I'm, uh, scared to enter . . .
Even those of us who live in colorful areas often see beauty in the not-so-colorful days and places. Regarding my entry, on the next day this same scene might have been full of drama. And that would have been a compelling photo too -- but for completely different reasons.
Beautiful. Compliments to the "chef."
Nice! NZ is on my Bucket List.
Mscan: This is beautiful. It deserves much more.
You're welcome. It's amazing/surprising/instructional to see what people like/don't like. Stick to your aesthetic.
Looks to me that several involved quite a bit of Photoshop/HDR, despite the rules.
This is beautiful. It deserves much more.
OK -- I get it. I have a great signage photo that isn't right for this but is right for a challenge on signage, were one to be offered. (Hint.) It definitely makes you go, Hmmmmm . . .
Interesting discussion. I'm reminded of a web post I saw some time ago where an original contact proof of Ansel Adams's iconic Moonrise over Hernandez New Mexico was shown, compared to various prints that Ansel made over the years. The contact print is what the camera recorded. Very low contrast. The prints are various versions of what HE saw, as realized in the darkroom with dodging and burning. Idealized? Absolutely. Stunning? I think so. I don't think a photographer is under any obligation to be literal when working in an artistic realm. The skill and beauty is not only in finding and capturing the image, but also in translating it to the photographer's vision and presenting it for others to see and enjoy.
Images by Kipper: I was DQ’d for proper reason by vqueen in the ‘Red Flower’ Challenge because of entrant stupidity!!!I am now reviewing the entries to cast my votes in this Challenge and I am having some problems. To my eye anyway, many of the Macro submissions are lost to me in any sort of detail. The entries in question are just appealing to the entrant, I believe.Am I wrong in this train of thought or are others troubled by the closeness of many Macro shots, not just in this Challenge but in many others that accommodate the inclusion of Macro images?Thanks all ~ Kipper
A matter or taste and interest, I think. Different people see and respond to different things. As you can see, I like the macro narrow DOF because I like to see what kinds of abstracts I can create. As you can ALSO see, not everyone agrees with me. Vive la difference!
I was DQd for being more pink than red. Ah, well. . . Calculated risk. Please have a new challenge for pink!