- November 25, 2019 at 10:34 am #425982
Our POTW winner for this week is P71 (Pat) for his mysterious landscape photograph titled, “In the thick of it.”
In my mind, I often compare viewing photography as a similar experience to reading a book.
There are books that you pick up and read them. You get through the book, and you come away feeling that it was ok.
There are books that you start and quickly put down, never pick them up again.
Finally, there are books that, from the first moment you begin reading them, you’re hooked. You can’t put them down. They leave an indelible impression.
Our POTW winner for this week is like one of these fantastic books that hook your imagination and won’t let go.
Tersha (Diane) commented on this photograph, and I think it fits perfectly. She said, “Both good Patrick, but the 1st is special!” (He had posted two pictures. This being the first one.)
She’s right. This picture is captivating. It’s an excellent use of Minimalism. It lets the fire up their imagination.
Also, this week, I want to mention @Davidc. He was poised to be the POTW winner last week. However, I was unable to make the post due to complications with the website. His photograph titled, “Lochgoilhead in the rain” is also an amazing and memorable moment capture. I’ll post a link below.
- November 25, 2019 at 10:35 am #425983
- November 26, 2019 at 3:28 pm #426157
- November 25, 2019 at 10:46 am #425986Dave WatkinsParticipant
Great shot Patrick. Great choice Kent. This image is mysterious, moody, spooky, haunting and more. A well deserved POTW. Congrats.
- November 25, 2019 at 11:10 am #425987John ThompsonModerator
Another POTW Patrick! Congrats.
David I just loved you image when I first saw it. Well done.
- November 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm #425988MetzlerParticipant
Interesting photo. I’m not sure exactly where you started or where you wanted to take it, but I think that you could make it a bit stronger. I found the little specks of bright white in the dark areas to be distracting. And I believe if you are going to effectively use negative space ( extreme dark or black areas), then light or white spots or items cause the eye to get distacted. I removed some of them for example. You have a lot of noise in the light areas in the background and tree limbs. I smoothed it a bit in the detail tab in Lightroom and it seemed to add a bit of a misty feel as well as reducing the noisee. I also think a bit more light in the shadows might help, only a couple of percent, so not much. Maybe just a pinch of a crop on the left to pull the light areas just a bit more out of center. This is purely my take and suggestions for you to think about. Maybe you did all of this and chose your presentation. It is after all, your image and interpretation. My opinion is just that and should not be considered as gospel, only as possible options.
- November 25, 2019 at 12:33 pm #425994Dahlia AmbroseKeymaster
Congratulations Patrick and David on POTW 🙂
- November 25, 2019 at 2:10 pm #426000
I am totally lost for words guys i really am … Firstly thank you very much.
Kent you are very kind with what you have written above and like many others here i learn so much from you be it in your own photographic work or your advice covering so many of the the things one should consider when making photos.
Thank you for all you do and i’m so lucky and thankful to be around so many talented photographers here on LS.
Congratulations David well worked shot mate , glad to see it here it’s deserved 😉
Hello Metzler , many thanks for your very detailed advice on my PP and things that can help me out i appreciate the time you took to have a look over it , i will surely keep your helpful thoughts in mind for future work as well , cheers mate 😉
Dahlia , Dave , John , you guys are always very kind and helpful … Thanks very much to each for the kind words and encouraging feedback ;).
- November 25, 2019 at 2:48 pm #426002ElinLParticipant
Congrats Patrick and David on well deserved POTW. Stunning images both of them.
- November 25, 2019 at 3:26 pm #426004bethParticipant
congrats to patrick and davidc! well done guys!
- November 25, 2019 at 3:44 pm #426012TershaKeymaster
Congrats Patrick on POTW! As Kent said, a captivating image!
And Davidc your image is also very good, love it!
- November 25, 2019 at 3:58 pm #426015Robert AppleModerator
Congradulations Patrick on POTW
- November 25, 2019 at 4:15 pm #426017
Elin , Beth , Tersha , Robert , Thank you very much folks your Kind words mean a lot and are appreciated as always 😉
- November 25, 2019 at 11:40 pm #426046Pat GarrettParticipant
I add my congrats too, Patrick
- November 26, 2019 at 12:56 am #426061Bruce GordonParticipant
Great choice Kent, and well deserved Pat! Same for you Davidc!
- November 26, 2019 at 3:27 am #426065davidcParticipant
Thanks everyone. The first time ever for POTW.
Well done P71. I would like to walk through that forest.
- November 26, 2019 at 4:42 am #426069JasenkaGKeymaster
Congrats on POTW, Pat 🙂
- November 26, 2019 at 7:39 am #426081John TeateParticipant
Congrats Pat on POTW. Very surreal image, really love it.
- November 26, 2019 at 8:53 am #426102
Thank you , Jasenka ,Pat , Bruce ,david , john i appreciate your very kind comments guys 😉 cheers.
- November 26, 2019 at 10:26 am #426116
@davidc – Really? You’ve never won the POTW before. Well, it was about time my friend!
- November 26, 2019 at 3:29 pm #426158FrogdailyParticipant
Congratulations P71 on POTW!
- November 26, 2019 at 9:03 pm #426182
Hi Frogdaily , Thanks so much very kind 😉
- November 27, 2019 at 7:43 am #426216Rob EyersParticipant
Congrats to you both Patrick and David. Both are well deserved.
- November 27, 2019 at 11:02 am #426231
Hi Rob , thanks very much mate 😉
- November 29, 2019 at 5:45 pm #426358MistyisleParticipant
Powerful image ….. and different, Pat – Congratulations!
Congrats to you too, David – I left Scotland in 1965, on my 21st birthday, for New Zealand. Now that I am very much older, I appreciate the beauty of Scotland much more now than when I lived there.
- November 29, 2019 at 6:37 pm #426361
Thanks very much mate.
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