A better way to phrase that would be only a select few qualify as silhouette. Now the question is will Barb disqualify them or not. I love Barb as a host and her challenges but hope she does disqualify most since they are way off topic. Maybe I'll look around to see if I have any or not.
I found 2 that were really outstanding photographically and I equally rewarded them.
She got a hat and a speedlight.
I agree a max of 50 entries is about right. To really vote in any challenge you really need to view the open image not just the thumbnail. Opening 100+ entries is a little over the top!
When I post this type of photography I'm always careful to explain what is going on so those that have never experienced this realize is it not a protest, rather a retirement process. Further many people may not realize that the US flag code suggest when a flag is no longer useful that it should be destroyed preferably by burning. Local boy scout units and other patriotic organisations perform these retirements several times a year. I have experienced and participated in these countless times. Our fire was a little hot this time but as they say "the show must go on" so you adapt.
She doesn't appear to overly excited about this photo shoot. Kind of like "are we done yet".
I would like to think that the stated 1600 px rule is a typo, most hosts say that the maximum size is 1600px. Who knows!
Looks awful (to me anyway) but great imagery.
Fantastic photography but I don't understand what I'm looking at as it relates to food? Please help me so I can vote for it.
Since my entry took first place with challenge part 2 I'll respectfully not enter the 3rd challenge.
This single leaf series has been incredibly popular and I suspect it could go on through several more levels if you wished to continues it especially given the outstanding level of entries we are seeing.
Thank you Barb for 2 and no doubt a 3rd great challenge. Paul
Thank you for your kind words Barb, this is from a red maple tree we have in our front yard. There were 2 of them stuck to the front picture window of my home after a rain storm and I knew I had to photograph it. Paul
That's some real nice lighting!
Love the addition of the border.
Excellent, I love the water droplets.
That is incredibly nice, excellent entry!
You may need a "part 3" since this one also filled incredibly fast. Or simply allow more entries!
He is one bad ass looking little sucker!I find it interesting that someone would ask about the DOF at F22, they must not have a macro lens or they would already know the answer. I commonly have to stack focus to get enough DOF.
There are people who cheat and then there are people who think everyone cheats. Ignore the complainers because they are just jealous This is an excellent image and perfect for the challenge.
Thankfully the host has not overacted and taken down your entry because of a complainer/accuser. Many of the hosts will shoot first and then ask questions later. Similar to guilty until proven innocent!
I send you a PM Ruth but I also wanted to say here in the challenge that you mis-judged my entry you DQ'ed assuming it was shot in a studio environment which it was not. Please show me where in your "Rules" it specifies that photo editing is not allowed except for glaring HDR? Is was edited with Photoshop? but it was not moved a to the studio. More on the shooting properties, It was shot stopped down to F32 using the 70-200 and a macro adapter, a flash was remotely triggered to light the web.
You could have sent me a PM requesting more information about the entry before you killed it. Paul
Dude, your gonna win!