RESULTS: Mini-Challenge #359: Black and White
Oh my goodness, difficult doesn't even begin to describe it! Each and every shot was a winner. I can't remember when I've seen a mini filled with such well-considered, well-taken and well-processed shots. Kudo to all!!!
@Cavalier Jo, I especially admire your technical prowess in the "panning" shot - that's a technique I haven't mastered. Although I do like the Point Arena shot, I'd say my favorite of your three is the balloon - very nicely balanced, and as you said exuding serenity.
@grandmaR Grandma, thanks for bringing us back to the reality of "the old days". I truly am envoius of the fact that you were able to develop these yourself. My favorite of your three was #2 "Beginner cross country" - what a great stop-action shot!
@sapphire73 Gretchen, from your three I'd have to say I liked the bridge shot the best. It had a certain moodiness, where I could somehow imagine being one of those people on a bike or in a car, on the way home from work at the end of a long day. I did also like how I could feel the soft fuzzy texture of the goats' hair in the first shot. (And the night shot of Sacre Coeur is wonderful!)
@slpollett Sherry, although I liked your snow pictures, I found the picture of your father's boots the most evocative - you chose a perfect setting and I appreciated how they were framed in the picture.
@kdotaylor Kate, like Sherry said in her comment, I was mesmerized by the ripples in that tree reflection of yours. All three shots are technically top-notch. The picture I kept coming back to however, was #3, the family shot. It really grabbed me. What a great choice and composition for a family portrait!
@bfluegie Barbara, I must say, Skitz the cat is very patient and photogenic! I like how you handled the Grand Canyon shot, but my fave is Yosemite Creek - I can feel/hear the power of the water as it crashes into the rocks at the bottom of the falls and rushes towards the viewer.
So... decision time....
HMs to everyone for every picture, really!
@Cavalier picture #2 Reno Balloon Race
@bfluegie #2 Yosemite Creek
@kdotaylor #3 Family portrait
It's over to you, Kate. Looking forward to what you choose for the next mini!