This is a fascinating shot.
Very unusual treatment of photo subjects. I like it very much. It is creative and forces the viewer to ask questions which cannot be answered! Hah! Great job!
Love the effect of this one...really focuses attention on the shapes of the people and hence what they are doing.
Definitely different, love it!
Love this one - make's a fine poster - girl power!
Shaun, the effect is so good in this beautiful image!
What did you do here? You have to teach me some tricks!
Fantastic Effect and a lovely b&w capture...Very different ..Great shot..
Yeah - I love hard contrasts!
that is a very interesting approach! well done!
Thanks again for the comments. This picture was as a result of frustration (does it show?)... the original was very busy. Nice lake in the background, and the thing I like is that there were alot of people each doing something different. I wanted to highlite them and started off accentuating them in terms of lighting... ended up taking the background out all together mainly by adjusting the contrasts and lighting of the whole picture... then the result.... Jen, I have said it once and I will say it again... you do not need assistance. Your photos are great. I am definitely not in a position to offer any advice anyway... thanks though...
This reminds me of those flashes of memory where you think you can remember but it eludes you ... you chew around the edges of the memory ... nice this ...
it's a real black&white photo. this is what i like. :)