Dgrin Mini-Challenge #265 - Bokeh and soft backgrounds *** RESULTS ***
So after a good night sleep I'm ready to post the results as I see them.
First of all thanks to all who entered, all very worthy entries and the few with front bokeh also qualify for me, even though it wasn't specifically mentioned in the brief.
First some comments:
@JAG : Especially the 2nd and 3rd are very good, where the oof background repeats or frames the main subject
@sarasphotos : lovely colours in the first and great background in the third
@grandmaR : Your first blew me away, very good use of busy bokeh to enhance the subject and mood, the third is a fun shot as well.
@Cavalier : The background in the first works extremely well with the subject and the bokeh balls in the third are really special
@lkbart : the humour in all your 3 shots is great!
@jwear : great catch and nice repeating blue colours around the main subject
@sapphire73 : Very good use of repeating colours and shapes
@puzzledpaul : very nice shots, nice bokeh shapes in the background and perfectly executed. All 3 are top shots!
@DavidRGillespie : Quite a contrast between 1/3 and the 2nd, you can smell the rose and the repeating pattern in the first works very well
@CHANDLERJA : Nice humour and well composed shots, the second is also a memory to be treasured for years.
And now the difficult task of picking the winner(s), as you can see above I liked all the entries so I found it very difficult.
So to start, everybody gets an HM, I know it's a cop-out but there were simply no bad entries in my mind.
3rd place goes to @grandmaR for her joyous shot "Bokah Xmas", the selfie, reflections on the ball and wild surroundings just fit together very well
2nd place goes to @Cavalier for her "Sryinga (Idaho's state flower) with Palouse farm in the background", a nicely composed shot and beautifully converted to B&W
1st place and honour of winning this mini (and setting up the next one) is for @puzzledpaul with his shot "Curiousity":
The hint of the girl in the background in a similar colour of the flower just grabbed me from the first time I saw it
so congrats to @puzzledpaul
I enjoyed running this mini, hope you enjoyed it as well and I'm looking forward to the next one.