Digital Camera Speed Challenge #433 - View from above
Your image should clearly show it was taken from a viewpoint higher than the main subject(s) in your entry. Taken from windows, hilltops, ladders, buildings, mountains, planes, etc. but please NOT just "still life" or pets or kids taken looking down from eye level.
A few comments explaining my choices - I'd be interested to know if you agree or disagree.
WaterBoy 2090 - "Over the Pacific": The most "above" of the entries, and the moon is a bonus, but I'd have been tempted to add a bit of drama by some judicious processing.
M_Six - "Saltzburg Farmhouse": Wow! It really jumps out, and the central composition works, but maybe the added blur around the subject looks a bit overdone? Was this a drone shot?
darkslinger - untitled waterfall: Striking and unusual - almost an abstract. Where is it, and how did you hang so far over with the (presumed) tripod?
airfrogusmc - "White Hat": Maybe the most likely one to be seen in an art gallery. Like the clean, hard B&W. I tried rotating it 90 degrees left and think that would be even better - for web use, anyway.
Hye5 - "Austin TX": Nice job with all the delicate shades of white - what is the building?
Sibil - "Windmill farm - Palm Springs, California": What role do the "ponds" play - or are they unrelated?
philk54 -"View From Orvieto": A pleasant scene but so small I had to zoom in to appreciate the rich texture of this landscape. I think it would have looked much better posted at 1280 wide.
OldCrow - "Horse jumps": Interesting shot but if it wasn't for your title, I would never have guessed what these were.
Tom Reichner - "CAUTION: Bighorn Sheep on Roadway": A clever shot, squeezing sheep and distant flaggers all in-focus into the same frame. It does result in a slightly awkward composition, but I like it.
VERY tough deciding between these four. I changed my mind several times, but in the end I applied this test for the winner: which one would I hang on a wall if it were mine? It would be the waterfall.
and...runner up: Tom Reichner
Sorry to stick you with running another challenge so soon, darkslinger, but there it is...
The challenge begins when posted, and will end at 8am Pacific time, Monday October 3, 2016 The winner will be announced shortly thereafter.
1. Camera: Any DIGITAL CAMERA is allowed, (not just DSLR)
2. Time: Any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
3. Size: See standard P.O.T.N. Image Posting Rules.
4. Post Processing: Do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
5. Posting: ONE PHOTO per photographer in each challenge.
6. Details: Show camera model & lens used. Post brief EXIF data including ISO, shutter speed and aperture used.
7. Commenting: Please, NO COMMENTING DURING CHALLENGE but feel free to make comments in this thread after a winner has been declared.
8. Content: Keep it clean, and both Family and Work safe.
9. Have questions? PM me.
10. Have FUN!
* THE WINNER ALWAYS SETS THE THEME FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGE, POSTS IT AND JUDGES IT - BE PREPARED! A new challenge should be posted ASAP after you have been declared the winner.