December Imaging/Sketching Contest Poll
Posted 27 January 2007 - 02:52 AM
I prefer Beetlejuice for the composition and the more natural colouration.
The snapshot of the ISS and the shuttle is to be congratulated.
The sketch is wonderful.
All four entries are superb, but the latter two should be in their own separate areas of expertise.
I vote for Betelgeuse, stunning composition and natural colours.
Posted 27 January 2007 - 04:19 AM
great work to all the pics.. the ISS is truely an amazing sight.
Posted 27 January 2007 - 08:00 AM
Posted 27 January 2007 - 02:56 PM
Posted 28 January 2007 - 09:43 PM
Frankly, I could never do the work of ANY of these entries, so I'm enormously impressed by such work. And that drawing just blows my mind! I've done some nice art work in my life, but -- WOW! -- the detail is so good it almost looks like the working style of Norman Rockwell. (Not that he did lunar craters, but Rockwell's detail was often near photo quality.)
As for the Paul Rix shot, it's the subject that captures me. I've only seen one other earth-based shot of the shuttle and the ISS together, and I don't recall it being quite as good as this one. The rarity of such shots is what grabs us. Paul Rix is a very patient astrophotographer. Comparitively, the other subjects in this contest present themselves with relatively high regularity. However, Paul Rix's subject is a more difficult combination of events to capture simultaneously. Thus, me thinks he wins by virtue of successfully tackling a more difficult task.
Posted 28 January 2007 - 10:55 PM
Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:19 PM
Paul Rix has my vote.
P.S. I like the Horsehead it's such a great picture..
Posted 03 February 2007 - 01:20 PM