View Full Version : Winning Images - Mod's Choice - Round Four 2015/2016

11-29-2016, 05:15 PM
Marko asked me to pick this round's winner from the members' nominations. I didn't realize how tough it really is to pick one.

Like Marko says, "Just so it's clear, the photo(s) I choose are not necessarily the best ones of the month. I've come to realize it's not logical to pit images from totally different genres against each other. That's why there are categories in photo contests. My goal is to simply choose an excellent photo (or two) and talk about why I think it rocks."

I have chosen three images, Best and two Honorable Mentions
For my choice for best image of the group goes to Moghrion's Zlatibor, nominated by Runmonty.

The thing that draws me back to this image over and over is the story it tells and the stark contrast of the red umbrella against the rest of the image. The image is beautifully composed and post processed.


The Honorable Mentions go to Hillbillygirl and Marko (I didn't pick it just because it is Marko :D )

Hillbillygirl's "Feeding Time" is simply at the pinnacle of nature photography, all about timing, right place, and sharpness (all perfect here)


Marko's "Eiffel Tower" is also at the pinnacle of ICM photography. It is especially tough to pull off with people in the frame, and he did it quite well here. It is beautifully framed, composed, and processed.


11-29-2016, 10:53 PM
Thanks AT for taking this on. Can't argue with your choices and reasons. Well done.

p.s. By the way has anybody heard from Hillbillygirl. I really miss her photography and well thought out posts.

11-29-2016, 10:57 PM
She pokes her head in here every week or two.

11-29-2016, 11:05 PM
Thanks AT for taking this on. Can't argue with your choices and reasons. Well done.

The main reason I went with the red umbrella image over Marko's Eiffel Tower image because of one reason. They are very similar images with great stories, but Marko's image has one flaw (IMO). He photographed people dancing under the Eiffel Tower but he clipped their feet. If they were just standing there hugging, enjoying the scene, I would be OK with the clipped feet, but clipping the feet of people dancing hurt the image just that little bit.

11-30-2016, 10:29 AM
I think you've done a fine job choosing the winning images AT, and I'm honoured that my image took an honourable mention.

Many thx for taking on the responsibility!