Congratulations on the win. I think you had a lot of competition in this Challenge.
There are 2 truck pictures that look like the same truck in this challenge. Sometimes 2 friends or a husband and wife shoot together so it can be 2 people who submitted these 2 photos. It is also possible someone uses 2 identities, but I think it's more likely that it's the former case. I was questioned on this, which is why I am commenting, and not disqualifying anyone.
Wow, so many quality images here!
CreativeBug: Hello Barb_s,For your Bokeh challenge could you get a sample image for it?I am a slight bit confused with the rules.
I did not see this in time. I would have replied that I am not pointing anyone in a direction with this set of challenges. It's a wide open challenge. 1 word for each one, and up to the entrants to decide what they want to enter - as long as it actually does represent the "challenge word" in some manner. I'm not picking words that have multiple meanings i, but words that might allow for a wide variety of illustration.
very nice - I've had a hard time capturing these fella's clearly.
This was my favorite. I love the expression, and the soft background focus.
I really loved this one, Something about the pose, and clarity and lighting worked for me. You got my 5 star vote on this one Jill.
There seem to be a varied and interesting set of entries here. I had a feeling this might happen. Thanks to those who are participating. I'm enjoying review of the entries. Good luck to all!
Ohmyhi: Will you open this challenge to more entries?
It filled up very quickly - I have added 20 entries. Good luck.
You make me wish I bought the D750 - Plus it looks like you made great friends with the Tamron long zoom. I've read mixed reviews on that lens and wasn't sure - but you sure make it work.
This is such a standout. I had started voting last week, and didn't get thru the full set. I'm sure I would have given this one my 5 star rank. It's striking, and colorful and just so unique! A very interesting entry indeed!
barb_s: congratulations on the win. I thought there were quite a few worthy entries here, and yours is no exception.
Not too hard with the way I've structured things this year. It's balanced and fun for everyone (I hope).
marcomariano: macro's should not be allowed, as all macro's have shallow dof. just saying... :)
The challenge is open to everything - it's all about each person's decision on how they want to illustrate the "challenge word". No exclusions in this series... but I understand your viewpoint.
congratulations on the win. I thought there were quite a few worthy entries here, and yours is no exception.
I have to ask - this looks so fierce, and not like a raccoon disposition. Was it a yawn? Either way - great shot!!
Mr Low Notes: Good shot Barb! Looks a lot like the Smoky Mountains where I live.
Small world! My 1 trip south by car was a long time ago and I stayed in Gatlinburg and had a flat tire in Pigeon Forge. Triple A said "Go to a local station to repair it ; we don't know where Pigeon Forge is!" So, I know what it looked like before it became any kind of destination :)
Massive2: so many entries don`t include the word boat
And had someone printed the word "Boat" and photographed it, I'd let the joke run the course. You know it would finish at the bottom end. I am trying to keep things simple, let as many people who want to enter, do so.
Sorry if a few photo's are not the typical definition of a boat. The series description says "Each contestant should enter a photo that they believe illustrates that 1 word. There are no other rules."
I want the series to run as easily as possible with the least amount of complaints. If someone thinks an aircraft carrier is a boat, I'm allowing it. I'm trying not to DQ unless I see a clear misunderstanding of the "word".
That's exactly what I thought, as I drive thru the Smoky mountains just once, and before taking up photography. I'll head that way again sometime I Hope.