2021 Photo Contest

Congratulations to our Winners!

Thank you to all who participated

1st Place
"Rendez-vous avec lui-même"
Patricia Escorcia

Wins a free AF membership
and a giftcard from Le Panier Français

"I chose this photo because it captures a moment of intimacy, inner connection, a rest, a pleasure to be with oneself and to flow calmly with the space where it is, to the point that the subject blends in with the scene and becomes part of everything .  For me, this photo celebrates the silence, the peace, the calm of our souls and the harmony of the human being with nature.  it captures a beautiful moment of chosen solitude that has become the perfect rendezvous for himself."

Judges' comments

The interpretation of the theme was unexpected and original.  The decision to use black and white elevated the image to an artistic level, and the use of a filter that softens the contrast creates a sense of calm. The subject seems pensive and not depressed by his solitude.

L’interprétation du thème est inattendue et originale. La décision d’utiliser le noir et le blanc a élevé l’image à un niveau artistique, et l’emploi d’un filtre qui adoucit un peu le contraste crée un sens de calme. L’homme est solitaire, mais on l’imagine pensif et non pas déprimé.

2nd Place
"Rendez-vous à la piscine"
Mary-Benton Gordon

Wins a free AF membership

"I chose this photo because it represented so well our neighborhood pool, where families and friends gather to relax and play. This small pile of shoes, abandoned in haste, told me that three companions were nearby doing something fun."

Judges' comments

The rendez-vous is suggested by the pile of sandals - it is a unique interpretation that shows a lot of imagination. Or perhaps the sandals are themselves having a meet-up by the pool? The composition is excellent - every detail contributes to it. The rule of three is respected, and the main color of each of the three of the image is repeated in the shoes in order to create repetition with variation.

Le rendez-vous est suggéré par le tas des sandales – c’est une interprétation unique qui montre beaucoup d’imagination. Ou est-ce que ce sont les sandales qui se rencontrent au bord de la piscine ?  La composition est excellente – chaque détail y contribue. La règles du tiers est bien respectée, et la couleur principale de chacune des divisions de l’image se répète avec les chaussures, donc répétition avec variation.