RESULTS: Dgrin Mini-Challenge #280 - Architectural Forms: The Arch
Firstly, thank you all for being so patient with me!
Once again, it was not so easy to pick the winner among the fine entries. I'll comment in order of posting:
@DavidRGillespie of your three shots I like #2 (Spring Island, BC) the best. With the person in the shot you get a nice sense of scale. I would have liked the third shot (Mazatlan) better but for me the exposure lacked contrast. I loved the angle of it, though...
@sapphire73 I particularly liked the arches in Arles (#1), the way you caught the curve and the play of light and shadows. Nice BW work.
@JAG that first shot of the arch in Cabo is lovely! I also liked #3 but I had the feeling that the picture tilts to the right a bit. The St. Petersburg shot is a bit underexposed for my taste.
@kurzvorzwoelf a great set! My only critical point might have been in #1 to slightly lighten the shadows between the first two sets of arches in order to get a bit more detail. #2 is splendid - wow, that's a lot of arches! And I just love the poor lonely snowman looking in the puddle at his certain destiny. :-) #3 is a wonderful picture - it speaks ARCH to me and is bueatifully exposed, capturing the detail in the light as well as the shadows.
@Cavalier you win the prize for most inventive interpretaion of the theme! All three are good arch shots.
@grandmaR I enjoyed all three of your entries - loved the kid hanging off the Roman arch in #2 and your name for #3 "Dolly Parton", indeed! Very cool bridge.
@lkbart #1 is a wonderful shot - I love the simplicity of the form against the blue sky with the light falling on it and the fog at ground level. I would have liked #2 a bit more if it had been more about the bridge and less about the big granite ball on the railing...
@pegelli I really like the first shot (Wroclaw University) - you chose an interesting angle and captured lots of "arch action". #2 is a wonderful exposure, capuring lovely detail (and more arches!) through the windows. My only critic is that perhaps the shot could have had a bit more dramatic tension if you'd taken a step to the left or right.
...and the winners are...
Honorable Mentions go to:
This time a special prize for "most creative interpretation of the theme" goes to:
and the winner is:
Thanks all for participating and @kurzvorzwoelf, I'm looking forward to the next challenge.