"@burrell – so sick that it’s not contrived. i’m bummed that it comes across that way though…maybe a different angle would have taken that aspect away. not sure. sick spot though!"
"i appreciate the effort, but this is just too busy for me. it also seems way too contrived."
"gonna be honest, i’m not feeling this as much as everyone else. the way that you’ve lit the photo makes is seem really hokey to me. i’m not a fan of having the lighting being this consipicuous, especially when it’s just blatantly framed behind a foreground object in an attempt to hide it, but because of the way the light is directed, you instantly know “oh, there’s a flash back there.” what i do love is the texture of the sky through the trees…that’s a really nice touch. overall, you’ve shot and posted much, much better photos."
"yeah, not my favorite of your work @philblair. i think it’s more to do with the trick/style more than your photo."