SHR100: I missed just left one place. Is it possible to change the amount permitted beyond 50?
I normally don't like to go beyond 50 with such a pointed subject. 55 is the max I can do, and I'll increase to that.
RuthC: This seems to be a popular subject, so I'm planning to host 'Nature's Abstract Beauty #2' in a few weeks' time.
I just did that with leaves due to popularity which I didn't expect. good idea to do a second round!!! This is an interesting theme.
Creativity at it's best. Nice job here!
Simple and nicely done.
Maciejewski: Can't upload an image
I've heard a few people having general upload problems - the site sometimes fails and nothing the hosts can do to help with that. I send a note to DPR feedback when error's happen, too late now, ut that's all we can do here.
Since this filled up in under 24 hours, I've increased the limit to allow entries from those on the other side of the planet.
I just plain love this one!!
This is just delightful and different. It is of my favorites here because of the rich contrasty natural colors captured.
Nicely done! The color contrast plus the clarity and detail made this stay at the top during voting (despite one person's attempt to knock a few good entries down with some very low voting). Congratulations!
Wow - I love night photography. I could never hand hold and get a night shot like this. Bravo!
Interesting rock formation, where was this Joe?? and congrats too!
UneVache: Hi, just had a (stupid?) question : does Hockey shot (ice) can enter, as it is not really a ball game ? Not that clear to me as you wrote "and photograph sports action" also. Thanks a lot for hosting so interesting challenge subject by the way :D.
Hockey is great, you may add that. I should have included it in the examples. This challenge was inspired by the baseball world series that just finished but I always enjoy the variety of entries people choose to submit. So, go right ahead on a Hockey shot.
Wildbegonia: Back from a project that kept me from visiting more often DP, I just realised and missed to participate. Ah! will be next time.
I've set it up, Oct 31 will announce - 1 leaf part II.
this also filled faster than I expected - I'm going to do a part II since it was popular.
As the host, I was surprised at the range people presented as their idea of what pastel covers. I left the entries in, feeling that broadly they are within the scope. Entry 2 for example, does have a pastel feel to the mountain range. A definition of "a soft and delicate shade of a color." with synonyms in the on line dictionary containing: pale, soft, light, light-colored, muted, subtle, subdued, soft-hued " makes this broader than just a basket of easter eggs , isn't it? I left the entries in because the word is interpretive and I did want to see more than just the typical pastels seen at Easter time.
Nice creative entry!! Congratulations on the win. This is most like what I envisioned as entries for the title and you came up with a good one. Again congrats!
1st place all the way thru the voting too. Nice find and capture. Congratulations on the win.
I really like the composition here. Nicely captured and framed cats!
You nailed it and I love it!
Wildbegonia: What a beauty.
a Friend inherited a garage full of camera equipment so I asked to see a couple of them. Neat old stuff!