Friday, December 28, 2007

Week #120: Winner: marcgeorge

Lonely Tree
Originally uploaded by marcgeorge
This Weeks Winner: marcgeorge
Week #120: 12/28 - 01/03

Photo: Lonely Tree

BEST thing I like: The colours and the theme

Camera: A Nikon D200 with 18-200 VR lens

What I like LEAST: There's some colour fringing when viewed upclose and the tree isn't quite as sharp as I would have liked, but overall it turned out well I think.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Week #119: Winner: .eti

Karel, Madelief en antihuilshampoo.
Originally uploaded by .eti
This Weeks Winner: .eti
Week #119: 12/14 - 12/20

Photo: Karel, Madelief en antihuilshampoo.

BEST thing I like: The treatment that makes my kids look all bright and smooth and almost not real.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ20

What I like LEAST: Too many toys, and I would have liked to see two faces.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Week #118: Winner: shotmeshotyou

This Weeks Winner: shotmeshotyou
Week #118: 12/07 - 12/13

Photo: LunarEclipse of the Moon 28th Aug 2007

BEST thing I like: The full capture of the moon.

Camera: 400D

What I like LEAST: I wish there was more red moons

LunarEclipse of the Moon 28th Aug 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Week #117: Winner: robinbenito

"THEY HAVE LANDED" by robinbenito [?]
THEY HAVE LANDED by robinbenito

This Weeks Winner: robinbenito
Week #117: 11/30 - 12/06


BEST thing I like: The Light

Camera: Panasonic FZ20

What I like LEAST: It doesn´t look fresh.. even though I took if after showering.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Week #116: Winner: Sandy's

Downtown Chicago
Originally uploaded by Sandy's
This Weeks Winner: Sandy's
Week #116: 11/16 - 11/22

Photo: Downtown Chicago

BEST thing I like: Just the right amount of light

Camera: Olympus C-5000

What I like LEAST: The few overly bright points on the pic

Friday, November 09, 2007

Week #115: Winner: Dan Wiklund

-- from Dan Wiklund

This Weeks Winner: Dan Wiklund
Week #115: 11/09 - 11/15

Photo: A gloomy night in Norrköping

BEST thing I like: The atmosphere

Camera: Nikon D200

What I like LEAST: You cant make out the sign on the building.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Week #114: Winner: salahudin's paragnomen

This Weeks Winner: salahudin's paragnomen
Week #114: 11/02 - 11/08

Photo: No More Acid in this Neighborhood: Blue Guard

BEST thing I like: Atmosphere of the place, play beetwen darkness and light .

Camera: lumix fz7

What I like LEAST: The source of light could look more blur .

Friday, October 26, 2007

Week #113: Winner: hoodwinks

Milwaukee Art Museum #4
Originally uploaded by hoodwinks
This Weeks Winner: hoodwinks
Week #113: 10/26 - 11/01

Photo: Milwaukee Art Museum #4

BEST thing I like: Futuristic look of the building brought out by the black and white. Feels like watching Logans Run or some other type of old SciFi movie.

Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ50

What I like LEAST: Left side is a little washed out including sky and some glare off the building.

Milwaukee, WI: View of the Quadracci Pavillion of the Milwaukee Art Museum from along the lakefront. The pavillion was designed by Santiago Calatrava and felt straight out of Logans Run or something.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Week #112: Winner: Images by A.J.

Stone Mountain Summit
Originally uploaded by Images by A.J.
This Weeks Winner: Images by A.J.
Week #112: 10/19 - 10/15

Photo: Stone Mountain Summit

BEST thing I like: The depth of field and sharp focus on a strong woman.

Camera: Nikon D70 with a Nikkor 70-300mm.

What I like LEAST: I wish the light was a bit brighter.


Stone Mountain is even better when you get to the top the hard way...a perfect way to end the day.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Week #111: Winner: Minamitane

Originally uploaded by Minamitane
This Weeks Winner: Minamitane
Week #111: 10/12 - 10/18

Photo: Swimming

Like the Best: - Red swimming cap and the reflection.

Camera: - Holga

Like the Least: .- Sky is a bit washed out but hey, it's a Holga!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Week #110: Winner : elavats

-- from elavats

This Weeks Winner: elavats
Week #110: 10/05 - 10/11

Photo: Hey... are you going to eat that????

Like the Best: - Diesel's expression, the water in the background, the soft slanting light on the salmon, and how the design on the plate matches the tablecloth. You can also see the sun setting on the edge of the plate.
Most of all, totally spontaneous.

Camera: - Sony Ericcson K750i

Like the Least: .- I wish the photo had better resolution. Much of the detail of the water at the top of the photo is lost.

Diesel eyeing the last piece of grilled salmon but..... she had to settle for the skin.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Week #109: Winner : *laikanet*

Originally uploaded by *laikanet*
This Weeks Winner: *laikanet*
Week #109: 09/28 - 10/04

Photo: *

Like the Best: The overall mood / atmosphere.

Camera: Olympus E-400

Like the Least: . I'm not completely satisfied with the tones; especially the sky.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Week #108: Winner : Arkady Renko

Originally uploaded by Arkady Renko
This Weeks Winner: Arkady Renko
Week #108: 09/21 - 09/27

Photo: Amid rain and overcast skies

Like the Best: The serendipity of the moment

Camera: Canon 30D, 135mm f/2L

Like the Least: I wish she'd been wearing lighter colored clothing

Amid rain and overcast skies @ Ogden Point Breakwater.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Week #107: Winner : Tobalo

weit ist der weg
Originally uploaded by Tobalo
This Weeks Winner: Tobalo
Week #107: 09/07 - 09/13

Photo: weit ist der weg

Like the Best: The light.

Camera: Nikon D50

Like the Least: The sharpness could be higher (and the title).

Friday, August 31, 2007

Week #106: Winner : Lumberg

Checking The Engine's Heartbeat
Originally uploaded by Lumberg
This Weeks Winner: Lumberg
Week #106: 08/31 - 09/06

Photo: Checking The Engine's Heartbeat

Like the Best: The lighting on his face and the overall feel.

Camera: Nikon D70

Like the Least: Needs a studio backdrop

Friday, August 24, 2007

Week #105: Winner : realkuhl

-- from realkuhl - (?)

This Weeks Winner: realkuhl
Week #105: 08/24 - 08/30

Photo: Second Beach Symphony

Like the Best: That I captured the apex moment of the morning with low tide and awesome clouds. It was also awesome to spend the night camping alone on this beach.

Camera: A 20D and a Sigma 10-20mm lens with filters.

Like the Least: The fact that the cheap GND filters added a bit more red to the sky that I wanted.

Early Morning with soft light hitting some of the sea stacks at Second Beach. Truly one of the most amazing mornings I have witnessed. It was so beautiful that my brain is still buzzing from the sights, sounds and smells.

This was taken when there was a negative low tide.... the starfish are waiting for the water to come back......

Friday, August 17, 2007

Week #104: Winner : aliasgrace

This Weeks Winner: aliasgrace
Week #104: 08/17 - 08/23

Photo: Go and you'll go real far

Like the Best: How the cables leads the eye to the vanishing point of the road

Camera: Nikon D70.

Like the Least: It lacks an human element like a person or a car about to disappear into the fog.

-- from aliasgrace - (?)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Week #103: Winner : d r a m a

The Dragon's Hour II
Originally uploaded by d r a m a
This Weeks Winner: d r a m a
Week #103: 08/10 - 08/16

Photo: The Dragon's Hour II

Like the Best: The story telling scene

Camera: Canon 350D.

Like the Least: The hyperactive bokeh.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Week #102: Winner : Aeioux

Walking with our thoughts
Originally uploaded by Aeioux
This Weeks Winner: Aeioux
Week #102: 08/03 - 08/09

Photo: Walking with our thoughts

Like the Best: That I've managed to capture my own feelings at a difficult time in an image.

Camera: Canon 5D with a 50mm 1.4 lens.

Like the Least: Because it was dark, I had to use ISO1600 so when you get really close it's a little grainy.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Week #101: Winner : jasohill

Northern Harvest Sunset
Originally uploaded by jasohill
This Weeks Winner: jasohill
Week #101: 07/27 - 08/02

Photo: Northern Harvest Sunset

Like the Best: I love the layers of color.

Camera: Canon 350D

Like the Least: Wish it was less grainy. You can see the grain up close.


Thanks to HDR, I can now show you all what this sunset looked like to my eyes. A nice way to distract from all the snow until spring comes.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Week #100: Winner : k.Al-Qattan

caTcH oF THe DaY
Originally uploaded by k.Al-Qattan
This Weeks Winner: k.Al-Qattan
Week #100: 07/20 - 07/26

Photo: caTcH oF THe DaY

Like the Best: The colors and light reflecting off the water.

Camera: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

Like the Least: The dark shadow in the bottom right.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Week #99: Winner: pardeshi

blue wall
Originally uploaded by pardeshi
This Weeks Winner: pardeshi
Week #99: 07/13 - 07/19

Photo: blue wall

Like the Best: The blue of these walls, i literally fell in love with them.

Camera: Pentax 50mm k-1000

Like the Least: It seems too empty, it would have been better with a character, human or animal.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Winner: Week #98: Lyndon Firman

Masai Mara Sunrise
Originally uploaded by Lyndon Firman
This Weeks Winner: Lyndon Firman
Week #98: 07/06 - 07/12

Photo: Masai Mara Sunrise

Like the Best: The way the dark cloud makes it look as though the tree is on fire

Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mk2

Like the Least: Would have liked the young Wildebeest to be nearer the parents

Taken early morning in the Masai Mara, instead of using a wide angle i chose my 500mm to see what it would look like.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Week #97 Winner: dacookieman

can we break for lunch?
Originally uploaded by dacookieman
This Weeks Winner: dacookieman
Week #97: 06/29 - 07/05

Photo: can we break for lunch?

Like the Best: The frozen water in mid-air and their joy captured.

Camera: Nikon D80, nikkor 50mm f1.4

Like the Least: Would have wanted more detail on their faces, but i guess when it comes to selective focus, its a give or take situation.


can we break for lunch?

it doesn't take long before the elder sister fully immerses herself into the game, and this is one of few smiles i managed to get on camera after prolonged observation.

soon, its time for lunch, and fun time is over.

but as you can see, everyone has a hard time letting go of "fun time".

hehe, kids!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Week #96 Winner: espion

Misty Morning
Originally uploaded by espion
This Weeks Winner: espion
Week #96: 06/22 - 06/28

Photo: Misty Morning

Like the Best: The dreamy, misty, far, far away feel.

Camera: Olympus E500

Like the Least: Maybe a little too empty, perhaps to move left or right and include more interesting rocks.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Week 95: Winner: aamilner

Originally uploaded by aamilner
This Weeks Winner: aamilner
Week #95: 06/015 - 06/21

Photo: wading

Like the Best: I love the misty color I got after photoshopping it.

Camera: Sony DSC H7

Like the Least: The original shot was very dark. Since I had to lighten it a bunch, the larger views show a glow around the dark edges.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Week #94 Winner: nuudles

Sunset fishing
Originally uploaded by nuudles
This Weeks Winner: nuudles
Week #94: 06/08 - 06/14

Photo: Sunset fishing

Like the Best: The glow

Camera: Nikon D50

Like the Least: The fisherman is maybe a bit too much in the middle of the photo.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Week #93 Winner: thescatteredimage

centre place
Originally uploaded by thescatteredimage
This Weeks Winner: thescatteredimage
Week #93: 06/01 - 06/07

Photo: centre place

Like the Best: Looking down both alleyways at this intersection - it is a very photographed lane and I can't remember seeing this angle before.

Camera: Canon 20D

Like the Least: Would have preferred the angle to show more of the lane on the right.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Winner: Week 92 - leesure

Portal to the Blue Storm
Originally uploaded by leesure
This Weeks Winner: leesure
Week #92: 05/25 - 05/31

Photo: Portal to the Blue Storm

Like the Best: The feeling of being drawn inexorably toward the center.

Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 18-50 f2.8 EX DC @ 18mm

Like the Least: The wires.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Winner: Week #91 - javier.izquierdo

Great Salt Lake, UT
Originally uploaded by javier.izquierdo.
This Weeks Winner: javier.izquierdo
Week #91: 05/18 - 05/24

Photo: Great Salt Lake, UT

Like the Best: The colors turned out to have an otherworldly intensity

Camera: Kodak DX4530 Zoom.

Like the Least: The unfortunate tilt.

The Great Salt Lake, second in salinity only to the Dead Sea, was believed to be as 'dead' until very recently. However, halophilic microorganisms strive in these environments having developed mechanisms to endure high salt concentrations, dessication and constant UV radiation.

The colorful, characteristic pink carotenoids responsible for the amazing view shown here are actually believed to be a mechanism of protection against the constant, mercyless radiation. Additionally, many of these organisms actually require high salt concentrations to grow (36% w/v salt) only found in hypersaline environments like this one.

David Bowie had it right: "Life in Mars?"

Friday, May 11, 2007

Winner: Week #90 : Ollik

Silent Speakers
Originally uploaded by OlliK.
This Weeks Winner: OlliK
Week #90: 05/11 - 05/17

Photo: Silent Speakers

Like the Best: Composition

Camera: Nikon D200

Like the Least: Color of the edge of the tin roof

Friday, May 04, 2007

Winner: Week #89 : Brown Jenkin

This Weeks Winner: Brown Jenkin
Week #89: 05/04 - 05/10

Photo: Sensualità

-- from Brown Jenkin

Like the Best: Light is good, and It is really warm.

Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax / Maxxum 5D

Like the Least: Too abstract, it's difficult to understand what's the object portraited.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Winner: Week #87 : Xdrei

This Weeks Winner: xdrei
Week #88: 04/27 - 05/3

Photo: no title

Like the Best: The textures..

Camera: Nikon d50

Like the Least: Would have liked to have more space for the composition.

-- from Ñ…drei

Friday, April 20, 2007

Winner: Week #87 : chrisdeba2004

This Weeks Winner: chrisdeba2004
Week #87: 04/20 - 04/26

Photo: Where does it end?

Like the Best: The reflection

Camera: Canon A630

Like the Least: It was a breezy day, so the water in the puddle is disturbed.

-- from chrisdeba2004

Friday, April 13, 2007

Winner: Week #86 : loquenoves

Simply life
Originally uploaded by loquenoves.
This Weeks Winner: loquenoves
Week #86: 04/013 - 04/19

Photo: Simply life

Like the Best: I like the story behind this photograph, I went out with some friends and saw this abandoned car in the city of Valparaiso. So we took advantage of that opportunity.

Camera: Sony DSC-S600

Like the Least: Even that the effect is the thing that makes it very unique, it also makes it look as a photomontage.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Winner: Week #85

En el sillón
Originally uploaded by Skymix.
This Weeks Winner: Skymix
Week #85: 04/06- 04/012

Photo: En el sillón

Like the Best: The lighting

Camera: Sony alpha DSLR A100

Like the Least: Not very good framing.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Winner Week #84: gumby 1

Originally uploaded by gumby 1.
Congrats to This Weeks Winner: gumby 1
Week #84: 03/30-04/05

Photo: Welder

Like the Best: The colour and focus

Camera: Nikon D70s

Like the Least: It doesn't hold becomes more boring with each view.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Winner Week #83

Legs to Die for
Originally uploaded by Crap Camera.
This Weeks Winner: Crap Camera
Week #83: 03/23-03/29

Photo: Legs to Die for

Like the Best: the perspective, those legs leap out of the frame, it is very sci-fi.

Camera: Canon Powershot S80

Like the Least: the legs are sharp, but the building itself could be sharper.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Winner Week #82: peminumkopi

Originally uploaded by peminumkopi.
This Weeks Winner: peminumkopi
Week #82: 03/16-03/22

Photo: Vespa

Like the Best: the orange vespa

Camera: lomo lca+

Like the Least: distorted horizon

Friday, March 09, 2007

Winner Week #81: Jerry Ting

-- from Jerry Ting

This Weeks Winner: Jerry Ting
Week #81: 03/09-03/15

Photo: Shout (Barn Swallow)

Like the Best: The timing.

Camera: Nikon D200 w/70-200mm/f2.8VR + TC-17EII

Like the Least: The lighting on the left.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Winner Week #80: n.kiefer

This is not Dave's House
Originally uploaded by n.kiefer.
This Weeks Winner: n.kiefer
Week #80: 03/02-03/08

Photo: This is not Dave's House

Like the Best: I like gray tonal range.

Camera: Canon 20d

Like the Least: I could have incorporated more of the scene in the photo.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Winner Week #79 : Zenith Phuong

sound and vision
Originally uploaded by Zenith Phuong.
This Weeks Winner: Zenith Phuong
Week #79: 02/23-03/01

Photo: Sound and Vision

Like the Best: The composition

Camera: Nikon D50

Like the Least: The grain

happy lunar new year... ;)

Friday, February 16, 2007

Winner Week #78 : Florian Szillat

Originally uploaded by 'Florian Szillat.
This Weeks Winner: Florian Szillat
Week #78: 02/16-02/22

Photo: E-[II]

Like the Best: The lips

Camera: Canon EOS 350D

Like the Least: Color of the nose

Friday, February 09, 2007

Winner Week #77 : Vincos

Milan - Colors of the night
Originally uploaded by vincos.
This Weeks Winner: Vincos
Week #77: 02/09-02/15

Photo: Milan - Colors of the night

Like the Best: Colours (greens and reds everywhere) and faces

Camera: Canon EOS 350D

Like the Least: The man on the left

Friday, February 02, 2007

Winner Week #76 : Ghost in the Darkness

This Weeks Winner: Ghost in the Darkness
Week #76: 02/02-02/08

Photo: Purple-Tinged Spider (light)

Like the Best: The composition.

Camera: Sony DSC S-90

Like the Least: There is a very small dot of light in-between the webs near the far left side.

Actual spider shot outside my bedroom window, after midnight. The positioning of the spider was exactly as I shot it.

P.S. This web was entirely destroyed shortly after I took the shot, due to heavy rain.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Winner Week #74 psychocatharsis

Originally uploaded by psychocatharsis.
This Weeks Winner: psychocatharsis
Week #74: 01/26-02/01

Photo: Fiat

Like the Best: Very cute car, the right color and freshness

Camera: Nikon d70s

Like the Least: Background too busy

So very very huggable

Friday, January 19, 2007

Winner Week #74 bsteele

Originally uploaded by bsteele.
This Weeks Winner: bsteele
Week #73: 01/19-01/25

Photo: No Title

Like the Best: The colors

Camera: Canon 30d

Like the Least: the border

Friday, January 12, 2007

Week #73 Winner

Originally uploaded by fotonstudio.
This Weeks Winner: fotonstudio
Week #73: 01/12-01/18

Photo: BarcaDouro

Like the Best: The natural lines on the sand, not photoshoped at all, all that was like that

Camera: Minolta Dimage DZ

Like the Least: That shadow on the top right

Friday, January 05, 2007

Week #72 Winner: asmundur

Iced ...
Originally uploaded by asmundur.
This Weeks Winner: asmundur
Week #72: 01/05-01/11

Photo: Iced ...

Like the Best: How the colors and the subject help to bring out the coldness of that day.

Camera: Canon 30D, Canon EFS 10-22mm f/3.5-5.6

Like the Least: Maybe exposing a little more to bring more detail to the foreground would have improved the image.