Young - Great detail, really well exposed and fits the theme perfectly. I love gunnera.
Food - both would do for me, very nicely done.
Smooth - I love the colours and exposure on this one, it's a fantastic image.
Entrance - That's a cracking shot, really nice colours for sooc too.
Food - I like both, think i'm leaning towards the first one just as others have said, the horse is looking right at the camera while eating.
Smooth - Again really good image. Nice lighting, colours of the onions and you can see the detail of the wood.
Hi Dominic, just had a look back through your thread, I'd missed seeing your second choice for WET, its stunning, I absolutely love it, I've tried doing this in the past and it really makes me want to have another try at it.
ENTRANCE Perfect framing of your cat peeping through the doorway, definitely fits the theme.
YOUNG Loads of super detail in that Gunnera macro, I'm sure you could almost stand and watch them grow, I like them.
FOOD Your horse is posing so nicely in that first shot, really nicely focused with the muted background.
SMOOTH Low key is one of my favourites, colours look excellent.
ABOVE The sky makes that one, and the placing of the telegraph pole and wires is spot on.
A bit of a catch up.
I could have used either shot for either theme, they were taken a few days apart, it's just a coincidence that they are similar.
I'm not overly happy with my Hot shot. I only had a limited number of Rizla papers that had Rizla written on them. So after a few practice shots, i went for it. This is the best overall effect (the papers were hung on a piece of cotton and had a mind of their own when lit), but i forgot to re-focus between shots, so it's not as sharp as i would like.
Great images Dominic!
I'm with Carl....couldn't (wouldn't want to) pick a favourite! Hot is a fantastic concept and very well executed....focusing issues notwithstanding (which are entirely understandable considering the nature of Rizlas that are on fire!) Light too works extremely well, the exposure on the flame is spot on....tricky to do.
Great composition in ABOVE. The lines taking you down to the foreground work well.
HOT - I thought you had captured the paper falling at first, but you can barely see the thread. Nicely done!
LIGHT - superb detail here. Another great shot!
I went out with the camera club on Saturday to a local Falconry centre and thought this would fit the theme (although it's more of a group than a crowd).
I can tell you what though, birds in flight is hard and that's with having a good idea of where they're going to fly, so hats off to all those bird photographers that get good bif shots.