Mini-Challenge 239: your best of 2016 RESULTS
Thanks for entering. To be fair I had expected some more participation because everybody who took a picture of any subject in 2016 could have entered. But apparently people had difficulty selecting what they thought was worthy enough of what is called "best"
But I liked all the entries made and there were several pictures in there that fully deserve the title "best of".
To mention a few:
Travelways, "Backyard Gems" is gorgeous, light, colour, composition and the general run down state of the yard all fit together very well
Cavalier, two very nice bird pictures but the two young happy ladies with their contagious smiles on their day outing with the horses is fantastic.
sarasphotos, lovely rose, I can smell it off my screen . I think that one is the best of a strong set of three, so I wonder what other gems are still waiting on your hard drive
DonRicklin, The first and third take the cake, especially the third for the nice light and colour. Maybe a perspective correction on the third would make it even stronger.
JAG, thanks for the video, my wife and I are going to the north of Norway early March and we hope to see similar nice views of the Aurora Borealis there
GrandmaR, I always enjoy your travels and the pictures you bring home. The aerial view of London is my favourite from these three. Did you take it from a helicopter or airplane?
sapphire73, I envy your current trip in Australia as well as you "normal" USA habitat. A strong set and especially in #3 you captured a magnificent scene
Indeed judging was hard due to very different subject matter, but I knew that before I started.
Here's what I came up with as personal favourites:
HM: Travelways, Backyard gems in Wild West Arizona
3rd place: sapphire73: Grand Canyon
2nd place: sarasphotos: Orange rose in half-shadow
And the 1st place and winner is the picture that made me smile every time I looked at it:
And another type of animal and their human Dressage Riders
Congrats Jo, and looking forward to what you have to offer as the next challenge.