The contrast of the gun and the bride is a rare find. This picture was haunting because of this juxtaposition and because of the expression on the bride's face. Definitely storytelling and a powerful image in any contest.
A striking and unsettling image. Feels much more journalistic than nuptial. The bride's expression is storytelling and I also like the added detail of the hand at the right reaching in.
In the United States we don’t normally catch a ride to the wedding accompanied by an AK-47. The greatest fears experienced by most brides worldwide is more likely related to the details of the day such as makeup, hair, or flowers. And yet, security is a primary concern in many locales. Here, the all-consuming visual of an assault rifle is juxtaposed with a bride and her white veil, her brow furrowed in worry or anticipation. We can only hope that she is thinking only of her desire for a beautiful celebration of marriage.
I loved the body language and the soft light in this photo. I thought it was well composed and the photographer edited a nice moment.
Here’s an image that comes straight off the page of a travel brochure. It’s so perfect, so ideal, it makes all of us wish we were there taking this photo. It’s compositionally “spot on” and offers viewers a carefree journey into the kind of place we all long to be - together in love.
You know, as beautiful a creature as an elephant is, it looks like a pain in the butt to ride. This image aptly portrays the ungainly quirkiness of climbing on top of a multi-ton creature. Yet, with the aid of three others, this bride steps on the elephant’s massive head to assume her place as an Asian Queen for the day. The photo tells more than one story.
This little tyke is stepping out in style as long as she can make the step. It looks like a harrowing drop from cab to curb but something tells us in that tiny gentle smile that “she’s got this” and we need not worry. However, she’ll likely need a little help to climb back in at the end of the day.
Sometimes you look at an image and the right thing happens - you don’t notice any one thing at all. Rather, you simply enjoy the whole photo exactly as it is with not a single rationale for the why or the wherefores of why you like it. Nonetheless, I could write multiple paragraphs about the strength of this image. But the short list is 1: the moment (hint: the raised hand from the backseat of the VW and the “Just Married” bumper sticker) 2: That beautiful, albeit a tad quirky (in a good way) composition and 3: the almost monochromatic feel of this image from a range of colors that are strongly chromatic (red, yellow, blue, cyan and even a whisper of a rainbow) - not to mention a cool jet stream that echoes the linear path of a fence. See what I mean? Sometimes less is truly more.
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