We meant the Reflective Mood challenge to be ambiguous and, for the most part, the entries fell into either ‘reflection’ or ‘mood’ categories…
Winner: Australian Body Art Festival participant, by Phil Bender
We thought Phil Bender’s moody model and mirror managed to tick both boxes nicely, so we gave it the guernsey. Phil has won a stylish Think Tank Retrospective ® Leather 5 ““ Pinestone bag.
First runner-up Amanda Keesing’s study of a gentleman in his boat similarly combines the two concepts, while her partner Craig Keesing’s more straightforward reflection picture ‘Plunge’ has an intriguing complexity that earned it second runner-up status.
First runner-up: Untitled, by Amanda Keesing. In the last light of the day this man quietly propelled his dinghy to shore using a single oar.
Second runner-up: ‘Plunge’ by Craig Keesing. I captured this image of the windows of a building in Perth CBD. I then turned it sideways, as it reminded me of swimming training at the pool when I was much younger.
Honourable Mention: ‘Thinking’ by Susan Shanta. Seaford Pier, Victoria. Quietly thinking and absorbing the surroundings.
Susan Shanta’s picture of a young lass in a musing mood has a note of mystery that we quite like.
Karen Rich’s pleasantly symmetrical ‘Quiet’ strikes a soft romantic note, earning it an honourable mention.
Honourable Mention: ‘Quiet’ by Karen Rich.