It's Willow playing with a sand wheel at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. I changed the tone completely (obviously) so that you can really see with the color the effect that her hand is having on the pattern. Little kids often don't realize the power they wield with their tiny little hands.
This is my entry for the Black and White Class:
It's Willow again, with a sparkler. I like how abstract it is, how you maybe can't even tell that it's a child with a sparkler. It's just chaotic and beautiful and maybe frightening, just like my life.
My entry for the Color Class is a three-way tie still, but this one is my and Matt's favorite:
I love the colors, and the fact that it's in a tunnel but maybe you're not sure where, and the fact that Sydney doesn't see the camera but she's pretty delighted by whatever she does see up ahead. It's weirdly birth-like to me. I'm not in love with the fact that it's not sharply focused, but my eyesight is lousy, so my stuff always has a wide depth-of-field, a fast film speed, and a pretty loose focus to compensate. You can call that an artistic style, right?
Do you enter your county fair? You should.