Black-And-White Photo Competition 1 2015 : Entry Number 870

Judges Comment

This elegant composition from a different point of view, with beautiful tonality and expression creates a lovely photograph!

Photographers Comment

The annual Blessing of the Animals in Los Angeles is always one of spectacle. Animals of all shapes and sizes arrive to be blessed. As I wandered through the crowds I happened upon these little ballerinas who were totally captivated by a bird in a cage. The girls were a flurry of activity trying to see and talk to the bird. I shot several frames, but this one where I held the camera over my head and shot down, was the winner for me. Captured with a Canon 5D MarkIII : 24mm : f/8 : ISO 125 : 1/125 second and processed in Lightroom. I am honored to have received a "Mark of Excellence." Thank you!