The host is running a whole series of challenges with different aspect ratios like 9:16 vertical landscape, and 1:1 aspect nature landscape. I believe that '1:1 aspect ratio' here means a square crop - and has nothing to do with the magnification ratio.
Nice photo. I like the strong light and simple color scheme of rust and cool blue tones. Good work!
Very good technique - almost no noise at ISO 3200! I thought this was one of the best in the challenge.
I respect your technique for this shot. You've got all the runners in focus - at f/2.8! Good work!
Excellent photo! The colours are very rich, and the expression is so direct. One of my favorites in the challenge.
I like your photo a lot. Not sure why. There's a light feeling to it, and it has a lot of nice detail, while being soft at the same time. Good work. One of my favorites in the challenge.
I admired this image in the 'Starry Night' challenge, and again here. Very nice work!
I like photos that have a message, and this is one. Even without the title, it makes a clear statement. Good work, and congratulations on the win!
I like your photo. Thanks for posting, and thanks too for the information about it. I've never seen a bridge quite like that before.
That's a cute child. Great lighting, and interpretation of the somewhat vague 'theme' of the challenge.
I wasn't familiar with that album cover, but I looked it up - and Wow! - you did an excellent job reproducing it.
Congratulations! Great photo, and perfect for the challenge.
Perfect for the challenge, and with a photographic twist. Great idea, great photo!
I thought this one was brilliant!
Beautiful British Columbia! I like your photo. Great lighting and processing!
Really interesting photo - different from the rest. I thought it would place much higher than it did. It was one of my favorites.
I love the action and energy in this photo! Good work!
Couldn't be any better than this. The splash of light by the eye really is the finishing touch. Beautiful capture!
Excellent photo! One of my favorites in the challenge.
This is a lovely photo. I'm glad I saw it.