- December 10, 2018 at 10:12 am #379413
“Tis the Season”
Some weeks, there are so many great pictures uploaded here on Light Stalking that it becomes almost impossible to make a decision.
It’s at these times that I typically look to other criteria than simply how masterfully a photograph was created.
One of the criteria that I often use, at these moments, is to look for somebody new. Someone who hasn’t won the POTW (to my knowledge), or who hasn’t won it often or recently.
I narrowed my selection this week down to four images. Three of the photographers fell into the category that I just mentioned.
However, I was still having a tough time narrowing it down to a single shot.
It was at this point that I thought… “We are in the Holiday Season, I’ll choose a photograph that reflects that (quite literally).
I found Dave’s photograph of the antique glass Christmas Tree quite intriguing. The subject isn’t particularly new or amazing, but his treatment of it is quite wonderful.
Dave’s photograph has beautiful bokeh, and it makes an exquisite use of color. Both of these elements really do nurture up feelings of warmth and nostalgia about the coming holidays.
Congratulations to Dave Watkins on his win for the POTW.
The runner ups were in no particular order…
ndjetfan for his very unique image of an abandoned railroad car covered in frost.
Gabriel de la Rosa for his very interesting character study of multiple faces in Mexico City.
Erik Fransmen for his anatomical study of a cat’s feet and legs.
I’ll post links to these three below.
- December 10, 2018 at 10:15 am #379414
- December 10, 2018 at 10:35 am #379419
Good choice Kent – a beautiful & unique shot in line with the season we’re in! Congrat’s Dave – and the same to the other mentions!
- December 10, 2018 at 11:11 am #379431
Yes good choice Kent. ‘Tis the season. Kudos to you Dave and kudos to ndjetfan, Gabriel and Erik.
- December 10, 2018 at 12:44 pm #379434
Congrats to everyone! I hadn’t seen Dave’s photo, but had had noticed and really enjoyed the other three. Beautiful reflections and bokeh, Dave!
- December 10, 2018 at 2:07 pm #379437
Thank you for the honor Kent. In the short time I’ve participated here at Light Stalking the articles I’ve read and the images I’ve seen from other members have been inspiring. Thank you all.
- December 10, 2018 at 2:33 pm #379443
- December 10, 2018 at 2:54 pm #379449
All good picks Kent. Congratulations Dave!
- December 10, 2018 at 3:38 pm #379450
Very nice,Dave. I missed this one- but I’m definitely in the Christmas spirit now…
- December 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm #379452
Beautiful image Dave, congrats on POTW!
And great shots all the other mentions!
- December 10, 2018 at 5:52 pm #379457
Thanks Robert, Rob, Tom and Tersha. 🙂
- December 10, 2018 at 7:50 pm #379478
Congratulations Dave! Great pic and a very apt subject matter (not to mention classy!). Well done all runners-up too, all great shots.
- December 11, 2018 at 12:54 am #379498
Thanks for the comment Graham. 🙂
- December 11, 2018 at 3:26 am #379505
Thank you Kent for the mention (oh cats are so irresistible), congratulations fellow runners-up and especially congrats Dave. Christmas came early.
- December 11, 2018 at 9:47 am #379535
Thank you Erik. I’d also like to give a shout out to Erik, Gabriel. and ndjetfan. High fives all around. 🙂
- December 11, 2018 at 9:01 am #379524
excellent photo! congrats dave!
- December 11, 2018 at 9:48 am #379537
Thank you so much Beth.
- December 11, 2018 at 2:35 pm #379548
Congratulations on POTW Dave 🙂
- December 11, 2018 at 4:34 pm #379553
Congratulations @davewatkins !!!
- December 11, 2018 at 9:41 pm #379586
Many thanks to Dahlia and Federico. 🙂
- December 12, 2018 at 12:15 am #379596
Very nice, Dave! Glass can be tricky to capture well. You really did this lovely tree justice.
- December 12, 2018 at 9:45 am #379734
Thanks for the kind words Leanne. 🙂
- December 12, 2018 at 11:24 pm #379898
What a great shot Dave and I will take runner up or 2nd and 3rd runner up to any of these great shots. It is just fun to be out in the cold snapping pictures for all to enjoy. Thanks again LS for all you do for the Arts
- December 13, 2018 at 9:45 am #380006
Thanks for the comment ndjetfan.
- December 14, 2018 at 9:09 am #380137
Excellent capture Dave! I like your attention to detail in your theme and even placed the tree on what looks like wrapping paper. Congratulations!
- December 14, 2018 at 8:39 pm #380187
Thank you Preston. And you are correct about the wrapping paper. 🙂
- December 15, 2018 at 10:47 am #380233
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