There's been quite a lot of good post-production work done on those shots, probably in Photoshop, which I think is a bit beyond the average three-year-old. For my taste there is a little too much use of colour cast, but that's just my preference - they're lovely landscapes.
have no need to critique a picture. For these sort of things there is only one test. (for me anyhow) thats 'is it pleasing to the eye?' and the answer to that (for those images I posted the link to) is a resounding yes! But I do recognise and appreciate that others are more interested in the nuts and bolts of images, and good for them.
carolineann- He does say that two of them are currently shipped with the vista install disk.
No great shakes though. I merely thought that some would be interested in seeing some of the 'also rans'.
I also appreciate the link and the talent of Hamad Darwish.
I did smile to my self when looking at the shots and wondered if Hamad had received appropriate reward for the work. My mind then turned to who actually had the copyright of the shots published, as they appear to be available for downloading from a number of web sites now.
Would it be the Photographer? or Microsoft? (bearing in mind there eula,etc.) But that's an other topic I suppose. ;)