Great seeing and reacting on the photographer's part. The table in the lower left corner is pulling my attention away. The couple in the background are where my attention should be going after the main couple, leading me to wonder if a moment before after, might that second couple have been more prominent?
This is a deliciously sensual image. I like the high-key lighting that helps unify the skin-tones in a similar embrace. It's a universally delightful image of love and endearment - and desire.
Choosing the top winners for this category was difficult but this image had staying power. I think that's due to it's somewhat dark humor - aided by center-weighted composition and the interesting lighting. The fact that no one's face is seen, adds to the overall edginess of the image. But the noir style is counter-balanced by the shine of a white dress and the levity of those pink shoes. It's a wild and crazy photograph that communicates well on many levels.
Nice moment and a great use of color. I wonder about stepping back even more to show other people in the perimeter/edges of the frame, to show she sleeps amidst the wedding activity. Also maybe getting lower to show a bit more of the activity, ideally with a shallow dept of field to keep the focus on her.
The light surrounding this young girl works so well with the floating balloons. Everything comes together as though it too will soon be her white dress and shoes. The pink bow, her white shoes, white dress, white drapes, it's a fun moment and it's a lovely photograph of not only childhood but of a wedding.
Wise choice to do this from overhead, to clean up what was likely a busy background and to get such good faces. The kid in lower left helps a lot. The pattern of the tile, though potentially distracting is less so because the couple so dominate the frame.
This image is so beautifully subjective, with those amazing colors. It makes you want to lick it like a popsicle. But what I really like is the moment occurring in the middle - something that might've been lost in the crowd if not for that burst of light behind them. It's an absolutely delightful image.
A tableau of color, shape and pattern work together to produce an elegant symmetry that seems to float as effortlessly as the balloons pressing against the ceiling. At first glance, my eyes are drawn to that colorful doorway. But then, the red lamp pulls me back. From there I search a room of balloons and arrive at two children happily immersed in their pursuit of a prize - a prize currently drifting on the ceiling.
The pariring of the musicians playing off the couple of kids works very well. The secondary couple behind the kids is more disruptive than additive. I am guessing it was a tough call since the kids faces are so good here and may not have been as good when the second couple was less intrusive.
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