Tuesday, July 10, 2007

WPJA contest, thank you Corey and Joe!

Thanks to all the great moments I saw at Corey and Joe's wedding, I was able to capture this image which received 13th place in toasting category of the quarterly WPJA contest. It is a real honor to place among the many talented photojournalists who compete. Including local photograpers David Wittig and Michelle Cabrera of Life on Prints.

JUDGES COMMENTS: Peak moment with the smiling toaster enjoying his roast as the couple and a friend react in the background. This image tells the whole story – which the photographer is commended for pulling off. Low angle was a great idea, enjoy the slightly askew feeling as it adds to the drama of the moment – lots of nice geometry in this image – lighting on the toaster is a bit hot and just a bit more depth of field would have made the picture stronger – great moment, technically a little out of control.

The judges provided some great feedback to help me see how my image stood out among the rest and also how I can improve for the next time. Another great reason to compete in this contest.

I have many friends who placed in this contest and I am happy to be a part of such a great group of photographers! Congratulations to all of you!


d a v e said...

congrats!!! keep up the good work!

Tony Cabrera said...

Congrats Tina, your rock! Looking forward to your next winning shot!