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.
What a promise for the Tour de France which has just begun !Congrats.
Does that tree stands at the top of a hill ?
Many colors in your gallery ! But I enjoyed the softness of this snowy day...
Combat By Design: I'm tending to think this is the best shot in the bunch...
It is the best !
You have proposed two pretty portraits !
One of my favorites ! Interesting details...
ThanksForMemories: A note, if participants could please keep their images to a reasonable downloadable speed, it would be appreciated.
In this challenge, the maximal size of 16OO pixels was not specified by the host. Many incomers have already got into this habit and the others could do the same for the next time.
ConanFuji wrote :" the second element that must be present is the village" : It was hard to my eyes to identify the "clustered human settlement" in some pictures...
I was intrigued by this extraterrestrial's head in pear's shape... Well done !
TheScarredCoyote: Ces pierres jaunes et ce volet qui fut bleu ciel, me rappellent le Beaujolais. Je me trompe ?
Bravo pour cette 2e place méritée.
Thanks for your comment.
J'ai trouvé suffisamment jolie cette invitation à visiter une exposition locale que j'en ai tiré deux ou trois clichés. J'avoue ne pas être entré... Il y avait bien d'autres centres d’intérêt dans la capitale du Périgord noir, Sarlat.
Excellente utilisation des effets de transparence et de miroir alliée à une composition parfaite : bravo !
But an original picture that makes me smile !
Jack Simpson: quality, not quantity :)
Yes, even the last one has got 5 stars !