Week one's homework was assessed last night at the club, and thankfully it wasn't too brutal an affair. In fact for me it was overwhelmingly positive, my photo was very well received.
This is the photo I submitted btw:
Amongst the other photos submitted I would say that mine looked the most 'amateur', it hasn't got the sheen of other photos, there is noise in the photo and everything is very soft or out of focus. Of course, I knew that this would be the case when I opted to take the photo with my iPhone instead of my camera. The decision benefited me by allowing me to frame my composition within the large and bright screen of the phone instead of my real camera's tiny viewfinder.
The feedback I received from Mick, a long term member of WDPS, a competition judge as well as a great photographer who specializes in abstracts, was all positive, save a comment about the light tone in the bottom left corner by the edge. He believed that the photo met the requirement of showing nature and was pleased that I had done something a bit different.
For me there were two stand out contributions, one I will link to below and the other I will briefly describe and try to link to at some point in the near future. The photo I currently have no link to was a really well captured shot of a canal boat being steered by it's driver under a brilliantly blue sky, seen through gorgeous pink flowers... hm, words don't seem to do it justice.
Here is the second picture I was wowed by - Link.