RESULTS for Mini Challenge #307 Water Action Art

JAGJAG PhotomaniacWasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 8,046 moderator

Thank you to all who participated. Although there where a few entries that didn't quite meet the theme of Water Action Art, everyone did give at least one qualifying image to compete. Here are my thoughts in order of entry.

@Cavalier - Jo, your third entry, "An old standby" really fits this theme well. It has an artful quality of an abstract.
@grandmaR - your second entry, "Confused Sea" hits this theme well. It does have an artistic style to it.
@pegelli - Pieter, I like your first entry, "A fountain on the Central Square". Very abstract looking.
@DavidRGillespie - your first entry, "emerging from the froth" is a very artistic look to water. If you look into the at the bubbles long enough, you can see faces of cats and dogs in each one! (or maybe I am seeing things??lol)
@sarasphotos - Sara, I had a hard time picking just one of your photos as they all seem to fit the theme well. The first two entries especially stand out!
@lkbart - Lillian, I love all three of your entries too. However, the "gurgle monster" is quite unique!
@sapphire73 - Gretchen, your third entry "River over Pebbles" has a lovely abstract quality to it. The colors really stand out. The extra image you posted, has lovely colors too and was a very worthy entry, even over your first two images.

Ok, here are the winners:
Third Place
River over pebbles in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA

Second Place
At the entry to the Augsburg botanic gardens

First Place
Gurgle monster

Congrats to the runner ups and to Lillian for her win. Now it's up to you to come up with the next challenge!


  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,015 Major grins

    @JAG thanks for the 2nd place and for choosing such an interesting topic. Lillian and Gretchen congrats for 1st and 3rd - Lillian, I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  • sapphire73sapphire73 Major grins PennsylvaniaRegistered Users Posts: 1,749 Major grins
    edited October 26, 2020

    @JAG thank you for the unusual topic for this mini. It was fun to see what I might have that could fit the topic. I would have made the "Black Tears" of the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor an entry but thought the focus was more on the oil than water. So I appreciate your feedback on that shot and the 3rd place on the River over pebbles photo. I took that (3rd place) picture while revisiting a spot I visited several times with my father before his passing.

    Congratulations to Lillian and Sara on 1st and 2nd! Looking forward to the next challenge.

  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,783 Major grins

    Very interesting challenge. I wasn't sure I had the right idea, but Joyce you picked out the one photo that I edited to be "artistic". I don't do that very often and I felt guilty about it as that wasn't exactly as it was in the original. Congratulations to the winners.

    “" adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • lkbartlkbart Wandering in left field~ Derby, KansasRegistered Users Posts: 1,876 Major grins

    Wow, thanks so much, surprised by the win - so many great shots! & fyi, the red in the water is from a laser pointer, playing with light lol.
    Great theme & great comments Joyce! Congrats to Sara & Gretchen too!
    Will get a new mini up soon. :smiley:

    A photograph is an artistic expression of life, captured one moment at a time . . .
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 6,737 Major grins

    Congrats @lkbart for winning this mini, great photo and thanks for sharing your secret on the red colour in the water. Alse congrats to @sarasphotos and @sapphire73 for 2nd and 3rd place. Also thanks to @JAG for another fine mini subject as well as the comments for every participant.

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 666 Many Grins

    Contratulations to @lkbart for the win, and @sarasphotos and @sapphire73 for second and third. Great images! Thanks @JAG for the comment. I suffer from an acute case of pareidolia (seeing faces in inanimate objects), so yes, I was attracted to diversity of things emerging in the froth. Wife Beth once had to come and find me on a riverbank because had become immersed in photographing faces in the stones

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