Ben O Connor: The Bike, to civilize world back again. Beuatifull looking city Transport wehicle
Thank you Ben.
Ian Johnston: The link to "View this photo in Stefano M's gallery" does not work.
Great photo though, captured the moment nicely.
Thanks Ian, I appreciate your comment.
The Mick: Congratulations, Stefano! Nice capture!
Thank you Mick, I'm happy that you like it.
Kokeen4231: Congratulations on winning!
Thank you Kokeen4231.
chj: I think the RX100 needs to be disqualified. Just kidding of course, I'm just jealous. :)
Thank you chj for your comment.
Very nice photo! I agree with thanasaki for the composition, framing and lighting. I would say that the real beauty here is how the photo is crafted and not only the posing woman. Congratulations!
Simple, elegant and well composed: perfect as a book jacket. Congratulations!
This was my favourite. Congratulations!
Nice photo, well composed and beatiful colours. Congratulations!
Beautiful! Congratulations for your well deserved win.
Steve Throndson: Great photo for the challenge. Looks like a very dark future indeed. I'd love to know how you did the lightning - if you feel like sharing. PM me if you would. Thanks.
Great shot! Congratulations.
I perfectly agree with Wildbegonia: both the composition and lights are simply beautiful. Congratulations for the well deserved win.
Veramente bella! Peccato non abbia avuto più consensi.
Well, this is no-doubt out of place! Congratulations.
Awesome picture! I really like it. Congratulations for your deserved win.
The Mick: This is excellent, Stefano! If you don't mind sharing, did you use candles as the light sources?Cheers,Mick
Thank you Mick for your kind words, very appreciated.
Thanks Mick. I put the wine glass on a small round mirror (about 20 cm diameter) that was leaning on a tripod at about 80 cm height. The camera was fixed on a tripod at the same height of the glass. I used four small led light sources at about 1.5 meters from the glass: one on the right and one on the left for the lateral borders reflections; the other two at about 45° from each other behind the subjet (for some more reflections). In post-processing I worked on gamma and shadows for leaving nothing more than the borders and the reflections. I finished it applying a digital star filter. Why did I use a XZ-1 for this picture? Just for fun, I was curious to see what I could get from it. By the way, please forgive my english, I hope that the explanation above is understandable.Cheers,Stefano
pen araneae: Oh, I forgot to mention the strong composition too. I like how the streaks of clouds radiate from the center just above the skyscrapers in the distance.
Thanks again for all your compliments, I'm glad for all your appreciation.
pen araneae: This is fantastic. I like the low key approach in treating the shadow region. There is so much detail retained in the shadow that it reminds of the film era. One has to look at the full resolution image to fully appreciate the whole picture.
Thank you very much Pen Araneae for your kind comment.