Thank you ever so much. 10 out of 5 is a very generous score :-D . I must congratulate you too on the quality of many of your challenge entries!
Good result Zhaark. I think you might have been pushing the 'No major PP' rule a bit considering how you have said this photo was constructed - " The photo is 6 images layered and merged into one image. The original image is the two big bubbles on the left side. 2nd image is the small bursting bubble on the left bottom side. 3rd, 4th and 5th image is the small white soap drops that resembles the stars on the lefthand side. 6th and final image is the bubbles on the righthand side, this image was flipped and added. Hope this explains a little about my photo " .
Yes. I thought my photo fitted the theme of the challenge and upuaut gave no indication that photos couldn't be re-entered. I am proud to have taken this photo and it is one of my favourites so I am always keen to enter it in a suitable challenge. I am taking new photos and when the right challenge comes around, I will enter these too :-) .
I took this one in October : http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=800154
Nice shot of the St Fagans Blacksmith. Whenever I go there the room is always heaving so I've so far failed to photograph it myself. Well done :-).
Many congrats Zhaark :-). This photo has done you well. I meant to enter my 5 metal ball photo but forgot. I doubt it would have changed the result ;-) . Well done.
What are they doing to this poor person? Was she ill? If she wasn't, why are they in the white overalls?
I can't enter your challenge sorry. DPR uploads are not working :-(. I was really looking forward to this challenge too. Neil.
Hello, I'm very sorry you didn't think my photo was appropriate. I took it with your challenge in mind and thought it looked enough like a pond to be valid.
Thanks for setting good challenges,
Thank you all for your very kind comments.
DougSchuch - It's true that I have entered this photo of my daughter three times before. This is due to it fittine the themes well and being one of my favourite photos. I examined the rules of the challenge and there was no mention that the photo had to be taken within any time frame, or that photos entered in previous challenges aren't allowed to be re-submited. If there was I would not have entered it. I'm afraid I don't have a huge catalogue of great photos to enter these challenges, so if one comes along in future that suits any of my photos, I will enter them and that includes this one. I can't see the harm if I'm obaying all the hosts rules.
A lot of people around the world seem to link the word 'cabinet' to kitchens but this is the meaning I am used to......A small piece of furniture, shaped like a sloping desk, that contains drawers and pigeon-holes for the storage of small precious objects. The name is derived from the French cabinet, which came into use c. 1500.
My favourite. Excellently conceived and executed. This deserved to win.
I think you've got you're 'Maximum number of entries in challenge' and 'Maximum number of entries per user' mixed up. :-) .Neil.
Gehyra: You need kelp.
LOL . Nice one :-)
Midwest: It should have just been called the 'anything with visible eyes' challenge, because 90% of what was entered had eyes on it but nothing whatever to do with the stated theme of the challenge, that the viewer should 'stop staring at me'. What a waste of time to enter when the theme and entries have nothing to do with each other or the judging.
As far as I can tell, people have entered exactly what the challenge setter asked for. Maybe you have taken the theme in a different way to most people.
rossdoyle: Cool! Where is this?
Hi Ross. I'm glad you like it :-) .
It is the rear of whats knows as the 'wave' car park in Cardiff, Wales. Here are two links to some official photos of it and a video clip of the lights in action and details of how it was made :-
I was very lucky as the lights weren't on when I went to photograph it as the control box had broke. The kind man in charge switched them on constant for me for 15 mins, long enough for me to get this shot. Thanks again for doing that Jeff :-) .
Great shot! Much more DOF than I would have expected at this magnification, aperture and sensor. Nice :-).
NPW UK: I won! :-) . Thank you all very much for your kind votes.
I stayed up late for the result so I could post the link to my set up nice and early.
I hope it helps someone :-) . Just ask if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer but take into account that this was my first ever try at high speed photography.
No, these are my only attempts so far. I would love to try water balloons but they would need to be outside the box as I think it would get too messy/wet. You should have seen how much mess i made of the inside of the box when I thought a raw egg was hard boiled!!!! I'm keen to have a go at water balloons on a still winter’s night. I did use balloons popped with a pin to practice with the sound trigger initially to get the idea of roughly how far away from the gun it would need to be. I will add a photo of one of my balloon test shots on the same link as above.All the best,Neil.
Thanks very much for the great comment all! :-)
Gordzam, they can sleep safe at nights as it's only an old pellet gun ;-) .
gordzam: Yes, it would be interesting to see the setup. Thanks!
Please see link above. Thanks.
I won! :-) . Thank you all very much for your kind votes.