1st place in Reception

New York, United States

Rich Janniello

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This photograph, taken by Rich Janniello, was awarded 1st place in the Reception category for the WPJA's 2012 Q2 Contest.

Judges Comments

  • Great seeing and reacting on the photographer's part. The table in the lower left corner is pulling my attention away. The couple in the background are where my attention should be going after the main couple, leading me to wonder if a moment before after, might that second couple have been more prominent?
  • This is a deliciously sensual image. I like the high-key lighting that helps unify the skin-tones in a similar embrace. It's a universally delightful image of love and endearment - and desire.

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