Reflection/Refraction

Kali Webb
Theme:
The only photo that doesn't quite adhere to the theme is Canine Idol, which certainly isn't reflection in the physical sense but could be reflection in the metahporical sense (assuming dogs can be introspective).
Originality:
While Puttin' on the Ritz and Somewhere over the Rainbow are both pretty similar in subject, they both bring a very different aspect of the light to view. One displaying strong contrasts of lighting, the other the refractive nature of the handing glass.
Overall Quality:
The strongest photo of the set are probably The Tables Have Turned which does a really good job of keeping the floating leaves soft focus in the foreground but seeinrg the full relected environment in the pool. The leaves themselves almost feel like they are taken from a different picture altogether. Somewhere Over the Rainbow is a close second with the strong contrasts. Unfortunately the weak Canine Idol entry brings down her score a bit.
General Comments:
A strong first entry from our new competitor.

Liz Mason
Theme:
All photos adhered strongly to the theme.
Originality:
All photos are very distinct. Frienemies depicts a bug which cannot determine from it's reflection whether it is friend of foe. Fallen has strong militaristic underpinnings but also contains a strong metaphorical/literal reflection. Starburst is relatively similar to Kali's Puttin' on the Ritz but both are done extremely well. Standing Room Only reminds me quite a bit of Salvador Dali's Persistence of Memory with seeminlgy melting lights.
Overall Quality:
All photos are of very high quality.
General Comments:
A very good showing. Each photo brough different aspects to the forefront and a few evoked something a bit more.