Photo Challenge Winner | Bust a Gut!

December 3, 2011

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This week’s photo challenge made us all giggle…it truly was great fun going through the photo submissions!  We all get so busy in our day-to-day lives of work, home, children, etc, that it’s always a great reminder to stop and just enjoy the little things! Let’s all come back to this particular week and browse all of the fantastic entries when we have a few extra moments. 😉 Deal?

Special thanks to this week’s Guest Photographer Judge, Jenny Sun…we’re sure she had a ball going through the entries!

1st Place: Nik and the Trip

I love how this is a very candid capture, and the incredibly tight cropping gives a beautiful sense of intimacy, closeness, and focus on what seems to be a very close relationship of mother and son. The processing of this image in b&w enhances the mood, and is done very well. As soon as I saw this image, I loved it. And kept going back to it and thinking of it even after looking at hundreds of entries. I don’t know anything about the subjects, but the photo draws me in and already tells such a candid story of the relationship shown.

2nd Place: Jennifer Kohls

the expressions on all 4 girls is beautiful and so joyful! I love how they are all lying down and in a circle/star shape – its different from the safe shot of all 5 girls standing in a line.

3rd Place: Lupe1515

absolutely beautiful candid capture of the two girls. I love how the younger girl is resting with her arms under her head. Its so relaxed, natural, and real 🙂

4th Place: Devoe Creative

this is beautifully and simply styled, and at the same time very difficult to capture. An expression like that is not seen often, and that is what made this photo unique enough for top 5.

5th Place: Daniela Curl

gorgeous natural moment between the two lovers. I would have liked to see a tighter crop to really give focus on the expression – that would have pushed this photo a few higher spots.

6th Place: Petina Hope

7th Place: Headshots and Whatnots

8th Place: Carrie Saindon

9th Place: Sharon Covert

10th Place: Shannon Backstrom

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

Tassi Smith


Angela Gerber

Evelyn’s Picture Book

Dis Fromage

Grethel Van Epps

Our Precious Jas

Traci Falder

Andrea Starr

Bethany Petrik

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.)

Congratulations to ALL of our winners this week! Come back Monday and enter your photo that fits with our theme of “On your Feet.” For more information on our upcoming themes go here!

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Angie December 5, 2011

These photos put a HUGE smile on my face! 🙂 —>RT @iheartfaces: Photo Challenge Winners | Bust a Gut!


Amy Locurto December 3, 2011

LOVE!! RT @iHeartFaces: Photo Challenge Winners "Bust a Gut" This week’s photo challenge made us all giggle…


skye snyder December 3, 2011

These were great. Congratulations Winners. Thanks for kick starting my day with a big grin. Time to go tickle the family awake! 🙂


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