1st Place: Leah Cruikshank
What a fun week! Yes, it was a little more of a challenge to feature the color white but, that’s what we are here for… a CHALLENGE! It was nice to see so many people stepping outside of their comfort zones in order to really push themselves!
This week’s Guest Photographer Judge, Jean Smith, said of this week’s winning photo by Leah Cruikshank: Everything about this beautiful image flowed for me. The soft tones, the white angelic clothing, her quiet face, and the hazy foreground all combined to create a true piece of art. This photographer had an amazing eye and captured a perfectly composed image.
2nd Place: The Approximate Photographer
This image is such a cool and interesting variation of a closeup portrait! I absolutely love the dull, monotone colors (perfect for the white theme), his expression, and the non-traditional composition. I feel like it should be an advertisement in a magazine!
3rd Place: Kristen Smith
How could I NOT choose this one? First of all, there is an emotion that almost takes your breath away. Second, it is almost unbelievable that the colors could be so perfect. This image was composed brilliantly as your eye is immediately drawn to the couple who stands out amongst the sea of green.
4th Place: Melissa Dawn
Crisp, beautiful coloring, and priceless faces. Sometimes I feel it is difficult to capture the silly side of people’s personalities without it looking overboard. This is a perfect capture and I wanted to be that mom with her child in that moment.
5th Place: Gracie Jay Photography
I am a sucker for closeups and this is just priceless. Beautiful child, great composition.
6th Place: Helen John
Still giggling about this one. This is just an adorable image. Period. Nothing cuter than a dad and baby together, and just the fact that baby is on the pot pulling that face makes this a classic.
7th Place: Write184
Just a cool photo all around. Head and limb chopping sometimes doesn’t work out, but I think it’s done brilliantly in this image. I kind of wish this image was me…and it was my Facebook profile pic
8th Place: 50 Cent of Your Love
I love the soft desaturated tones to this image and I think the composition of this image is fabulous for bringing our eyes straight to the beautiful details of the bride’s dress and accessories.
9th Place: MJ Photography
This is such a cute and fun image! LOVE the way he is looking at her, and love how the bride and her red boots steal the show.
10th Place: Bethany Petrick
The angle of shooting down on the child is so exaggerated, but that (along with her cute expression), is what makes this image so dang unique and cute. I adore the processing on this image too!
Each week we (Angie & Amy) like to show off some of our favorite entries as well! Here are our picks…
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.)
This is Angie & Amy’s week off from going through photo entries. We will be hosting a “just for fun challenge” over in our IHF Community.
- If you’d like to join in the fun be sure to join our free community and then upload any photos that you feel fit in with the theme of “Summer Fun.”
- Be sure to use the tag “Summer Fun” on your photos so we can find them!
- Photos can be of people, pets or anything else you can think of. At the end of the week we’ll choose a few of our favorites to feature here on our website.