Vicki McLead of Ida Grove, IA, wins this month with her first place, Star Color, Pears on Glass. Lois Shouse, our Judge, writes:
"This is a striking image that is well conceived. The artistic elements of the branches, and each placement, take it above a lot of still-lifes. The maker created a composition that has simplicity and visual impact. There are many subtle details that enhance the end result: the tonal elements in the background, the green tinge on the edge of the glass plate, the details in the glass, and the shapes in the reflection. Everything works together to create a beautiful image for all of us to enjoy."