1st place in Send Off/Departure

This photograph, taken by Andrea Corsi, was awarded 1st place in the Send Off/Departure category for the WPJA's 2014 Q3 Photography Contest.

Judges Comments

  • The moment of celebration and joy is what makes this so great; I feel like a participant in this event. To convey a feeling with an image is the mark of great photography.
  • This photo had a great lyrical quality to it – I love the implied motion and the frame is filled well.
  • I can't resist writing words that I use too often when texting a friend. In lieu of writing "LOL," I will often write HA!!! That's not an acronym, it's just "HA!!!" And that's how I felt when I first saw this very fun image so adroitly composed at the right moment, so expertly photographed that it became a visceral "HA!!!" It's fun. It's a universal joy that doesn't need a bride and groom, they're just icing on the (wedding) cake.

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