1st place in Toasting/Speeches

This photograph, taken by Stefano Serra, was awarded 1st place in the Toasting/Speeches category for the WPJA's 2016 Q4 Photography Competition.

Judges Comments

  • Sometimes taking a risk and backing up can really pay off- this picture is a nice sense of place photo as well as a nice moment.
  • The minimal lighting of this photo elevates it like glasses raised for a toast. The newlyweds hoist their glasses from their stage while the three chandeliers mimic the arc of their arms and make a toast with flame-shaped bulbs instead of crystal. Everything plays a role here as though the photo itself was yet another lifted glass. In fact, indeed it was.

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