I can see both images ( being the host) and the zebra really pops in this one and looked washed out in the other. Great change, and not too much either. It still has a very natural look.
CalBoy87: Interesting concept. It looks good. Only thing I would do here is to crop the left sunny side of the shot.
That's the same thing I'd say on it. The light brown edge should go.
I would like to see more space on the left side moving the ornament further right. Does the uncropped version have room to add more of the negative space?
CalBoy87: Great idea for challenge. How about allowing 2 pictures, so we can compare before and after?
That's been done before and it became a problem because I'd have to set # entries to 60 instead of 30, and it would fill up with other entries from people who don't really read real theme. That ends up causing a lot of DQ"ing and explaining. Also, once the photo is withdrawn, I can't post link to the orig. People can add the link themselves to the original in the second photo's comments but in the end, the group that forms will all know the start and finished product and the challenge is here for the people entering more than anyone else.
PERCY2: for those who only have limited English (including Me) Are we allowed to enter?
Yes you are but the idea is to help each other by contributing, and absorbing what other's provide as help across the board so you should plan to speak up a bit here.
DougSchuch: Barb,There seems to bug in the system. When I click the Enter button, a window appears asking me to choose a challenge, but this challenge is not on the list. That's the first time I've seen that.
Looks like you conquered it or Ruth's help got you going.
My favorite, and i think it is the best photograph in the challenge.
I thought this was the most beautiful of all entries. i love the detail and think the wood you selected really made this pop. It's great kitchen art!
jetals: This looks very much like a pelican chasing a fish thrown to it
Either way, with all the negative talk on the forum, I'm glad to see a photo with a bit of charm as the thumbnail. It's cute!
i think almost all shots in this challenge were good shots, well thought out and composed. Unfortunately placing lower is not really an indication of the quality. I feel like they are a stand out group!!
I just wish I could have gotten rid of the person who gave out quite a few .5's. None were .5 entries here. Sheesh!!
RuthC: I've just viewed the entries in the challenge, and the number of spilt, splashed-over or tilted glasses makes me wonder just how many drinks were consumed before the photographers were satisfied with their final shots.... :-)
And apparently the voters like them as well.
Love the symmetry - and depth. Nicely captured! Congratulations.
tonimichelle: Hey Barb,This looks great, but I have a problem....I don't feel that I'm qualified enough to critique an entry, but am willing for an entry of my own to be. So I'm in a quandary....Cheers, Toni
Oh, I understand that feeling. Yes , please enter anyway. Not many of us are professionals here, so I ask you to look at all the entries, and if you can find something to say about a few, that will work. Also, if you see other people's comments on other photo's you may be able to agree or disagree. Reading the other comments may also help you with your photography.
I love it too!!! Congrats Mick!
Nice old Ferrari -Congrats on a win and thank you for entering.
THanks for hosting this challenge. I've been eyeing the super zooms for a while.. This challenge showcases the strengths of a couple of models I've been considering.
Wow ! Great capture from that camera!!
And as of today, I've sent an explanation in Disqualifications stating that some entries didn't meet the requirement to have the focal point on one wine glass if more than one wine glass is present in the photo.
I feel that those remaining in the challenge do not violate that rule and will remain through the voting stage.
Best of luck to you all. Barb
P.S. I'm quite impressed with the variety and thought that went into so many of these!!
barb_s: I can't wait to see the camera that took this at over 200 mm.
So, I posted that comment because I thought the zoom level and clarity for a non DSLR was darn good! I'm impressed with the Canon! And that's a nice shot!!