rttew: using photoshop is not real photography. improve your technique, don't depend on software to make your images for you.
I'm afraid I have to disagree here. Photography is a two step process. Taking the photo, and then developing the photo. Before Digital there was no Photoshop but there was a Dark Room and, many photographers did their own developing. The terms in Photoshop like Dodge, Burn, Cropping are all terms taken from working in the Dark Room years ago. These and other tools were used then and now replaced by tools like Photoshop. Now, of course, the original capture is important but, making a good photograph a great photograph one must use all the tools available just like they did years ago.
It was a few years back when I took the photo but if I remember right I had a very defused light source. I used f/16 to flatten the image optically and I wanted only the light and shadows to show dimension.
Thanks for looking and for the comment,Tom
> Congratulations on winning this challenge. The photo is excellent and the idea behind it is brilliant.
Thanks for looking. I was sitting at my desk at work one day playing with these Sticky Notes. I noticed the even patterns they made as I spread them across the desk. I took some home and produced this image with them.
boudini wrote: > It's hard to believe this guy plays jazz. Looks more rockabilly.
I can't disagree with you based on his look but this band did play a mix of both Blues and Jazz. I don't remember the name though. It was a few years back.
Anirut J wrote: > As a Thai (South East Asian), may I say that this lady is not in a prayer. With this mood, she's either saying "welcome" or "thank you". This gesture of "Whai" (a Thai word) does not always mean prayer. It is a gesture of respect. I have nothing against the picture, just wanting to share some cultural understanding.
Thanks for the comment, Anirut. I do agree with what you say but overall I thought it still fit the challenge since not many would pick that out. There was another one I was thinking of entering that was really a "Prayer" moment but I wasn't happy with the overall quality so I used this one. This one was taken in Charlotte, NC during an annual "Dragon Boat Festival" My wife and I try to go every year. It's great fun.
AlexBakerPhotoz wrote: > Great shot I love the flattened look, it looks like a tele shot but it's not.> > Good job.> > Alex - challenge host
Glad you liked the shot and thanks for the comment.