Seventeen people responded to my request for help in choosing an image, explaining their choices and suggestions for how the image might be most effectively used. I thank you all. Your comments were thoughtful and insightful! Two photos tied for most popular, #1 and #4 with #2 coming in a close second, #5 in third spot and poor #3 got not a single vote – but that’s ok. That’s what the game was all about.
This image stirred everyone’s imagination, in most cases remind them of moments from their childhood laying under the family Christmas tree looking up and fantasizing about the celebrations and gifts to come.
And this one tied for the honour! I think Bluette Higgins expressed it best when she said, “I like #4 the best. There’s just enough red to catch the eye, but the focus is more on texture and I like the way the indication of stripes in the branch works as counterpoint to the textures in the ball. With the blurred earth tones and blue sky; it all works together very well. A close second would go to #1 because of the interesting angle. It’s like looking up from the bottom of a Christmas tree, and the shot has a generally festive feel. I think either would work well as a Christmas card – one unconventional, the other more traditional.”
So again, I thank you all. To be utterly fair, each name was put on a slip of paper and inserted into a glass vase to be shaken (not stirred) and drawn by my hubby.
As soon as I get her address, her prize will be in the mail – a 2018 calendar featuring photos taken in Ireland last spring! Congratulations!