Jerry's photo of 3 seashells won first place last night in the TriState Photography Society competition. I love how he made it look warm like a sunset was shining on it.
He got a "step-down" on the crystal. That means, it would have been a winner if the seashell hadn't been a winner.
Jerry spends hours composing a photo, creating something from the required "themes" for that night's contest. He tries different lighting, different arrangements, different elements - until he gets what he thinks is the best one.
It sometimes feels, to me, like a visit to the eye doctor as he asks: "Is this one better? Or this one?" So I help pick what I think is the best - but that doesn't mean it will win. Sometimes I've been wrong about which one will win and which one won't place (he puts in 2 photos each competition) and sometimes I don't feel strongly about a photo and it gets first place - what do I know?! ha ha