Weekly Photo Contest: June 8 -15: The Power of Love

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RedOctober, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. RedOctober macrumors regular

    RedOctober

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2015
    Location:
    West side of Oz
    #1
    #1
    For the theme of this weeks contest, I have decided upon The Power of Love as the theme.

    I've always been interested in how photography can capture emotive situations and there's no more powerful emotion than love.

    Enjoy the theme and have fun with it!

    Rules:
    • Be creative and have fun.
    • You may only submit one photo per contest.
    • Please do not comment on photos until after the judging has taken place.
    • The contest runs for one week, starting NOW! (see time/date stamp at the start of this thread.)
    • At the end of the week, The Judge (last week's Winner) will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place photo, providing as much feedback as possible.
    • The 1st place Winner will start a new thread with the topic/theme of their choice, and act as the Judge for that contest. (Winner has 48 hours to create new theme, after that it defers to 2nd place).
     
  2. kenoh macrumors demi-god

    kenoh

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    Glasgow, UK
    #2
    OK, I will go first. A capture of the love between mother and daughter.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. dwfaust macrumors 68040

    dwfaust

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Location:
    I am here =>[*]
    #5
    Proud big brother, 2014. Phoenix AZ

    My 12 YO (at the time) grandson and his new baby sister.

    js14.jpg
     
  4. AngerDanger macrumors 68030

    AngerDanger

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    #7
    Welp, thanks to @RedOctober, I have a certain Huey Lewis and the News song stuck in my head.
     
  5. anotherscotsman macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2014
    Location:
    UK
    #8
  6. RedOctober thread starter macrumors regular

    RedOctober

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2015
    Location:
    West side of Oz
    #13
    Last day today, so get your entries in if you haven't yet! Thank you to those who have submitted so far!
     
  7. georgeinnj macrumors regular

    georgeinnj

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #14
    A mother and her son enjoying some time together

    mother_and_son.jpg
     
  8. The Bad Guy macrumors 6502a

    The Bad Guy

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Location:
    Australia
  9. RedOctober thread starter macrumors regular

    RedOctober

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2015
    Location:
    West side of Oz
    #16
    OK, I'll call time for this week's comp, and thank you all for your entries, I have to say they represent the theme very well.

    First cab off the rank was @kenoh: I love the smile on the mum's face as she holds her daughter close. Perfect!

    @needfx: Great subtle shading and highlight, certainly gives the spotlight on the couple being affectionate. Would have been interesting to see what they were reading.

    @Robotti: Interesting capture! Love the colours of their costumes.

    @dwfaust: The smile on your grandson's face is so full of joy! Love it!

    @MacRy: That is a fantastic shot - you captured the tenderness of the moment, wonderful!

    @anotherscotsman: Well, what can I say? Lovely colours and it shows the love a man has for his machine, good job!

    @inkmich: You captured a sombre moment well. Who laid the flowers at her grave, was it her husband? Something to ponder.

    @Alexander.Of.Oz: Another moment of tenderness between mother and baby captured quite well. The stalk of green was a bit of a distraction though.

    @soulreaver99: Wow, this one is tells a powerful story of love between father and daughter. One could only imagine what the bridegroom (I assume it's the bridegroom sitting behind the table there) is thinking.

    @Apple fanboy: Interesting take on the theme, and great use of bokeh!

    @georgeinnj: Lovely take on the mom's joy with the son.

    @ The Bad Guy: Another great capture, you could almost feel the glow from the mum!

    OK, time for the place getters and it's a close one:

    3rd place: @soulreaver99
    2nd place: @MacRy
    1st place: @dwfaust

    Congrats, and over to you!!
     
  10. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

    Apple fanboy

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Behind the Lens, UK
    #17
    Well done everyone.
    I was struggling for an idea for ages with this one. Especially as I'm not much of a people person.
    Then my model (Mrs AFB) wasn't really feeling well so it was a bit rushed trying to get the right angle/lighting etc.
     
  11. MacRy macrumors 68040

    MacRy

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Location:
    England
    #18
    Well done dwfaust - a lovely tender moment there.

    Mine was of my godson on the day he was born.

    AFB can you explain yours as I don't get it.
     
  12. dwfaust macrumors 68040

    dwfaust

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2011
    Location:
    I am here =>[*]
    #19
    Thanks, guys. I appreciate the kind words.

    I debated cropping the photo into landscape, and the rug in the foreground was another element that I struggled with. Glad you liked it the way it is. :D

    With all of the talented photographers on the MR site, I am honored to even be allowed to participate.
     
  13. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

    Apple fanboy

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Behind the Lens, UK
    #20
    Your not familiar with the tie/sock/scarf on the door handle? Think if you shared your room in college. ;)
     
  14. kenoh macrumors demi-god

    kenoh

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    Glasgow, UK
    #21

    Really? If the house is rockin' dont come knockin' ???
    --- Post Merged, Jun 15, 2016 ---
    Great judging. Great topic, worthy winners. Good stretch comp this week. Well done winners
     
  15. MacRy macrumors 68040

    MacRy

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Location:
    England
    #22
    Ahh of course. Got it.

    I didn't go to college. I'm not that smart ;)
     
  16. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

    Apple fanboy

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2012
    Location:
    Behind the Lens, UK
    #23
    I got a degree from the school of hard knocks! Left school at 15 and I've done alright!
     
  17. georgeinnj, Jun 15, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2016

    georgeinnj macrumors regular

    georgeinnj

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #24
    Ha! get a shot when she's ready to deliver and see how much of a smile she has then :)

    By the way right after I took my shot of mother and son the little scamp tried to shove her into the pool. She was prepared for it though because she flipped him right into the pool.
     
  18. Alexander.Of.Oz macrumors 65816

    Alexander.Of.Oz

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #25
    Congrats to @dwfaust and thanks to @RedOctober for the feedback. This was a hard one for me, not doing people images meant I had to fall back on animals for this one. I do see the leaf as a distraction too, but have never been bothered to photoshop it out.
     

Share This Page