Challenge #61 -- Metal -- Winners
Thanks all for your wonderful entries. I enjoy seeing everybody’s great interpretations and techniques of “Metal”. Your creativity and imagination made it hard for me to pick the top lists. I wish I could pick more than three winners!
A few entries failed to conform to the submission rules which I thought I should mention particularly #3, 5 & 7.
Terrywoodenpic - Gold leaf reflections
You have captured the shot superbly. Nicely control of lighting and great reflections. A great deal of planning goes into this shot.
Gnasher - Chromed
A nice and shinny chromed bike indeed. Great pick for the subject. It’s one of my favourites.
blacksmurf - Shadow of the sun
I think this is a clever photo makes use of light and shadow; I like its simplicity and creativity. Well done.
dewmuw - Flying metal – concorde
A great viewpoint of the ‘big bird’ which would has carried million of passengers. You have managed well with the reflection; couldn’t spot the photographer here! Good captured.
BobbyT – stainless
I have tried very hard to fixture out this is. It looks like the chain from a nail clipper? This would be great for the Macro Guessing contest which I was participating in a while ago.
Bosman - Apple Gold
I like the clever use of the screen light as the reflection of the ipod with a burse of front flash light. There must be a lot of songs stored in the device!?!
andrewaaa5 - metal on metal
Now, this is beyond me. The creativity of your ‘metal’ just makes me giggling. Nice sketch by the way.
windshadow - Hard Memory
I am fascinated by the great colours this shot. The blurred background seems to enhance the depth to the hard drive. Congrats
alans220 - The Cross
You have done well the control the lighting of this shot. I like its simplicity and nice job on blurring the background too.
am_pitbull_terrier - Lady Liberty (file size)
A superb macro shot of a coin. Great lighting technique I would say. May I guess a reversed lens you used for this macro shot?
teekay - The Fearsome Face of a Flying Fortress
Indeed an awesome shot and fearsome face of a fighter. You have done well to isolate the great texture and details of the plane too.
rpolitsr - Iron Evolution
One of the best ways of controlling the lighting when shooting a metal subject with well balanced composition I think. I would l love to know what the meaning behind this ironic sculpture.
marie - the gate to paradise is locked (file size)
There are two metal elements in this shot here - the gate and the bin! I like the title for this; did you turn up too early or too late?
ezza - Rotary Revolution
G’day to my fella aussie - ezza! An interesting shot of a F1’s rotary from the Grand Prix? Because of the backlit background, I think it would benefit from a tad of fill-in flash.
3Dart - bench scraps
I fond of black and white post-process image as well. I like the texture and tonal range control of this shot.
The winners are:
As I was drawn to the colour, composition and degree of difficulty
As I like the simplicity and creativity
As it has great perspective and viewpoint
Great work everybody!