jtan163: What no MFT?
Yes, with adaptors! :-)
Too bad the voters don't appreciate the abstract. Good shot for me. I gave it a thumbs up.Tres bien fait!
Thank you. I love this shot too, so much so that I had it as the desktop on my laptop for a few months. We have a mixed audience here and some go for the glamour, hence the 1st place pic. :P
I love 2nd place though.
You can see some of my other work here: Link to Flickr
Thank you. Actually, there was nothing sophisticated. I used MS Picture Manager to adjust the brightness and contrast, and it worked on the entire picture. I just moved it around until I like the result.
Nowadays, many people just strip an interesting original of colour to make it B&W. They pay little attention to contrast when reviewing the subject, which is what B&W is all about. The transformed B&W shots are more often than not very flat
Thanks for your comment. Yeah, I took a chance. I was hoping to provoke some thought on the consumerism of the theme of the original challenge.
It was a real surprise to have ranked so high. Encouragement to keep me participating.
Actually, I believe Central Park is man-made. Maybe not 100%, but a good portion. It was an incredible exercise in urban planning and landscape design.