Black-And-White Photo Competition 2 2015
Winning Photo

Judges Comment

Lovely atmosphere in this almost portrait. We feel we can understand the woman in this photograph and at the same time admire the composition, light and the quiet atmosphere.

Photographers Comment

First off, my congratulations to the winning photo. When it was first posted I thought to myself, "There's the winning image." A truly powerful, emotional image. As for my photo, the woman is my 90 year old mother who lives with me. Every afternoon we go for a walk and on this particular day I was walking behind her when we passed through an area where the sun was sifting through the branches. I noticed the pattern it was casting through her hat onto her neck and quickly held my Sony RX1r above my head and took the picture. ISO 100, f2.8, 1/400 sec. Processed in Lightroom 5, Photoshop CS5 with Topaz plugins and converted to B&W in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. My thanks to the judges for the Mark of Excellence award.