I'm happy to see some past members as well as new coming on board this last week. The weekly picks are:
Travel & Outdoor
Karin De Winter - Angkor Wat Entrance, Siem Reap, Cambodia 2010
Atmosphere, leading lines, and strong portrait lighting combine to make this an outstanding travel image.
People & Portrait
Patrick Flynn - Rickshade
The long evening shadows pull us into the subject. The panoramic crop has been well chosen to confine the simplicity.
Nature & Wildlife
Patrick Flynn - Caught
A super action shot of the Great Blue Heron and his catch. I only wish the exif was available for further comment.
Travel Challenge - Telephoto Portraits
Richard P Schoettger - Flower Hmong Woman
As a long-time portrait photographer, this is what I look for in a travel portrait. The light across the face, expression, color of the clothing, skin tone, and limited depth of field are all used together to create this outstanding and spontaneous portrait.
Congrats to the chosen few and be sure to send a TPN link to your friends!