Top 10 Photos of the Month

February 2021

Each month the iPhotographyâ„¢ Gallery sees hundreds of images uploaded by our students. Here are the Top 10 most popular images from the last 4 weeks:

1. Bev Trainer

1. Bev Trainer
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

Wow this is stunning. It was nice of him to pose for you.

Wonderful shot Bev. The reflection is amazing. You have captured incredible detail. Great idea to feed him.

Wonderful shot Bev, really simple and clever -we’re always saying they are the most successful ingredients to a good image – simplicity and well executed technically! 🙂

2. Carol Fourie

2. Carol Fourie
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

This is absolutely stunning Carol. Everything about it; I don’t know what else to say other than brilliant and all other superlatives.

Beautifully done, I really love the reflection captured in the eye. This makes you want to reach out and give the horse a stroke..

Lighting is perfect here. And I love that you only see a portion of his face. Great composition, lighting, texture, everything! Nice work!

3. Carol Fourie

3. Carol Fourie
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

Those eyes!! What a gorgeous image Carol.

“Another stunning photo Carol. It’s beautifully captured and the dog is so lovely.”

Lolly’s eyes certainly pop! She’s really cute. Lovely portrait, Carol.

 

4. Jean Gilmour

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Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

This is beautiful Jean – so elegant looking. Nice background colour that really offsets the flowers and great lighting.

Just beautiful! It has a softness to it which I really like. The background colours really allow the tulips to shine.

Now isn’t this a nice harbinger of the spring to come? Well composed and I really like seeing the snow out the window and these perky colorful tulips beckoning

 

5. Nicki Cameron

5. Nicki Cameron
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

I really like this kind of image Nicki. The symmetry is great and I like the B&W. I think it’s straight. I agree with Christina, I think it’s an optical illusion.

Love this Nicki the hanging globe lights are extra interest to an already great image!

I think I’ve looked at this for 5 minutes, at least. It’s a great image filled with form and shadow and texture. At first I thought it drew right. Then left. But then really looking, it’s all seems straight but the shadows and light trick your eye. I’m not bothered by the missing light. I like seeing it how it really is. Perfect for black and white. Well done.

 

6. Nicki Cameron

6. Nicki Cameron
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

Thats a very nice shot from a great angle, Nicki. Well captured!

Great shot! I like the grassy terrain and that ominous sky. Makes you wonder what these sheep are up to. I think the one in the back has his eye on you! Love the perspective and the color in this. Well done!

Very interesting shot! Definitely tells a story. Makes me think they are wondering where the Border Collies are to tell them what they should do! (A Gary Larson cartoon, not sure if he is popular over there?) Anyway, their expressions draw me in as well as the composition, the uphill shot and the ominous sky.

 

7. Jean Gilmour

7. Jean Gilmour
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

Just lovely Jean. The colours are perfect. This would look beautiful framed.

Such a beautiful portrait reminding me of a painting. Great choice of colors and the tulips still pop.

These filters you are using are working well but obviously it’s you that’s producing these great shots, this would look good on a wall.

8. Steve Heffernan

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Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

This is a beautiful image Steve and looks more like a painting than a photograph, particularly in the treatment of the sky. I love the competition with the leading lines of the tracks drawing the eye into the distance and the flock of birds adds an extra element of atmosphere and interest. Great work!

I would be putting this on my wall if I were you. Really interesting composition and edit. It does look like a painting. Frame it!

I love this, it is crazy beautiful, so moody and dramatic. Love the leading lines with the road and the fence that lead me into the photo and then the flock of birds that capture my attention and also lead me to look at the sky and the texture in it. Awesome.

 

9. Nicki Cameron

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Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

I love this photo Nicki. It breaks your heart that people are so scathing of homeless people whilst having no idea what has led to their plight. . This photo captures the story very well with the shop windows, great composition and terrific B&W edit.

Sad story, but really good capture of emotion and suffering.. Agree with Jean on B&W edit. I find it hard to approach people in these circumstances, but their stories certainly need telling.

Well done for being brave enough to ask to take this image, it is so sad that someone who has served their country is then abandoned by society and the very people they have risked their lives for. This image is so well captured and shows the vulnerability of mankind as we don’t know what fate awaits us in the future and this could be any one of us. The composition and the edit is great.

 

10. Kevin Pamphlion

10. Kevin Pamphlion
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

Gosh the clarity is wonderful, really nice to have that little bit of texture on the surface of the water too. The fact they are facing away from each other is a lovely symmetry too. Well done! Well done on yesterday’s #WeekendChallenge win too!

Brilliant image! Warm golden haze and the water ripple is perfect!

Great, simple and clear composition. I like the drops in the water next to the small one (Egret?). Well done.

Congratulations to everyone who featured in the Top 10 this month. Thank you to all of our students who have uploaded images this past month and for all of those who have taken the time to comment and rate their fellow students work. Keep the amazing images coming and see if you can become one of the Top 10 images next month.

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The other challenge when shooting through glass is the tinting. Unfortunately, architects and designers didn’t think about us photographers when creating these skyscrapers.

Their windows are invariably tinted in some way to help with heating.

This means that some of your photos may have a green/grey tint to them.

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