Hi Ruth,This derives from a picture of an access ramp taken at the outdoor bar of the Lime Restaurant at Parkroyal on Pickering in Singapore. I duplicated the picture, flipped it and stitched the two together. Then I flipped the image upside down to obtain this panorama. Finally I push the contrast. Glad you like it. Pen
It looks like an unspoilt paradise indeed. Where can this be?
Talking about capturing the moment. I can't think of an instance better than this. Perfect and thank you for sharing.
barb_s: I thought this was the most beautiful of all entries. i love the detail and think the wood you selected really made this pop. It's great kitchen art!
Thank you very much for appreciating it. Indeed the wood and the position of the pepper was carefully considered. The biggest challenge was how to use natural light from the window without creating blown-out highlight. I still have much to improve in this regard. I must re-examine Edward Weston's Pepper #30.
Wow, exhilarating cornucopia of mini-sized maple leaves.
This photo caught my attention at first glance. The tiny hair make the plant look exotic and alien, and the photo look like a drawing. May I also say the lens is exotic too. 90mm at f2! You must have pay a handsome sum for it :)
Lovely with great details, with an exquisite combination of symmetry, randomness, colors and patterns.
Congratulations, this is my favorite. Beautiful colors and shades. Just curious about the camera and lens combination. I think the 45mm 1.8 could be mistaken for the 50mm f2.
A challenging challenge indeed. Question, is black and white photo acceptable? Clarification, I am not clear about what "white and similar backgrounds" means. For example if the pepper is sitting on a rather plain looking wooden chopping board or a table cloth would that be acceptable?
Amazing details at f22. Would it be possible to display the focal length of the lens used as well?
Wow, I have never thought millipede could be beautiful until I see this well deserving winner. Congrats.
Fantastic photo with creative lighting. Congratulations for a well deserved winner.
Thank you Mick, indeed the the stitching (stabilimentum) may mean something. Perhaps it mean danger, keep out to friends and to potential prey it means come in please :).
Thank you for your comments and kind words. In particular, thank you babalu for noticing the meaning of my alias. Indeed, I use this alias because of my interest in spiders. According to taxonomists orb-web spiders belong to the family Araneidae. Together with other spider families they form the order Araneida. Very confusing :).
Fantastic. This is a winner of winners! The light beams are marvellously captured.
I second that.
My favourite, dramatic and atmospheric.
Beautiful pattern and I love the deep and rich hue. Congrats.
I love this colourful photo of a village square under blue sky. However, upon close inspection I find the two persons behind the window look like dolls. Is this a studio shot of a miniature model of the real village square? Whatever it is, the photo is very skilfully down.