4th place in Scene Setters

This photograph, taken by Franco Milani, was awarded 4th place in the Scene Setters category for the WPJA's 2009 Q3.

Judges Comments

  • This could have ranked higher, but the car kills this photograph. I know we take them as we find them, but------. I guess that I am having a bit of contest judge syndrome here. Another story. In a judging of the White House News Photographers Association contest we had a judge from a leading national picture magazine of a graphic nature (not naming names here). A news photo of a breaking news story, I think a midday riot, came up and the judge actually said, “ Nice action but the lighting is so harsh”. I guess the judge thought that the rioters should come back at dusk when the light was better for their riot for the photographer to make the photograph.
  • This is stunning. Nice use of ambient light to capture the grandiose setting.

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