POTW September 30, 2019

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This topic contains 20 replies, has 19 voices, and was last updated by  Lenny Wollitz 2 weeks, 1 day ago.

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  • #420648

    Kent DuFault

    Some weeks, this job is tough.

    After much consideration, I have decided to award the POTW to Beth for her beautiful portrait of an old fishing boat in Iceland.

    When I look at this photograph, I envision a gigantic print, beautifully framed with a thick and heavily weathered wooden frame: hanging in a museum or an art gallery.

    It is an exquisite example of photography as artwork.

    One thing that always grabs my attention when I view photography, (and I view lots of photography – everyday – as it is part of my job), is an image that depicts something that I haven’t seen before, or it depicts a subject that I have seen before- but in a new and fresh way.

    The second category is where Beth’s image falls.

    There is no shortage of old fishing boat photographs out there. But, I cannot recall another one that used camera POV, lensing, and symmetry to create such a gorgeous graphic effect as Beth’s.

    Congratulations to Beth on her outstanding photograph.

    I did have two runner-ups.

    “Saturday misty morning” by Petr Nowak and “Kip” by Rob Wood. I’ll post links below. If you haven’t seen these two photographs- definitely take a moment to go look at them.

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  • #420652

    Kent DuFault
  • #420656

    John Thompson

    Beth this is one of those photos that I tell myself “I wish I had taken that!”.  Congrats @loki so very well done.

    Petr I loved your image posted in the ST.

    Rob your image of “Kip” is one of your best.

    Well done ALL!

  • #420664

    Dahlia Ambrose

    Congratulations Beth on POTW 🙂

  • #420665

    Robert Apple

    Congrats Beth, Well Deserved.

  • #420670

    Rob Eyers

    Congratulations Beth! Nods to you Petr and Rob!

  • #420673


    Congratulations Beth on a very lovely and well deserved POTW 😉

    Well done Petr and Rob ace looking photos guys.

  • #420679


    Congrats on POTW Beth! I missed this before, and so pleased to see it now.
    Beautiful Misty morning Petr!
    Lovely smiley portrait of Kip, Rob!

  • #420683

    Erik Fransman

    Beth, this is just a WOW shot. WOW!

  • #420685

    Petr Nowak

    Congratulations Beth on POTW. Great shot.

  • #420699


    thanks everyone.

  • #420712

    Tom M

    I too love the pp on this. I would live to know how you accomplished this…


    • #420806


      thanks, but i didn’t do much to this.  i got really lucky with some nice soft side lighting.  the background is the mountain across the fjord.  the dirt is really a blackish purple there with some green moss.

      in lightroom i leveled it off of the concrete at the bottom, increased the contrast a bit, opened up the shadows at the bottom and added some clarity to help the texture on the boat pop a little.  in photoshop i removed a streetlight head in the upper left, resized and sharpened for the web.

  • #420715


    Congrats Beth! This really deserves POTW.

  • #420754


    👍👍 Love that!

  • #420778

    Bruce Gordon

    That is a mind blowing photograph Beth! Really awesome, and well deserved honor! Well done!

  • #420805

    Graham Hart

    Fantastic shot Beth and what a backdrop! Like Kent said, the unique POV really makes this shot not to mention the seafaring stories embedded in the hulking hull. I know it’s a regular fishing vessel but why do I keep looking for the viking hoard? Congrats on a well deserved POTW.


  • #420822

    Lynne Guenther

    Beth this is spectacular!!! The muted gray blues are so thoughtful and mood enhancing.  At first,  I thought there was a giant vintage map behind the ship! Excellent editing choices!!!!

  • #420831


    Congratulations Beth on a well deserved POTW! I had missed this one and am so happy to see it here

  • #420904

    Yep. that’s a good one.


  • #421116

    Lenny Wollitz

    Congrats to all.  Very nice Beth!

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