So here’s the winning entry. Please click on it to view it full size.
This entry is from Saher Imran and, as far as I’m concerned, needs zero introduction. However if I don’t type something up here the home page of this site goes bonkers, so I’ll babble a bit.
I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it, and every judge who I showed it to replied with, “Wow!” (or a similar succinct superlative)
Saher has taken one moment from my words and turned them into an iconic image. The attention to detail is remarkable (notice the cross in the upper right?), the contrast of the polished shoe and the splashing blood gives me the chills, and using no more than a foot and an ankle she has captured Epp more fully than I think I even did.
Amazing entry. Again, CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A LARGER VIEW.
And give Saher some love in the comments or by linking to her work around the web, please. Wow, does she deserve it.