These are the photos that I didn't submit:
This was taken at a pet adoption event. I love that the girls are pressed to the window looking at the kitten and the kitten looking back at them. It is the emotion of longing of both the child and the animal that I wanted to portray, but I'm not sure that without an explanation, just anyone would pick that up.
I like the juxtaposition of the playgound equipment with the historic clocktower but the image quality was poor and looked grainy when printed. Also the image of the child was unremarkable (except that she is my own) and playing with the highlights and shadows just further reduced the image quality.
A fun image, but doesn't show any of the children's faces. That's good in one way because none of them are recognizable and so no parent can really protest. But on the other hand, without facial expressions, much of the delight is absent.