October’s competition was open (no theme). Our guest judge was Keith Mitchell.
We had 20 class 1 entries with 5 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd, 2x honorable mention).
1st – Wedding Singer by Kimberly Fore
I gave this photo 1st place because it had emotional impact and caused me to imagine a powerful story. Technically, the close cropping and effective use of shallow depth of field added to the impact of the image.
2nd – See the Ring by Ashley Piel
3rd – Secret by Kimberly Fore
We had 12 entries in class 2 with 3 awards (1st, 2nd and 3rd). The winning images are below.
1st – Red on Red by Andrew Fritz
I gave this photo 1st place recognition because it showed dramatic use of directional lighting as well as composition. The almost solid red tone throughout was both creative and impactful.
2nd – The Mystery of Space by Sirrah Lore
3rd – Davis Sunrise by Steve Coyle