Why oh why do we put our dear readers through this ?! It is hard enough to judge the wonderful entries but is seems like agony to many of you who enter. I read all your posts and more than one seem to wonder about winning and the judges’ criteria.
How can This Grandmother’s Garden fantastic photo not be a winner ? She clearly understands the contest theme “Fill the Frame” – the photo is carefully cropped, using the entire canvas to achieve a nice balance of meadow and woods. The focal point is nicely off center and I really get a sense of a vibrant, verdant mountain meadow. I want to be there.
So then, why is this not a winner? I think when you see the others you will realize the competition is very stiff and if you want to get the real inside story go to each of the bloggers’s original post where I have posted constructive criticism. There are 14 entries I have singled out for direct feedback on their blog, and will do nothing but lavish praise on them here. Continue Reading →