Wk: 21/22 Whole/Fragile
Big old shoehorn coming up here.
After my failed attempts for Whole, i'm going to shoehorn this one in.
It's the wifey completing her dressage test, so in theory she did the whole test, also this pony of her's, is her Whole life (i'm sure it's above me in the pecking order ).
Now this shot of a Common Blue butterfly, i'm really quite happy with. It was blowing like a hurricane (well that's what it looked like through the view finder) so was really happy to get a pretty sharp shot.
I love the 'whole' image Dominic!
Shoehorn or not, it's first class - sharp in all the right places, and her expression is fantastically infectious....it really makes one smile to look at this image!
Your 'fragile' image is truly amazing!
Fantastic detail and the tiny hairs are so sharp that counting them wouldn't be too taxing, though I did promise myself that I wouldn't do that anymore!
Excellent colours and a perfect composition rounds off a magnificent image!
Great work indeed Dominic!
Thank you. Funnily enough, this is one of my favourite photos, for the reasons you point out. I'm really happy with it, it's no award winner, but it's one of those photos that mean something to us (me and her indoors).
Yet more first class images Dominic! Squashed: Clever and inventive! Perfect colours and great shadow control - what an image! It oozes class! Time: Both outstanding! I think I prefer the second, although I like the splash of red from the handles of the secateurs in the first....honestly there's not much to choose, they're both great!
Bit of a catch up here, I've neglected comments for too long!
Time - I prefer the wider shot (as I believe you do), it gives the image more room to come to life. Tight crops can often work really well, but in this case, the wider seems better to me.
Squash(ed) - What a fantastic image, can't fault it at all. That needs to be on canvas on a wall somewhere.
Fragile - Hrm, bug shot !!!! Pretty though, so I'll let you off
Whole - Not sure about SHOEhorn, more HorseSHOEs Works for the theme, you have the whole of the subject in the shot.
Free Week - Playing with lighting can be fun can't it. Works well and good to see just enough under the "things" to ground them rather than have them floating.
Decay - Works nicely for the theme. Doesn't have the impact of your Free Week shout though.
Crowd - Only needs 3 to be a crowd Bit of a snap though, rather than your usual considered images. Not sure the dead space at the top of the image. Understand why though, getting the crowd and the bird in on a normal aspect ratio, but it does give the image a lot of room which detracts from the crowd theme.
Light - Lovely shot, great bit of close-up.
Hot - A different take on the theme to mine As others have said, that really is fantastic. I think what makes it stand out over 'light' is the colours. Whereas light is all similar colours, the complementary Green and Orange colours in Hot give it a boost that elevates it.
Above - Loving the threatening skies. Two 'aboves' in one there.
Smooth - Dark and moody, nice tones, especially the red onion.
I much prefer the first photo with the one flower in sharp focus. I know how hard it is to get pleasing photos in the garden. It is a really nice shot. And much more interesting than the face on one.. I think!
Lovely image Dominic.
Expertly laid out and composed still life, with everything coming together to form a very classy image indeed!
I like the split toning effect with the purple/magenta cast boosting the lavender and the tea colour and leaving the green stems true. (is it split toning? forgive me if it isn't)
I think the SOOC image works well too, though your decision to boost the tones through the glass was a wise move....although I do like the natural colours.