Photo by Edward F. Palm)

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Forest, Virginia, United States
A long time ago, my sophomore English teacher, Father William Campbell, saw something in my writing and predicted that I would someday become a newspaper columnist. He suggested the perfect title for my column--"Leaves of the Palm." Now that I have a little extra time on my hands I've decided to put Father Campbell's prediction to the test. I'm going to start using this blog site not just to reprint opinion pieces I've published elsewhere but to try to get more of my ideas and opinions out there. Feedback is welcome. To find out more about me, please check out my Web site: www.EdwardFPalm.com (Click on any of the photos below for an enlarged view.)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kitsap Sun's Monthly Photo Challenge

I'm pleased to report that I got top billing in our local paper's monthly photo challenge--EFP

FRAMES: Challenge #32 Candid Stand-Outs

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
Once again, nicely done on the candid challenge everyone!
Here are a few we (Yay I get to say “we” again since Derek is thankfully joining us again via back and forth emailing from across the Sound) thought stood out for various reasons:
“Aunt Jo and Daniel” by Ed Palm
The photographer added a note to this photo about how it is a picture of his Aunt during the final stages of Alzheimer’s and while she didn’t recognize him anymore, there seemed to still be a connection between her and his son, whom she had cared for at one time. The additional information helps put the photo into context and the viewer can really understand what the moment captured is all about. Instead of just a small moment between a woman and child you realize the small things in the image, like the purse in the background and the tray that he is leaning on, and all of that adds to emotional moment that is portrayed. Even if you didn’t know the backstory of the image the photo has beautiful light, nice composition and is a nice moment. It’s all around a fantastic storytelling image, and those storytelling images are our favorite kind of images.

Read more: http://pugetsoundblogs.com/photovideo/2010/12/#ixzz18FEvyELX

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