1st place in Engagement Portrait

Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Marco Schwarz

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This photograph, taken by Marco Schwarz, was awarded 1st place in the Engagement Portrait category for the WPJA's 2010 Q3.

Judges Comments

  • Really excellent image. Very hard to make this image work and the photographer did a terrific job. Your eye goes right to the couple kissing at the top in the cafe.
  • The world hasn’t stopped but they have to share a kiss framed beautifully with life passing them by. Lens selection, framing, graphics all work together to make this intimate moment juxtaposed in this city scene a wonderful image. The lime green color above helps focus on the couple above. Very nicely framed with the white lights above them.
  • What's not to like about an image with compositional and lighting balance that works together like a surprise ending. Even an observant soul like myself missed the obvious among the crowd. I looked once. Then twice. And there they were, alone in a kiss. That's some very fine photography with a real "payoff" to reward the suspense of my search.

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