For 2014 I've decided to create a gallery of photos I consider to be of high photographic quality selected from among the images submitted each day. I wanted to put such images in a single location so that I can easily find them again. Selection is based primarily on photographic quality: composition, light, focus, mood, creativity etc. and not necessarily popularity, though often these will coincide. I want to select images with a "Wow!" factor. Obviously, selection is highly subjective and based on my own preferences and aesthetics. Nevertheless I think images featured here will generally be regarded as excellent images by most.
Since so many great images are posted in various categories I plan to pick two images a day, usually a day or two after the submission date so that I can be sure to review all images posted on a given date. I'll also try to provide a brief description about each photo offering what I liked about them. If a shot is selected as a POTD before I can select images for posting that day, I will not add it here. That way this site can highlight other great shots too. If one I've selected for inclusion ends up being a POTD - well then they got it right!
To be eligible, an image must have been taken within 30 days of the posting date and must include a date taken timestamp with the submission info (usually automatic if all metadata are included with figure). Any images I submit are ineligible and will not be included for obvious reasons.
This is just a way for me to highlight images that I personally think are some of the best submitted to CW and to provide a tip of the hat to those photographers. I hope you will enjoy them as well.