Photo Tags : wedding : Photo

Judges Comment

Two sides of romance perhaps? A good catch that put wedding and life in perspective. This image grows on us every time we look at it. It is so surreal a meeting of two events. Well captured with great storytelling composition. It's our winner.

Photographers Comment

What a wonderful surprise! I hesitated a long time before posting this photo. I was not sure but at the same time it always came back to haunt me. It is the first time I win a prize for one of my photos so it is great to be recognized by professionals. I was lounging on a beach in Thailand when I saw the Russian couple being photographed with great hype (more than 15 people around them). When they moved to the waves in front of my seat my Leica M9 was ready. I took a few shots until I saw the gentleman. I immediately visualised the photo and ran behind him to shoot. Lens was 35mm Summilux at 1.4 and 1/1000s with ND filter. Minimal post processing and some cropping on Lightroom. Thanks again for this nice summer gift! Younes Kabbaj Hong Kong