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    Default Winner Chosen - December 2011 - Admin's choice - Image of the month

    Hi members,

    In case you are new around here this is where the Admin (me) chooses one excellent photo each month from all the photos nominated by other members during that month in the Member's monthly choice forum.

    Just so it's clear, the photo I choose is not necessarily the best one of the month. I've come to realize it's not really logical to pit images from totally different genres against each other. That's why there are categories in photo contests. My goal is to simply choose an excellent photo and talk about why I think it rocks.

    This month's choice is The Peace Bridge - At Last! by JAS_Photo

    I chose this image for several reasons:

    1 - Composition - This is a very strong composition and the bridge itself acts as a fantastic leading line. It guides our eye beautifully into the image. In addition, aside from the shape of the bridge itself, there are also other "mini-shapes" in the bridge itself as well as all around the image. These other mini-shapes add a lot of interest to the image.

    2 - Tones and post processing - The bridge itself is selectively coloured in this image and I like that very much in this case. I feel it works and offers a new take on what is likely a heavily photographed piece of infra-structure. For me it suggests 'something new' being introduced into a city. The desaturation of the background compliments the bridge and really makes the bridge pop.

    3 - Story and perspective - This bridge is still a work in progress and we can see a crane in the background that suggests this. We see the bridge "moving" toward the background which suggests to me something new being introduced to something older. The angle or perspective from which the image was taken was very well chosen to suggest this story.

    For all these reasons, this is my choice for image of the month. Since we all have opinions, some members may disagree with my choice. That's cool but THIS thread is not the place for debate over my pick, NOR is it the place to further critique the image. The purpose here is to suggest strong elements in the photo that we may learn from.

    Congrats again JAS_Photo for creating this wonderful image!
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    I'm not surprised to see this one chosen at all. Well done.

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    Thanks, Marko and M.A.

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    Congrats Jas. Nicely done and well deserved!!

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    Good choice - it is a stunning photo
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    Congratulations, JAS.
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    This is a great shot! Congrats. Well deserved!
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    It's an excellent choice!
    Feel free to make comments on any of my shots

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    Thanks, all! I appreciate it!

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    Congrats JAS !

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