Once again, nicely done on the candid challenge everyone!
Here are a few we (Yay I get to say “we” again since Derek is thankfully joining us again via back and forth emailing from across the Sound) thought stood out for various reasons:
“Aunt Jo and Daniel” by Ed Palm
The photographer added a note to this photo about how it is a picture of his Aunt during the final stages of Alzheimer’s and while she didn’t recognize him anymore, there seemed to still be a connection between her and his son, whom she had cared for at one time. The additional information helps put the photo into context and the viewer can really understand what the moment captured is all about. Instead of just a small moment between a woman and child you realize the small things in the image, like the purse in the background and the tray that he is leaning on, and all of that adds to emotional moment that is portrayed. Even if you didn’t know the backstory of the image the photo has beautiful light, nice composition and is a nice moment. It’s all around a fantastic storytelling image, and those storytelling images are our favorite kind of images.
“Tickling Her Sister” by Jill Holyoak
Kids make the best candid photos because frankly you just never know what they are going to do it and let’s face it, they almost always look adorable whatever they end up doing. The simple act of tickling and laughing was captured in this photo at the peak action when the youngsters head was thrown back in full laughter with her little foot in the air behind her.
“Snow Storm” by hillmeg000
Normally we’d say, “Hey! Where are the faces!?!” But this is one of those cases where the composition makes up for the lack personality usually relayed by the subjects’ faces. Why? Because they’re all positioned just so, you don’t see any faces. The staggered lines of three leads to eye toward the back of the photo. Oh, and there are three hoodies and three uncovered heads. Threes make an appearance again on Kitsap Frames.
“A teaching moment” by Jennifer Yeaman
Don’t you have to wonder what story, lesson or observation they’re sharing? A nice job of exposing this shot in a challenging back-lit setting. The composition would have been tighter if the flag or photographer had been a little to the right to fill some of the vacant background space on the right side. But that shouldn’t detract from an interesting shot that leaves you wondering what they’re talking about. A thousand words, right?