Photo Challenge Winners | Beautiful Eyes

August 19, 2011

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1st Place: Katannblue

This week has been AWESOME! We had close to a record-breaking amount of entries this week! Eyes are such a beautiful theme to focus on, and we saw some amazing entries this week. There was a wide variety of eye colors, some we had never seen before! And there was a wide variety of processing techniques. We definitely saw some new things this week!

This week’s Guest Photographer Judge, Erin Wheeler, said of the winning photo by Katannblue: Over and over again this image keeps pulling me in. There is something so timeless and classic about this photo. It could have been taken yesterday or 50 years ago. Just looking into his beautiful eyes I can imagine so many stories that could be told. There is something so magical here. I love the simplicity of childhood. The personality of this image just shines.

2nd Place: Sarah Tyler

Beautiful and breathtaking. Her expression is just priceless.

3rd Place: Emily Jarvis

Another beautiful image. The lighting and the expression is stunning. Another image where so many stories could be told.

4th Place: Kaooavdpa

5th Place: Wicked One

6th Place: Kelly West Mars

7th Place: Allix B Photography

8th Place: Old Nichols Farm

9th Place: Christine Henning

10th Place: Jennifer Liv

Each week we (Angie & Amy) like to show off some of our favorite entries as well! Here are our picks…

Alison Crane

Summer Murdock


Catching Memories

Sonomi J

Celeste Jones

Embrace the Insanity

Shannon J Dodge

Becky Foy

Solome Photography

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.)

We hope to see you back here next week where we will be focusing on PETS! You can find out more about our theme by visiting our Photo Challenge Themes page!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

celeste August 24, 2011

Thanks for choosing my pic as a fave. Congrats to the winner and everyone else selected!


carly August 22, 2011

Wow! Those photos are precious. Wait a second! I think the 2nd place finisher is chomping on my pearl necklace! 🙂


Kelly August 20, 2011

Congrats to the winners!! Wow, you all are amazing! Beautiful photos of stunning eyes, indeed!


Carol Harris August 20, 2011

Becky Foy’s photograph of the young girl really touched me. I felt the expectation of a bright, happy, hopeful future.


keli August 20, 2011

Have you seen the Beautiful Eyes Photo Challenge Winners? This week has been AWESOME… over 1,000 #photos entered:


Jess August 20, 2011

Oh, wow. I’m in disbelief that mine was chosen in the top ten, when there were so many exquisite entries. What an amazing community this is! (Old Nichols Farm)


Carmen August 19, 2011



Sherri L. August 19, 2011

Congratulations Sarah Tyler!!! Your picture is exceptional…and a big congrats to all the other winners as well…nice work, fun to ook at!


Chris Henning August 19, 2011

Wow, thank you so much! I’m so honored to have my photo chosen in top ten!! I’m still in shock, there were so many gorgeous images!! Thank you, thank you! And, thank you Erin for taking the time to go through all those entries! I’m still on cloud nine, have had a huge grin on my face all day. I appreciate so much this community and all the knowledge that I’ve gained. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone:)


Shannon Dodge August 19, 2011

I am so honored and humbled to have my photo chosen as a favorite amongst all of these other BEAUTIFUL entries! Congrats to the winners. Such gorgeous photos!!


Megan August 19, 2011

Oh my gosh… so beautiful, and SO many beautiful photos to choose from. Loved this week!


Lea August 19, 2011

Wow! Congrats to the winners! I guess next time I’ll enter a picture of a child as that seems to be the medium of choice! Such beautiful entries!


Salt in Suburbia August 19, 2011

I agree with the judges. There were so many amazing photos entered, but the winning photo stands far above. Congratulations Katie!


kate blue August 19, 2011

I feel so honored to be recognized on I heart faces. With all of the amazing entries I cant believe I won. Thank you for the opportunity to share my work, get inspired and learn from such an amazing community. Thank You! Katie Blue (katannblue)


Amy C August 19, 2011

All gorgeous entries! 🙂


Rachel Leigh Greene August 19, 2011

YAY!!! Allix B Photography is one of my best friends 😀 :D. So happy for her 😀


Life with Kaishon August 19, 2011

I couldn’t believe how many entries there were! Great job to Erin for taking the time to make her selection out of all of those choices. Love that girl!


Casie B. August 19, 2011

thanks for the 4th place win! Lots of fantastic entries this week, love them all.


Pam August 19, 2011

These made me smile today! Great theme! I am so glad I found this website! So inspiring!!!! =)


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