Incarnate . . . AGAIN !
Ben Raven: A powerful image creation.Congrats, well done !
Apologies to carizi below, but I certainly hope for your sake, Samer AIR, that it was not an ACTUAL "capture" !!!!!!!!
Yes Samer AIR, I did realize that it was a long shutter exposure with a light following your face.
I was trying to make a funny remark that I hoped that you had not actually photographed your REAL NIGHTMARE.I hope you understand and get a laugh from what I said.
In any case, it is a super picture !!!By the way, your English is excellent.
A powerful image creation.Congrats, well done !
Worthy to be anyones' best shot !!
. . . and now you're stuck with having to top yourself --and it looks like you're up to it !!
Sweet shot of an obviously sweet kid, paulski66.Really captures the feeling of her natural energy and personality.
Exceptional original composition and perfect use of DOF.
Great shot, zinc,
Wonderful use of DOF to create a feeling of shimmering light, accentingthe deep forest feel of the tree and vine leaves.
What do people know ?Your shot deserves recognition !
Beautiful dreamlike image.Great use of small DOFA perfect match to the challenge.Should have placed way up.
Congratulations esmall on a most well deserved win !
A brilliant and original conception, flawlessly executed.The geometry and lighting are hypnotic.Indeed, most "uncommon" !
A most powerful arresting image. . . . and those eyes !
Composition, focus, bokeh, film choice (and pp) -- it all came together with your talent.
Congrats Mario !
Great lighting choice.
Beautiful shot !!!!
What post did you use to achieve such wonderful "portrait" skin quality ?transformed from the unvarnished reality of "Simply Kathy"(don't know how to interpret the notation: "Skin is photoshopped for model sedcard (?)" sedcard ?Thanx
CONGRATS !A well deserved win.
Indeed, a tough capture to get, but you GOT IT !
A uniquely engaging shot, as viewer and subject Owl meet, eye to eye.And the subtle motion blur of the wings, perfect !
psAdam F. -- agree with you totally.
You've captured an ironic innocent child-like sweetness .Well done !
CONGRATS MATHIAS !
A most beautifully captured sweeping vista -- stunning !almost a 3D effect.
Two Q'S1. I assume (correct me if in error) it was shot at 14.2. Where the heck were you ? On an overlooking peak ? In a balloon ? In a flying machine ?
Or were you merely levitating ?
Mike Ronesia: I thought this challenge went very well. With 58 entries and 2024 votes there were about 35 votes per entry on average. I didn't see any major sandbagging though light sandbagging is always going to happen when people that entered can vote, but all in all very clean.To me it's interesting to look at how people voted. Opinions on what makes for a good HDR image is varied and I was really interested to see what style came out on top. I personally am a fan of the more subdued style that increases DR in a more natural way like the one that won.The top spot switched a few times a day between #1, #2 and #4 with #3 coming on strong in the last 2 days though it never had the lead. I liked a lot more of them then I thought I would and of the top 5 my favorite was #4, more for the comp then the quality of the HDR. I think it might have done better if the shadows could have been pulled a little more to look more like I picture the scene in my mind.
Mike,Excellent analysis of the voting process, relating to this particular challenge and in general.
I've never followed the sequential voting tallies as closely, and I found your overview insightful.
Co-incidentally have similar view of what, to me, constitutes best use of HDR.
Bold composition.The inter-play of golden light and shadow -- just wonderful !!
Congratulations on your win.
Mostly Lurking: I see someone likes large amounts of over-saturation!
Remember, The specific challenge was:
"Give it your best shot at HDR and show the world what you got."
The very nature of these DP challenges is to submit your best shot AND HAVE IT VOTED ON TO DETERMINE A WINNER !
So, in this particular context, yeah, voting does matter.But, as always, everyone is entitled to their opinion, and their vote.
In MY opinion, cfh25, you nailed it !And it so happens that me, Mike Ronesia, and many other "someones" agree.
cfh25 nailed it !
Dazzling symmetry !!
Congrats on a well-deserved win.
Truly astonishing !
Your creative panoramic composition really captured this phenomenon !!!
You certainly deserved first place.
Steve,You hit the challenge bullseye with this shot ! The symmetry heightening the oppression. Good show !
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As among other things, a serious amateur astronomer, let me say that this is the finest artistic star-trail photo I have ever had the pleasure of seeing.
Your remarkably creative technique and flawless (and painstaking) execution aside--the result is nothing short of a triumph !
Congratulations on your first well-deserved win ! I, and I'm sure many others, await more to come.
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