Thank you to all the participants of the Sunlight Photo Contest and a special thanks to NANEU BAGS for providing professional camera bags for the Grand Jury Winner and the Top People’s Choice.
The Grand Jury Winner will be selected by Stacy L. Pearsall, a worldwide teacher and instructor for some of the biggest photography events like Photoshop World, NAB, Photo Plus, Maui Photo Festival, Shooting the West, Look 3 Festival of the Photograph and Eddie Adams Workshop where she has had the honor of serving as a Team Leader. She is an active consultant for Manfrotto and onOne: “I have to start by saying, “wow”. The top ten finalists have created beautiful images, all of which are completely worthy of a first place title. That alone made judging tough, so congratulations to all who competed. When photographing sunlight, timing is everything. Often it requires us as photographers to get up extra early or stay out really late. Also, scouting locations so you know where the sun will be to create the best possible image is paramount. All of the images demonstrated forethought, creativity and patience, not to mention the technical savvy that’s required to capture such imaginative images.” – Stacy
Congratulations to the pimpinnagawan winner of the NANEU C500 Camera Bag with photo Light From Heaven
“I’ve selected this photo as the Best Photo for many reasons. Aesthetically, the composition of the image draws me in and keeps my eye wandering throughout the frame. The gentle slope of the lush emerald field calls my attention; while the streams of light created by the sliver of sun and the wave-like arch of the rain soaked cloud directs me up and down and back again. The symmetry and balance of the picture is exceptionally pleasing, and the subtle nuances of the frame allow me to discover something new about the scene and beckon me to want more. And that is what every photographer wants to achieve; leaving their viewers wanted more.” – Stacy
Congratulations to Scott26_2 Runner Up with photo Barn for Canvas
“I chose this photo as my first runner up not just because it’s haunting mood and dream-like atmosphere, but also because there was much consideration in creating this image. It’s apparent, and admirable, that the photographer studied the location, discovered the best composition, and knew the time the sun would pass behind the barn, and was patient enough to wait for the right moment. As luck would have it, the flock of birds passed just at the right time too. The seemingly wicked vines add texture, the decayed barn relays age and the little white outbuilding is strategically place near the sun to draw the viewer into the right place.” – Stacy
Congratulations to martincrush the People’s Choice and winner of the NANEU C500 Camera Bag with photo A blast of early Morning Sun
“It’s an ethereal image packed full of delicate whimsy and revelation. The revelation isn’t anything to be taken literally, rather whatever the viewer infers from its light and mood. I have a pond behind my house similar to this one, and have often gazed on light such as this. Yet, I’ve not captured it so successfully as this photographer has with the hazy bands of sun, soft repetitious trees, and their placid reflections. The composition is stellar and the use of light is impeccable. ” – Stacy