Results of Mini Challenge 252 - It's All About You!
Thanks to all who were brave enough to enter and accept this challenge!
@CHANDLERJA - I do remember this image back in the DSS days. I like the contrasts between white and black with your dramatic lighting.
@pegelli - Kudos on recreating the Museum Exhibit. I rather like your Double Vision. It reminds me of shooting black and white film back in the day, and this would be the double exposure shot at the end or at the beginning of the roll! The amount of grainy noise makes it all the more appealing.
@grandmaR - I really like this Pirate Night selfie. There is a sense of humor about it. I can hear the silence that was in the elevator as the doors closed and you and your mate (in the back corner) are dressed for a night of fun, while the one lady looks somewhat amused at how cute the two of you look, or is she amused at you taking a selfie in the elevator? Either way, it made me giggle as I have been in that position myself on a cruise ship! A bonus even though you had no control of lighting, is the lighting. The gold tones and smudgy mirrors all add to the reality of this snapshot.
@DavidRGillespie - I like both of your images and am glad that you went out and shot fresh images for this challenge. Of the two images, my favorite is your composition of In the Garden. Very amusing and kudos for doing an excellent job of learning to do this type of photograph. Keep up the experimenting!
First Place winner:
@Marcin Wuu - Even though your subject matter of the dark side is put out there strongly to the point of making some of us squirm, there is no doubt to the quality of work here. You have done an excellent job with all 3 of your images with lighting and processing abilities. The fact that some would be uncomfortable with your "theme" of your dark side, reminds me of Picasso. He was known in his day for scandalous art that many hated, yet today his work is worth hundreds of thousands just for 1 picture. I remember a quote from him that I read (really paraphrasing) "Art is suppose to move a person. A piece of art can move a person's emotion to love it and have happy feelings, or it can be made to move a person to hate it. Either way, it's still art". I've had a hard time deciding which of your images should be the actual winner as technically, they are all spot on. So I choose your first one "Going Under". Mainly because I think that it might portrait you the best. The image might state that you do have some issues, maybe with depression and anger, with negative thoughts that bombard you. However, true or not, kudos on blowing my mind! So now it's up to you to come up with the theme and running of the next mini challenge as per the rules. https://dgrin.com/discussion/248032/mini-challenge-un-official-rules
Let me know if you have any questions.