Judges Comment: A quiet yet poignant intimacy between the women is quite moving in its simplicity.
Judges Comment: This is an engaging moment of the two older women, perhaps sisters,
reconnecting or providing comfort. I like how the pattern of the background bokah and the dress of the woman on the right relate. However, I would like to see the distracting white head of hair on the right retouched out, and the hand in the foreground burned down.
Judges Comment: What a moment. Intimate. The b&w treatment really allows you to get past what could have been a scary color situation.
Judges Comment: The woman’s expression combined with the hand entering the frame and the subtle head appearing out of the car window in the background doesn’t provide an obvious narrative but creates a lot of intrigue.
Judges Comment: Such an interesting frame. The expressions of the two subjects aren't easy to read. It's fun to guess what might be going through their minds.
Judges Comment: Sweet moment of bride and grandfather. The cupping of his face in her hand gives a clue as to the closeness of their relationship. Shallow depth-of-field helps not only clean up the background, but also add a painterly quality to the frame.