1st place in Getting Ready

This photograph, taken by Rosemarie Hyc, was awarded 1st place in the Getting Ready category for the WPJA's 2006 Summer.

Judges Comments

  • Talk about Norman Rockwell! This little girl's expression couldn't be cuter and the composition couldn't be more perfect. The woman's face comes into the frame from the top left but does not draw attention away from the little girl because the woman's face does not receive most of the light (or has been burned down a bit). The woman's arms and hands and the girl's arm frame the girl's face perfectly and keep the attention where it should be – on the girl's face and expression. And that expression is so Shirley Temple cute! The clean background not only doesn't detract from the content, the color of the wall actually compliments the ribbon in the girl's hair.

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