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I hope that everyone had a great weekend!  I know that some of you have been anxiously waiting to hear who the winner of the photo walk is and today is the big day.  This year’s winning photo was taken by Erica Brower.

First, this is not a conspiracy.  Yes, Erica did also win last year but on the photo walk website I could not see the names of the participants attached to each photo until after the winner was chosen and I purposely did not go look at the Flickr group pool so that I would not be biased.  I guess that Erica and I just see the world in a very similar way.

What was it about this photo that made me decide to choose it as the winner?  Here we go:

Perfect exposure.  There are no blown out highlights and there is ample detail in the shadow areas.

Sharpness.  The image is tack sharp without evidence of artificial sharpening in Photoshop.

Composition.  As you can see on the diagram below, the image was composed using the rule of thirds which gives the image a balanced but dynamic appearance.  Also, the shallow depth of field draws the eye into the image and focuses the viewers attention on the subject.  This combined with the fact that the center of the flower is the darkest part of the image makes it very clear where the subject of the image lies.  Our “subject” also has plenty of space to look into in the image as well.

Color.  The image is lively and interesting.

Good subject choice.  Granted, flowers are not exactly an original subject for photography, but the incest on this flower in particular is one that makes you stare at it and wonder what it is.

Texture.  Between the center of the flower, the insect, and the smooth flower petals there are a lot of interesting textures in the image.

A big thanks to everyone who participated in the walk this year and I look forward to seeing you all again next year!

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I mentioned on Monday that I had not gotten a chance to post Kelly and Sam’s engagement photos and since their wedding was last weekend it is about time!

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I hope that everyone had a great weekend!  I was privileged to shoot Kelly and Sam’s wedding this past Saturday at National Golf Club here in Pinehurst.  The groom’s family is from Iowa so it was nice to get to see some Midwesterners.  I just realized that I never posted the images from Kelly and Sam’s engagement shoot so keep an eye out for those on Wednesday as well.  Here’s a little taste from the wedding…

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So, I promised that I would work on these and I love to keep my promises.  These are not all of them since I took almost 400 while on vacation but these are my favorites.  Hope you enjoy!

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I haven’t had a whole lot of time to work on Hawaii pictures because I have had quite a bit of client work that comes first, but I did get some time yesterday to work on this image of barking sands beach.  I am hoping to be able to put in some work on my travel pics this week and maybe have a slideshow next week. (fingers crossed)  Either way I have lots of great stuff coming up.  Happy Monday!

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Hey ya’ll.  Back into the swing of things this week and working away on editing a wedding.  I have an announcement for you on Wednesday so be sure to check back then!

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