Contest Results: Colors of Nature

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Ended 11/03/10 4:15 AM GMT
Winner: Jay_Underwood (See the full results)

1st place
Forest of October by Jay_Underwood

jeenie11: really beautiful. congrats!

allisontaylor: Yeah, the mention of the violin adds a nice mood while viewing this scene. Lovely special lighting. I think the uniform colors are interesting too. I'm on the fence with the frame. : ) Great to see you post more!

Jay_Underwood received a 2 month membership in the Caedes Cadre.

3rd place
Perch Upon a Rainbow by aboogie

SusanVenter: So beautiful....the bright colors and the delicate butterfly...great work!

marcaribe: Congratulations on your win in the contest with this beauty of nature!

BosNana: I love all the color and the butterfly is so clear, it stands right out! Very nice!

4th place
Changing Colors of Autumn by espinosa6pack

gaeljet2: very nice congratulations ;)

espinosa6pack: Thanks All!!

luckyshot: Tom - The color saturation is an eye catcher. Very nice composition. Thad

wheedance: Congrats! Love the deep colors.

purmusic: Very nicely composed image.

Going to be bold here, you ready?

I am going to guess that you were dealing with a somewhat problematic sky here. As in, possibly over-exposed.

If so, some creative food for thought for you on the note of exposure:

"Exposure - Film and light record image"



/\ Kidding a bit in the above.

Mind you, there are a myriad of ways and image editing tutorials on the 'how to stuff'.

You've balanced out the blues in the sky with their counterpart; reflections on the water ... well. (Compositionally speaking, that is.)

What has seemed to happen is that by uppingthe colour saturation ... some details are lost.

So, my counsel/advice (friendly) here, would be to dial that back some.

However, and with that said?

Artisitic licence taken? Of course, I can respect that.


5th place
Burnished Bark by Silvanus

wheedance: Congrats! Love the way the colors glow.

Mythmaker: A cool natural abstract, almost fractal in nature (Pun intended.).

Inkeri: Nature makes Beautiful art work.A Fine photo,Steve.

marcaribe: The sun shinning the tree makes it gleam like copper...very creative!