Sarah Wilkie, who hosts Travel with Me, asks us to share “Three Favorite Images“.
What does favorite images mean? Mine? But in which category? People, beloved ones, most favorite places I’ve been, countries, animals, memories, or ….. you name it. My archive is full of such images. How can I select the “favorite ones”? How to narrow it down? By complexity, clarity, used skills, connected emotions?
Regardless of which side I’m trying to narrow it down, I don’t come to a reasonable end. Therefore I decided to try it in another way. I let others decide. When following the links for each image, you can read a bit more about the background.
This first image is from 2008. I took it during a fun fair and sent it in in 2009 for a competition. The topic was, as you probably can imagine, fun fair. And it won the 3rd prize.
The second image also won a prize. I sent it in in 2012 for a competition on landscape photography run by SanDisk. It’s a huge coal mine in our state. It’s still in operation. I took the image on a very cloudy day with my fish-eye lens and a graduated ND filter. The huge hole creates its own weather (at least a bit). So, the conditions are quite unpredictable. It’s only about 40 km as the bird flies from where I live, but the conditions can really change dramatically. Latest in 2038 the digging ends. Then, the area is supposed to be converted into a huge lake.
The third image is taken in the old town of the town, where I live. Hanging out laundry is an old tradition in the old town during the traditional fun fair. Photographers in our region were asked to send in photographs taken in our region. Each photographer was allowed to send in up to 6 photos in 6 categories (one in each category). More than 2.600 photographers took part. The winners of each category got a prize and another 170 photographs got in the book, too. Mine was not only selected for the book, but also taken in the state archive because it documents local customs.
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16 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 210: “Three Favorite Images””
Well done on your achievements André!
Thank you so much, Aletta 😊
WOW… Thank you for sharing your award-winning photos, Andre!
Thank you so much, Amy, it’s my pleasure 😊
Fabulous photos. No wonder they won prizes.
Thank you so much, Sandy. 😊
Great selections. LOVE the Fun Fair.
Thank you so much, John 😊
What a great idea to ‘let others choose! All excellent images but my own favourite is the first because it’s such a great depiction of movement and the fun of the fair – really well executed 😃
Thanks, Sarah. I also still love that image. 😊
All terrific and all unique Andre. Great isolation of the people surrounded by action in the first, love the hole in the sky in the second, and congrats on being selected for the charming third!
Thank you so much, Tina. Yes, getting selected for the book and the state archive was a great honor. 😊
Great choices, Andre – the Fun Fair is my absolute favourite. Remember you posting it and me loving it!
😁 thanks, Ann-Christine. Yes, i already used it for a LAPC some time ago. An oldie, but a goldie.