Even if I don't particularly like this kind of shooting water at slow speed, I agree with you, TFM. Many other beautiful pictures among the first ones.
What a beautiful color palette!
RuthC: What a fabulous picture of two mating dragonflies, anisah, and it deserves to be in second place in this challenge. The subjects are sharp, the wings appear to be so very delicate and add a softness to the capture. I really like the colours here, with the bright reds and lemon-golds of the pair, against the muted greens in the background. This mating position looks extremely awkward and vulnerable to my human eyes, but I think the dragonflies and other similar insects have found it to be effective over millions of years... A great capture, and one to be proud of. Ruth :-)
Don't worry Anisah,the voyeuristic has not reached the animal world !That's a sharp picture in a nice framing. Congrats.
I was expecting to see this picture at the top !
An enigmatic sneer or a hand with a random number of fingers?
Eyefull Tour: Congratulations Ruth.
Thanks for the notes.
Would have aggred in the "farmer at work" challenge !
Werli Francois: I hope it helps you to come to that space even if it is for just a moment.Thank you!
It's always a pleasure to look at your pictures...!
Well deserved first place.
Not yet totally crashed...
I voted for a single photo: this one ! First place deserved.
Now, after reading the comment of Buzz Lightyear, I believe that it participated in enough challenges: I'd like to see something new, otherwise I will probably give it : 0.5.
Nice photo. Should have got a better ranking...
Excellent BW control levels making the picture nice looking. The use of a wide angle and the framing (reminding me of some Flemish painting) reinforce the effect of arduousness of the work of this farmer.
Bravo Mario !
Dickerson: Just scored the entries to this challenge. This one is OK but I was supprised just how many of the entries lacked .. well .. a village in the scene. Some were obviously taken FROM villages but were not OF the village. Many had a boat or boats, fish, fishermen etc as the main subject and not A village. Because of this, and I feel mean, this is probably the lowest set of scores I have ever awarded.
Because the theme is 'village', I expect to see some houses... No problem with the boats, according that they are not the main subject. (your entry is OK)
I am afraid I have to vote the same way...
I wish a good courage to those who will have the patience to vote for all the pictures of this contest !It will be without my participation.
La France est décidément un bien joli pays !
Managarm: Hi and thanks for your interest.
The picture consists of 268 single exposures which were stacked. So the clouds only come from one exposure and are therefore sharp, just like the slightly moving (due to wind) grass and trees.So the only blurred parts are the stars, which make up most of the shots and also were exposed a whole lot longer than the lower parts of the picture (mountains, clouds, grass,...). That's also why the lower parts of the picture are quite bright as they were shot at dawn and the stars only appeared when it got darker till somewtimes in the middle of the night.
Thanks for the explanations. Your image perfectly shows the flowing time...
A rightly rewarded professional work.
...And your personal website is a delight for the eyes, combined with a source of inspiration and advices.