The results are in for Thursday's #PhotographyDeathMatch
battles!! First, I really want to thank the participants - +Kirsty Railton
, +Maayan Windmuller
, +April Hill
, and +Shannon Adelson
!!! Thank you so very much for making Thursday's battles so AWESOME! And thank you to our anonymous judges!!! Second, I would like to apologize for these results coming a day late. Things have been hectic around here to say the least - but that is no excuse. I am sorry.
Just a recap of the battles we had Thursday for #photographydeathmatch
... And you can click on either the hashtag above and then click "sort by recent" or you can open each photographer's page and go back and forth to see the battles.
In ring one, we had +Kirsty Railton
vs. +Maayan Windmuller
in the battle of "Toys".
Judges' Comments For Kirsty's images: Round 2: What a wonderful photo. I see a sad story here. I love how you have chosen to dull the colors of the steps while keeping the texture of the stone sharp. It gives it a real grungy feeling against the soft fur of the teddy bear. I also love how the leg almost seems to be a bit exaggerated in size. It adds to the surreal feeling of the work.
Judges' Comments For Maayan's images: Round 1: This is a really nice start! I like the concept that he's brought to life, and it'll be interesting to see whether he continues to explore a similar theme throughout all three submissions. I like the desaturation he did in post -- maybe I'm missing the intent, but there's a bit of menace in the mood here, even though they're toys and in theory supposed to be fun and happy. The colour and the extra tonal range that he got by using HDR adds to that mood for me. and I thought it was kinda of ironic how you could easily put Kirsty's chicken inside of the basket in Maayan's pic and make an story out of the first round. and Maayan did a fantastic job with the storm troopers. Great light and colors. Only one thing was missing in my opinion. A story. You could have them interacting with each other in a battle, a dance, twerkin or something.
It was a tough call, but Kirsty edged out Maayan... just barely.
In ring two, we had+April Hill
vs. +Shannon Adelson
in the battle of "Architecture".
Judges' Comments For April's images: Round 3: Again, an unconventional look at the subject, and kudos to April for taking us right out of the average out-of-the-box thinking on all three of her submissions to this matchup! There's definitely lots to look at here, but interestingly enough I can detect a right-to-left sweep in the way my eyes tend to move when I look at this image -- that's also something that I find original and unusual about this composition.
Judges' Comments for Shannon's images: Round 2: I love the depth and height that he created with this shot! I also love the off center composition and the reflections! The contrast of light and shadow on the building is wonderful to me. This one jumped out at me with the subject, leading lines and reflections.
Another tough call...but in the end, Shannon just edged out April...barely.
WHEW. Thank you again to the audience (the true winners), the photographers, and the judges. Stay tuned on Wednesday, April 16th, for the new opponents and themes!!