Good ink. Bright colors, clean lines and good contrast. And, oh yeah, a beautiful young lady.
Who cares what the biologists call it. Sometimes names just get in the way. What it really is is a beautiful and extremely well done image with a surprise built into it.
Incredible… and edible.
A beautiful image exceptionally well done. I wish I had done it. It definitely has the painterly quality. But, I'm wondering about the macro requirement in the challenge rules?
I wonder if a system of throwing out the highest and the lowest votes for an image might produce a more realistic result.
It's your art and you can do it any way you want to.
It's a beautiful picture and I really like the composition and detail. But… the first thing I noticed is that the horizon level gives the appearance of sloping ever so slightly to the right. Maybe I'm just too sensitive to that. Personally, I would have to fix it.
I love the old Hollywood promotional portraits of this style. And I love doing them. Yours is an excellent example. It was so much easier doing these with PS3 when the spotlight effect was available in filters. I really miss that filter. So much so that I keep two Mac computers on my desk. Once in a while I'll do a portrait and transfer it to the old Mac and do a b&w spotlight effect on it. They always get oohs and aahs from viewers.
Makes me dizzy just thinking about it. Good shot.
Exceptionally well done and conveys the challenge message precisely.
perfect. Beautifully done columbine.
This is a beautiful location but the first thing I notice is the tilted horizon line. Also, the blurred foreground is a distraction. A little attention to detail and some judicious cropping could have improved this picture.
And she's still a great looking babe, Clal. Congratulations to both of you. My wife and I spent our R&R in Hawaii in 1968. We've been married 53 years now and she's still a great looking babe, too.
Congratulations on a job extremely well done.
The dramatic lighting on the detail in the face create a really emotional portrait. Good job.
Beautiful. I'll bet Granny is a fun person to know.
Excellent utilization of wide angle. And very sharp from corner to corner. Good job.
SmilerGrogan: I have a new idea for a test to replicate the harsh climatic conditions that many of your readers will subject the lenses to. Store them in a freezer for a couple of days (preferably a walk-in) and then test them for autofocus performance and accuracy while they're still cold. Then repeat the test by storing them in an oven heated to 110°F for a couple of days (most modern ovens will hold that temp easily). I know my Nikon gear has survived worse out in the world but I wonder how these third-party lenses would do under tougher circumstances.
Maybe near-field isn't what it's usually used for, but that is exactly what has attracted me to wide angle. I want to be able to put primary interest on a close object and let the viewer's eye be led through the image to a background at infinity. And I want it all sharp.
MLPPhoto88, I like your attitude and your technical ability.
Thanks for an excellent shot of something different for a change.