The photo competition closed officially yesterday lunchtime, but given the fact that OZ had said he would be posting something and is currently suffering Lupine Influenza I thought I’d give him some leeway.
Sadly he has not posted, and the number of photos submitted remains low: only four this time.
(Have I somehow jinxed it all by setting such defined parameters? Maybe it was the time frame? (I had said only photos taken during the period of the competition – was that too harsh)
Anyway, the photos submitted were interestingly different.
Ricksrant sent us ‘Frogspawn’ which is a true reflection of the theme, but photographically is was visually less appealing than the others. (Sorry Rick. A difficult picture to take I’m sure)
Low Wattage sent us a photo of ‘Brush Fire, evening, Camp Lejuene NC, March 24 2011’ and this is a wonderfully smoky scene lit up by soft evening light.
Donald sent us a photo of a beautiful baby, who just happens to be his grandson – should have been posted in the thread as a comment, but never mind!
Coldwaterjohn sent us a photo of a Victoria plum tree blossoming on a south facing wall.
The decision rested between the smoky scene and the blossom, and I have found it quite difficult to decide. However the final choice goes to Coldwaterjohn, for the delicacy and focus in his picture – I liked the fact that the flowers were both in bud and open, leaving us with a sense of pleasure now and pleasure to come.
Over to you, Coldwaterjohn, for the setting of the next, (7th) photo competition!