What a wonderful delight to wake up and see that my rainbow lorikeet was selected as IOW, especially given that were so many terrific entries in the galleries this week. Thanks very much Pauline, you have got my day off to a great start and put a smile on my dial Congratulations and kudos to everyone who received mentions this week for such awe inspiring images - I loved them!
Boohoo, I am so sad to see you stepping down as a host from the creative effects challenges Simone as I have gotten so much out of them over the past 2 years. Thank you so much for all of your efforts in putting them together and making them so fun while at the same time helping us to learn new tricks and techniques. With that said I will get busy later on today or tomorrow and take part in this one
Great detail in those b/w's, but still, I prefer the color versions. I know so many like the drama of b/w, but when I see b/w, I think something is missing - because life is not in b/w.
I would agree in some respects - many scenic landscapes demand the accuracy of a good color rendition. However, monochrome can often convey a mood which the color version lacks. You can accentuate or reveal moods and forms and shapes which are so often lost among competing colors.
This is a composite image of the full moon and a silhouette of a couple standing atop the hill in Sydney Park. I took both photos very early morning (around dawn) a couple of days ago. I replaced the sky in the original photo with a blue fill as it was grey and quite noisy being that it was shot at ISO 1600.