PRINT COMPETITION WINNERS
Best in Show:
“Who’s Taller Now?”by Maureen Moore
The Title is really good – it directs the viewer’s eyes to the lone tall tree. The color saturation is really nice. If you crop out the bottom a little bit – an inch or two – it will improve the image slightly.
“Waiting for the Light” by Dale Leifeste
Very Powerful image! The shadows act like ‘Leading Lines’ and lead you right to the two subjects. Well Done!
“Tie Dye Ripples” by Eric Goin
Great Title! Very Well Done!
“Fading Light” by Larry Cohen
Composition is beautiful – gorgeous and dramatic print. A dark black border would enhance this image’s presentation.
Best in Show:
Note: Only three Portrait Images received “Merit Print” scores by the two Judges, and therefore the “Best in Show” ribbon was not awarded in the Portrait Category.
Great Title! This is a good example of knowing the rules of good portrait lighting and being able to break the rules. Having the lighting coming up from underneath gives this ‘Schemer’ a devilish appearance!
“Disturbing Thoughts” by Deborah Cohen
Good Title. Great portrait photo – the lighting is beautiful . . . there’s details in the dark and the highlight areas. Unfortunately, the wide white mat detracts from the subject – it draws the viewer’s eyes out of the image. A thin white pinstripe with a two inch dark black border would enhance the presentation.
“First Kiss” by Les Muldorf
This photo is adorable! The details are visible in both the highlights and the shadows, BUT the presentation leaves a lot to be desired. This image would easily score higher if it was matted and presented better.
Maureen Gates and Frank Bulfamante – December 10, 2016