As with before, as you scroll down you’ll find many of the photos submitted by users that I really enjoyed today. And at the end we’ve got the final winner of Trey’s new book A World in HDR. For those of you who are in the Austin, TX area don’t forget that next Wednesday, December 9th, there is going to be a book launch party at the Driskill hotel in downtown. So come on out and get your copy signed.
Now, lets get on with the list.
Ken Snyder posted this photo of Chicago’s Navy Pier. I love the city, and the photo brings back fond memories. Hint though Ken – I think putting a watermark in the photo kind of lessens the appeal of your image. Keep in mind that you’re still protected by copyright, so I think the watermark undermines your Creative Commons license because bloggers generally won’t use your image and give you attribution. But love the photo anyway…
Here is a fantastic photo by Thamer Al-Tassan of the Taj Mahal which was shared by C Whitfield. I love everything about this photo and it makes me wish I was there to experience it firsthand. The sign of an exceptional photo!
Heather Lang demonstrated her exceptional taste by sharing the next two images. This first one is of a Pyramid in Cairo, Egypt.
Pyramids 2 – HDR by =Ageel
And this next one is called Chasing Blue Sky.
Chasing Blue Sky HDR by *ISIK5
Nick Foust sent this next one, which I think just goes to prove that sometimes the most interesting view is simply straight up! This is the Scotia Mcleod Building in Downtown Victoria, B.C shot by Brandon Godfrey.
I really love this next one. I like the name of the shop, the brightness of the colors, the fact that the door is inviting me in, and the bokeh effect with the lighting drop off in the background. Congrats to Jonas once again for this photo. Your overall body of work is superb.
This photo of the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia took me back a little at first. I wasn’t sure I cared of the black and white, fading into color effect. But I kept staring at it trying to figure out if it was a result of the lighting, or deliberate Photoshopping by the artist. Eventually I decided it didn’t matter! The photo was interesting! Thanks to Ted Doherty for sharing and Marc for taking the photo!
Michael Appel submitted this absolutely amazing photo from Anto 13. Just look at it. How could it not win? I can’t take my eyes off it. I want TO BE THERE! I want to take that photo! I want it hanging on my wall. Just magnificent.
Oh, by the way, before the controversy erupts… Scott Barlow also submitted this photo! But Michael beat you to the punch. ;-) Even though Michael jumped the gun a bit by sharing it before official Architecture day, I gotta give him credit for the win…
There were so many other fantastic submissions over the last few days, some of which I’m sure I missed, and many which I could not publish because of the nasty copyright restrictions the photographers placed on them (which HURTS you, not HELPS you). I looked at hundreds each day though, and many, many were fantastic – so on behalf of Trey Ratcliff and Peachpit, thanks to everyone for playing!
If you are an active photographer on Flickr make sure and friend me up over there so I can follow you back and keep an eye on all those fantastic photos. And until then, happy shooting!