Well, I'm pretty impressed by the amount of good quality pictures in our pool here at -25, not bad guys...not bad at all.
Aside from announcing the winners for this week I also have some unfortunate news, I won't be around for the next few weeks. I never realized how much work it was getting ready for a child. My girlfriend and I are having a baby boy in 33 days (so close...) and we have so much crap left to do. Even though we are just getting started around here I'm going to have to take a brief hiatus. I'll be back after a few weeks though, once things get less hectic around here...and I'll still drop by every once in awhile.
Anyways, here are my choices for this weeks winners:
I love the dog in this picture, it may be my favorite part :P Aside from the good use of a strobe, the overall feeling of this photo is just a little..."awkward" and that is exactly why I like it. Technically, the exposure is spot on and the post processing is not apparent, which fits the image well. Nice work.
I hate TV. There, I said it. I don't know whether this picture represents a similar disinterest in America's most prominent pastime or not, but I like it. The green hue works very well with the greyness of the screen in my opinion and creates a desolate, serene theme. The fact that the tv is centered in the image makes it hard to look away, it draws your attention to the only subject in the picture. So there you go folks, go throw your tv off a cliff....it'll be more satisfying than anything you've ever done (trust me).
Whoever said that a picture had to be complicated to be good? I love the tones of this black and white image, it has the perfect amount of texture and contrast. The rumpled up socks, the perfect exposure, the centered subject matter, the blurred edges, and other elements come together to create a picture that is simple and uncomplicated yet tells the viewer just enough about the subject to be intrigued. Congratulations to lisa danilko on winning this weeks competition and the Playstation 2!
(these are just a few pictures that I thought deserved some attention for one reason or another)
Thanks for stopping by guys! Keep up the good work and I'll see you around!
Posted at 10:35PM, 21 September 2007 PDT