This Sunday evening POTW #271 opens.
I am making this special announcement so that members interested in undertaking it can have this weekend to consider and get a suitable entry. The competition will use your AP competition level.
The theme for this competition is "Natural Portrait of a Senior Citizen".
Thus, the mods and I thought giving members a heads-up now, could help you get a suitable entry over the coming weekend, giving you a couple more days to consider the theme and get your shot.
The word NATURAL in the theme title is specific, in that we want the entries to show the person as they are. Editing will be allowed, but we don't want entries processed in such a way that the person looks completely different to the entry (similar to 'draganize' or overly 'glamourised' with skin smoothing and skin softening to the extreme), etc. We want a natural portrait, that reflects how your subject looks in real life.
With thanks to AP member William, I have attached below a fantastic photo he has taken that displays what we are NOT wanting in this week's entries. Bill's photo is a stunning one and stands up as a wonderful portrait.
However for POTW #271 we want the subject's natural beauty shining through and entries that are processed to over-enhance the 'ruggedness' or 'glamour' of the subject will be deemed outside the 'Natural Portrait' stipulation and disqualified.
Photo of the Week #248 : Advanced :
Entry: 6613 - Voting Token: V137_0009 - William
(thanks again Bill for allowing me the use of your stunning portrait as an example of what we are NOT seeking as entries for this competition. Appreciate your permission.)
The mods and I are looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for this competition