Mini-Challenge #188 - Connections - RESULTS

Mike JMike J Having Fun!Registered Users Posts: 1,029 Major grins
edited June 30, 2014 in The Dgrin Challenges
Thanks everyone for making this really hard. It was fun to see the many different ways that you interpreted this theme. My criteria for judging was completely arbitrary - no hard and fast rules. What I liked ruled here. I realize that each of you would have chosen differently...

Here are the 10 images I whittled things down to:
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This first step was hard enough but getting to the top 3 was just about impossible. I couldn't just do a top3 so I put in an honorable mention.


Honorable Mention - Connecting with reality
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This not only has connections (man to cyberspace, woman to camera, woman to floor) but also illustrates disconnects. Well done getting all this in.

3rd Place - Connecting with Myself
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Simple but powerful connection made to one's self using a mirror.

2nd Place - Connecting with your spouse
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Powerful emotional connection. These are the types of moments (connections) I think we all try to capture.

1st Place - From Mind to Paper - The Experienced Hand
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The angle of the hand and the pencil really illustrate the connection of ideas flowing from the artist to paper. The B&W treatment, the weathered hands, even the sketch on the paper adds to the impact of the photo.

Congratulations to Earache and to everyone who participated in this round.

Earache - I'll send you a PM explaining your next steps.
Mike J

Comments and constructive criticism always welcome.
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  • r3t1awr3ydr3t1awr3yd Lifetime Noob! Registered Users Posts: 1,000 Major grins
    edited June 20, 2014
    2nd AND honorable mention!? That's what I'm talking about!!!!!! :D

    Hi! I'm Wally: website | blog | facebook | IG | scotchNsniff
    Nikon addict. D610, Tok 11-16, Sig 24-35, Nik 24-70/70-200vr
  • kdotaylorkdotaylor Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,265 Major grins
    edited June 20, 2014
    r3t1awr3yd wrote: »
    2nd AND honorable mention!? That's what I'm talking about!!!!!! :D
    Both most excellent photos!
    Kate
    www.katetaylor.smugmug.com
    "You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain
  • r3t1awr3ydr3t1awr3yd Lifetime Noob! Registered Users Posts: 1,000 Major grins
    edited June 20, 2014
    kdotaylor wrote: »
    Both most excellent photos!
    Danke danke!!

    Hi! I'm Wally: website | blog | facebook | IG | scotchNsniff
    Nikon addict. D610, Tok 11-16, Sig 24-35, Nik 24-70/70-200vr
  • EaracheEarache Unsharp and Oversaturated SO CALRegistered Users Posts: 3,533 Major grins
    edited June 20, 2014
    Gosh... that's a pleasant surprise - thanks Mike, for "connecting" with my image.
    As always, so many fine image sumbmitted... and this time, so many with poignant, humorous, and charming interpretations of the theme.
    The two other images placing are fantastic and got my vote... especially your B&W Kate - it has a very authentic retro vibe.

    I always struggle with trying to conjure a next theme... but thanks to a thoughtful, timely,
    idea from my wife, I'll post #189 right away, and hope it catches your interest.
    Cheers, Eric
    Eric ~ Smugmug
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXRegistered Users Posts: 3,817 Major grins
    edited June 30, 2014
    Congrats, Eric!
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
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