POTW – April 6, 2020

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    • #437623
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      This week the Guest Judge for the POTW was Robert Apple.

      Its been a challenging week for most folks being trapped inside, for most a lot of boredom, I don’t know what I would do with my self, In my line of work I an considered an essential service, I repair some equipment for different government agencies as well as essential equipment for farming and ranching, But for others, it has pushed some into some creative photography, which is a good thing.

      My choice for the photo of the week was born of the quarantine, by her own description “here’s what I do when I’m bored”.

      As a general rule, photos of other humans don’t catch my attention all that often, but this was one of two that did, in fact, it was a hard choice between them.

      I’m not going to direct all the technical reasons why either of them works for me, they just do, and sometimes isn’t that enough?

      It’s also not the general rule that a moderator of the site gets chosen for this honor, quite the opposite, but damn.

      My choice for photo of the week is Jasenka’s beautifully executed self-portrait “here’s what I do when I’m bored” and when she’s not keeping this forum up and running.

      And, I am compelled to mention its competitor that caused me a great deal of stress choosing between them. From the man who usually judges this honor. From our own Kent DuFault. ” Window Light ” (We will post a link to this photo below.)

    • #437626
      Kent DuFault
      Participant
    • #437634
      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Thanks for POTW, Robert!

    • #437635
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Congratulations Jasenka on POTW. Very creative and love the dramatic mood 🙂

    • #437642
      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Congrats Jasenka!  Lovely photo of a lovely woman.

    • #437654
      Federico Alegria
      Participant

      @jasenkag Congrats mate!

    • #437660
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Great choice Robert. Beautiful self portrait Jasenka. Congratulations on POTW.

    • #437670
      John Teate
      Participant

      Congrats Jasenka on POTW, a wonderful image born of boredom 🙂

    • #437675
      bucweeet
      Participant

      Great image Jasenka!  I really like the mood it portrays!

    • #437698
      Lenny Wollitz
      Participant

      very nice, congratsf!

    • #437709
      ElinL
      Participant

      Two superb portraits of beautiful ladies, how could you choose otherwise Robert ? Not that there was a reason to.

      Congrats Jasenka on well deserved POTW. Kent, the portrait of your wife is a classic, a pleasure to see every time you post it.

    • #437714
      Patrick
      Participant

      Many Thanks Robert well chosen winners mate , cheers 😉

      Congratulations on POTW Jasenka very lovely photo you created 😉

      Super work Kent another lovely photo congratulations 😉

    • #437724
      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Both great choices Robert. Somehow I missed them both so good to see them here.

      Jasenka the way you placed the shadow over your eye is a lovely touch. Congratulations on POTW.

      Kent this is a wonderful image of  your wife.

    • #437726
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Congrats on POTW Jasenka, beautiful self-portrait!
      And a beautiful portrait of your wife, Kent!
      Both great choices Robert.

    • #437756
      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Congratulations Jasenka on POTW and Kent for your beautiful portrait of your wife, both lovely photos.

    • #437761
      chris pook
      Participant

      Great photographs both, a difficult choice indeed.  Good work in the execution and the selection though.  🙂

    • #437771
      Erik Fransman
      Participant

      Congratulations Jasenka. Your image is definitely worth POTW.
      Kent, I love your image if your wife too. Also congratulations.

    • #437790
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Hey, Robert! Thanks for the mention!

    • #437859
      Bobbie
      Participant

      Janeska and Kent – 2 great choices Robert. Both portraits caught my attention when I saw them in the weekend forum.

      Congrats to both of you!

    • #437867
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Fabulous pic and well deserved winner of POTW. Great choice Robert. I can see how it must have been a difficult choice Robert because both images make wonderful use of light and shade to frame the alluring charm of two lovely ladies.

    • #437868
      Joe Jenkins
      Participant

      Nice one!

    • #438054
      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Congrats, Jasenka, something different and a refreshing departure from the norm!

      Also, well done, Kent, a unique take!

    • #438069
      LeanneC
      Participant

      Great images both of you. Congrats on POTW Jasenka!

    • #438265
      Sanjeev Nanda
      Participant

      Couldn’t help but smile! really loving the composition and blocking on this one. Truly deserving of a winning title.

      ~Sanjeev Nanda

      • #438278
        Kent DuFault
        Participant

        I’m curious. What is blocking?

        • #438563
          Sanjeev Nanda
          Participant

          One could even call it an awareness of “Silhouettes” within a shot.  It comes from film-making, but has it’s uses in comic books, paintings, and even photography.

          I have come to admire the dramatization in silhouettes a great deal recently. They subliminally help one in grasping the eye’s full attention, without the viewer even being aware they’re being ‘reeled in’ (sorry for the pun right there)

    • #438352
      Petr Nowak
      Participant

      Congratulations Jasenka on POTW !

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Kent is an occasional writer at our place, and also handles the weekly “Picture of the Week” contest. He has been involved with photography since 1974 and you can get to know him better here