Wedding photographer Ettore Colletto, was awarded 1st place for photo 1971726 in the Mobile Devices category for the WPJA's 2016 Q4 Photography Competition.
- Nice repetition and position of the phones. The color balance was not perfect, but I liked the lighting and the mood of the photo.
- The blue tones from the phones contrast nicely with the room’s incandescent light. I also like the multiple layers created by the phones.
- This image had me thinking about the different missions of photography. The folks with devices are more interested in a “record shot,” a souvenir from the wedding, whereas, the photojournalist is more interested in social interactions. But I couldn't stop looking at the other photos too. Among the five, left to right #2 and #3 focus solely on the cake and use a common down-the-middle composition while #1, #4 and #5 include the glassware in their frame. Shooter #4 and #5 appear to accidentally include #3ʼs device in their images. So, our secondary winner has to be user #1 even though itʼs cropped a bit too tight. But shooter #0 wins it all with his clever image and great composition that kept me entertained for far too long.