thank you Keith, Tony Pio, Luigi, and j.scooter for the mentions.
So many interesting and excellent photos in the gallery this week! I apologise in advance for the large number of picks.
Arvay - Lena. Beautiful and mystical, like a fairy in the forest.
Keith - *****. So obviously a photo by Keith. The light is soft and beautiful. As Adam said, a little dreamy, a little sexy...
Ezzie - Oslofjord. The luminous quality of the light caught my attention, also the composition. Being by Ezzie I assumed it was caffenol - then I noticed it was taken with an iPhone4. The tonal subtlety took me by surprise!
Harry Caul - 1st airplane sighting. Gorgeously rendered child and beautiful tonal and focus separation with the summilux. Transports us to the wonder in a small child's life. This is Harry's first upload, and I'm really looking forward to more!
Doomster - Martin. What an expression, and what a portrait!
seanbonner - June 2012. Another powerful portrait, beautifully rendered.
dotur - tradition revived. Such a powerful image, well framed and timed with the girl running in front appearing to be sick. Reminds me of reportage photography in the heydays of Life magazine.
another one from dotur: Joy. The sheer happiness, lightness and joy of being radiating out of this picture is a delight!
Children, yet another fascinating photo from dotur. Ivan posted so many good images this week! This glimpse into the lives of children in Van (Turkey) reveals individual personalities, while the background provides context.
dotur - want me to crop? Gosh Ivan, you've lifted the bar in selfies so high I give up!
Alex Krasotkin - March in the Donskoy Monastery. Poignant, with Alex's usual beautifully controlled tonality.