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RESULTS – ‘Duo’

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Last week’s contest theme was ‘Duo’ as judged by Richard Marks. His overall comments…

“Duo brought out great image submissions with several common threads: animals pairs, couples, found objects, reflections, and some creative interpretations. Virtually all met the theme challenge in one way or another.

“The idea of duo or duality conjures images that one might want to live with and contemplate. Accordingly, in addition to the other criteria, I picked photos that I would want to live with.

“Getting it down to only six was really hard, and special mentions to a few that were just below the line: holding hands by photophoozler, horse duo by kaybeausoleil, pelicans by markaclem, coffee cups by armineh29, along with second submissions by winners Mikael Sundberg (tree duo on white) and charlena (red-shirted couple). Good job by all submitters!”

— Richard Marks

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

Results…

(NOTE: click on the images for larger views)
 


1st Place Overall
“The Ultimate Duo”
by Mikael Sundberg
Judge’s Comment: “The beauty of the colors as well as the sentiment of this ‘going home’ photo make it especially memorable. Every aspect of it is wonderfully thought out, and yet it captures something ethereal and timeless.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 


2nd Place Overall
“Love Comes in Many Ways…”
by Charlena
Judge’s Comment: “The whimsy and calm of this photo make it very attractive and lend it substance. The horses are beautiful, and the gesture of kindness is thoughtfully rendered within the context of a soft world that appears magical. With its coloring, this photograph feels like a classic painting.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 


3rd Place Overall
“Swan Lake”
by Matt Heffernan
Judge’s Comment: “This is the moment between moments. The water ripples encircle the swans just before their heads come up. As a viewers, we are left wanting to know what’s under the water, knowing we’ll never see that view. I love the texture and the abstraction of the format and structure of the photo.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 


Honorable Mentions

More winning images chosen by the judge in the Honorable Mention category. (click here to see the Gallery of all submitted images)…


“Exercise with a Friend”
by nance kay
Judge’s Comment: “A wonderful reflection image, although I would have liked the frame tipped down just a bit. Cute, captured in duo!”
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 


“The Seagull Brother”
by leka huie
Judge’s Comment: “I like the meeting of urbanity and nature in this shot. The light through the wings of the birds is great, and their synchronicity is a sight to behold.”
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 


“My Girlfriend and I”
by Carlos Mateo Garcia
Judge’s Comment: “Wistful and grounded by the road edges, this is the secret kiss but caught by whom?”
Gallery Photo Detail Page

 



 
Thanks to all who participated in this second photo contest of “PhoozL 2013.” New “Weekly Wednesdays” contests are already live or being planned. Circle your calendars!

Harald Johnson
(aka AdminHarald)

 

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