Yikes, I did not anticipate how long it would take me to go through 1,919 photos to make sure each one met the criteria of the contest. I'm still reviewing them, so please indulge me awhile longer.
Meanwhile, I need your help sorting out something.
In just about every set, I find something to quibble with in at least one photo, and sometimes four or five photos. If I were very strict about the photo criteria, then I don't think I'd have anybody in the contest.
Here are examples of things I have found:
Glasses look more like wine glasses than champagne glasses
Kids are walking or crawling up or down hills, not actually sledding. Sometimes just one kid is sledding and another is walking.
I can't see the rockers of a chair to confirm it's a rocking chair.
I can't see steam coming off the soup. Or I can't tell it's soup.
Churches are brick instead of white.
Churches that show just the steeple instead of some of the church as well.
Birds eating indoors in a cage instead of outside at a feeder.
Watches instead of clocks.
Clocks that aren't precisely on 8:08.
Can't see the uniform of a cop sitting in a car.
Not sure it's an adult in the snowpile photo ... could be a kid.
A nail polish brush instead of a paintbrush.
Red traffic lights not directly facing the photographer.
I've gone through many sets, and every one of them except for one had one or more of the issues listed above.
If you were me, what would you do? Are some less egregious than others that I should let slide? Which should I strictly enforce?
Let me know what you'd do below.
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