Ok, here they are! First of all, thank you to everybody who entered pictures and watched the contest. Thank you for letting me judge it! Here's the low-down.
I narrowed the selection down to 3 categories: Finals, Runner up, & Honerable mention. There are 5 pictures in each category. In the finals, I'll put up first through fifth in placing. In the other two categories, there is no "placement". They aren't in any particular order, just all 5 are included for each. Also, I couldn't put two pics by the same person in the top 5. I am going to do critique on each pic, but just as advice. I'm not an expert, but I've learned a lot through other people critiqueing my photos, so I'll do the same for you. Results will be in seperate posts. Here we go!
(keep in mind, some of these are a large size and don't totaly show on this screen)
Terrific! This is so cute! It really captures the epitome of the baby horse. The only real critique I have is the date stamp. I used to use it, but learned that it detracts from the image. Also, the baby could have been centered a tad more. Otherwise, the colors are vibrant, nothing to distract from the fucus, and a perfectly caught moment. Good job!
I LOVE it! The colors are vibrant and extremely clear, the subjects are centered, and there isn't much to distract from the focus. The only reason this didn't take first is because of the content of the other pic. So, I have no critique - just compliment!
Good job. My only advice would be to try to center the animals more. The colors are good and it's clear. You go, Dani!
4th: Arabian Princess
Cute. I love the capture of the horse. Looks like the horse is very interested in something in the distance. Also, I like how the horse's face seems highlighted by the light and the fact that the body is a tad blurry. That thing sticking off the fence post is a little goofy, but good job.
Oh, this is good. The horse is clear, colorful, and centered. He looks very alert and interested in what you're doing. I love that foot out - looks like he's posing. Good job too!
Ok, the Runner up category will come as soon as I can.
Remember, these have no placment to each other, just as opposed to "finals" or "honerable mention"
This is good, but once again, a little off center. The colors aren't quite as vibrant as they could be, but probably just the sunlight.
This is just darling. Sara, you make judging a contest hard because they're all so good! I love how the horse is standing. Cute!
Oh, this is darling. It shows the bond between mama and baby. Once again, clear, colorful, and focused. The only thing I could ask for would be to see the whole horse.
Cute shot. The colors are a little light, but all else is good.
This is a great shot. Number one, because I know how hard it is to get the horse to look at you and look interested! Also, there's a nice highlight on the face. My only problem is, the end of the nose is cut off. I try to avoid that usually.