The Mick: Congratulations, Barb! Excellent take on the subject. Well done!Mick
christian jacob: I think you should add "man made" or organic or similar to your rules. Every pebble or sand corn is far older than a hundred years.
Hmmm…. too late to append the rules but I agree. It's not a nature challenge. Thanks for the suggestion.
Thank you for the fun compliments! I did this a while ago playing with perspective and couldn't resist this challenge.
CalBoy87: My apology to all who commented on my previous post: Apathy. As I agreed with most opinions regarding soft eyes, it is not something I could improve, so I came up with different shot. Thank you all for your effort and sorry for changing the shot.
I think changing the shot is the right thing to do if there's flaws you can't work around.
I feel like this is what inspired cave paintings. Love he framing - you caught the essence of it all with this small view of the herd. Great entry !
edit: I didn't read the 1st comment - but looks like I am not the only one getting that feeling from this image.
I like it with the mom in the background and I think the hair-do goes well with the expression.
CalBoy87: Just a small favor to ask. Can we keep the size to 1600 mp? Some of the wonderful shots here, are posted at full resolution, which make it really hard to see them in full size. Thank you.
I can't adjust the rules after the challenge opened. IT's a good request though. If the entrants read here, they can comply on that with their re-submissions.
Joe Pineapples: Someone was really handing out the 0.5s. Sandbagging in a "Discussion" challenge? Possibly a new low for dpreview...
I just noticed this comment. Yes someone came up with 17 .5's and 8 1's. to start their voting.
Your images are always so complicated to look at, and here's a simple one - still just as interesting too!
scooper1: Nothing complicated about this one. I simply arranged the amber-coloured capsules on a pale blue kitchen bench top -- camera vertically above. Illumination was bright sunlight falling at a low angle from a window at the top of the scene. I made several different arrangements but this symmetrical one was by far the most pleasing to me. Glad you liked it.
I thought this was pretty artsy in what you managed to do with fish oil and lighting.
One of my favorites here. Thanks for entering this image. It's delightful.
Wildbegonia.... Good for you - getting runner up here. Another colorful shadow from stained glass. I love it!!
Buzz Lightyear: Well captured! You've got to tell us where this is!
I was wondering that too :)
Initially, I hadn't thought of stained glass windows creating the effect, but this was a nice capture of it. Congratulations on this win.
I must say.. this is my favorite. 200 mm and this crisp and clear!! Wow!
wolfytom: My photo has been disqualified and to be honest I'm getting fed up of this.
The photo consists of light passing through stained glass with its shadow falling onto a white net curtain - how is that inappropriate?
It seems ridiculous that people set challenges with poorly written (sometimes illiterate) text and then jump all over entries that don't meet some kind of image they have in their head!What a joke.
I've also deleted a separate comment/question from you in this section - specifically because it drew attention to another entry and that's not proper when voting is in progress. I thought the photo referenced has some type of cellophane that light passed thru. Your entry is in.
This one is really cute! Congratulations on the win.
Sorry. I added a sample picture to help illustrate what I failed to state.
To any entrants I have DQ"d: Please feel free to discuss your entry with me in private messages. I am not an expert on everything, and I can be mistaken with the DQ process. I am happy to re-instate anything if I am incorrect.
I did want this to be a challenge of light passing thru objects, and creating shadows with color from the objects as well as hoping for some creativity.