FIRST PLACE by Michael Simeone
A very nice artistic image that has a great feel in the post processing. The feather has character in the way it has formed and good angled line in the positioning in the frame. The various sizes and colors of the shells fill in great around the feather. Nice sharp details throughout the frame.
SECOND PLACE “Emergence” by Michael Shane
What a great find by Michael. Very cool to find the subject and its shell together. Nice contrast in the colors of the subjects and the purple of the flower. Good sharp focus on the subjects stand out well against the darker background.
Third Place “Color Transfer Across The Fault Line” by Gary Slawsky
Love the artistic design. This has lots of great lines, verticals, horizontals, circle of the ball, and the angled lines in the ball. Love the strong color contrast of the yellow, green, and white. Great positioning of the subjects in the frame.