Wednesday, November 22, 2006

PoW! 4th Week

Withholding my electric music for the crowd that gathers,
To let the bird sing the melodies under leaves' covers.
While the boys search for the songbird in the dense forest,
And the sea hums a rythmic tune with troughs and crests.

And thus, these are our Photos of the Week, in no order of preference:

Three in the light

"Three in the Light"
by: NelMan
Canon Powershot S2 IS, 1/160, f/3.2

Photographers Comment: If they only looked my way...

Editors Comment: I just love the total isolation effect made on the children. That patch of light from the forest canopy was well spotted and a photo idea was well visualized. It's also great that the children's colorful clothes contrast with the overall greenery.

I don't know if there's some Photoshop work involved here but I really don't care. What matters is the final product we have here - the realization of the photographers vision. It caught my eyes and held my attention; that's good enough for me.

The Hand That Rocks

"The Hand that Rocks"
by: Eric Fernandez also known as erxkulotz
Canon EOS 350D Digital, 0.017 sec (1/60), f/4, 70 mm, ISO800

Editors Comment: Clean shot at ISO800. I love the colors and the bokeh. A perfect photo for printing a Rock Concert's Tickets or Billboard's. Cool Title as well.

bench ad kuno

"Bench Ad Kuno"
by: usclabdog
Canon EOS 20D, Exposure: 1.6 sec (8/5), f/11, 22 mm, ISO 200

Photographers Comment: im not really fond of black and white landscape pictures.But i thought the texture of the leaves on the ground and the trunk of the trees here looks better in black and white

Editors Comment: Black and White Photography has always been my favorite for its honesty and the way it captures the soul of the moment.

Male Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectarinia jugularis)

"Male Olive-backed Sunbird (Nectariniajugularis)"
by: Valkyrie6425
Canon EOS 20D, 1/200, f8, ISO400

Editors Comment: I always wanted to take wildlife photos like this one by Valkyrie. The bright vivid colors of the Sunbird aptly and pleasantly contrast with the sun-bathed hues of green and yellow. Among the wildlife photos shared this week in the FPC pool, this one stands out, immediately catching the eye with its bright hues.

Opening the photo page treats one to more surprises with the details of the feathers as well as the branch and the two leaves at near distance, while the bokeh fades away in colorful patterns. This is one sight we, unfortunately, often take for granted!


Anonymous said...

very nice. we have birds that exactly look like that flying in our backyard every morning.

iris said...

nice subject! nice DOF.

iris said...

very nice subject. nice DOF!

nancy_alkhouri said...

Where was "Bench Ad Kuno" taken? It is a gorgeous photo!

nancy_alkhouri said...

Where was "Bench Ad Kuno" taken? It is a gorgeous photo!