It seemed to be a slightly slimmer week for gallery postings this week, but the quality was as high as ever. So it was still a tough job to make a selection, the results of which are:
Honourable Mentions go to:
Scania: Traeth Mawr panorama Everything that you could want in a panoramic landscape. Beautifully composed with a multitude of lead-in lines as well as the colours and landscape naturally drawing your eyes from left to right. And the ND filter has softened and smoothed the sea and sky to great effect.
Sepiana: Shades of Blue Simplicity is sometimes everything and what I really admire in other photographers is those that can pick out a beautiful image from amongst the humdrum. And this is a wonderful example of that. Repetitive lines, variety of geometric shapes and great tonal range and textures.
Tpgettys: Ah, Tokyo, my hometown! Made me laugh out loud when I first saw it, which is always a great reaction to have. I really like how you've blended the images by softening the streetscape to fit with the fantastical image of the lizard.
Thanks for judging, Alex! Congratulations to Tom and Sepiana for having their images chosen. So glad you added your pano to your gallery, Phil. It's a stunner! And congratulations to Sydney for a powerful silhouette that earned the top spot this week.
Canon 7D MarkII Lenses....24-105 (my newest and I love it), 10-24, 50mm, 70-300, 17-55 Sony NEX 7 Lenses...10-18, 18-55, 55-210 NIK Suite OnOne Photo 10 Topaz: Adjust, Clarity, Simplify, Clean, Lens Effects, Remask, Impression, Star Effect, Restyle and DeNoise
I have been quite ill for several days, so waking up this morning and reading that my image was selected as IOW definitely has me feeling much better already Thanks very much Alex for the thoughtful and kind comments on my and everyone else's images - I always enjoy your colourful commentary. Congrats to all of the others mentioned as well this week - your images are tops!