Stunning!!!!! and with that fisheye - wow !!!!
These are most unbelievable to me because I can't get anything close. This is a great capture. I love it!
Joe Pineapples: People seem to have a lot of trouble with the concept of "Still Life"...
After seeing the result of the entries, I DQ'd more than I wanted to and will do a better job describing entry requirement next time I ask for still life.
Color challenges are so wide open with no real theme, so yo never know where you'll land. This entry has a really nice feel to it. I love the soft red coupled with the clarity of the stamens. It's one of my favorites!
This is a really interesting shot to me and I'm glad it managed to finish up top. Congratulations on runner up.
No "like" buttons, but I certainly do like this one!! congrats on 1st place too!
Sorry folks who I have disqualified. I had to take a hard look and remove all that are not a traditional still life. I believe a still life is not an outdoor snapshot , but an arrangement created by you. Even though a couple of entries were beautifully arranged flowers, the photo's were cropped so that there was nothing else contrasting with the flowers. I hope I did not offend anyone, but I am hoping for re-entry from those willing; more like the examples that are still in the challenge. Thank you and good luck if you re-enter.
And I'm having a lot of trouble trying to see many as Still life too. I am removing the outdoor garden shots,and evaluating the rest.
2 words: Very nice2 more: Well done
And…. Congratulations!!! This was my favorite. It just comes to life as I gaze at it.
what a nice capture!
Khush: Very nice shot! I wish I could see it in color though.
yes there is, the church is covered with fresco painting, ceiling to floor and breathtaking. This particular angle looked interesting in B/W to me. :)
nikhilraj: what kind of objects should we take
I've closed the challenge - it had a bad start. I'll try again with a better definition of what should be submitted in a future challenge.
Sorry to do this, but I got such an odd variety of entries, that I decided not to go through with the challenge. There were a couple of street art type photo's , not really still life. A few that were traditional still life's , a few that stretched the definition, and a few where you'd debate whether the net some objects were arranged on, or a plate that held fruit should be counted.
So, because there was already much discussion on day 2, I decided to end the challenge. I'll do a better job with a second version later on. Sometimes a simple rule set isn't a good rule set.
Again, I apologize,
bruxi: Are you looking for the more traditional definition of a still life (ie. items on a table sort of thing) or a broader interpretation as some of the other entries are (ie. 5 inanimate objects in B/W)?
I was expecting traditional still life, but this is fine. Creativity is great. This one is fine. Comments on the general challenge are best made at the challenge level, not on individual entries so post there for further dialog on the challenge please.
ARClark: If I was judging this, I'd say about half of the entries met the 5 objects rule. And at least one is a streetscape, not a still life.
Since it's not near full , I thought I'd wait to see what people are entering. True, the 5 object rule is not being followed but I wondered if my description of the theme or rules are poorly written. I don't plan to leave them as is for voting but I did want to message many of the entrants to ask them to reconsider or explain how they have 5 objects.
Basically, I'm working on it :) but thanks for your feedback.
Wow, what a scene! Great vivid color too. This is eye catching as well. I really love it.
A perfect entry for this one - congratulations on this win!!!
I liked this the best - very original and creative!! It looks like it can bite. What fun. Thanks for entering it!
NOVICEpERCY: maybe there's something wrong with my PC monitor, i couldn't see the "Blue"
the zipper itself is blue. With a b/w photo, I (host) felt the blue stood out.