As with last year’s tradition, I would typically pick the top photos that I have narrowed down and then share it with the group.
Before I proceed with the top picks, let me first thank each and everyone of you who participated in the walk. It was really great meeting you guys and it was a lot of fun. I hope each and everyone of you has gained a new friend (or two) because of the walk.
Also, I would like to thank Greenbelt for allowing us to hold the Photowalk there. :)
In case you’re wondering how I reviewed the submissions, here’s what I did:
- I downloaded each photo in our site (only the ones uploaded in the official site); not the Flickr group
- I then viewed them on a big monitor (full screen) so I can fully appreciate the photos (using Adobe Bridge)
So without further ado, here are my top picks from the walk:
“The Sentinel” by Archie Sy
Archie: I don’t know how you were able to make the guard pose in the middle of the walkway. Hats off to you for taking the courage to do this! :)
The photo below is from Stephen Lavoie. Stephen is an alumni of the photowalk. He joined us last year. For more of Stephen’s photos, check out his flickr site. He has some photos of last year’s walk there.
“Closing Time” by Nhatz Rosal: I was actually able to see this in Nhatz’s Canon 5D Mark II camera (I had to mention his camera! :)) during the day and I was like “Hey, where’d you see that?!”
“Miss You Much” by Joel H. Garcia — Joel was last year’s walk winner. Joel: all I can say is that you have a GREAT talent and eye for the photos. I was behind you when you took this shot and the vision you have in terms of how you conceptualized the image is just great.
“Wait” by Anne Roque — Anne, this is a great shot and I love how you all the lights just blend well with the photo. I guess being around Joel pays off (or is it the other way around?) :)
And finally, “Through The Years” by Melvin Castrence. Melvin is an old buddy; we used to work together. Aside from a good photographer, he can shoot some hoops! :)
So, there you go. I will be picking the winner tomorrow and will upload it to the Winner Page in Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk site.
Again, it was great meeting you all. Don’t forget, check out all the photos in our Group Pool. There’s a lot of nice shots out there!