This category was strong on composition techniques. There were a lot of images with nice layering. This image grabbed my attention, because it had great layering, but more importantly, a great moment. There is humor on top of good technique.
There’s little more to say about an image that says it all. Getting ready for the wedding day is a lot of hard work...well, at least it appears to be...for this bride under the scrutiny of her attendants and, most importantly, the all-important mirror.
What a beautiful moment delivered in succinct visual prose. The composition and selective focus, combined with the perfect juxtaposition of the approaching bride to an expectant throng of admirers, makes for a delightful image.
I enjoyed the use of composition in this image to suggest the anxiety a bride must experience to be the “perfect” princess on what she hopes will be a “perfect” day. The photo of the iconic pin-up beauty, Marilyn Monroe, teetering on the edge of this image, provides an off-balance feeling - as we might assume reflects the innermost anxieties of a young (and beautiful) bride.
No one seems aware of the photographer here which adds to the feeling of intimacy. It's not easy to balance that many people into one frame. With all the faces, it's an image you can really linger on. I like the serious feeling to it as well.
This image treads across our imagination upon universal themes of young and old...the grand passage of time where grandmothers are created. But the journey is paved with memories, and thus, we stay forever young. Now, imagine those words that came from a single poignant image.
If the perfectly coiffed dog in the background is inspiration for the tattooed man grooming himself in the foreground, then he has a long way to go before he’s ready for the show. Nonetheless, the photographer noticed a fun juxtaposition of “fluffy” and, well, “toughy."
I liked the relationship captured between the bride and her mom(?). There is a great dynamic between these two people that was caught by the photographer. The layering in the image was nice, as was the touch of humor.
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