5th place in Symmetry

This photograph, taken by Hongzi Chen, was awarded 5th place in the Symmetry category for the WPJA's 2016 Q4 Photography Competition.

Judges Comments

  • We have seen this moment many times before, but it is always enjoyable to view when done right … and this one is done right.
  • Such a beautiful image. It has stature. It has the feeling of something more. Itʼs a difficult photo to describe. The obvious elements of light, composition, lens choice and a moment are all there. But it almost seems to have less and thatʼs possibly how it stands alone as a fantastic image. It leaves us with a sense of satisfaction where seeing more would be less. And the symmetrical aspects of the image are practically invisible, yet they add greatly to the image.

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