So many otherwise good photos that were taken at more or less the same height as the subject. Pity. Read the rules, folks!
Dave,No, you're not alone. Only a very few entries actually complied with the key requirement of the challenge. Disappointing.
Thanks The Mick,I'd love to lay claim to some highly advanced techniques here, but the fact is that appart from switching to Super Macro and engaging Aperture preferred with a very small setting, it was simply a matter of: -- see the photo -- point -- wait for the wind to stop gusting -- and shoot! Glad you liked it; I was happy with my 'best of the week'.Regards.
Has it really escaped everyone's attention that there's hardly an object in focus in the sample image? What on earth is that image supposed to prove?
anisah: For information - technically this stonework is known as the "Reredos"; more often such beautiful examples are actually carved wood.
This made me wonder if my title of "stonework" was accurate, since I was only a tourist visitor on one occasion; however, Wikipedia describes the work at Ely as "a lavishly carved and ornamented alabaster reredos". But thanks for the tip, regardless.
chrisby: Dear Host, does the challenge requires animals which just belongs to grazing species or shall they be photographed while grazing?
I notice that there are still many entries not complying with this requirement.
I think he may have done this a few times before ... note the chocks under the wheels!
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.
The challenge name was "PEOPLE PLAYING CHESS". Many of the entries show no people at all and should have been disqualified.
Or as the label says: "whisky", which is the accepted spelling for Scotch.
Host said "Any TWO kinds...". I voted accordingly, but the host should have DQ'd the trangressors much ealier.
Mooncakes are not bread. Ask anyone who's tried one!
Quite so; sorry. It must have been late at night and the fact that 2 entries are allowed masked my error. The other entry has been withdrawn.
Congratulations to all entrants. There are many beautiful images here and for once the voting seems to have been logical and the highly-placed entries fully deserving of their success. Thanks to all for the pleasure you have given me and many others, I'm sure.
Yes, that's one set caused by the wind, and the other from the wash of the ship.
Sorry, but dew on a spider web is in no sense "texture".
This shot should have rated much better -- I thought it was one of the best as far as 'jigsaw difficulty' was concerned, and image quality is also very good and better than many of the more highly rated entries. Well done, Objectiveman.
I'm certainly glad I didn't waste my time entering this challenge, though I had intended to. A fishing vessel isn''t "commercial"? A ferry isn't "commercial"? Come on....
Most of the entries are not "hidden" in even the most generous interpretation of the word. Voted accordingly.