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This competition was sparked by a discussion in the ‘A Photographers Craft’ forum. The idea being to photograph an apple or something similar, and use digital imagery to alter the original image.

Two of the top three have been mentioned here before in the Promotion, so i will not re-introduce them. Karri is a mother with a talent for turning the everyday image into a piece of art. All three have a wealth of talent and are very deserving of their efforts in the competition. Adriana Glackins effort has some lovely texture and simple colours that bring the apple to life. Dana DiPasquales image once again emphasises the colour of the apple, with a lovely perspective and texture. Karri Klawiters use of light is exquisite.

Pyrus malus by Adriana Glackin

Monastery by Dana DiPasquale

Apple by Karri Klawiter



The aim of this task was to capture your home.

Amanda Cottons beautifully framed and precisely captured entry Steps in the Sand finished first. This image draws you in, like you are sitting there on the sand, soaking up the sun, along with Amanda. I wish i lived near such a beach and to say the least, I am very jealous. It has been a very long time between dips in the salty sea. Not so for Amanda though as she is a big underwater and landscape photography fan. Her portfolio is well worth a visit.

Jemima (lovesbigted) is an avid Redbubbler and one hell of a street photographer slash graphic artist, and has pulled out a wonderful suburban urban image Night Scene 2. My favourite. The use of light is perfect, and composition well structured. Just like your walking down the street.

I decided to plaster my entry up. I love this image, which is rare, as I tend to be my worst critic. It is not easy to take images on the streets in East London. Just the other day, while taking a photo of the front of the pub in which the sign in the image is for, i was abused! Not the first time this has happened. It is not easy being a street photographer these days. No longer carries prestige, but instead seems to be seen as a threat. My image Home was taken a the top of my street.

Steps in the Sand by Amanda Cotton

Night Scene 2 by Jemima


Home by Adrian Rachele

Top of the list this week goes to Maria Medeiros with her entry Harmonious shells. A wonderfully simple and elegant image.

Nails and Nuts Figure by VashR31 is very well portrayed. The point of view and scale bring the little sculpture to life.

I just love Miron Abramovici image Want a bagel!. Not only a great find, but superbly created, and perfectly shot.

All profits from the purchase of these or any images in The Gift Of Art go to the selected monthly charity.

Harmonious shells by Maria Medeiros

Nails and Nuts Figure by VashR31

Want a bagel! by Miron Abramovic

Top of the list this week is Rose Atkinson’s image Diagonal. I love this image. It is a great example of simple photography. Rosa has an outstanding and original portfolio that i highly recommend viewing here.

One of my favourite entries is Peter Hill’s entry Urban Lines Project – Pyrmont Path. To me this image is a fine example of lines and their effect on everyday urban life.

My entry was New York City 8. This image was taken at the previous World Trade Centre site. New York City is a architectural photographers wet dream. Everywhere you look there are shapes and shades, lines and shadows, reflections and of course, people. I have a journal about my trip to the USA here.

This time i will add another three more entries, just for my love of lines.

Redtempa’s image Movement Of The People. A wonderful example of a long exposure. If you love Black and White photography, i suggest visiting his portfolio here.

Adriana Glackin’s image drawing the line is a wonderful example of lines in nature, as is PeteG’s image Golden Reeds.

Don’t forget, all this work is in aid of exposure to The Gift of Art, where all profits will be donated to Cancer Research charity. You can purchase art from The Gift of Art, here.

See you next Challenge.

Diagonal by Rose Atkinson

Urban Lines Project – Pyrmont Path by Peter Hill

New York City 8 by Adrian Rachele

Movement Of The People by Redtempa

drawing the line by Adriana Glackin

Golden Reeds by PeteG

Top of the list this week is Mark Germans entry Hope. This image is beautifully captured with wonderful light and symbolism.

Dana DiPasquale‘s entry Maybe This Year Will be Better Than The Last is a classic, wonderfully framed, soft and serene image.

My entry Ode to Life came equal second. This image was taken when my wife and i were just about to leave Brugge, packs on our backs, walking to the train station. We had some time, so we sat, relaxed, and breathed in the beauty of Belgium, one more time. It will always remind me of those times of peace between travelling.

Hope by Mark German

Maybe This Year Will be Better Than The Last by Dana DiPasquale

Ode to Life by Adrian Rachele