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Challenge 163 - Recovery

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    Challenge 163 - Recovery

    I'm an eternal optimist, a sort of 'glass half full, it'll turn out ok' kinda guy. So I'm looking up and forward this week and the theme for the next challenge is Recovery. Hopefully that also suits your mood wherever in the world you are living. Of course Recovery doesn't have to be about the current crisis; flowers and new life are emerging all around us, things are always being repaired and rebuilt etc, let your imaginations run wild...

    We have had above average (i.e. double digit) numbers of entries for the last few themes, so let's keep that going and build on it too if we can. So for those new or shy on this forum, please give it a go. It provides not only a fun challenge and a reason to get the camera out, but it is a lovely confidence boost when someone completely independent judges your work kindly.

    Judging will be based on the following-
    * fulfilling the brief
    * a good photo based on composition, focus and consideration to the light.
    * Having impact. Will I remember your image after I go away from the computer?

    I will do my best to give friendly and constructive comments and find a winner based on my criteria stated above, bearing in mind I have absolutely no qualifications other than I know what I like.

    The usual rules apply:
    • The competition subject shall be selected by the winner of the preceding competition who will also judge the competition.
    • One picture per person; images should conform to general image posting rules.
    • Please use a Canon EOS camera - DSLR or M series..
    • Posted images should be taken during the running period of the competition. Any images submitted that were taken before the competition started, or after the competition has ended, will be deemed invalid.
    • Images 800 pixels widest max.
    • No Photoshop frames and borders.
    • Include a title; the image must convey the theme without title description.
    • Please, NO comments on images- on this or another thread- until the round is over.
    • No canvassing e.g. “I’m thinking of posting this image for the challenge, what do you think?”
    • I will pick 1st, 2nd and 3rd favourite images (please don’t PM me to discuss my choices).

    Closing date for entries is midnight (GMT) Sunday 5 July, so 3 weeks to think, snap and play in PP. Have fun.
    Last edited by AlexR!; 17-06-2020, 07:36.
    Canon EOS 7D
    EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5 USM, EF 24-105mm 1:4 L IS USM, EF 50mm 1:1.8, EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 IS USM
    Luminar 4, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Aurora HDR Pro

    Hand Recovery

    Recovery by Colin Wallace, on Flickr
    Railway Photos - Steam Train Photos


      A brand new flower arrives to celebrate recovery. It’s the first time I’ve had two blooms on our bird of paradise plant.

      Bird of Paradise by Ian, on Flickr



        Green shoots of recovery following a very late pruning.
        green shoots of recovery_edited-1 by Rose, on Flickr



          Recovery by Guntackle, on Flickr


            by nigel winters, on Flickr
            EOS 80D, EF-S 55-250 4-5.6 IS, EF-S 18-55, EF-S 10-18, EF 50 1.8



              Flower of Scotland
              Gary Cantwell LSINWP. ASINWP.


                Recovery by David Miller, on Flickr