All members are invited to choose up to three imagesfrom theMember's Choice Submission thread, and tell what it is about that work that has made it stand out in your view. What drew you to a particular image, and what do you see as its strong points? If you are a member of PSE & More, please take a minute and share your favorite images from the submission thread with us. If you would like to add your selected picture to your comments you can right-click and choose copy image address.....then paste in place.
Thank you to everyone who submitted their work. You have given us a great pool to choose from.
I appreciate all the entries that have been submitted and have enjoyed viewing each and every one. As usual choosing just 3 is so difficult. In the order they were uploaded in the thread here is my final choice.
Helen’s ‘All Boy’ – How like a boy, or should I say a child, because I know some little girls who would just love splashing in that puddle too or could it be I’m thinking of myself when I was that age! He is soaking and loving it. A moment in time captured - such fun.
I agree with Lillias. Very difficult to select only three.
I was born opposite a cemetery, but that doesn't mean I like them. I was immediately drawn to this picture taken by Frank. It may just be my imagination, but I think it has a great 3d effect. I don't know if it was taken in daylight, but this effect is brilliant. It seems to be a full moon, and the way it shines on the trees is fantastic.
This one from Clive really made me smile. I am not sure if the swan is tripping - or having a slide on the ice. I would love to have this hung on my wall, Clive, it would cheer up every day for me. Except for the cold weather of course.
You were certainly in the right place, at the right time, to get the shot.
I do not know the location of Alexr's photo. But I would certainly love to visit there. That is spellbinding. The colours, amazing.
A greyhound is for life - NOT just for racing.
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In order of posting, here are three images that caught my eye.
This is just appealing to me and has a very Oriental feel to it reminding me of Chinese silk paintings we bought in Beijing in 2002. Lovely colors and patterns.
Although I would have done two things differently, the shot through the covered bridge is well composed, framed with nice lines and colors. I would crop it a bit tighter and also bring out some details inside the darkened bridge interior.
A warm, tranquil scene with an "old school" feel. Well composed and appealing subject. The WB seems 'off' but I like it.
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It's definitely a little weird following Clive as I have chosen the same three pictures!
I was intrigued with Tom's image as soon as I saw it....and for much the same reasons that Clive pointed out. It has the look of a beautiful piece of fabric that I could see being used as a scarf. i.ibb.co/MCPPy6f/Creation-2019-10-05-093243.jpg
All Boy. . . by HMCA Heartwarming – A great shot to process as a B&W as it adds to the nostalgic feeling the scene brings to mind. The composition and lighting draws the eye to the subject and then to his reflection. Great processing from tone to contrast on this one.
Covered bridge by kathylee Beautiful – The colorful background is framed as only a covered bridge can, bringing with it the relaxing feeling of a leisurely autumn walk or country drive. Clive’s suggestions are spot on and I think would add much to this beautiful shot.
I hope I'm not too late to name my favourites: Helen's "All Boy" epitomises childhood explorations--"what will happen if I walk in this puddle?" I enjoy the colour and the texture of Blackmutt's tulips. Images like this will sustain me through the winter, and Kathylee's covered bridge invites me to marvel at the colours of the trees.
I'll come back with my thoughts on my favourites shortly, but just to answer whippet 's question, my image was taken in the Özkonak Underground City in Cappadocia, central Turkey. Assumedly this 10-storey (although only 4-stories currently accessible to the public) complex was built by early Christians fleeing and hiding from the Romans. It was indeed fascinating and worth a visit if you are ever passing that part of the world. But thanks for selecting it; the lighting was as it was, just cleaned up a little.
Thank you hmca, dandc and Pontiac1940 for including my picture in your favorites. Thank you also for the constructive advice, I am always wanting to improve my photography and it helps to get feedback like that. I really did not see that option, I just liked what I had. Hmmm lots to learn!!!!
For me, I thought of William Morris, and instantly tried to find repeating patterns as if it were wallpaper, but it wasn't, it is a standalone piece of beautiful artwork. I love how the three flowers arc through the image and the leaves knit it all together.
Captured a perfect moment in time, makes me smile as it appears to me as if it is a drunken stumble; just how I would walk after a few beers on a sheet of ice. And it is processed excellently too, great composition and lovely use of a square vignette.
This photo tells such a fun story and brings back pleasant childhood memories. Black and white makes the viewer focus on the main subject of the photo without being distracted by colors. It also creates a timeless quality of the subject matter. i.ibb.co/QcTwTTg/DSC3568-BW-copy-4-copy.jpg