Wrap number five! Crazy how fast the year is flying by!Big thanks as always to Think Tank Photo!
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Week 17: Tempest
Week 17 saw a bout of some pretty serious storms in parts of Australia, in particular around where the Grand Poobah calls home. The rumour that he lives in the Hundred Acre Woods is unfounded I tell ya! But he does live in a magical land where a tree fell down due to a storm, and it was clean cut where it broke off. True story that!
So this is the bit where I tell you I got to Steve’s photo, went oooh, ahhh, packed my bags and went home. What a stunning moody image. One for the wall in large.
Also rating a mention is Mel’s shot. Pretty cool depiction of the tempest in your head. I dig it.
Not only that, Kev, but the storm was so strong that houses literally got washed down rivers, whole, unbroken, to wind up in a different postcode. No container ships on our beaches this time… What can I say? Our magical land does storms right!
For me, Week 17 went to Marcela. From the moment her image was posted, it was going to be tough to top. To the point that I was so intimidated by it that I have yet to shoot my Tempest photo! It was a stunning, moody, brilliantly executed photograph with a whole lot emotion and narrative within it. Beautifully constructed.
Week 18: Still Life
The world is a merry go-round, but in Week 18 all I wanted was a little still life. This week I picked Fireball’s entry. A good solid image considering he confessed that he was way out of his comfort zone. Got a couple of niggly points, the photo is off centered with the left side of the table being cut off, and the photo is every so slightly crooked on the horizon.
Week 18 saw me attempting to reproduce the great Leonard Nimoy’s still life photography, and subsequently ridiculed by Kevin for photographing a pair of, well, they ARE eggs. So, let’s leave it at that… Dye’s image, on the other hand, accomplishes what it intends to do. Brightly coloured and playful (and just a little mischievous), her image captivates and grabs the attention of the viewer. I was curious as to how Dye was going to achieve her goal of every week being a self-portrait with a Still Life theme. She absolutely nailed this (taking not one, but six images in the end!).
Week 19: Sunrise / Sunset
Sunrise and sunset was on the cards for Week 19, a week that I have yet to do. Susan’s gorgeous shot caught my eye with the contrasts between the cloud, sky and the warm glow coming through. Certainly got a winner there.
Also worth a mention is Dye’s sunset, the muted tones coming through does it for me. Ginger and I were arguing over the horizon though – I am of the opinion that the opposing shoreline is making the horizon look crooked. Ginger of course, takes the contrarian position. So over to you Dye.
I’m starting to wonder if my monitor is crooked. I often question if horizons are crooked to be told I’m wrong. Mmm. Regardless, my choice for this week was MKLacy and her eerie and dreamy sunset in Manhattan. The vibrancy of the sky as the sun sinks in the urban scene is cut into with a sharp as a tact silhouette of the building. (Being an Aussie, I’m not sure, but is that the top of the Empire State?) The opposite side of the image contrasts heavily with darkness encroaching on the city and the ghostly shadows that I can’t help but read into with New York City’s history. A beautiful image.
Week 20: The Secret Life Of…
And lastly in this round of wrap up, The Secret Life of Week 20. Rather taken by David’s beachcomber life style. Not that I envy his position but you got to make the most of it.
Week 20 and the Secret Life Of… I can’t go past Veronica’s image here. Fun to the max and revealing the rock star that, undoubtedly, many of us think we are when in our car with the radio pumping. A great image and well thought out! Even the keys are in the ignition! Either congrats on not missing a key part of the narrative, or well done for taking said image while driving!
Last thing is to announce the winner of the Think Tank Photo Pixel Pocket memory card wallet! Our winner is someone who constantly throws his all at his photos. Coming out the draw at 19 is BobFWoods! Congrats!