Nice job on the City Life challenge!
Per usual I love the different subjects captured and shooting styles on display for this month’s challenge.
Remember, there aren’t any winners or losers, I just pick a few photos entered and ramble on about what makes them “stand-out” to me for various reasons. The following photos will be published int he July 12th. edition of the Kitsap Sun.
Full disclosure, I cropped this photo of Shawna’s into the extreme horizontal format that you see here because I loved everything about this shot but I really thought there needed to be more of a focus on that adorable dog sprawled out on the sidewalk at the end of his leash. By cropping it down the eye goes right for the dog which is is so perfectly framed by the city construction in the foreground.
Gasworks 4th by Deena Alley
My goodness that is one colorful sea of people! It’s not just the vibrant colors of this shot, that make it great but also the layering of colorful boats in the foreground with the colorful people and the houses up in the third tier of the frame.
There were quite a few entries featuring the Space Needle and the Seattle Waterfront which is to be expected with this theme. What made Cynthia’s standout was that star burst of light from the fishing boat. It is a very unique shot that ties in the iconic Space Needle with the areas fishing industry.
The candid moment of this is lovely and I like the composition and the layering of the market elements. But by far the best part of this photo is how the woman’s face in the foreground mimics that of the one of the portraits up in the top corner. I just love those subtle details in a photo that most times the photographer doesn’t even notice till editing their shots later.
Steve’s photo illustration depicting the woes of parking in the city is very well executed and I like how he thought a bit “outside of the box” when thinking about the theme of City Life.