Judges Comment: Subtle color and strong composition creates a very pleasing dreamlike quality.
Judges Comment: Strong use of color, focus and composition.
Judges Comment: The composition and depth of field choice made this abstract portrait a top choice. I thought the photographer did a nice job balancing the saturation and color palate. Beautiful picture.
Judges Comment: The photographer really capitalized on the great color from this wedding and created a great detail. Very good toning and highlight work on the flowers. The lens flare seemed a little heavy to me, but overall a great detail.
Judges Comment: This image was a little more straight-forward, but the saturation and lensing choices by the photographer made this one stand out among many images shot this way. I thought it was a classy picture, a very nice detail to give to the bride.
Judges Comment: This picture is a great example of the power of depth of field - it accentuates the flowers without losing the brides amazing smile. And the colors really pop! Post production very nicely done.
Judges Comment: I loved the unique presentation of this detail. The image almost looks like a scientific document! The tone and saturation are well done for this image – this type of manipulation would not work on any bouquet, but it worked really well with this one. Very creative choice by the photographer.
Judges Comment: Beautiful face and styling. Overall the use of color is good, but would be better if the eyes didn’t look obviously manipulated. The whites of her eyes are too blue from an apparent color “enhancement” that should have been isolated to the iris. Also, since the eyes are being manipulated, the red should have been retouched out of her left eye. In the end, great subjects make great pictures, but this could be a significantly better image with more skillful retouching technique.