Lucky photographer :)
and really both are skilled!
Congrats on a remarkable "catch"
I had to look at this twice, It's an interesting view. Congrats on the win. This is certainly what I was after.
gfa5775: WOW - I think this sets a record for percent of entries that do not fit the description.
Well, let's see... My next challenge is called "Simplicity". Just that. I do think a 1 word theme/title/ might still make you think and work on it. Hope so anyway. :)
I did start to DQ but I found a lot of push back. To some people, orange looks red, silver looks blue. There was a White/gold dress in the news recently that people were seeing as black and blue. Maybe it's a little like that. The response I got when I started to filter out some of the entries became a problem when trying to filter out some of these. So, I chose to leave them all in instead and let this be my last challenge with any real theme.
I gave this 5 stars because I really liked what you captures. Lot's of fun and well done!
This was a lot of fun to vote on. Some really well done entries here. Good challenge idea!!
Nice setting George. Somehow I would not have guessed South Africa at all - What a surprise! Congratulations on the win!!
JimW-203: Earlier a number of entries were disqualified because water was not visible in the picture. Several new entries have the same problem - has something changed to prevent them from being DQed?
You are right.
LeeStar: Rules say "should see the home" but not if the *entire* home has to be seen in the image. Would appreciate clarification. Thanks.
I did not say entire home. Any entry that you can see it's a home, or an abandon'ed home, home in construction, would all be OK
Please point out an entry you see no water, beech or evidence of a house. I tried to be as lenient as I can on these 3 items. I thought I DQ'd those that didn't meet the rule.
SHR100: Error in the title - should be 2015.
thanks - sorry - I rushed it in.
Congratulations. definitely the type of entry I was hoping to see at the top. She's lovely!
Since I come from the board designing world, this one was my favorite. Voting seemed quite close for the first 3 entries. All good, all different and worthy of top spots here. Congratulations on runner up.
Congratulations... This along with the other top photo's was more of what I was expecting. This looked like fun to create. Thank you for entering this entry int he challenge.
Mo Kwart: Is a life guard station with sleeping facilities permitted?
Sorry, It should be a home. I don't think of that as a home.
stefanik: Do you think it will be reopened for submission?
I will add 5 to the total.
tvstaff: My picture is of a 42 year old woman. Is that mature?
I was trying to keep from seeing a lot of your typical "beautiful young models shot in a studio".
tasad: Looks like the majority of the entrants didn't read this :" MAKE A STILL LIFE COMPOSITION that includes something electronic "A photo of a single electronic item - is not a "still life" ...What is a Still Life ?..."Still life is a COMPOSITION of several lifeless object broughttogether by a certain theme . Still life should clearly express a certainidea. It may be made up of objects put together according to their practical function or have some concept that is being explored "- "Still life photography " by Maggi Carstairs https://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/28474-Still-Life-Photography
FWIW, I agree, but I didn't put a definition in the description. Lesson learned here... I'll be adding that to any future still life challenges and won't allow less. I still think with language barriers across the world , I wasn't clear enough, unfortunately.
Also, I have seen unconventional single item still life art which does not meet the typical definition, but it's out there. It's more reason in my mind to allow both in the challenge since I did not provide a definition to follow.