POTW September 30, 2019

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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.

    • #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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Kent is an occasional writer at our place, and also handles the weekly “Picture of the Week” contest. He has been involved with photography since 1974 and you can get to know him better here