Texture Wow, we missed a frozen iron // metal shackle in the list of our favorite photos. Love the gradient in the background: the colors really sparkle in contrast to the hurting frozen chain covered with ice crystals.
Blue Smoke: Life Is Beautiful Photography - "life is beautiful photography: Blue Smoke Image by lindes Buy prints of this and other work at ImageKind; my website: David Lindes Photography More of what a match can look like. Prints available.
Yes excellent focus, required detail, centred composition. it's mysterious - not immediately obvious that it is a guitar. it's shiny - high contrast between dark and light. it glows at the end - draws viewers eye to top and around photo.
Winner of the WIRED Macro Photo Contest "Eye of a Tokay Gecko" Submitted by Alan M Photographer's comment: "A close-up shot of a Tokay Gecko. Their eyes remind me of old-fashioned keyholes. Thanks for looking!