- March 4, 2019 at 10:24 am #393497
What do I love in a photograph?
First of all, I began to seriously practice the art of photography in 1974. I was 14 years old.
My first SLR camera was a Ricoh Singlex TLS that I purchased with money saved from my paper route. I had a ramshackle darkroom in the basement of my parents home that measured about 2 feet by 3 feet.
For the first 7 years of my ‘Photography Life', I shot nothing but black and white film.
I tell you all of this, because I do have a real affinity for black and white photography.
What attracts me to a photograph in general?
I'm a maniac for great composition. I can forgive, or see past, a lot of stuff… if the composition is compelling.
I prefer images that effectively tell a story. It's my belief that an image with a story will always carry more interest than simply a beautiful picture. But, that's just my opinion.
I adore images that carry a secret message. A meaning that you must find by looking at the shot for more than a glancing view.
Our POTW winner this week hits all of those buttons.
It is titled, “inside my car”, and it was shot by Lightstalker Samet on his mobile phone- a Sony XZ.
This image is living proof that mobile phone photography is rapidly finding its place in our photographic world.
I want to mention that you should visit the thread, “Weekend Photography Challenge #424 Monotone/Duotone” , as there are a number of fantastic images on this one feed.
I also want to name a runner-up. Erik Fransman for his image titled, “Woef!” I'll post a link to Erik's shot below.
- March 4, 2019 at 10:25 am #393498
- March 4, 2019 at 11:48 am #393536
- March 4, 2019 at 1:17 pm #393551
Congratulations Samat on POTW 🙂
- March 4, 2019 at 2:58 pm #393566
it's just an everyday, mundane scene taken from a car. but between the tones and the dof/focal point there's a wonderful sense of mystery and drama in this one. well done samat, congrats!
- March 4, 2019 at 3:13 pm #393569
I missed this one so thanks Kent for picking it. The almost insignificant car and headlights steal the show for me with amazing weight for their size. Congrats Samat.
Also congrats to you Erik.
- March 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm #393574
Congrats Samet on POTW!
And very cool shot Erik.
- March 4, 2019 at 5:48 pm #393590
Good choice Kent and thanks for the mention. Honored. Congratulations Samet.
- March 4, 2019 at 8:45 pm #393613
Congrats Samet. The pic really grew on me. Perhaps because I didn't notice the car/headlights at first glance. Underlines Kent's comment about ‘looking further than just a glancing view'. Gotta love Lightstalkers, another valuable lesson learnt.
Congrats to Erik as well. Loved your shot.
- March 4, 2019 at 10:17 pm #393620
Congrats Samet!! And to Erik. I really liked Erik's shot in the ST and said my piece there
- March 5, 2019 at 12:45 am #393631
I too missed this photo earlier. I like the simplicity and the mystery. Well shot…
- March 5, 2019 at 3:07 am #393637
Stunning B&W shot Samet! Congratulations on POTW.
- March 5, 2019 at 5:49 am #393676
Congrats on POTW Samet!
- March 6, 2019 at 8:11 am #393875
iPhone 7+ || LR Mobile
- March 6, 2019 at 8:06 pm #394051
Really cool image! Congrats on POTW!
- March 6, 2019 at 9:36 pm #394065
Personally, I don't like the vacant black area on the right hand side…but then, what would I know?!!
- March 7, 2019 at 10:17 am #394227
Thank you all for your insightful comments.
- March 7, 2019 at 10:21 am #394229
- March 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm #394295
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