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April 'Humor' contest Top 10

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  May 23, 2011 05:28 PM

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I think judge Michael Cevoli had a good time looking through your April "Humor" entries. How could he not? They were clever, silly, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Glad you had some fun.

Here are Michael's thoughts on the overall field, followed by his Top 10 winners:

"There were a lot of excellent entrants into this humor-based photo contest. Lighthearted and happy images, as well as humorous daily situations, were evident in almost every single image. There was also a nice selection of more subtle humor to the overall body of work.

"The photographs that I chose for the Top 10 winners all had these traits, in addition to refined photographic composition.

"Although it is easy to find humor in most everyday things, it is a difficult task to be able to capture it with a camera when it is actually happening. Many of the photographers who submitted their work to this contest did a great job doing this.

"However, despite the ability to grab these snapshots, a successful photograph also needs to be well-composed and properly exposed. I think that any photographer, regardless of their skill level, would agree. Continued practice will lead to more photographs that meet or surpass your previous successful attempts."

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FIRST PLACE - $100

A Photography Pun

A Photography Pun: It's Eye-Catching!
Photo by Ellen Cahir-McFarland of Newton

(NOTE: Ellen had one pun in mind; Michael thought of another!)

Michael's comment: "I chose this photo as the winning image for several reasons. First off, it has a nice sense of composition; it is clear that the photographer considered the overall shape of the image and how each element would play off each other in the frame. The photograph is also well lit and demonstrates the photographer's technical abilities.

"Also, this being a humor-based contest, this image has a clear meaning behind it - 'rolling your eyes', which again speaks to the overall consideration of the photograph
beyond just its technical execution."

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SECOND PLACE - $50

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Family vacation to the Grand Canyon
Photo by Lauren of Whitman

Michael's comment: "What's not funny about a guy hanging onto the side of the Grand Canyon? The humor in this photograph is obviously not as subtle as the Eye image above; however, the photographer composed the image in a way that clearly shows his intent while making the photograph."

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THIRD PLACE - $25

Calorie-Concious?

Calorie-Conscious?
Photo by Mark of Chelmsford

Michael's comment: "This photograph has a nice composition that, much like the other
winners, has taken into consideration the photograph on the whole. The idea of
someone using Sweet 'N Low despite eating three delicious-looking donuts is
pretty humorous. In addition to a clear attempt at humor, this image has a nice
attention to detail."


You can see all Top 10 winners in this gallery. Congratulations to all.

And we have 119 photos in the May "Reflections" contest already. Don't miss out ...



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