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Some wonderful pictures for me to choose from for POTW......... there are enough pictures to last a month let alone a week in the stay at home challenge.
But I'm going to choose the picture that was actually the first picture posted of the week which was probably less than 2 hours in.
Its a wonderful example of this lady's processing skills and included in the post are the pictures she used to create the final result.........Trumpets in the rain......................Congratulations Polly, I will repeat my comment "simply stunning"
My turn for POTW again...
There were quite a few really good images to choose from this week.
Honourable mentions go to:
Barbara for These Boots and
VW Golf for Guess what I'm shooting in my social distancing time?
But my choice for this week is this fabulous Isle of Man harbour from johntwo:
I love the processing on this and the image really appealed to me as it looks so much like a scene from my beloved Cornwall.
Full thread here.
Right it's POTW time and its my first time on the panel so no booing and throwing rotten tomatoes in my direction at my decision.
There has been the usual high standard of shots for me to choose from and I shall do a few honorable mentions.
First honorable mention is Fuji who has been on a one man mission this week with his new DIY lens with some wonderful results. I particularly liked the bee and the watch shot.
Next picture that caught my eye was Rogerw and his capture of a weasel, quite a rare sight so an excellent capture.
Sneaking in late into my thinking was the wonderful set of sunset pictures from Rybear I especially liked the second shot.
And clever entries from Clicker & Ryewolf they nearly turned my head as I mentioned in a picture from last week I'm a sucker for an owl picture.
But this week my POTW goes to.............................. JohnP for this wonderful shot of a pair of Large Red Damselflies < (click for full thread)
The red bodies against the crossing green leaf, the detail in the delicate gossamer wings all make for a wonderful picture.
My turn for POTW again - and for a change it ended up being an easy choice. That's not a reflection on the other images posted this week either - it just had to be this one!
The King at Lackford Lakes by RogerW.
Well done, Roger! Full thread here.
This week I have chosen a photo from the section that shows us what can happen when we manipulate an image . .. It's a tricky topic with many photographers as to when post processing / editing images, becomes manipulation. For me the end result is the most important part of an image and not how I get there . ... So this weeks winner is Ryewolf's Celestial Skies #7....simple because I just love the colours and the scene and the effect Topaz has made.. It's my sort of image and I just love it ... I want it on my wall ! Congratulations Rye ... stunning stuff !
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