This week’s theme really was a nice change from our norm…we loved the idea of having a challenge that could include a face but focused on something other than the face. It was fun and a great opportunity to think outside the box a little bit. As always, we enjoyed browsing through all of the entries and getting to see into your creativity…our community is full of wonderful ideas!
We knew this week’s guest photography judge, Michelle Moore, would have her hands full with the sheer volume of entries this week! We’re so pleased to have so many new faces joining our community! It’s easy to see that we are inspired by MORE than just faces!
1st Place - mi vida contigo
Michelle wrote: First of all, thank you SO much for inviting me to judge this week’s entries! I had a lovely time looking through all the images, and there were SO many I truly enjoyed. It was excruciating cutting down to the top 10. I looked for images that told a story, that moved me, and executed this in a compositionally pleasing manner. So many great images, but I wanted the ones that really spoke to me. Amazing work to the winners, and everyone who entered!
I love this image from mi vida contigo. It tells a story, and I focus straight on the toy, and then the girl. I am curious what she is feeling? Is she upset; happy; what moment did we catch her in? This is why I keep coming back. The rest of the image is blown out and I love it. It keeps my eye focused right on the subject the entire time, and the rest of the image gives me space to breathe and ponder.
2nd Place- cassie martin
There’s a great story here. I love that even though the toes are in focus I keep wandering to the two boys on the right. Their expressions are what tell the story and bring me back to this image. Truly a great capture of a childhood moment.
3rd Place- lifeofmine
The angle of this image caught my eye and I love the colors. I can literally feel the struggle of the little girl trying to escape her crib. Great story-telling, and I keep coming back to this image with a smile.
4th Place-kellie hatcher
I adore this image! The water, colors and expression remind me of summer and I this image plays with all of the viewers senses. There is so much movement and that is what makes it so striking to my eye.
6th Place-ed dombrowski
8th Place-that girl blogs
Each week we (Angie & Amy) like to show off some of our favorite entries as well! Here are our picks…
Evelyn’s Picture Book
One Two Cheese
Our Life Is Blessed Beyond Measure
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.)
Next Week is our week off from going through entries so we will be having a “People’s Choice” week!
- Enter your Best Face Photo from February on MONDAY only (please note that our challenge will only be open for entries ONE DAY next week.)
- Spend the rest of the week voting on your Top Ten favorites.
- The entries with the most votes from our community will be featured on our site at the end of the week!
- Please remember that we only accept one vote per entry per IP Address. Multiple votes from the same IP Address will be deleted and could affect the vote total.
See you Monday morning!