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RESULTS – ‘A Part of the Whole’- PhoozL


RESULTS – ‘A Part of the Whole’

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‘A Part of the Whole’ was a challenging contest, and we had an interesting mix of submissions. Judge Lisa Waddell comments:

“To me, the Part of the Whole is defined primarily by lines, shooting angles, shapes, and framing, of course. When I focus on those elements as I compose an image, I find that I naturally end up with only a part of the subject instead of the whole thing. It makes me — and therefore you — really SEE the subject and not just LOOK at it. According to minimalist photographer Steve Johnson, this is one of the tenets of the minimalist style of photography. This same thought could also apply to abstracts; where the image is not a true or accurate pictorial representation of the subject. This is all about getting down to the essentials of the image and what it expresses in light and form.

“This was a fun competition to judge with a nice selection of photos from which to choose. An added bonus was trying to guess the whole from the part! (Note: I purposefully did not look at the images in this contest’s Gallery during judging for fear that the titles or descriptions would give away the Whole. Part of the contest’s challenge was to imply or hint at the Whole purely in visual terms.)”

— Lisa Waddell, www.lisawaddell.net

(click here for the Gallery of submitted images)
(click here for 2013 Winners Showcase for Weekly Wednesdays contests)
(click here for 2013 PhoozL Points tally for Weekly Wednesdays contests)
(click here for this contest’s Instructions & Rules and information about the Judge)


(NOTE: click or tap on the images for larger views)

First Place
by foxprimephotos
Judge’s Comment: I love everything about this image: the composition, the point of view, the silver against the bright blue. This photographer demonstrates a solid understanding of the Part/Whole concept. The tension in the photo is literal because I’m guessing this is the peak of the supports and stays of a bridge.
Gallery Photo Detail Page


Second Place
by Helen Mulvey
Judge’s Comment: This monochrome image is a good example of raising an ordinary object to a whole new level. The photographer made an impact by focusing on the tip of the spiral. And the partial view leads right into a strong conclusion that it’s a corkscrew.
Gallery Photo Detail Page


Third Place
by Stefano M
“A Part of the Whole”
Judge’s Comment: Great work with shapes here. I like the circles set against the rectangles and the clean lines in this image. The photographer has used these elements to his advantage in this well-composed shot with pleasing, muted colors. A coffee grinder with plenty of history!
Gallery Photo Detail Page


Honorable Mentions

More winning images, not presented in any order or ranking…
(click here to see the Gallery of all submitted images)

by Gowtham
“Keep Me Tight?”
Judge’s Comment: When I first saw this image I was reminded of a video of the Titanic on the ocean floor! This image has clean and simple lines and a great point of view. I love the aged rusting of the subject, and one can work at guessing that it’s the end of a water spigot seen from below and up against a dark sky.
Gallery Photo Detail Page


by Arun
“Leading to…”
Judge’s Comment: Lines, texture and a skewed point of view make this beach image. The narrow, and seemingly random, focal point combined with a very blurred background is used to good effect. Otherwise this would be a whole image rather than just a part. Nice.
Gallery Photo Detail Page


by Charlena
Judge’s Comment: The intersection of lines (spokes) with the circular shape in back makes for a nicely composed “Part” of what appears to be a bicycle wheel. The fact that this is a monochrome and the use of partial vignetting only adds to it’s appeal.
Gallery Photo Detail Page


Congratulations to winners and thanks to all who participated in this ‘A Part of the Whole’ photo contest, and to our judge: Lisa Waddell. Don’t forget that new “Weekly Wednesdays” contests are already live or being planned. Get in the Weekly Wednesdays photo habit!

Harald Johnson
(aka AdminHarald)

(click here for current 2013 Winners Showcase for Weekly Wednesdays contests)


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