Top 10 Photos of the Month

August 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. Anne Marie Somers

Nicki Cameron - 1
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

“What a great capture!”

“Absolutely beautiful. Great colours and focus.”

“How wonderful Anne, what a great shot! Catching the little snippet of the reflection is great too 🙂 well done!!!.”

2. Christina Cox

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

 

“Incredible! What more can I add. Well done Christina :-)l”

“Wow – this is brilliantly done, Christina! I love the attention to detail in your bathroom “set” and the lighting and colour palette are remarkably accurate when compared to David’s famous painting. I don’t think the lack of blood is a big issue but you could perhaps find a way to add it in edit without ruining your sheets if you really wanted to :)​”

“Fantastic! Not sure my husband would have agreed to helping me with something like this! LOL!.”

3. Andrea Gully

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

 

“You have certainly captured the inherent fragility of the structure​”

“Yes, I agree with Peter and more so this than the other image …maybe the juxtaposition with those rugged rocks….better angle anyway.”

“I agree with all of what the others have said. Lovely sharpness and the angle you have taken the photo really show off the pier. I do however see what you were possibly trying to do with the other shot and maybe go down memory lane with the photo looking like it was taken all those years ago. Love them both for different reasons.”

 

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4. Amy Wardle

Craig Holzem - 4
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

“Really nicely done.”

“It’s a masterpiece! Really like the idea and the way you’ve got the pose and colours spot on.”

“Amy, this is a fantastic portrait and a very clever interpretation of the original painting. Congratulations!”

 

5. Audrey Schweikert

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

 

“Ha Ha Ha Super rendition Audrey – Daughters expression and the “pitchfork” made me laugh​.”

“This is wonderful Audrey. So very well thought out and executed.”

“Audrey, that’s just fab. The lengths you guys go to…..such a shame that your husband didn’t shave his head and that you didn’t find a chapel with an arched window!!!! It’s worth every 5 stars!! Well done.”

 

6.  Felicity Svensson

Carol Fourie - 6
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

“Beautiful scene Felicity, love the reflection and the red stands out well against that white snowy backdrop.​”

“What a beautiful image Felicity. Really makes you want to visit and I can just imagine staying here. The reflection is great. Really like the colour against the almost snowy background as Carl mentions.. beautiful!”

“Absolutely stunning! Definitely, one to be printed.”

 

7. Anne Luther Gandy

Nicki Cameron - 7
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

“This is my favorite of the two only because of the action depicted and seeing the faces of the two birds. Lovely and crisp. Great shot​”

“Lovely shot, the slight blur on the wings gives a great impression of movement.”

“LYes this one is probably the stronger for the fact the faces are more visible and ‘expressions’ clearer. Its so true of any portrait (human or wildlife) that we are always looking to see the faces first :-).”

8. Louise Newiss

Catherine Lawson - 8
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

“I’m sure that the spaceship I got transported to when I popped out to the chippie’s last night … just look what they did to me (-> 5 pics). Love the colours and symmetry.​”

“I am now going to have 5 tones and a vision of a strangely shaped mountain in Montana running through my brain for the rest of the day. Brilliant..”

“Wow. Amazing colours and creative output of a simple home appliance..”

 

9.  Jean Gilmour

Jean Gilmour - 9
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

“This is great Jean, I like the edit and panoramic crop, the tones really suit the Castle, like the ragged edges to the frame as well, altogether it makes an unusual shot of the castle.​.”

“This is very nicely done Jean. It has the look of a Daguerrotype which was the first-ever photographic process, invented in the 1820s by Nicéphore Niépce, patented after his death by Louis Daguerre and finally made public in 1839. The simplicity of your composition and your evocative subject lend themselves particularly well to this kind of treatment and together they create a very atmospheric image.”

“I really like your edit, Jean! It fits this castle so well and looks like you may have found it in an antique chest!”

 

10. Noreen Lair

John Gallagher - 10
Here are just a few of the comments from iPhotography students;

 

“Really well done Noreen. It certainly has the feel of one of Monet’s paintings.​”

“Definitely has the look of a painting by an old master Noreen. That canvas texture is inspired.”

“Oh this is awesome Noreen, a really nice finish on the texture and how it masks a lot of the detail – just like an old painting would.”

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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