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  • #394255

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    This is a place for Members to reference what you might consider a five star photo. Give a call out to the photographer even if it lies in the Shark Tank and feel free to give a Critique on why it trips your Trigger.

  • #394256

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Ok guys I think I will get this going, There have been a few this week that I personally have really enjoyed. I'm kind of pressed for time right now so I won't go into a detailed critique but I want to call these out. they are in no particular order.

    Mr Pooks Photo in Mobile Monday

  • #394257

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Dahlia's Photo in the monotone-duotone challenge

  • #394258

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    Beth's Photo in the monotone-duotone challenge.

    • #394306

      beth
      Participant

      thanks

    • #394464

      ElinL
      Participant

      Dahlias and Beths images are outstanding.

  • #394259

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    At the risk of being redundant I'd also like to give a shout out to Dahlia and Beth's images above. The lighting on “Daliah's Mountain” perfectly suits the mood of the overall image. The trees and branches make a beautiful frame to match the jaggedness of the mountain. The faint light highlighting the clouds on the right balances the image very nicely. Can only imagine what it would look like matted and framed.

    Beth's image of the blacksmith shop is stunning as well. Composition, lighting, textures and subject matter come together beautifully to capture the essence of life in a days gone by era. I like the contrast of the tools sitting idle knowing that back in the day a blacksmith's tools were anything but. Another image more than worthy to be hanging on a wall.

  • #394282

    Might be good to tag @federico in this for his weekly blog wrap up too.

    • #394318

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Done

      • #394475

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Robert, do you intend to start a new one each week, and would you like it ‘stick-ed' at the front, as per POTW, etc.? Or, have you got other ideas.

        • #394482

          Robert Apple
          Moderator

          I was thinking that we could set it up as a category under photo chit chat like we have done with throw downs. It may become a weekly post, or monthly, or biweekly, depends on how full it gets. I'm open to suggestions as well.

  • #394287

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    As mentioned Dahlia's is a great shot.  It is the sort of shot I think would be great at a gallery showing.  The silhouette foreground and the composition of the lit portion of the image is just perfect.

    Beth's image is a great b&w shot and a good example for the Zone System.  The lit center fading off to black top, bottom and right side perfectly highlight the image.

    I like the image Chris posted as well.  It is sharp on the buildings/highrises and the clouds to top are perfect.

  • #394308

    beth
    Participant

    i really like this shot by @rjmccor in the monotone/duotone challenge.  the mysterious tracks in the foreground with that rustic looking beach facility turns into a mysterious fog surrounding the crowd of people and continues up into the clouds.

    • #394473

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Thanks for showing that Beth, I didn't look close enough before, I have now, and it's amazingly different, so much going on.

  • #394319

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    That's the worlds Finest Bathing Beach, That is a cool photo, it looks like something from the Walking dead.

  • #394395

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    split tone forest

    This image caught my eye immediately. I love the color palette and the compression of the forest.

    This would make a beautiful piece of artwork hanging on the wall.

    This was taken by Diane, @tersha, and post in the monochrome / duotone challenge.

    • #394411

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Perfect, this was one of the reasons I was a proponent of this forum, I have scrolled through that challenge several times and somehow missed this one by Diane. The color scheme is off the norm but perfect for this photo. Thats really nice @tersha .

      • #394470

        beth
        Participant

        i missed this one too.  fantastic find kent!

    • #394718

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Thanks Kent, I'm going to print it and hang it after your suggestion. 🙂

    • #394801

      Tom M
      Participant

      Nice pick,Kent. I've come back to this one several times. I love the color and the mystery in it…

  • #394402

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    What Kent said.

  • #394420

    John Thompson
    Moderator

    I love the image by Diane @tersha.  The color pallet and the light combine to make a beautiful image.

  • #394514

    billyspad
    Participant

    This is quite superb Diane

    • #394722

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Thanks a lot Billyspad!

  • #394717

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    For those that haven't looked through the Weekend Challenge …

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    this shot by David Chesterfield, @dchester1001 stood out for me, lovely pose and lighting.

    • #394856

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      David has posted this photograph several times both in this recent post and in the past, and I've always enjoyed it. It captures a subtle sensuality of a woman that is rare these days in photography. You cannot see her face, but yet she exudes beauty in a wonderfully understated way. It also excels in the tech department with perfect execution.

      • #394882

        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Totally Agree.

        • #394991

          Thanks Diane, Kent & Robert.

          There are so many reasons why this photo should not work. I was initially asked to do just a few headshots for a hairdresser friend of mine.  When I got there she had a fashion designer with her, and obviously wanted full length images as well as head shots! There was no room in the salon, so i hastily strung up a black cotton backdrop,  in an open carport – outside on a bright sunny day. There was no power outside, so i was limited to one battery powered strobe. Because it was only supposed to be headshots I also only had one diffuser – a beauty dish with me.

          Despite all that, I am happy with the result.

  • #394883

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    The New Members Picks Section has been created you can find it here.

     
    Members Picks

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