We are pleased to announce the winner of the Digital Lightroom People competition as judged by you.
” ..there was some really interesting work entered into the competition. It was a difficult choice and there were many not shortlisted that were extremely worthy entries. In any genre it is extremely difficult to surprise the viewer and there is within my choices those types of images that we have seen depicted in a similar way before. However, importantly, the authors have in my opinion placed their individual style and approach either at the taking stage or by interpretation at post capture or, in some cases, both. My congratulations go to all the participants.” David Penprase
Of all the excellent pictures shortlisted, the photograph receiving the greatest number of votes and therefore the winner of the competition is ‘Patience is a Virtue by Lignum Draco.
David Penprase said of this photograph “Terrific candid shot, wonderful tonal range, great composition. Wonderful use of differential focus. First rate.”
So our congratulations go to Lignum Draco who will receive the Complete Collection from Topaz labs. Click on the image to view full size.
Our thanks go to David for judging the initial round of this competition and providing his thoughts on each of the photographs, to Topaz Labs for sponsoring the competition and providing such a wonderful prize and to all the contestants who entered the competition.
Below is a gallery of the remaining shortlisted pictures with the names of the photographers and David’s comments on each of them. Click on any image to open the gallery.
Great composition of the main man, but also supported with a smattering of others in the background.
Beautifully printed and cropped showing textures and strength. Absolutely spot on!
Wonderful portrait, the lady’s life shows in her eyes. Again the tight cropping pulls the viewer in to the character of her wonderful face.
A very compelling moody portrait that has been brought down in content to our being mesmerised by the little boy’s face.
This one invites the viewer to imagine how the pigeon man may look facially , his body language gives us an understanding of his love for the pigeons despite his own obvious struggles.
What I love about this image is the way the author has placed the boy to the right with his sibling behind. The strength of character is already evident in the young boys expression, a different take on a very popular subject matter.
Tremendous image, this demands that we study it. So unusual. Fantastic!
What a beautiful compelling portrait . It appears to be deceptively simple, but this has all the qualities one would want in a portrait, the eyes are with you and hold you. Excellent!
Superbly toned image that has such clarity without being over worked, also well cropped.
This image is really unusual and I kept returning to it. I like the intrigue of wondering…… A really good contemporary environmental portrait.
This is an incredibly strong image, composition is excellent from the main character leading the eye through to the two behind.
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