RESULTS: Mini challenge # 328 : Ruins and other derelict buildings
This wasn't easy to judge, so many great images and all of them fit the brief perfectly. I just love these kind of old derelict structures and the great diversity in which you all have shown them for this mini. A big thanks to all participants
Let me start off with some comments:
@Cavalier : nice set, the unsaturated brownish grass adds a lot to the old house and barn falling to pieces and the fence in front adds depth and balances the composition. The other two are fine entries as well
@grandmaR : I really like the covered bridge ruin, coming from nowhere and going nowhere. Great find! From your third entry I like the second version the best
@JAG : All three your entries are right up my alley, I think I could spend a day or more at that Alaskan mine, so much to see and photograph. I bet you had a ball there.
@LexingtonAlarm : Very good start on your mini-career here on DGrin, the fall colours work very well in the first image and the "look through" to the background in the second gives a lot of depth to the image
@DavidRGillespie : The first is great, B&W conversion spot onfor the threatening mood. The second and third are nice scenes as well allthough I would do a keystone correction to the third to emphasize the straightness and symmetry
@BMW Kurt : Great to see you back and the first is a real splash, the people in photo help judging the scale and size of the ball. The textures of the weathered wood come out nicely in the other two
@slpollett : your first entry is really special, don't know where to look first, to the flowers or the old house. Also the wide angle shots of the Wapatki ruins are nice, good foreground interest and gorgeous colours
And now the top of the pick in my humble opinion
HM's for Cavalier (Pflug mansion), grandmaR (Covered Bridge), LexingtonAlarm (old mine shaft on the Southwest Coast Path) and DavidRGillespie (Abandoned farmhouse, British Columbia, near Lumby)
Third place for JAG for the Independence Mine in Hatcher's Pass Alaska
Second place for slpollett for the Abandoned Farmhouse near Marble Falls, TX.
And the winner is:
BMW Kurt for Abandoned spy station. Teufelsberg, United States Army Security Agency Field Station Berlin. Berlin, Germany. 2013
Congrats Kurt and looking forward to what you can dream up for the next mini.