Sharpness, contrast, composition, color. These are all important elements to master in a good photograph. But I think above all, a compelling image should spark a sense of wonder. That was the fundamental criteria by which I judged these images and it meant that sometimes I chose an imperfectly framed photo or a low resolution image simply because it taught me something new about the world.
This assignment was tough! It was almost like three assignments rolled into one, since you can interpret “invisible worlds” in many different ways. I really loved seeing the breadth of images that came in. Some of you explored macro, many played with motion, and some carefully studied how light behaved in the frame.