This is the most complex composition of the competition, and its success in this arena brought it to this position. It's clean and has nice light. The little girl at the bottom of the image was off in her own world, which gives the image more layers. Good execution of a complex moment.
This photograph uses light brilliantly and I love all the layers and moments that are occurring in the scene. It’s a very intimate photograph that shows the photographer’s ability to capture everyone as if she or he were not there.
This image stood out against the others with good use of light and composition. It is a wonderfully humorous quiet moment.
This was a clear favorite. It had a timeless quality, classic in nature. It had a strong sense of intimacy due to it's framing. The body language of the man on the right was captivating. The nature of the body language of the woman conveyed a wisdom that was comforting. This photograph seemed to cross time and could have been made in 1950 or just yesterday.
Great use of framing in this image. You are led quickly into the nervous groom. A nice 'behind the scenes' image.
I love the nervous expression that has been captured here but what I find most interesting is the guests in the background who don’t seem to notice the tension at all. This photographer made a very intimate moment and captured it well with the shallow depth of field.
This is an awesome image of anticipation. Who can’t relate to this picture, the crowd waiting, the groom alone in his thoughts, pondering what is about to change. Beautiful image that perfectly captures a moment of solitary contemplation.
The body language of both subjects made this image rise above the rest. The arc of the woman's posture at left was surprising in nature. It was a nice contrast to the slump of the man at right. The composition was simple and clean, and the light was strong. Loved the tennis shoes the man was wearing, it's a nice subtle detail. Good work.
This image also had a strong composition complimented by the moment and body language between the pair.
This image was a surprise, and I kept coming back to it. The graphic nature of the photograph created a strong sense of sensuality and intimacy. Loved the placement of the shoes in the image and the curve of her body. This image is all about details and it reveals a lot about the coming day. It was an innovative way of capturing the moment.
This is a nicely composed detail shot of the bride getting ready. It has a great mood and sense of anticipation.
Sweet moment captured of a bride and groom’s last touch before the ceremony. Nicely framed with the bride just stretching her arm outside but nothing more so the groom does not see her dress before the ceremony.
The moment of this image made it rise, even though technically it was a little weaker than I would have liked it to be. Nevertheless, the composition, coupled with the moment, helped override the technical execution. The shoe sticking out was a great detail to play off of and gave a hint of the coming day, a solid example of "getting ready."
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