Thank you to everyone who posted an image in the forum and to everyone who has taken the time to look at shared images. Your participation in this humble and friendly image of the week (IOW) feature is much appreciated.
Again, it was hard to decide. All submissions had their own merit and each of them brings delight and inspiration.
As usual, I cruelly chose no more than three images, two special mentions and one IOW.
Because of the time of year, the time of day, the attractive light and shadow effects, the location, the colours, the angle and the framing, the subject of this image, the story emerging from the scene, is indeed a dream. The position of the girl, the way her turquoise dress harmonizes with the yellow flowers and the green foliage, the hat she wears, making her at ease, and the light bags she carries all indicate that she definitely belongs on the site. It is hard to tell if the shadow on the ground is a composite, but it matches the exposition of the tree in the foreground.
The quality of the natural light, its relevant direction, the texture of the different elements and the composition, maybe a little bit rough, but well-balanced and so effective, make us perfectly comfortable with this image, from the first sight to the lasting impression. Except that we are in front of old objects, the rational link between them is not evident. It doesn’t matter, since we gladly accept to add mystery to the pleasure.
Although the afternoon light in this image is harsh, it releases a quiet atmosphere from the mild complementary colours. The disorder of the clouds meets the erratic layout of the sandy bumps and sparse vegetation. The wind fence and the ingenious construction show that man can adapt to the elements. Still, nature prevails. The sea is nearby. The effort to find an original point of view was worth it.
Thanks for judging Maurice. Hats off to kathylee, Judy and (drum roll) to Helen...very nice. Clive
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Thank you once again for your thoughtful judging, Maurice. Sometimes I submit an image to IOW in an effort to bring the thread to the top to encourage submissions. At other times, I submit an image because it "speaks" to me. I really liked this image and am happy to see that you liked it as well. Congratulations to Kathylee for her very unique image and to Judy for a creatively composed textured image presented in black and white.
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Thank you for including my image in this group. I thought the same thing about the mix of items. They have no relationship to each other. Two rusty garden implements, a grungy scale and two very old Supreme Court rulings books. Your explanation for your choices is always the best!! Congratulations to Helen. I knew the image was a winner as soon as I saw it! Nice job.
A great selection of images from which to choose once again. Congratulations to Kathylee, Judy and special congrats to Helen for her IOW. Always love to read your thoughts on the various images Maurice. Thanks for judging.
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Great picks Maurice, and thanks for judging. Congratulations to Kathylee and Judy for your well-deserved special mentions and kudos to Helen for your IOW winning shot - which brought the feeling of vacation to my mind whenever I saw it - well done!
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Thanks for judging @fauxtoto and I appreciate the insight you bring to choosing your selections. Thank you for judging. Beautiful images this week and I love the selections! Great work by everyone and congratulations to those selected!