Congratulations Ruth for the sharp image. You have captured two incisive points. :)
Amazing clarity. Subtle pastel colors. Beautiful light and shadow. What more can be asked. Congratulations for the winner.
108: e-m5 / sigma30 , great combo it seems
Yes, it is especially considering how inexpensive the Sigma lens is.
A great photo of the Milky Way and interesting foreground.
Robert Evagelista: my favorite :)
You were indeed prescient. :)
Very lovely colors.
barb_s: Congratulations on the win.
Thank you very much.
Congrats. Nice gradation of color and shade. Very good atmosphere that makes the pine stand out.
There are reasons to confine to realism and there are also reasons to liberate from realism. Enhancing visibility is one example. If it serves a purpose even pp to the Oort Cloud and back is not too much. For this Challenge there is no processing rule specified. The glass vanes against a bare aluminum on a cloudy day make a very dull picture, so I take the liberty to enhance the image. Thank you for sharing your opinion which is well taken.
Great picture, brings back old memory. Is the shutter speed really set at 38 sec? Wouldn't the smoke be blurry in such a long exposure?
Magnificent and humbling at the same time.
Fantastic, spot on exposure. The lighting is atmospheric and the facial expression captured tops it all. A great picture to wake up to. Congratulation.
Beautiful, nice soft lighting. Like a Vermeer painting.
Green water? Algae?
Singapore Terminal 3.
Amazing, I have yet to see one in nature.
Lovely pattern and colors.
Great photo. The patches of sunlight are lovely. Paradise indeed.t
RuthC: Congratulations, pen araneae, on coming second in 'Nature in One Colour' challenge. Your blue hydrangeas are almost unbelievably blue, yet I have seen just this depth of colour in hydrangeas, so I know it's real. You have achieved interesting textures and details in each floret, and each floret makes the whole flower head a beautiful subject to admire. Ruth :-)
Hi Ruth, thank you very much. As usual, you are so good for words which bring out all the nuances of how I saw and felt about the flower when I took it. It was taken one late summer afternoon in Victoria Canada. I think the light made all the flowers in the garden more photogenic.
Well done. Great idea. The background and backlight make this an outstanding picture. They bring out the glass structure at the narrow.