I'm using this as the challenge definition and apologize for the lack of clarity in the original rules. A silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject. The interior of a silhouette is featureless, and the whole is typically presented on a light background, usually white, or none at all.
Josiane NGUYEN: In french, a silhouette is the shadow for something.... But for this, you need sunshine, and the shape of the flower may not be very sharp, regarding the angle of the sun. So I submitted my image although I am aware it is not a sihouette in the strict sense, but "gives" a sensation of a silhouette (in my personal opinion). Up to you to DQ me! :)
Unfortunately, I'm keeping with the standard definition and losing quite a few very interesting artistic and well done photo's from the challenge.
I'm surprised to see the entries that have populated this challenge. I will be DQ'ing all that are not silhouettes. I didn't think I needed examples but that's where I went wrong here. So, I'll leave in the one's that are correct , and DQ those that are not later today.
Another good challenge. I'm sometimes amazed at the quality of these cameras. I have not pulled the trigger and bought one yet, but there's compelling reasons to consider the Panasonics and the Fuji camera's too when I look at the top finishers here. THanks for hosting these suprezoom challenges.
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I'm glad the discussion challenge attracted a wide array of talent including your submission which I felt was a perfect illustration of the theme, and it was done so well! Who knew you could do more with it. Thank you for entering and participating.
Although this challenge is about the journey, you certainly have a deserved winner too! Congratulations.
Even though this was 10th among some varied interesting photo's I really liked this. Thanks for entering such an artsy , and beautiful image.
Tough competition in the top entries and this is a very good runner up photo! My congratulations!
Quite unusual, and this was in 1st place through out the voting phase. Nicely done, and artistic too! Congratulations on the win.
quadrox: Can gold substitute for yellow?
I see what you mean. This seems to be the difference between Gulden's and French's mustard. I am revising the rule set. Thanks for pointing out a problem before submission date.
No, sorry , gold is out. I know there are shades to consider but I'm hoping people can come up with shades of yellow only.
bjake: Removed some blue and worked on purple fringing which I hope improved the photo.Added a title which had been forgotten in original post.Thanks for the kind comments and suggestions
I feels it's much improved in that the bird is now natural in color and the detail is better. If you can reduced the cropping, I might add sky to the left where the bird is flying. But that's a guess. I actually like this version quite a lot.
I'd fill in that one little opening in the lower right corner about 1/8 distance of width from the right etch.
This is just so colorful, it's beautiful. Congrats on the win, it's deserved!
luxor2: images are way too small!
I clicked on one photo, and got into slide show mode automatically. I was able to use < > to move thru the group, and I could drag a photo to the position of choice by picking near the middle top of the large view photo.
I have to agree, this is too too blue - not much white, and should be withdrawn, changed, replaced.
babalu: Hi Barb,I keep getting an error from DPR when I attempt to save ALL the comments into a corrected photo's narrative. Seems like only a certain amound of characters can be entered and it's above that . After the voting I'll add the one comment that did not make it .
That's a good idea. This challenge isn't really the framework DPR expects, so do what you can :)
There is more of a variety of entry types here than I expected. I am also seeing a few entries being withdrawn after reading some of the comments. Please feel free to enter something else while the challenge is open if you have withdrawn because the entry didn't quite fit.
santamonica812: Thanks to all for the feedback. I agree--if I had all of the shoes in this image, it would be a better print. But, sadly for me, it wasn't on the negative. I just zoomed in a tiny bit too much for that in this photo. I do have other "wider" negatives for this same scene. But I decided against using any of those prints.
For me, this type of photo lives or dies with the facial expression and body language of the subject. I loved the bored look on her face, the way she tilted her body and crossed her legs. On my other shots, her face/body language did not work as well.
So, I made the editorial decision to focus on her, in spite of cutting off the lower right info. I definitely do wish I had about 2 more inches of info on the bottom and right of the negative, however. Maybe next time . . . :-)
p.s. For those (few) who are interested in a comparison, I submitted a wider *digital* shot into an earlier challenge.
Thanks for that link. I had a vague recollection of the other picture. She has a unique and striking charisma that you captured well! Congratulations on the win, and it looks like the challenge went well. Thanks for giving your feedback.
When my challenges fill up in 1/2 a day I increase the limit some which I have just done - 50 max is the most I'm comfortable setting as a limit because the entrants did not choose to enter a 100 entry challenge. It should remain small, so that's the final limit.