Dgrin Mini-Challenge #270 - Long Exposure - Silky Waters - RESULTS
This has been an especially hard mini to judge. So many great entries and the fear of being too subjective has caused angst over this one ! Thank you all for such great shots depicting silky waters. So here's my take and the results:
@JAG Joyce - Ape Exhibit. I love the clarity of the rocks and leaves with the silky waterfall. Simple, and beautiful. The colors caught my eye immediately.
@slpollett Sherry - Smith Creek at Anna Ruby Falls - The simple combination of rock. light, and silky waters make for a beautiful capture - with the added interest of lichen.
@grandmaR GrandmaR - Vernal Falls. I'm really liking the mist in your second entry - with the boulders just peeking through (and of course, the small rainbow!)
@mongoose330 **Mongoose **- Beautiful reflections in the smooth waters. Nice light on the boats and the moon light hidden behind the clouds is a plus.
@pegelli Pieter - Silk and Ice. A very unusual shot combining a long exposure with the interesting ice formation. And the ice fish is a plus
@bfluegie Barbara - Diana's Bath. All three of your entries were beautiful silky captures. My leaning towards rock and water shots is so satisfied with your entries . This one stands out over the other two. Great light, composition, water silk and the color of the leaves in the background make for a wonderful photo. (and more lichen!)
@lkbart Lillian - Purchase Knob Hike. This shot shows smoother water over some very interesting rock formations - with beautiful greens.
@sarasphotos Sara - fountain in Bordeaux, France. I love the curtain effect of the water in front of the statue. And the interesting small splashes of water scattered throughout the curtain.
OK - time for the hardest part of my day - the results.
3 - Sara's fountain in Bordeaux.
2 - Barbara's Diana's Bath.
1 - Sherry's Smith Creek at Anna Ruby Falls.
Congratulations to everyone for such great entries. And congratulations to Sherry, Barbara and Sara for the stand-outs!
Sherry - it's your turn to run the next mini. Good luck!
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