POTW – May 1, 2017

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  • #297798

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    https://flic.kr/p/xgqhjF

    This week, the selection of the POTW was a very difficult decision. Under the thread, “Throwdown – Lightpainting”, David Chesterfield is taking this photographic artform to new and amazing levels. These images are definitely worthy of the POTW. However, I feel like he is only to going to keep producing better and better photographs with his techniques. Plus, he won with his light painting once already. So David, GREAT IMAGES, but I went a different direction, but be aware, I’m very impressed. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next. There were quite a few really interesting shots uploaded into the “silhouettes” thread started by Tersha. There was one shot entered by Carolyn that was quite visually captivating. However, the shot that really caught my eye the most was by Gordon James- of the busker sitting in the shadows. Every element of the shot came together in a way that told an excellent story. Also, while following the guidelines of being a silhouette, there were just enough foreground details to take the shot from being somewhat ordinary- to a really captivating moment. Congratulations to Gordon James.

    CC: @admin @tersha @gordonjames

  • #297799

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    David Chesterfield – amazing light painting shots. https://www.lightstalking.us/forums/topic/throwdown-lightpainting/

  • #297806

    Gordon James
    Participant

    That came as a bit of a surprise, Kent! Refreshed a page and suddenly this was in the margin! Many thanks.

    • #297807

      Tobie
      Moderator

      I love it, Gordon! Congrat’s & well done! Good choice, Kent!

    • #297819

      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Kent has made another good choice from a week that had many interesting postings. Congratulations Gordon. I always enjoy your contributions.

  • #297815

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Really good shot, love it! Congrats Gordon on POTW!

  • #297841

    ElinL
    Participant

    Great image Gordon. Congrats on POTW !

  • #297876

    VALERY
    Participant

    Real eye catcher with a story-congrats!

  • #297900

    Dahlia Ambrose
    Keymaster

    That’s a really good image Gordon. Congratulations on POTW 🙂

  • #297911

    Erik Fransman
    Participant

    Very nice Gorden. Congratulations. Good choice Kent.

  • #298052

    Mistyisle
    Participant

    Great use of light, congratulations, Gordon! 🙂

  • #298117

    Gordon James
    Participant

    Thank you all – very kind comments.

    The shot has a bit of a story behind it, as it came from a rare shoot with Canon’s wonderful 70-200 f2.8. A shoot that produced a very high ratio of ‘keepers’. Quite apart from the silhouette element, I was struck with the various shades of orange-brown in the original; chair, guitar, fallen leaves, stone. I then tried to harmonise these by desaturating the orange tones then re-toning the whole image with a buff-coloured highlight tone. This is the result.

  • #298553

    Bobbie
    Participant

    I’m happy Gordon! As you know I really liked this as soon as I saw it in the challenge forum. Sorry about the timing – I’m a little behind on things and just saw this now.

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