It was so fun to browse through the entries this week and see just how amazing a cell phone photo can turn out! It’s wonderful that most of us have a camera on us at all times and it was an awesome reminder to use our phone cameras even more than we already are.
This week’s Guest Photographer Judge, Andrea Riley, is the queen of always having her phone camera out to capture impromptu moments. While she really enjoyed going through the entries, we know she had a difficult time narrowing all of the beautiful entries down to just the top ten.
1st Place – Just Another Autism Mom
Andrea wrote: This was agonizingly difficult! To narrow down the photos, I had to set some criteria. First, I wanted the photos that portray snippets of life…those moments so important that you don’t want to miss capturing. When I don’t have my “big girl” camera but when something memory-worthy occurs, that’s when the cell phone comes out. I was also looking for a story or a special connection between the subjects in the photo. I chose Just Another Autism Mom’s photo as my very favorite…it was one I loved from the moment I saw it. Everyone in the photo is oblivious to the camera. The blur of the doctor’s hands adds action to the photo. This is as real as it gets and so perfectly captured!
2nd Place – Lyndee K
What a gorgeous capture and the fact that it was taken with a cell phone is amazing! The processing on the photo captured my eye immediately.
3rd Place – Simple Girl
Having been to three funerals of loved ones over the past 2 months, this photo really spoke to me. The young people in this photo had gathered together to honor a teammate and friend. This photo is a poignant reminder of how precious and fleeting life is.
4th Place – Just Imagine Heaven
I was won over with that little girl’s expression. Pure sweetness and fun!
5th Place – The Daily Wyatt
Happy mommy moment! I picture a fun day at the park just enjoying a lazy, relaxed day together.
6th Place – Grethel Van Epps
Love the blur in the window showing the high speed motion of the train while in contrast this little guy has no energy left at all. This reminds me of the many photos I’ve captured of my kids in the car totally worn out by a fun family outing…moments before those eyes close in exhaustion.
7th Place – Pics by Presley
Heart wrenching! My son had minor plastic surgery a couple years ago, and I recall all those emotions that I went through worrying about my little guy. For this family, surgeries are a regular occurrence. I can’t imagine what that must be like. This is a truly touching moment between mother in son.
8th Place – MJ Photography
This is a photo I can totally relate to. I can’t tell you how many times I have been in the store with two boys fighting over the wheel on the car and a sleepy girl in the infant seat. Did I ever capture it? Nope! Kudos to this mom for recognizing the importance of capturing the everyday moments.
9th Place – Just Keepin’ Up
There’s nothing I love more than a carefree morning spending time with my kiddos. They’ll often come in on Saturday mornings and curl up with us. Reminds me of the Brad Paisley lyrics, “I live for little moments like that.”
10th Place – EJ_D
This photo was on my decision list the entire time, but my husband is the one that encouraged me to choose it. The moment recorded here is so peaceful, and I love that it is a self-portrait.
Each week we (Angie & Amy) like to show off some of our favorite entries as well! Here are our picks…
Don’t miss next week’s photo challenge…
“Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes… Anything But A Face!”
Be sure to read more about this theme before you choose your photo.
If you were in the Top Ten or an “Angie & Amy Pick” you can go to this page to find your special Winners Button to display on your blog! Super-huge congratulations for entering such an amazing photo this week!
A Friendly Reminder: To be able to be considered as a winner for our photo challenges, you must follow these guidelines…
1| Only ONE photo can be in your entry post. If there are other photos in your entry post, your photo will not be passed on to the weekly judge.
2| Our button must be in your post (you can find our buttons on our “Grab a Button” page.)
3| You must enter a permalink to your blog post or Flickr entry (not a link to the home page of your blog.)