1st place in Reflections

New York, United States

Emin Kuliyev

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This photograph, taken by Emin Kuliyev, was awarded 1st place in the Reflections category for the WPJA's 2010 Q3.

Judges Comments

  • I love that you first see everyone taking pictures or looking at the back of the camera and after studying the image you see the reflection of the bride and groom kissing. Very nicely done.
  • If you look very closely you will see there are three levels to this photograph. The bride and groom kissing in the mirror, the line of attendees taking photographs and behind them another couple kissing! Nice moment layering the image and also capturing the emotion.
  • What an incredible image. It could have held its own in almost any category but it reigns here without doubt. Everything works. And don't you love that as the mirror in the foreground reflects a kiss between a bride and groom, another kiss is occurring in the background? That's a detail you wouldn't expect. It would have been a winner without that background kiss but everything added together makes this photo stand alone.

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