santamonica812: I really like the composition. The grossly overdone vignetting ruins the image for me, however. (And, the editorial decision to darken 3 of the corners but not the fourth seems quite unusual to me, and is visually very jarring and off-putting.)
Yes, I'm afraid this wasn't the best idea I've ever had. Fortunately I still have the original and have re-processed it. Thanks for the very fair comment.
A well deserved winner and a fascinating piece of social history.
You heard it here first! :)Congratulations Christian.
Wonderful shot.This just has to be the wining entry. Or at least it should be.
Thanks Adrian,Nice of you to comment. Yes, if I remember rightly that shot was a very quick affair. The situation changed very fast, almost as I shot it. I normally zone focus when walking around for that very reason.
Congratulations my friend. A very deserving winner.
Thanks for the interesting ideas. But RaptorUK was spot on. It is a twisted pyramid shaped sculpture, made from metal rectangles of diminishing size.
chrisby: Great image and very touching interpretation! I like idea, composition, colors , title...everything. My favorite and a clear 5 star vote. Congratulation to this work!
Thanks Chris. I shoot a lot in cemeteries and found this one of the most, as you rightly say, touching memorial sculptures I have come across.
l_objectif: What a fantastic shot, I love it. Well deserved first place!
Sorry Louis. I've only just spotted your comment.Thank you very much. They are the typical British couple doggedly enjoying their freezing cold visit to the seaside, come what may :)
Mustafa K wrote: > Definitely this image is excellent in terms of composition, mood and creativity. I became aware of it by RL. Keep on taking great pictures, my friend Mike.
Thanks Mustafa.It's a nice little instrument to look at, but unfortunately I still can't play it.
A weekend away in B/W:http://mikepics.zenfolio.com/p884714204
G20 protest gallery:http://mikepics.zenfolio.com/p486940421
One picture a day:http://mikepics.zenfolio.com/p506878824
Lechero wrote: > And thanks very much. Your pictures are lessons on good taste.
Thanks very much Eduardo.That's very kind of you.
danielsonkin wrote: > Know I can say, "I knew him when!" A well-deserved win, my friend. Thanks for the inspiration.
And thanks for the laugh Daniel :) And the appreciation.
A Girard wrote: > This is where black and white photography shines as this photo takes you back in time. Nicely done.
Thanks very much Anne, much appreciated.
Subhrajit Mukherjee wrote: > very nice photograph..and thank god you shot it in b/w
Thank you. Glad you like the treatment. Although I've never heard it put so forcibly :)
Thank you Calvinho. This was an unexpected surprise when I woke up this morning.
Wye Photography wrote: > and you didn't get nicked under anti-terrorism laws either! LOL. Did you?
No, I got away in one piece :)
Thank very much Bill. A nice surprise for me, as I normally finish up around the half way mark.Regards Mike