Lovely photo. Very moody and still. Perfect depth of field for the shot.
Excellent photo! Having tried some Milky Way panoramas myself, and they were more difficult than I expected. I admire your technique, skill, and patience.
Thanks for your comment. No, the ISO 400 was an oops! The G12 begins to get noisy there.
Nik2 you have a good eye! This is such a fresh viewpoint for a familiar subject. It stands out in a challenge with many excellent entries.
Thank you, cjf2 !
Couple of days late, but I wanted to comment on this one. It was my favorite in the challenge. I don't often vote 4 stars, but this photo really impressed me. I like the 'time-travel' theme - the contrast of ancient and modern. The detail is impressive too. Great work!
Wildbegonia,Thank you for your comment. No, I didn't use a tripod - I own several, but I'm lazy . . . .This was shot with a G9. I think it was sharper than my G12 - but it was noisy at anything over ISO 200, and had no swivel screen. I guess you can't have everything. Steve
My very top favorite in the challenge. It should have finished much higher - for imagination and technique. Great work!
My favorite in the challenge. I love the harmony of the muted background tones.
Thank you, Ruth! It was a good challenge - lots of excellent photos.
There were some excellent photos in the challenge. I liked yours a lot. It certainly met the 'abstract painting' suggestion of the host. Good work!
Very nice photo! One of my favorites in this challenge. It didn't quite match the 'abstract painting' suggestion of the host, but it has wonderfully intricate detail in the curtains, and the cat is perfect. Good work!
One of my favorites in the challenge. Dark and mysterious. Excellent photo, and a good match to the theme of the challenge.
Congratulations on your first place finish. I like the mystery here, and the photo certainly fit the theme. Good work!
Lovely photo! Amazing quality from a phone. I'm impressed. This was one of my top favorites in the challenge.
My favorite in this challenge. I like the lush greens, and the deep-dark look to the image. You chose the perfect shutter speed. I can almost hear the water rushing. Good work!
It really does look like a face! One of my favorites in the challenge.
Lovely photo! You chose the perfect shutter speed to show the water moving. Nice lush greens - you can almost hear the rushing water! Good work! My top favorite in the challenge.
Steve Throndson: Many of the entries so far - and also the host's sample photo - seem to contradict one of the challenge rules:
"The object portrayed in the image with the imaginary eyes, has to be a NON-LIVING OBJECT, i.e., a still-life object (no animals, humans, insects, and the like)"
And there are entries that do not have the explanatory note that the host asked for to explain the perspective.
So, will there be disqualifications?
OK - I think what you mean is that the camera must be seeing what a non-living object might see. When you wrote 'the object portrayed', I assumed that to mean the subject of the photo - the object being shown or portrayed.So, can the subject of the photo be a living thing?By the way, I appreciate your challenge idea - it's a learning experience to think about what viewpoint a photo has - who or what is telling the story. So a big Thank You! for that. Steve
Many of the entries so far - and also the host's sample photo - seem to contradict one of the challenge rules: