8th place in Silhouettes and Shadows

This photograph, taken by Stephen Bunn, was awarded 8th place in the Silhouettes and Shadows category for the WPJA's 2011 Q2 Contest.

Photographer's Comment

This image was taken in the middle of summer, with not a cloud in sky that day a few people made their way inside to escape the heat of the mid day sun. Whilst inside I had noticed the stream of light hitting the floor but with no subject I just kept it on mind and lingered nearby waiting for my subject. I got lucky when one of the bridesmaids strolled into the scene on her return from the bar. She had two drinks in her hands, it was a snap decision whether to inlcude the hands... I was pleased intuition took over. As one of the judges points out, it is the rustic floor, the harsh contrast of light wrapped around the soft pastel green of the bridesmaids dress that really makes the image stand out.

Judges Comments

  • This image stands out with its simplicity and grace. It shines with its use soft color against a rustic background. ,

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