Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Park 58

Rainy days in the park this summer. Not unlike today. A good Montreal rainstorm is a great thing to see.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Park 57

This summer Jeanne-Mance Park got all new benches and they are really quite beautiful. The municipality not only replaced the old ones, but added a lot of new ones too. It was a good move and the benches are well used. Above are a selection of images of people enjoying said benches.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Votes tabluated!

So I will be submitting 3 images to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. And here are the ones that you helped me choose:

 This image was the clear winner.

 Second place.

These 2 below tied for third. I think that I will be submitting the top one since I am concerned about the sharpness of the bottom one, but I will probably print both and see which looks best.

Thanks so much for your votes everyone! It was great to see what you liked, my own personal jury process. I was originally thinking of submitting images like the winter biker (#6) but this got very few votes. And images like the three girls on the bench, and the soccer group got no votes (#s 9 and 10), so they obviously did not strike anyone. An interesting exercise, maybe we'll do it again sometime.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Photographic Portrait Prize - Give me your opinion!















The UK's National Portrait Gallery's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize submission has once again come around. I have submitted to this contest at various times in the past and have yet to get any success. It is an expensive submission and a tedious one but I can't help but be drawn in. I remember going to the National Portrait Gallery many times in my youth (we lived in England for a year) and loving it. So despite the costs I am once again submitting this year. But this time I have a new approach. I want your opinion on what I should submit! I am going to submit a portrait or two from my The Park series and above are the ones that I think are the strongest. So vote in the comments below for your top 3. And if there is another park portrait that I have not included that you think I should submit tell me the blog post title (and describe the image) and I will consider that too. So kill a few minutes and help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!