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.
Credit to the sculptor Ellen Neel.
Ha, ha in a way you are right. It is purposely built - to prevent them from nesting on the equipment itself. :-)
Oh dear, I withdraw from the challenge then. Thank you so much Ruth.
Thanks Ruth, the UOB building designed by architect Kenzo Tange is certainly more impressive at night.
Thank you Ruth. Rear view is indeed a valuable asset in view of the dangers from behind. Perhaps we should wear rear view mirror on our wrist. :)
Great composition and BW conversion. Congratulations for the win.
Brilliant idea. Congratulations.
I will give this top vote if it was in the challenge. The musical bench flanked by two French doors at least brings some cheer in this suitably dreary picture.
Well seen and captured.