We’ve been taking private photography and Photoshop lessons for the past few years, and this year our teacher sponsored a contest for all his students. Each of our photos had to relate to one of four themes — Curves, Reflection, Repetition, and Empty — and our fellow students were the judges. It was a terrific learning experience for us, and we were very pleased with our own efforts, as well as impressed by what our classmates achieved. Gerry’s entries won in two categories, a real thrill for him since he has generally left the picture-taking to me in the past. I can see a second good camera in our future. If you’d like to see our contest entries, this is a link to the gallery. Click on any individual photo to enlarge it. See if you can match the pictures to the categories (since we haven’t yet figured out how to put captions on the photos) and identify which two photos won in their categories. For example, the photo in this post is entitled “Fishing Fleet at Cochin” and was entered in the Reflection category.