Thank you, everyone!
You chose “What stories lie beyond the door?” as my #1 entry to the photo contest. It was followed by “Winter sunshine and shadow” and “Warm and bright on a cold winter night.”
Here are your votes, by category of voter. Some voted for more than one pic, more than one person in a category voted for the same pic–it’s all good.
G+ friends: 3, 4, 1
Other friends: 4, 3
Artists: 1, 3
Family: 2, 3, 1
#3 also had the most interaction–even people who didn’t vote tried to answer the question! I find it interesting to speculate how much effect the caption had on the votes. Two kind friends suggested I edit out the pointy-headed photographer’s shadow (no, they they didn’t actually say that 🙂 but you can see the difference here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MargaretWelwood/posts)
No one chose #5, “Protected and cared for in the cold.”
This did not surprise me as I do not really think it has much artistry, and it’s missing the lovely light of the top three. But it did garner the most +1s (equivalent to Facebook Likes). I actually put this one in as a tribute to farmers who care for their animals, and the approvals and kind comment indicate I may have succeeded there.
We’re allowed to enter three photos, and I’m eager to send off your choices.
Little May should be here by next month, and I’m eager to start snapping pix for her very own alphabet book. https://writingbooksforchildren.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/a-one-of-a-kind-book-for-tommys-new-sister/