At the end of the year, many “best of” contests roll around. This year has been no different. It requires you to go back through all of your work to find those few images that stand out from the crowd.
The problem with this is that some images are personally significant because of challenges and problems that were overcome to make the photograph. Those don’t win contests. The judges don’t see the back story.
Here are a handful of images that popped out at me for one reason or another. Many have been featured on here before. We’ll see how they hold up this contest season.
Be sure to check out the gallery on my newspaper’s site to see the favorites of my coworkers as well.
[…] Last year, I mentioned that photographers can get attached to an image because of the back story. Some images might be technologically challenging to make. Others might have required hours of anticipation and preparation. When it comes to a contest, the back story doesn’t matter. The final image is all that counts. […]
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