View Full Version : May 2014 - Admin's choice - Image of the month

06-07-2014, 05:06 PM
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 (http://www.photography.ca/Forums/members-monthly-choice/22116-may-2014-nominate-another-members-photo-here.html).

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, congrats to Barefoot for his lovely capture of BOA Plazza (http://www.photography.ca/Forums/black-white-monochrome-monotone-photography-forum/22182-boa-plazza.html).

I chose this image for a couple of reasons;

1 - Composition - The lovely form of the building is brought out by this composition. I really like how my eye goes up the building and it looks like a building within a building once you get to the top. Often when you look up a building like this, the converging lines are a distraction, but here they definitely add to the image in this case and are used to good advantage.

2 - Post-processing - The black and white processing works well for me in this image as it highlights the form of the building. I like that you were also able to pull detail from the sky in this image.

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 to Barefoot for capturing this striking building!

06-08-2014, 10:48 PM
I really appreciate this, Marko. It means a lot. That's about all I can say when something like this happens.

06-08-2014, 11:01 PM
Congrats Barefoot. Well deserved.

06-09-2014, 09:43 AM
Congratulations, Barefoot. Well deserved... it is an excellent shot.