A really clever take on the challenge theme. Well-deserved win.
Wow, what a clever composition. I was at that site, and it NEVER would have occurred to me to use the nighttime insects to form an abstract pattern.
Really nice thinking outside the box.
santamonica812: Really nice composition and very good lighting. I don't understand the title. "Worth it is salt" ?????
Ah, got it. I'd never heard that phrase before. But if you take away the spelling error/typo, it at least makes sense. :-)
Thanks,LensB. I don't know why my brain skipped over the possibility of a spelling mistake. Should have been my first thought.
I had been thinking it was something Yoda said in one of the Star Wars movies. "Salt. Worth it, it is." :-)
Love the image. Hate the lazy and meaningless title.
Great capture, and great job in post-processing. A well-deserved win.
I normally hate selective desaturation. But it totally works for this image, and helps tell the story. Clever idea.
I love this. Especially as it was a "found" (as opposed to a staged) image. Great job!
Really nice composition and very good lighting. I don't understand the title. "Worth it is salt" ?????
RULES UPDATE: Due to some issues other hosts have reported in their challenges (re submitted images showing up in the galleries of more than one member here), the following rule has been added, and will be enforced in this challenge:
Do not submit any image that is used--in any way--by more than one DPR account.
Please feel free to PM me if you have any questions about this rule and how it might apply to your submission.
UPDATE: It's Saturday night (PST), and there are not as many entries as I had expected for these 2 particular countries.
So, each entrant can submit a total of TWO images in this challenge, and in the one next week.
bettyhilda: Distracting backkground and too dark under cap of smaller boy? Otherwise I like the expressions which nicely illustrate the challenge title.
I'd largely agree with BH's observations (although the shadow under the cap does not bother me at all).
But that explains the scores of 2.0-3.0 Does not explain the three low scores. Some unfortunate examples of sandbagging, in my opinion. I liked your image a lot.
Great image, and a well-deserved win. I wish the composition has been just a TOUCH different...my eyes are begging for the very top of the spire (plus a small bit of sky on top of it) to have been included. If only the lens had been 8mm instead of 9mm. :-)
A good example of a photo perfectly matched with a challenge theme. Really nicely done!
Very interesting series of comments, and it raises all sorts of interesting metaphysical arguments. :-)
What does it mean to be a nomad--within the context of this challenge? The host deliberately left this vague...there is no rule at all to guide us. So, I think it seems reasonable to give an expansive reading, and allow a wide variety of entries. Here, the long-neck villagers (historically) used to wander extensively, although they are now much more settled. Is the current activity what controls? The historical activity?? Could you submit an image of the Lakota (American) Indians--a tribal culture centered around movement? For the past century, they've been stuck in reservations, so they don't move around any more. But they definitely *were* nomads, and I think that controls.
(If not for the "adult subjects only" rule, I wanted to submit an image of a group of children playing together, with one kid crawling in another direction. A nomad at heart, I think.) :-)
Lovely image. The use of 3 (outcroppings, or whatever they're called) was a great compositional choice . . . series of threes is naturally pleasing to the eye, and really adds to the mood of your image.
Wow. I've been on about 75 game drives, in 7 or 8 countries, and I've never seen a close-up kill like this. Thanks for sharing. I am green with jealousy. (Jealous as a photographer, that is ... As a vegetarian, I tend to root for the ungulates on general principle.) :-)
Really clever image. A good example of where the title adds so much to the impact of the photograph.
Great facial expressions on the subject.
I love the lighting, and I love her facial expression.
I love these simple, graphic, photos. I've seen similar ones with one tree. The extra tree really adds something. Very nice.
cgravel: I would have liked that you told me my picture was not 1600 Max. and that was the reason why you disqualified that picture. I am used to 1024.
Oops. Not sure if it was my error or DPR's. I almost always give the reason or reasons why I DQ, and thought I had added that info for yours as well. On two other occasions (both in 2012, I think), what I typed did not arrive, even though I am certain that I gave that info on those prior occasions.
In your case, I thought I had indeed typed "image size" . . . if I somehow forgot, then I'm glad you were able to suss out the reason.
Good luck in the challenge! :-)
I like this image a lot. The facial expression, and the body language, really conveys a sense of age and of weariness. Nicely done.