Thanks, i'm really pleased with it. I was playing with a lamp that I made, which has one of those old fashioned looking lightbulbs with an orange-ish glow, so tried to backlight just the slate in the background (which I obscured with a wide aperture) and it's worked quite well I think.
I like the first one (I like the both, but I like the first more!), and I think it's clever that you've put the mushrooms on a log where you'd typically find shrooms. Lighting is really effective too and works well.
Thanks, I must admit when I got it into pp I did wonder if the colour is all abit "samey", but the more I look at it, the more I like the blue of the vice standing out. In terms of the dust, that just shows that I haven't cleaned my workshop very well for quite some time (it's a tip!!).
Great concept Jim!
Well lit and the colours work well together.
I can see what Allan means....perhaps a tiny bit right heavy, still a cracker however, and I do like the detail in the vice.
Proof indeed that an image of a plane isn't plain!!
Big comment catch up
Cold - right on theme, a very striking image and the background suits it
Waiting - I agree 4 good images I like your 1st choice best.
Rough - nicely captured just as others have said just enough movement in the blade
Object - I hope it was a good surprise.
Wet- Focus is right where it should be lovely detail.
Free week - superb sunset great colours
Entrance - the B/W really suits it
Young - Good DoF
Food - 2 good shot but my preference is the mushrooms I like the staging nicely done
Smooth - I love the curl of wood the wood shaving good choice for the theme.
This is a Remembrance poppy from the exhibition that was placed at the Tower of London some years ago. I was really struggling with an idea for an image for this week when I suddenly had a flash of inspiration -- I noticed this ceramic poppy being lit by one of our downlighters. Hope you like it (i've played with decreasing the clarity in PP to try and give it a more ethereal look) ...
Young - I'm struggling with this one, you have to know what it is to understand the shot. it doesn't sell the theme for me, sorry.
Food - I think the mushrooms for me.I like the contrast of the (off) white with the orangy red background. Nicely detailed too.
Smooth - Bang on for the theme. Lots of detail and good to see you've avoided the cluttered background of a garage.
Above - The lighting has worked nicely and a great thing to have
I'm going with the mushrooms for Food. A nicely lit and composed shot.
I'm liking your smooth image very much too. Nice an clean and I love the grain in the shavings.
That's a lovely image for Above. Nicely lit and makes me stop and think too. A great strong image.
I really like your 'above' image Jim.
Very creative interpretation of the theme, and the lighting is perfect....cleverly avoided hard shadows on the background by lighting from above...nicely done!
A powerful image!
Great image Jim!
I agree with Lee....I can really sense the heat of the day in this image.
The vignette works well with the guns, drawing you into the frame, and as Lee also says, where you've placed the focus is a nice touch.