Continuing with reviews.. : )
The following beautiful image by Peter / Dewarp did not win for the reasons listed below the image.
Peter / Dewarp’s second entry is a work of art, shaped and painted by his desire to reach a certain look in his photo. He succeeds by the use of colour selection and setting of the drama. The mood-setter in this photo are the barren, spooky-looking, dead tree remains, with the background taken over by an apocalyptic pink-blue grazed sky...the scene could have been an aftermath photo of a field burnt to a lifeless state by a nuclear bomb gone off somewhere nearby. Reminded me of the catastrophe Chernobyl, suffered, resulting in radiation-inflicted, lifeless, once-organic life forms...But, in fact, the scene was described by Peter as having resulted from a more innocent intervention: a dam lake's water temporarily submerged these trees that were once-alive and green and altered their appearances in the process.
The photo being a software-manipulated version of reality as we know it moves into the realm of cinematography. It is so well done that the ‘cheating of reality’
is replaced with a curiosity for why the photographer / artist chose this final setting.
Peter informed us that the yellows on the tree trunks were an artistic choice by him. Had he not opened up about the earlier state of reality of this shot, I might have blamed some chemical reaction burning the trunk off of its natural colour. The Frame Estate Usage
: Good. The biggest tree trunk which makes the most visual impact in the photo is positioned -from left- to occupy the first 1/3 of the frame and leaves the other 2/3 to the less significant trees.Post-production and Presentation:
As was explained by Peter / Dewarp, he put a good deal of work into his alterations and succeeds in very impactful final visual products.Context of the photo against the context of the challenge:
The alterations don’t necessarily produce a summer day with bright light that radiates warmth / heat but instead produce more of a chilling evening scene.
It’s a final product that deserves praises. It leaves room for different views and perceptions.
Thank you for your participation Peter.