This has been an exceptionally good competition, the standard extremely high, reflected by the fact that just one vote separated the winner from the next most voted for photograph with just a handful of votes separating that photograph from the next in line. A very close call but, we do have a winner and I’m very pleased to announce that Larry Dao with his photograph ‘A Working Day’ has won the DLR ‘Capture The Light’ competition and will receive Topaz Labs Complete Collection.
This photograph embodies the ‘Capture the Light’ theme beautifully. It’s of a very high standard technically, as would be expected. While balancing a challenging exposure the photograph is pin sharp with detail in both highlight and shadow but it’s more than that. The photograph tells a story. It’s a story that we are likely unable to relate to directly but in the split second that the sensor in Larry’s camera was exposed to light, a moment was captured that tells us exactly what this man’s working day is all about. From the dirt on his clothes to the sheen of sweat, reflecting light from that single shaft of daylight, on the man’s face and arms, we get a real feel for the difficult and challenging conditions in which this man works, day after day. A superb photograph and a very worthy winner.
Our congratulations to Larry and our commiserations to the other shortlisted entrants. This has been an extraordinarily rewarding competition to be involved with and I can’t wait for the next round. We have an excellent theme coming up and news about a special guest judge so watch this space..