POTW – November 25, 2019

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    • #425982
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      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.

    • #425983
      Kent DuFault
      Participant
      • #426157
        Frogdaily
        Participant

        Absolutely a stunning image by @davidc ! Well deserved POTW! Thank ย you for posting – I had missed this one.

    • #425986
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Great shot Patrick. Great choice Kent.ย  This image is mysterious, moody, spooky, haunting and more. A well deserved POTW. Congrats.

    • #425987
      John Thompson
      Moderator

      Another POTW Patrick!ย  Congrats.

      David I just loved you image when I first saw it.ย  Well done.

    • #425988
      Metzler
      Participant

      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.

      • #425989
        Metzler
        Participant

        I really like the skull that pops out in the foreground of the light area.

         

    • #425994
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      Congratulations Patrick and David on POTW ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #426000
      Patrick
      Participant

      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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Hello Metzler ,ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Dahlia , Dave , John , you guys are always very kind and helpful … Thanks very much to each for the kind words and encouraging feedback ;).

    • #426002
      ElinL
      Participant

      Congrats Patrick and David on well deserved POTW. Stunning images both of them.

    • #426004
      beth
      Participant

      congrats to patrick and davidc!ย  well done guys!

    • #426012
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Congrats Patrick on POTW! As Kent said, a captivating image!
      And Davidc your image is also very good, love it!

    • #426015
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Congradulations Patrick on POTW

    • #426017
      Patrick
      Participant

      Elin , Beth , Tersha , Robert , Thank you very much folks your Kind words mean a lot and are appreciated as always ๐Ÿ˜‰

       

    • #426046
      Pat Garrett
      Participant

      I add my congrats too, Patrick

    • #426061
      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Great choice Kent, and well deserved Pat! Same for you Davidc!

    • #426065
      davidc
      Participant

      Thanks everyone. The first time ever for POTW.

      Well done P71. I would like to walk through that forest.

      ๐Ÿ™‚

       

    • #426069
      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Congrats on POTW, Pat ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #426081
      John Teate
      Participant

      Congrats Pat on POTW.ย  Very surreal image, really love it.

    • #426102
      Patrick
      Participant

      Thank you , Jasenka ,Pat , Bruce ,david , john i appreciate your very kind comments guys ๐Ÿ˜‰ cheers.

    • #426116
      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      @davidc – Really? You’ve never won the POTW before. Well, it was about time my friend!

      • #426148
        davidc
        Participant

        Thank you so much Kent.

    • #426158
      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Congratulations P71 on POTW!

    • #426182
      Patrick
      Participant

      Hi Frogdaily , Thanks so much very kindย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #426216
      Rob Eyers
      Participant

      Congrats to you both Patrick and David. Both are well deserved.

    • #426231
      Patrick
      Participant

      Hi Rob , thanks very much mate ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #426358
      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Powerful image ….. and different, Pat – Congratulations!

      Congrats to you too, David – I left Scotland in 1965, on my 21st birthday, for New Zealand.ย  Now that I am very much older, I appreciate the beauty of Scotland much more now than when I lived there.

      • #426361
        Patrick
        Participant

        Thanks very much mate.

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Kent is an occasional writer at our place, and also handles the weekly โ€œPicture of the Weekโ€ contest. He has been involved with photography since 1974 and you can get to know him better here