Thanks, K. I saw the duck tucked away in one image. Missed the bikini mirage.
This whole thread seems to annoy some crabby old folks. Hard to understand -- I think this is great, and I'm thoroughly enjoying seeing how people approach this.
I was surprised at two things when I first saw the original file. First, it's so totally neutral. Second, when you look, there is amazing detail throughout. It really speaks well for the power of the 17-40 as a landscape lens. That's what motivated me to even try. There's lots of room for a wide range of interpretation.
For me, I always think there's room for a little humor. Sadly, not everyone agrees.
Thought it was funny but I see now that a girl in a bikini is just too "offensive" for "some" on CR..
Have I missed something?
Yes you have.... the rubber Duckie came later.... first there was a Girl in Bikini rendition that was quite inspired... unfortunately someone probably complained to the mods... and it was taken down like megaupload.com during the SOPA/PIPA days...