bounced the eye back up to the cloud. Brilliant composition. If you don’t mind me saying, be careful with centering things dead on in the center of the frame (such as the sun in the last image) because as the eye gets “confused” where to look since it’s equally halved, and rather than gently resting on the left or right side, it sort of hovers in the middle without appreciating the images full visuals. (I learned from the {pros:- and I really hate that term- years ago, to always off-center your subject, if even just ever-so-slightly.)

    Anywho…take that with a grain of salt. ;0) Your work is beautiful. I wish you all the best in the competition!

    And thanks for the sunshine. ;0)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Surviving the Specter

      05/06/2016 at 19:01

      Barbie, thank you SO much for your encouraging words and kind critique along with suggestions. I’ve always wanted to get into b/w photography but anticipating the expenses of a new camera setup, etc., never pursued it. All the images I took were with my phone :/ The lightning pic was taken from my video and I used a free app to break the storm down into frames – that one frame is my favorite! I will take your advice my friend. Look out! You may see a slight shift in my Gravatar;)


      • monochromejunkie

        05/07/2016 at 11:07

        First off, we need to clear something up! I’m Birgitta. I was here VIA << Bipolar Barbie's blog- I saw your comment on her blog and decided to check your's out. ;0) My real name is Birgitta, but you can call me Birg, or B, or whatever you like.

        I'm really impressed that you took those pics on your phone! Wow… you have a real talent for a great pic. I look forward to what you've got in store for you. :0)


  2. KatieComeBack

    04/15/2016 at 19:28

    If you don’t win, there was clearly a mix-up. Or the contest was supposed to be pictures of puppies. 🙂 Beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Surviving the Specter

      04/15/2016 at 19:37

      Thank you, Katie’:) Yes, the one taken in the surf with the sunset is in third and the storm pic is in 10th. There are about 180 submissions and voting ended today:)

      Liked by 1 person

  3. SassaFrassTheFeisty

    04/13/2016 at 22:05

    OH YOUR BEACH PICTURES! You do take amazingly awesome pictures Chris. What about sea glass pictures? I bet those would be amazing to share too! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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