Judges Comment: Both of us were drawn to this image right from the start. It looks like it was taken underwater -- way to go! We like the composition, tonal quality and "floating" feeling you get when viewing this portrait. Thanks for the inspiration!
Judges Comment: Not all bridals have to be shot in beautiful places :) We're not sure how much image was created in camera and how much manipulation was done by computer. Either way, the result is outstanding.
Judges Comment: We like the sassy style and pose by the bride in the unique location. It's a nice moment with the people going about their business in the background. The image has a good use of a texture overlay and selective burning keeps your eye from wandering away from the subject.
Judges Comment: The vintage car, wide open plains and hint of blue cowboy boots make this a really fun image. The bride has a 'happy' look on her face but she does look a bit stiff. A stronger, more carefree pose would have elevated this portrait.
Judges Comment: The graphic qualities of this image caught our eye. The vertical and diagonal lines make your eye work through the image and keeps you looking for more pairing of lines. A simple but effective warm toning accents the image.
Judges Comment: This image feels like it was taken out of a page in a fashion magazine (not a bridal magazine). The pose, hairstyle and accent of red shoes paired with the location and added texture make it stand out as a fashion forward bridal image.
Judges Comment: Nice to see an image from a different angle and the strong, complimentary background help to swing your eye from top to bottom and back. The muted grey tones accent the statuesque bride.
Judges Comment: A great location which is further accentuated by an overlay that adds to the vintage look and feel of the scene. From our perspective, the bride becomes somewhat lost in the large space. We'd love to see the bride much closer to the camera which could still maintain the same symmetry.
Judges Comment: The low angle cleans up the background just enough for the photographer to make use of the sky. Just an idea: try cropping off the lanterns on each side and see if that strengthens the image.