So, more of a 'can you follow the rules' challenge than anything to do with photography?What does it matter if the entrant copies your words exactly, its a PHOTOGRAPHY forum.'Please enter the place that this was taken in the description', is perfectly acceptable.'State "this photo was taken at" and then state where taken, if not in that exact phrase i will disqualify you', is just egotistical.
I like this much more than the original
Fabulous lighting here
Steve Throndson: I miss the chimney! But, I guess for the challenge theme of 'mechanical systems', it's better to crop in closer. As soon as the challenge is over - put it back OK? The blue sky is nice.
Much sharper all over and a better crop in my opinion
I think both images are good, I am not so sure that the original needed a change at all.
Sorry, but personally I prefer the original. This softened version has a fairytale feel about it but I prefer the sharper lines of the original
The colour version is far better in my opinion
the ultra contrast certainly gives this image some punch
I like this and tend to disagree with the others comments about the cropping, I like it as it is, however the image could have a little bit more contrast for me
AndrePooh: Mind that withdrawal of a picture also erases the comments, making the host wonder whether or not contestants did comment as required and it's not very considerate to the others too, as they have to start commenting all over again.
Please don't withdraw when comments have been given. I think I will make that a dq rule.
All the comments made were of a nature that the picture shouldn't have been here because it didn't fit the criteria in their interpretation of the rules. I waited for your view on this, (as the writer of the rules), but none came. I then announced within the comments that I would be withdrawing the picture as it did not fit the criteria, I then left that comment 'live' for everyone (including you) to see before withdrawing it.There is little point coming in after it has been done saying, 'you shouldn't have done that'!I really dont want to fall out with you because I think this idea of comments etc is a very good one, (as I have said in the past), but what is the point of telling me not to do something after I have already done it? More to the point, what is the point of of leaving a picture in, where most of the comments are reading that it shouldn't be there?
Lovely shot, the leading lines of the wheels works very well.
Love this shot but would agree with the removal of the padlock. Otherwise a really powerful image with a real industrial feel.
I agree with the other comments on the distracting background. I would have probably gone for a different angle as well personally, I would have thought a more straight on angle would have looked better, (but then I wasn't there so this may well not be the case).
Lovely composition, just the colours look a bit washy to me, maybe a little bit more saturation would 'liven' it up a bit?
I really like this shot, it is nice that there is wood involved making it stand out from all the other metal and rust shots. A very interesting subject to. Well done.
focus and bokeh are nice, but the picture lacks a certain something for me, I would like to have seen more of the machine and not just the little bit you have showed us
a tighter crop to the cable wheel would make the picture look less 'fussy' in my opinion
liI ke this shot, the rust works really well against the faded green paintwork
This is my entry.Isn't it funny how we all read things differently?I saw this challenge and read, 'Show us a photo of a technical mechanical system with wheels and rods and so on, things that turn, wobble, push or pull, close or open'.I didn't read, 'It must SHOW the wheels and the rods and so on'!
I do however see your point. I have a few pictures that fit the criteria (as you see it), but chose to submit this one instead, as, thinking outside the box, it being a night shot, I thought it would be different to all the other entries, (i succeeded in that at least!).
Thank you for your kind comments on the shot quality etc and I will go with the majority in the belief that it does not fit the criteria.
For that reason, (after leaving it here for a day or so for you all to read these comments), I will withdraw it and submit one of my other shots that do show the wheels and rods etc (but are much more boring!).