Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Nobody would deny that the "Pop" Music culture is as much about the visual as it is about the musical. This fabulous photo portrays the best of it all. The lighting is superb, the energy is contagious, and the musicians' posture and expressions truly convey an intense musical experience. Bravo and congratulations to you, Ricardo. Thank you for posting this wonderful image to our group.
Street performers can be found in cities and towns the world over. This unique gent and his backup singer were captured in a photo that is sure to make all of us smile at their art as well. Beautifully done, Tad, and congratulations to you!
Originally uploaded by koinis
A musical instrument is more than an object. It is an extension of a musician's entire being. This photo captures the intimacy between the guitar and its player through lighting, focus, and stunning composition. Congratulations, koinis, and thank you for sharing this beautiful image with us.
Monday, October 29, 2007
It's a wonderful image Vi, thanks for sharing it with us!!
In the Northern Hemisphere Autumn is in full swing. There were many photos full of the lovely autumn leaves but this image had the wonderful contrast of the white swan swimming through that richly coloured water. He looks like he is admiring the view himself!
The opportune reflections of the skittles on that shiny floor, the wonderful composition and the unusual subject all combine in this great image!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Loads of wonderful photos again this week but I never expected to find one that would make me giggle. I always knew that this type of gorgeous fungus attracted pixies!
Well done Markus.
If you look through Atli's stream you can see his fascination with the natural world. This incredible colour of this Verdigris agaric is completely natural and so beautiful!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Nothing says fair like a sideshow act. A beautiful portrait of the fire eater. Black and white really does him justice. I love the fire in the shot. A perfect choice for this theme.
Nothing captures the fair/festival feeling like rides. I knew from the moment I saw this photo that I would choose it for the theme. The colors. the lights, the movement, the expressions. This is perfect for this weeks theme. I can almost feel the wind as they shoot by.
A wonderful way of depicting "coarse" for the hunt and this picture, together with the rest of her incredibly creative and wonderful photos, ensured her a place in the history books as the winner of the #36 Scavenger hunt! All of her pictures can be seen in this slideshow.
slideshow of all his entries for the 36th Scavenger Hunt.
Monday, October 22, 2007
So many gorgeous images posted this week!
This photo caught my eye as soon as I saw it. I loved the tones and the wonderful light patterns in this fascinating photograph. Congratulations surfacepattern!
Photography is very much about creating images and it is also about the opportune capture of a special moment in time. This is definitely a case of being in the right place at the right time! Congratulations James!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Each plant and flower, the mountain's child.
Here eglantine embalm'd the air,
Hawthorn and hazel mingled there;
The primrose pale and violet flower,
Found in each cliff a narrow bower;
Foxglove and nightshade, side by side,
Emblems of punishment and pride,
Grouped their dark hues with every stain
The weather-beaten crags retain.
With boughs that quaked at every breath,
Grey birch and aspen wept beneath;
Aloft, the ash and warrior oak
Cast anchor in the rifted rock;
And, higher yet, the pine tree hung
His shatter'd trunk, and frequent flung,
Where seem'd the cliffs to meet on high,
His boughs athwart the narrow'd sky.
Highest of all,where white peaks glanced,
Where glist'ning streamers waved and danced,
The wanderer's eye could barely view
The summer heaven's delicious blue;
So wondrous wild, the whole might seem
The scenery of a fairy dream.
(From "Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott )
Saturday, October 20, 2007
So many beautiful photos this week - congratulations everyone!
I loved the way that this particular photo encapsulated the harsh reality of migration for so many birds. The capture of these flamingos from above and against the forbidding Namib desert is amazing!
Earlier on in the week the ugliest bird ever was blogged so I think it is now the time for the cutest to have his moment! I love the frame of the little icicles dripping off the branches and the way that the bird is keeping his eye on the photographer without looking concerned. Great work ricko!
Friday, October 19, 2007
ooops.. mayan gods help me not to break this thing :-)
Originally uploaded by ☼ Helder
There was a tie for the first place of the #20 Leave It To Me!, so even if ☼Helder got the short straw this time and officially got the silver (we can only have one winner in this challenge), morally he's still a winner. You only have to take a quick glance on his picture to see why. This is such a funny and devious idea - and as usual - skilled and wonderfully done :-)
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Congratulations on winning #35 Scavenger Hunt!
For a while now, Darwin has struggled with the hunt because his camera's been broken. Now he's got it back, and returned to the hunt with an explosion of colors and awesome compositions!
Just take a look at this slideshow, and you'll see what I'm talking about.
I really like the warmth and composition in this picture. Just what I needed to see on a cold, dark, autumn evening :-)
Click on this link to view the rest of enveehaze's pictures in a slideshow
As soon as I saw this photo, I knew it was one for the blog! I love hot air balloons and this is a fantastic representation of the Balloon Fiesta!
Thank you for sharing this photo with us in the Weekend Showcase Sheldon.
This photo really made me smile, it's so creative and a lovely splash of summer.
Thank you for sharing this photo with us in the Weekend Showcase Valerie.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Now I know that I shouldn't choose 3 winners but if you look closely at this 'Art' by Richard Wilson in Liverpool City Centre you will understand why I did. The perfect oval has been carefully cut out through the rectangular concrete blocks and windows of a building due to be demolished - even the interior floors have been sliced! Now those are extreme shapes!
The primary colours were so unexpected in this wonderful abstract image. I love the swirling tube surrounding the blue and red cylinders. From the comments it seems like many others agreed!
The composition and colour of this is wonderful. It was, however, trying to identify the polygons of all shapes and sizes that kept me busy for a while.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
There's not much more of an open space than desert sands. Desolation, no vegetation, and harsh. I love the angles in this photo, the humans really give it a perspective of enormity. A beautiful composition with wonderful light and shadows. This is truly a wide open space.
The desolate landscape stretches on for as long as the eyes can see, even the sky looks dwarfed by the salt-baked earth. I love the contrast between the blue sky and the white salt. Excellent representation of the theme.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Look at those wonderful colours and the fabulous view (unless you suffer from acrophobia). The variety of lights seen create some lovely shapes. All in all a great night shot!
I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it. The composition is wonderful and the treatment is superb. A plain old dandelion transformed into something captivating.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
the slideshow all of his entries for this week's scavenger hunt.
All of crayonjazz's entries were so elegant and delicate this time, it was a treat to watch all 12. And so can you! Just click on this link to view them all!
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Both intensity and passion are conveyed so well in this wonderful portrait of the musician. I love the stillness of his face contrasting with the motion blur of his fingers and the DOF really accentuates the wonderful light and detail.
The wonderful textures of the surroundings seem to enhance the appearance of isolation and loneliness of this gentleman. A very touching and emotional image.