Ian your picture was absolutely the best in the stair challenge. I really love your way to nearly abstraction.
The great obstacle in all these challenges is that people who are voting are reacting according to traditionnal archetypes. What they see on magazines pages.
For example in the winner picture, which I have also classified between the best pictures by the way, the girl presence is for nothing. She has been put there just to stick to magazines criterion. It is fully artificial. Working just on light and geometry was much more difficult.
I am not either a fan of selective coloring, but I must just say: SPLENDID !
no title on the picture?
No title on the picture? Full colour only?
Thank you for this flower "sign and texture" contest.Regards.F
Opacity and transparency2The challenge master will probably reject my picture again because it is requested to reduce flowers to simple signs, never mind.The picture I am proposing is a flower illuminated from the back only by a white wall. Encreasing the contrast most of the parts are reduced to signs, but because of petals transparency some light is coming through. I feel it is a piety to switch this light of, because flowers are not made of cartone or wood.Flowers are in fact mostly just signs when they die, living there are mostly light sources that is a joy to capture.My sensitivity probably does not suits to your proposed subject, sorry.Best regardsFC
Few front details are given by transparency differences only, resulting of petals overlaping.
My picture of orchidée has been canceled. I fully agree with your remarques.I will try to submit a new picture. Thanks a lot for early notification.RegardsF
vase- not pot? How to make the difference?
Usually a pot contains soil, while vase contains water to feed the flowers, but both of them could be made from transparent glass or opaque ceramique. The difference concerns transparency, esthetic aspect or mouth diameter?My definition: I will consider a pot as containing soil, of conical shape, made of simple raw clay to be used outside in the garden.I hope it will suit you.RegardsF
I do not put in discussion the fact I have been disqualified, but in order to not risk it any more, I would appreciate knowing the reason. I did not won any challenge before, but frankly speaking the general level of this challenge does not seem neither very brillant nor original in comparaison with lowkey portrait or empty.Thanks in advance for an answer.RegardsF.Caillat
I am very sorry for your result, voters have probably not caught your allusion to painters as Roger Magritte...
I sincerely regret your result, voters have very classical/popular references...Your ascetic composition based on shifted diagonal is too sofisticated.regardsFranKois
You have clearly stated that gamuts corresponding to the profile embedded in the pictures are from different dimensions.On your example of setting the printer comands, you are supposing that the file has an sRGB profile embedded which is not the most commun case.
In fact, suppose you are shooting in raw, when opening the raw you may choose profoto profile to be sure of getting the larger colors space.
Now, suppose your screen has be profiled in displayD65xYY.icm. When opening on screen the first window you will get is mismatch of color spaces.At this stage, if you want to be able to see the effect of the corrections you are going to do, you should convert te embedded profile in the working space. And you save your corrections with this space.
Then, when printing from PS you should precise displayD65xYY.icm as space for the source and the printer profile and put the pinter driver off.
Shortly said, in the most cases, the space source is not sRGB.
Your point please. Thanks.
splendid, your picture is simply a work of art.
congratulation for your interpretation and your rigourous composition
Atending the challenge was risky and courageous because references are so great: it is not easy to shoot as Robert Capa or Dorothea Lange would do.
Reading some "smart" comments it seems that writers are already able to join Magnum photo agency: Lucky people!
Congratulations for your composition and very smart treatment remembering the still-life paintings.
Just one word: excellent!Your composition is of rigorous perfection: impressive!Really impressed by the continuity or echo betrween the dress stiching and the stone cracks."chapeau!" as we say in french.Regards