Congrats Wendy! This week, the jury voted the same as the public!
Guyu Syhr 谷雨:“Murder on the Orient Express” kind of feeling…. original, nostalgic, with some hints of drama.
恭喜恭喜,本周的周冠军是大众投票和评委团一致认可的!

Week 6 WINNER 第六周周冠军
1. Submission Title 标题:回到旧时光
Name 姓名:Wendy
LIKES 点赞:34

Description 描述:Sargen8 火车曾是贝尔格莱德和萨拉热窝间的重要交通工具,至今仍保留1915年开通时的模样。斑驳的阳光洒在古老的站台,仿佛回到旧时光。个人非常喜欢第一个车窗里少女的侧脸,如果没有乘务员,拍下形色各异的脸庞也会很有趣吧。

Judge’s opinions 评委观点
Wang Gangfeng 王刚锋: 作者用平铺直述且温和的手法拿下了这张怀旧片,时光穿梭,把你带到了早年的欧洲,手法老练,点个赞!

Oliver Oettli: Its nothing special for me as a european. These trains are old bit still drive as an event. The moment is not so special either. But the light is good and the passenger women make the shot interesting.

Guyu Syhr 谷雨: “Murder on the Orient Express” kind of feeling…. original, nostalgic, with some hints of drama. This is kind of capture I always like! The shot is also sharp, with  clear images of passengers as the background. Very good photographic quality.

Eleanor Moseman: Good exposure and overall technically proficient by comparison to the other images submitted during the judging. The colors are classic and not over processed. I love looking at the faces in the windows, the first and last two. I think this element makes it an interesting photograph, but the two men take away from it because of their pose and direction of look. I would of liked to see a different angle where the man on the far left is cut out. Maybe have moved about a meter to the right. It reminds me of an old painting and I’m always drawn to photographs that remind me of classic paintings. It’s my choice for this week.

Ioana Farcas: I agree with Eleanor here, mainly on this image benefitting from possible different angles or crop, but also the classic colours and limited post processing.. The elements in the scene are not all there, yes, but there’s a certain quality in this image to me coming from the colours involved, the crispness, graphic nature.. For me the fact that it’s technically well shot and more or less a new, fresh subject matter or visual in focus at this point in the contest is enough to deserve the top vote.

Week 6 第六周
Submission 投稿 & LIKES 点赞:
08/05 00:01 – 08/11 24:00 (GMT+8)

40 submissions / 投稿
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The judge’s opinions on no. 2-9 :
以下是评委们就其他2-9名的观点:

2. Submission Title 标题:《继续叙述故事的阊门饭店》
Name 姓名:殷宏杰
LIKES 点赞:34
Description 描述:这个民国建筑的阊门饭店在苏州人心目中是老字号饭店,种种原因退出了市场。但我要瞬间留住这一刻,好像还能让人感受到曾经的辉煌。幻想一下70年前穿着旗袍西装的人们走在这楼梯,我们展开幻想的空间,把各种色彩填满。

Judge’s opinions 评委观点
Wang Gangfeng 王刚锋: 一幢老洋房里的空空楼梯,题材还可以,只是景深没掌握好——焦点聚在了前面的把手上,而不是用小光圈,把景物全部都拍清楚!我不明白的是,你的手机能选焦点、开大光圈吗?

Oliver Oettli: Wrong focus, okay angle, rather boring for this interesting place.

Eleanor Moseman: The lens flare makes this image slightly interesting but I’m not sure why the focus on the banister. There’s nothing interesting about the column and there’s too much negative/empty space to the left of the image. It’s a very standard POV (point of view) shot and architecture and interiors can be photographed in a more interesting way, whether by using light or design elements.

3. Submission Title 标题:Weeping Willow (垂柳)
Name 姓名:DM Barlow
LIKES 点赞:31
Description 描述:The theme of the competition is Moment, and I think there is no greater expression of the fleeting nature of a “moment” than a reflection in a lake and the ripples from a stone thrown into the water. I photographed the reflection of this tree in a lake near Sheshan with my iPad Air 2. The only editing was to slightly crop the image and rotate it. I pushed up saturation a little and sharpened.

Judge’s opinions 评委观点
Wang Gangfeng 王刚锋: 拍完水中倒影,然后把它倒过来看,看成一幅水彩画,虽然是一种古老的手法,但你只要运用得当,照样出新意!

Oliver Oettli: Well, I miss the actual tree or something that tells me that it is a reflection. I dont think its a well chosen crop. But the colors and reflection itself is nice.

Guyu Syhr 谷雨: Artistic! Quite stand out among many many “reflection” images. Color is soft, adding a peaceful feel. It is indeed another kind of moment, as the author indicates.

Eleanor Moseman: Looks like an image that would be on a vampire or gotchic novel…or some B-rated horror film. What makes this image interesting is the upper part where you can see the leaves or something of the ground under water. Of all the reflection images we’ve been getting, I kind if find this one not terrible.

4. Submission Title 标题:江南•雪
Name 姓名:沈杰
LIKES 点赞:30
Description 描述:江南水乡的雪也是如此的小家碧玉,苹果8P人像摄影于2018/1/25苏州网师园。

Judge’s opinions 评委观点
Wang Gangfeng 王刚锋: 一幅没啥新意的中国园林图,景深还可以再短一些、背景还可以再简洁一些。现在的手机都有大光圈功能啦?

Oliver Oettli: Ok you tried to take a good pictue. I appreciate the effort and it shows, you really think about a photo before you take it. The lines are straight. You could have moved a bit left or right to make it a bit more interesting. And I am sure there are better options for this photo. But its a solid picture and sure one of the best this week.

Eleanor Moseman: A play on negative and positive space, dark and light. The framing. I can respect the photographer trying to put some thought into this before capturing the image. It doesn’t quite work but I am glad they had the background out of of focus. Keep playing with those ideas.

5. Submission Title 标题:摘云坐拥山水间
Name 姓名:Quinn Hou
LIKES 点赞:29
Description 描述:照片拍摄于2018年7月瑞士少女峰。手捧白雪遥望远方,拍摄时没感到有什么特别,回头仔细看发现天空中的云有一个凹口,而手中的雪像是“摘云”亦像是“补云”,一切都是那么的巧合,可遇不可求的……瞬间。

Judge’s opinions 评委观点
Wang Gangfeng 王刚锋: 手中的雪和背后的云分不清,在这张照片里,不知道是利还是弊?

Oliver Oettli: I like it. Its a beautiful crop, a lovely scenery (yes, I feel home) and of course, a pretty woman. Its almost a commercial shot, but I still like it. The snow does really look like a cloud. Even though I am almot sure you knew it when you posed. Is it cropped on computer or did you shoot a quare? Winner of the week for me! Very simple, not special. But it kinda works for me.

Guyu Syhr 谷雨: Visually appealing image! Beautiful snow mountain, beautiful girl, clever set up of snow to fill the gap of clouds…. all together create a cheerful tone.

Eleanor Moseman: Cute. At first glance it just looks like her “vogue’ing” and contorting her arm and hand and staring at it. Oh, wait. A cloud. But why is she looking at it like that?

6. Submission Title 标题:Old and happy
Name 姓名:Phillip
LIKES 点赞:21

Judge’s opinions 评委观点
Wang Gangfeng 王刚锋: 难得看见的街拍照片,应该鼓励!因为如今拿手机拍照的人,拍摄风花雪夜的多;关心生活的少!只是老人头上的空间没留足,构图太局促了,瞬间倒是抓得不错!

Oliver Oettli: I know its a street photography, Gangfeng looves it. But I personally only like good streetphotography, like the one from Gangfeng, master of chinese streets. Its a nice moment of a lovely lady. But the execution is bad. Angle, crop and composition don’t work for me.

Guyu Syhr 谷雨: Very nice moment of a happy grandma! I want to smile as well…. good capture but her head and foot are cut off. Needs a bit of technical improvement. But you have good “eye” and are on the right track!

Eleanor Moseman: Good street photograph especially under the bright sunlight. I like the photographer got low and was hunting for an interesting angle and not just snapping whatever he/she saw. There is not enough space above her head and as my eye moves up from her feet to hands to that laugh and then eyes…the flow of viewing the image is disrupted and stopped… preventing the eyes to continue to move around the composition.

7. Submission Title 标题:Still-Life On A Derelict Wall
Name 姓名:DM Barlow
LIKES 点赞:21
Description 描述:Wandering through the remains of a Shikumen community in Hongkou, I saw this beautiful cat, framed by an old window on a derelict wall. Demolition work was going on all around but the cat sat there, oblivious to it all. I took this photograph with my iPad Air 2. Editing (slight cropping and sharpening) was also done on the iPad. When I returned to the same lane the next day, the wall, the window and the ginger cat were all gone.

Judge’s opinions 评委观点
Wang Gangfeng 王刚锋: 这种照片经常看到,这里辛亏有一只猫,起了点睛作用,不然的话,就是废片一张!

Oliver Oettli: I like it. Its a shot that has been done many times. and many times better. Still. Straight lines, good composition and with a bit of retouching, it would be REALLY good. But yeah, that photo has been shot before.

Eleanor Moseman: Nice use of framing and good eye for elements to keep in, such as the window more to the left with the exposed broken brick wall to the right kept in. Not too much of the trash on the floor shown. Of course it’s been done before but it’s not bad and would be my second choice for the week. I’d like to see some very minor post processing work on it as well.

8. Submission Title 标题:御码头
Name 姓名:李晨
LIKES 点赞:17
Description 描述:玩西湖,路过御码头顺手拍了一张

Judge’s opinions 评委观点
Wang Gangfeng 王刚锋: 作者是不是不小心把废片送上来了?

Oliver Oettli: Really? This is not a photo that should be in the top 9. I see nothing about it. I take this photo too, to show my friends the beautiful place. But then I will put the house in the middle and not crop the corner.

Eleanor Moseman: Clipping off some of the architecture yet trying to create an image of symmetry and balance. The post-processing and color treatment shows that it was a poor image that had an attempt at (over) doctoring. It’s not a good shot and was made worse with the color and treatment. Too busy with people doing uninteresting things.

9. Submission Title 标题:夏·花
Name 姓名:Kathy FU
LIKES 点赞:14
Description 描述:无意中路过武康路附近的这家小小花店,隔着玻璃窗感受到油画般的夏日之花

Judge’s opinions 评委观点
Wang Gangfeng 王刚锋: 总体来讲还蛮漂亮的,只是场景实在太杂乱无章,构图要有取舍,这是考验作者功力的!

Oliver Oettli: No. I think you tried it, you thought about it. But it did not work out. At all. Its a mess for me. Nothing else.

Guyu Syhr 谷雨: Messy but still interesting. Looks like a water ink painting. Good try!

Eleanor Moseman: I admire the photographers attempt and kind of see the vision. It does have a painterly feel to it but the scene is too busy. Perhaps zooming on one floor, or less of an overall view, would improve this photo. Or play with the cropping a  bit, as the right side is less interesting  than the left with the negative spacr and bicucle. On of my favorites this week and would love to see this photographer to work with the concept and technique.