5th place in Silhouettes and Shadows

South Carolina, United States

Ben Chrisman

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This photograph, taken by Ben Chrisman, was awarded 5th place in the Silhouettes and Shadows category for the WPJA's 2011 Q2 Contest.

Judges Comments

  • Good job of utilizing color and tonality to create a graphically strong image, and capturing just the right moment before the make-up brush actually touches the woman's face adds a sense of anticipation to the moment. The symmetry of the image contributes to its strength, which makes me wonder if cropping from the right - to eliminate the break in the curtains so that the right side would better mirror the left - would have made the photo even better.,

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