Minimal Monday Wrap up no 113
What a superb week yet again this week. It took me a little longer to come up with the wrap up this week. Call it what you want. But I was a bit busy. ;) I'm not saying I was productive. Just busy doing other things. Preparing for a workshop. Reviewing my notes on the portfolio review. Letting it all sink in. Amongst other stuff.
Let me start this week by thanking you all again for your continued support. Not only on the theme and spreading the word but on what I do as well. I can tell you that it means a lot.
This week's Fav of the Day award goes to +Šárka Svobodová
for this killer photograph. What a beautiful composition. Love the rhythm in this photograph. Love the connection between the poles and how the visually stipulate the path the eye must follow. Absolutely LOVE the sun, the atmosphere, the detail and the toning of this photograph. This might be one of the best photographs I've seen by you Šárka! There is so much feeling in this photograph.https://plus.google.com/103428784083394204372/posts/6nCcvrp8dnc+Nathan Wirth
is a true master. I envy photographers that work in series. Because I can't do it. Or should I say I have a hard time doing it. I know by working in series, you are able to discover a subject in all it's glory. This is exactly what Nathan did with this series of rocks. Dude this is great stuff. Love the homogeneity of this series (I don't mean this in a bad way).
Maybe one slight remark if I may. The bottom left photograph's sky is slightly lighter then the rest and on my screen has a slight red tint to it (the mids on the gradient of the middle top photograph have a slight red feel to it as well). Don't know how or what it may have caused but it is different then the rest. But we are really picky here, because you are so good. :phttps://plus.google.com/108032623298499022371/posts/MShTTPyP29F
I'm excited to teach a workshop next weekend with +Marc Koegel
in Calgary. This is such a beautiful photograph. Not only because it is made on Polaroid Type 55 'film' but because it is not perfect. Type 55 negatives are the famous source of the "Polaroid frame look" (aka the right hand side). Negatives are also quite thin and very sensitive to scratches and what not. I remember seeing some at school back in the day. Very cool looking stuff. Sadly with the bankruptcy of Polaroid, type 55 is no more. Tonalities in this photograph are great. Love the birds too. I'm still partial on the beams intersecting or touching the horizon line. It is my personal preference to avoid such things because it creates tension where it doesn't need tension.https://plus.google.com/103181576196433987626/posts/fAjZa1FdjCx+Frank Hoefs
created this stunner this week! Beautiful and subtle detail in this one. This too has a film look to it. I'm guessing here. I like the composition although in our Western society it is considered as 'backwards' or 'negative'. I just downloaded the photograph and flipped it horizontally and that totally gave me a different, albeit more conventional 'positive' looking photograph (you should try it). None the less, execution of this work, is perfect.https://plus.google.com/101524367788273063124/posts/ACQbR1zY9R2+Sandra Canning
created this STUNNING photograph. I saw it last week on Facebook and it blew me away. Again composition is spot on. Toning is very classic, almost selenium like. Looks like when you tone a Warmtone RC print in selenium. You get this rich chocolaty/purple colour just like in this photograph. AWESOME WORK Sandra!https://plus.google.com/105268688192596222611/posts/5NdakQV1cqX
How do you mean +Chris Soukup
when you say 'not be considered as one of my best images, for reasons yet to be determined it's a personal favorite'?! Are you out of your mind?! There's balance, detail, tonality. There's personal expression in it. And you photograph a nice couple of rocks here my friend. The sky is beyond gorgeous. The detail and the rendition of these rocks are phenomenal. Don't play this double square down man. This is good stuff!https://plus.google.com/113617415580315248152/posts/aR7XiPpEWk5
SO many more people I want to mention this week. But these were the show stoppers for me. A big thank you to +Stefan Bäurle
, +Russ Bishop
, +pi mo
, +Lito Naoe
and +Misha Gregory Macaw
for adding your work and making my initial selection.
See you all next week friends!