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 The other entry has been withdrawn.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.
More than any other entry, this was striking at first glance. Congrats on your win.
Ashley Pomeroy: No. These are dull, uninteresting images. They're not even at the level of postcard shots and there's no progression from the first to the last. He would have spent his time more profitably if he'd invested in a telescope and shot the night sky instead. From the same vantage point.
Looking at his website I see a pervading blandness, and I can't shake the impression that after standing in the cold and wet for an hour the photographer was unwilling to admit to himself that the concept was flawed and the images worthless.
Right on, Ashley. I'd rate almost all of these 'throw away".
shelworth: Uh, Flight Attendants. Stewardess is an insulting term.
Oh, do tell. Where is "stewardess" used in an insulting way?
Great image. Should have done much better.
Certainly. My photo was taken during a quick visit to Skansen (and my only such visit, as an international tourist). My stop at the potter's shop didn't exceed 10 minutes and only one potter was in attendance at the time. I note also that the two photos were taken 18 months apart. What's your problem, anyway?
blosshapperter was spot on. Well done! It's the filter from a hand-held vacuum cleaner, the conical white filter being held open and in place by the orange spiral spring.There were some other good guesses; thanks for participating!