RESULTS: Mini challenge #311: Central composition
Thanks to all who entered and as you can imagine judging with such an "open" type challenge is not easy because the entries are so diverse.
But after a looking at all entries several times I made up my mind and just followed my gut feeling and chose a winner that just "felt" best. It was not easy because there were too many great shots, even though not all were as "central" as I had imagined.
Here's some comments on the entries:
1) I like how the colour of the flower is echoed in the background
2) The eye of the viewer keeps being pulled along the past to the middle of the frame
3) slightly off center, but a nice find with the snail or pebble below the grate
1) Nice flowers (dogwood?) but more a diagonal composition than a central one
2) Same as for sara's #2, the eye keeps being drawn to the middle and see why this dried leaf is still hanging there
1) Nice bold colours but not quite central
2) Lovely flower, but also slightly off center (I know, I'm a nit-picker)
3) Smack on, and a nice mood with the misty mountains in the background
1) I would have liked the spider a bit more detailed or sharp, but the web came out nice
2) Very nice find, I like the contradiction between the ordered cube and the much more flowing rocks on which it is placed
3) I like these delicate pastels in the sea of green
1) clever use of the shadow in the composition
1) Vere nice lighted still life
2) Clever shot, with so much symmetry (both mirror and rotational)
3) Nice composition but not fully central
1) Nice bold colour
2) Like sara's #2 the viewer really gets drawn to the center, a pity the shot lacks sharpness
3) Very interesting subject, well captured
In all three the eye of the viewer is very much drawn to the center, but I find the third most striking
1) beautiful building and well captured, is it an IR shot?
2) I like the tension between the central window and the off-center tree
3) Perfect symmetry, the hotel helped you by hanging the same shield on either side of the door
1) Lovely view, the mist and the clouds all pull it together nicely
3) Not only a ceiling detail but also a detailed ceiling , also perfectly centered
1) I love the intense gaze!
2) Nicely isolated flower, maybe even darken the ones at the top more to not distract from the main subject
3) The framing works well to put enough emphasis on the small ship
and the winner is @sapphire73 with "Island seen on the way to Alaska", a wonderful moody shot and perfectly centered
Congrats Gretchen and looking forward what you will give us for the next challenge