tbcass: I fail to see how this relates to Steampunk.
Maybe you're right. Let the audience and the organizer of the competition decide for themselves and put their own evaluation.
luirod: Great photo, how was the brightness around the fruit achieved?
Thank you for your response. Use two vignettes: first vignette "old photo", then simply vignette.
thejohnnerparty: Nice composition.
Thank you for your opinion.
Birddogman: That is a stunning image!
I am pleased to to your attention the work, thank you very much!
RuthC: As always, Nik2, a really great picture of your favourite trees, with the beautiful gleam of sunlight peeping through the avenue. Ruth :-)
Thank you, Ruth, for their interest in my work and an interesting comment. The real Russian winter, frost, sun, pine trees, snow in various combinations, and that's an opportunity for a good shot. :)
thejohnnerparty: Nicely done. There was a lot of competition in this challenge, but I think this should have placed a little higher.
Thank you for your feedback, I am delighted that work has not taken a lower place. :)
thejohnnerparty: Very nicely done. Any PP on this?
Thank you for your interest in the work. Apply the basic level correction and color.
summicron: very nice! i'm totally discouraged from entering, this is so good!
Thanks for the kind words!
thejohnnerparty: Very nicely done.
Thank you for your interest and kind words.
Akpinxit: Where was the photo taken ?
Photographed in Yaroslavl, Russia.
RuthC: Congratulations, Nik2, on your excellent picture of the different barks of trees, and an excellent example of textures, from the very rough, crusty barks to the silky smooth of the birch. The colours vary too, from the sombre dark weathered greys through to the bright ochre reds, to the birch's soft white. I particularly like the piece of wood on the far right, where insects have left their 'inscriptions', adding yet another dimension to this interesting image. Ruth :-)
Thank you, Ruth, for a detailed and accurate account of what he saw you. You are very observant, even traces of insects are not hid from you! :)
T bird: Way to go on your winning shot. I like the photo very much myself, although I'm not a fan of the post processing but then again I am seldom a fan of any post processing. The fact that you have been so successful with a point and shoot sends a good message. I often encourage people NOT to buy an SLR. They do give you some options but usually at some negative cost. The images I've submitted that have done well in challenges were taken years ago with a point and shoot. Sadly, I've been using a DSLR in the last 5 years and can't seem to get out of the bottom 10% of challenges. Congrats again!
Thank you for your congratulations. Not that it matters, what camera you shoot and post-processing of images are applied or not applied. The main thing, in my opinion, that would be your job was interesting to spectators.
They call me Hans: There are two kinds of people.
Perhaps even three types of people? In the background, he is repairing the boat. :)
Midwest: Two people had the GALL to give this photo 1/2 star? This is why I think voters should be identified by their votes in these challenges. Congratulations on a really super photo and win.
In your country there is a saying: "Whatever we do not mess brewed, it has always been someone spit." Thank you for your opinion and interest in the work!
Michael49: Its the photographer, not the camera, that counts. Excellent work!
Glad to hear from you, I agree with these words, thank you!
Wildbegonia: Congratulations!An amazing achievement with such a compact camera. Indeed bigger is not better, but the eye of the photographer. Post-processing is excellent. I am curios to know how you went about, do you mind to share it and outline it in a few simple words?
P.S. This modest little camera has helped me to win the past three-plus years, more than twenty challenges here, a more expensive and a solid camera, I could not count on such a success. :)
Thank you for your kind words, there is no secret. Use basic processing RAW files in DPP, then apply a vignette "old photo" in ACDSee Pro3, HDR, and easy vignette in Photoshop.
barb_s: Congratulations on the win. I think you had a lot of competition in this Challenge.
Thank you for your congratulations, competition was strong, though only 51 works, it is not so much. I was lucky that it was not your job in this challenge. :)
papa natas: Little camera in the hands of a creative mind.Did you hear that....All of you 1 500$ et plus camera swingers?
Good little camera is always very good. About $ 1500 and ET did not hear anything. :)