MarioSS: Well done...and frightening!
Thank you very much :-)
NPW UK: I can see how Saturn and its rings is the average of all the photos but wouldn't the average of the 'space' around it be about the same colour grey as in the left photo? How did you get it to be such a pure black? Just burning in that area? Thanks.
Right.....I think that is beyond my knowledge or software or both ;-) . I'll have to look into it as it seems like a useful tool. Thanks :-) .
Your photo made me smile :-) . I think it would do well in the 'Natures bad hair day' challenge.
Well done Leanne. I thought this would be in with a good chance of winning.
Thank you all so much for voting my photo into 1st place :-). I'm really happy that you like it. Neil.
I can see how Saturn and its rings is the average of all the photos but wouldn't the average of the 'space' around it be about the same colour grey as in the left photo? How did you get it to be such a pure black? Just burning in that area? Thanks.
gfa5775: Pretty sad looking entries. Like the example, I would interpret desaturation as desaturating color channels on the entire photo which can create a unique look, most of these are basic selective coloring of objects and a lot of great example why you would never want to use this cheesy gimmick.
Hello again, I'm glad to say we can go father as I can understand the difference between those two methods of selectively desaturating colours in a photo. I've just typed 'Selective desaturation' into Google and it came up with over 200,000 links. Below are three from the first page all of which selectively desaturate colours in photos in different ways, but non do so by just deselecting a single colour channel or two. JamesD28's example did seem to use the colour channel desaturation method of achieving the result but it was just that, an 'example'. He said in the rules that we could "Feel free to process the image in any way" and not just the one method he used in his example. I hope you can understand my reasoning now :-) .
In the example photo I can see one area that is totally desaturated (sky) and another that is partially desaturated (floor and people). How is that significantly different to the majority of peoples entries?
Great capture! I think I would have cropped in somewhat closer to the 'action' though. I would have cropped off the blokes head on the right and his shadow and maybe a bit off the top of the trees too. Well spotted :-)
Yes, I have entered a photo to this challenge. I take it from what you have said that you are not going to be entering. That is sad as I was keen to see at least one 'correct' entry if what you say about everybody else's entries is true. Never mind. Best of luck with your future challenge entries.
Please show us how it is done then. You should have no trouble in winning if all the entries are as bad as you say they are.
Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it :-)
As some have been entered I thought I'd check if frames around paintings are valid too? Thanks.
What a great idea and well executed. Just a shame your finger prints are on the right hand glass. What is the mesh? Chicken wire? Thanks, Neil.
So the earlier 'just a number' Coolpixes aren't invited to the party? I have one of those. Neil.
Frenchfx: I have to ask, what gear did you use to capture this, it's an amazing shot, so sharp. Very nice.
Hello Frenchfx, I'm glad you like my entry in the 'Harmony of Colours in Nature' challenge. I used my trusty old Fujifilm S100fs (my only camera) and a Raynox DCR-150 clipped onto the end of it.
The Hoverfly was originally hanging upside down but I flipped the photo as it looked more natural this way .
All the best,
Jim Salvas: Next challenge: "Control Freaks."
Only 100 ISO, SOOC photos of the host allowed. No cropping.
The rules in your 'challenge' Jim sound the same as if I was using my old slide film again, so I'm up for that. These youngsters don't realise how easy they have it with all this cropping, post processing and changing of ISO at will we have now! ;-) .
Cue lots of photos from planes ;-) .
The colour of that sky is Natural?...WOW!
cjf2: Wow that got you close!
I could have got twice as close as I had to zoom back to just under 200mm to get the head in! I'm really looking forward to future attempts but it's just too hot in my attic at the mo. It was 33C up there today!