RESULTS: Mini Challenge #310 ...in the eye of the beholder...
Thanks everyone for making it an interesting mini with difficult choices.
@DavidRGillespie Of your three my favorite was #2 Antoni Maceo Monument, Santiago de Cuba. There were lots of great leading lines and I appreciated the way that red plant led our eyes right into the middle of the frame.
@Cavalier Although I was captivated by the horses in #1, for me the photo would have been more effective had you used a smaller f-stop so that the farm houses in the background didn't distract so much. My favorite of your three was #2, the Station Master, lovely framing of the subject and nice b&w work.
@JAG I enjoyed the humor of your entries! Of your three I liked #2 the best - a nice shot of a very interesting piece of art.
@pegelli Such an all-around excellent set, I found it difficult to choose a favorite. All three do an excellent job of capturing the mood of the artwork, which was exactly what I was looking for. In the end, I have decided that #3 is my favorite - I love the way you've caught the solitude of that man sitting and watching the sea being a "grand sculptor". And thank you also for sharing that wonderful work by your wife - I wish that cat were at my house!
@lkbart I liked #1 but am slightly disturbed by the extremely tight crop to the left of Moses and the right of the window, but I suppose there was a good reason for that. The shot of "Rush Hour" appealed to me because of the slightly weird reflections and the inclusion of a spectator.
@grandmaR I had a big chuckle with your granddaughter's captions! From your three entries I liked the "Happy Monk" the best (although I did wonder why a baseball bat makes him happy...??? ).
@BMW Kurt I really appreciated how you caught the expressions of the "faces" in all three sculptures. Expecially in the first two I felt the pain in their faces. And now I see that I have to visit the Biergarten in the Fuggerei to find the Greenman! If you can believe it, in my over 20 years of living here I've never visited (the restaurant yes, Biergarten, no). Wrong neighborhood, I guess.
@jayegirl A nice set of three, the first and second being my favorites. Of those tww, the Flood Wall interested me the most - I like that low angle and how the river shows its face, and how you handled the lines on the parking lot (is that what it was?).
The winners are...
@jayegirl Flood Wall
So Pieter, it's on to you!
Thank you for an interesting mini - I did wonder about the monk, but I assumed it wasn't really a baseball bat, but some kind of Dutch implement. Otherwise it would be creepy.
Congrats to @jayegirl and @Cavalier for 3rd and second place and thanks to Sara for picking me as the winner among a lot of great entries. Also thanks for a great mini and all the comments!
I'll put my thinking cap on to look for a next subject, I've got a vague idea but first need to check if it wasn't done before (the list is quite long) and if it works find a couple of example pictures to go along with the brief.
I hope to get it up tomorrow, we'll see.
Congrats to all. BTW Sara, I have never been to the restaurant at the Fuggerei. Bauerntanz is our favorite in Augsburg. Thanks for the reviews!
@sarasphotos - it was great to see the variety of entries to yet another fun mini. Thank you for taking the time to offer comments for all who entered. And congratulations to @pegelli on first place, and to @jayegirl and @Cavalier for 3rd and 2nd place!
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Congratulations Pieter ( @pegelli ) for a wonderful shot and win. Look forward to the next mini. Thank you Sara for a good mini and the second place. And you are so right about the f-stop on the horses - I need to go back there and try it again with the weather is right.
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Thanks for the comments and the great mini. Congrats to @jayegirl , @Cavalier and @pegelli for third, second and first. Iforward to the next mini
Congrats to everyone. @sarasphotos , I’m standing in the middle of the road. Broadway, Paducah’s equivalent to Main Street, dead ends at the river.
On my very first trip to Augsburg in 1995, Bauerntanz was the very first restaurant I ever visited. Many fond memories there.
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Your Post brought a smile on my face. :-) I could not resist the easy shot, Happy New Year