Congratulations on 20th. That's not bad considering the size of the challenge. I liked your photo a lot. Did the plug in do it all, or did you apply filters, etc? I'd love to see what the original looked like. The colors go well together.
I voted 3.5 for this one, and that's as high as I went for this challenge. I can always tell it's a good shot when I hear myself mutter 'Damn I wish I'd done that'.
Reminds me of Jerry Uelsmann photos. If you don't know him, he's worth a google. He did amazing montage work in the pre-Photoshop days.
Anyway, great image! Thanks for sharing this.
Thanks for that, Doady . . .
Agree with you about the .5 votes. I've gone as low as 1.0 now and then, but the picture has to be pretty weak. I start with 2 or 2.5 for shots that don't particulary grab me and go up to 3, 3.5, sometimes 4 for the ones that do. There are usually several in each challenge that stand out from the rest.
I notice that in 'slide show' mode, I can only vote whole numbers with the keypad - maybe I'm missing something. To vote 2.5, I have to use the mouse.
Someone should start a thread for members to discuss their voting habits. It might be quite interesting.
. . . Steve
I think I voted a 2 on this one, which is about average for me. (3 was as high as I went for this challenge)
Just my opinion, but I like it better rotated like this - which is probably the way you shot it? No offense, but it kinda made me dizzy looking at it the other way, and I found myself tilting my head to look at it.
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Great photo, great title too! This was one of my favourites in this challenge - and there were a lot of interesting entries.
Great photograph! Great title too. Is it a Self-portrait? Anyway, congratulations on your win - I hope to see more of your work in upcoming challenges.
When I looked at your profile, I recognized three or four shots that have caught my attention in different challenges - I didn't realize they were all from one photographer. I guess I'm saying that I like your style!
Your weird tree in 'two sides of self' is great - I voted high on that one - and the disappearing figure on the forest path for 'It's been so long' - that's a great shot too. (I've got some self portraits with the same technique, but they're not as good)
Anyway, thanks for sharing your photos.
. . . Steve
Thanks, Jezsik, for your comment.
The Rollei had a square viewfinder and things just seemed to fit naturally into it's view of the world.
I liked this one for the wild colors and carefully skewed composition. I think it was in my top 3. Thanks for sharing it.
I voted high for this photo. I wish it were just a bit more open in the shadows, but then maybe it wouldn't have the depth and the feeling of hushed silence that it does. Very nice image ! Thanks for sharing.
One of my favorites from this challenge. Simple, elegant, warm, and familiar to parents everywhere. Thanks for sharing this.
That is an intersting craft. It must be anchored in a river and the current flowing 'round it makes it appear to be moving backwards.
On a tangent - I'm wondering why 'comments' are possible during the entry stage of the challenge? Is this something I've not noticed before, or something new?
. . . Steve
Thanks very much. I got lucky on the first shot, and after that the bubbles were smaller and wouldn't stick to the glass - I think the glass has to be dry, and the beverage freshly opened. It was fun trying.
Great shot for the challenge. I like the very small amount of color, and of course the eyes. This was one of my favorites - although I thought 13 and 14 were prettty good too.
This was my favourite from the challenge. Some other photos had more mud, but this has genuine expression.
This was one of my favorites from this challenge - I think because it shows imagination. You created this from a blank canvas rather than just noticing something and recording it.
I liked this photo. The color is so strange and warm. The human silhouettes add a lot to the image, I think. Thanks for sharing.
A bit different from the rest. This was one of my top picks for this challenge.
Love the colors - the way they change from cool to hot in layers like that. The infinite trees and branches are interesting too. I voted a 3 on this one - that's as high as this grumpy old man went for this challenge.