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Ribbon Winners Only: Entries found=13

Color A On Topic

Rainbow River - Adam L Berry
Judge: Jurgen Lobert Total Score: 26
Technique: 10 Impact: 9 Composition: 7
This is very well execute and I find the swirls on the water as well as the light IN the water both add to the impact. Plus, I value the work to create this, likely by canoe or kayak. Nicely done. Compositionally, I would have liked to see more of the river and less of the trees, the sky wasn't needed (and is too warm).

June 2018 - Light Painting - 6/5/2018

Color A On Topic

Night Climb - Julie S Johnson
Judge: Jurgen Lobert Total Score: 23
Technique: 7 Impact: 7 Composition: 9
Good composition and nice choice of lighting the foreground to not be a black silhouette, and the rocks do not compete with the Milky Way, but rather complement it. The image is much too warm, usually a result of using auto-white balance, which doesn't work at night. Cool it down to about 3450 K, make sure to leave some yellow and brown hues in the core of the MW and perhaps apply a bit more clarity and a tad dehaze to make it pop.

June 2018 - Light Painting - 6/5/2018

Color A On Topic

Go to the Light - Adam L Berry
Judge: Jurgen Lobert Total Score: 22
Technique: 9 Impact: 8 Composition: 5
Well done light swirls, I find the top ones very intriguing and wish they wouldn't be cut off. The green swirls on the ground are also very well done and so is the light painting on the tomb stones. It is an intriguing practice to light paint in a grave yard, but consider what may be the main focal point, I can't decide if it is the light or the stones. Also consider that humans find an odd number of objects more intriguing, three stones instead of four. Next time, pick only one stone and paly with the light around it, drape the stone in a light "coat"

June 2018 - Light Painting - 6/5/2018

Color B On Topic

Give it Life! - Joan C Dias
Judge: Jurgen Lobert Total Score: 20
Technique: 7 Impact: 7 Composition: 6
It is fun to apply sparklers for light painting. They are a bit too bright, should not clip in the highlights as much. Also consider that the human eye tends to want to read any written text, which is distracting from almost any other part of the image. With that in mind, the photo becomes about Frankenstein, not the light painting. That doesn't have to be bad, light painting CAN be used to subtly highlight an object.

June 2018 - Light Painting - 6/5/2018

Mono A On Topic

Santa Fe - Bill Down
Judge: Jurgen Lobert Total Score: 25
Technique: 9 Impact: 8 Composition: 8
Very well done product lighting, a lot of details almost a professional car interior. Nicely done. Compositionally, I would have avoided the beam in the upper left, or at least darkened it, as well as the roof.

June 2018 - Light Painting - 6/5/2018

Novice On Topic

Save it don't pave it...nocoastalconnector.org - Kristin Schlegel
Judge: Jurgen Lobert Total Score: 23
Technique: 8 Impact: 8 Composition: 7
Good isolation from background, the light tool has intriguing edges. Writing with light is difficult, as it has to be done as a mirror image (or be flipped in post processing). However, if you do write legible text, make sure one can read your hand writing. I assume this is a prescription by a medical doctor. :-) (I don't know what it says...)

June 2018 - Light Painting - 6/5/2018

Novice On Topic

Darker Horse - Lisa R Holt
Judge: Jurgen Lobert Total Score: 22
Technique: 7 Impact: 7 Composition: 8
Almost a formal portrait, except I assume the light was applied by the photographer. It is difficult to light paint models without them moving during what is likely a long exposure. The chest is a bit blurred, which would be OK, but it is the brightest part, hence, leading the eye right to it. This can be darkened, but what takes away from the image is the dark eye on the right. If there had been more light in the model's left eye, the image would have been much stronger. Also, add a bit more clarity to make the image pop.

June 2018 - Light Painting - 6/5/2018

Novice On Topic

Strokes of Light - Gerald A Wieland
Judge: Jurgen Lobert Total Score: 21
Technique: 6 Impact: 8 Composition: 7
Nice, symmetrical abstract. These are fun and often have good impact without the need for anything else to be visible. Watch the highlights and try to prevent them from clipping, a function of speed of movement, ISO and aperture (but not exposure time at any given speed!).

June 2018 - Light Painting - 6/5/2018

Open Topic

Face the Light - Adam L Berry
Judge: Jurgen Lobert Total Score: 28
Technique: 10 Impact: 10 Composition: 8
This shouold have been in the light painting category and would have scored hig. Very intriguing abstract, well done and exposed. Almost looks like a Dali face in the center. Give it a tad more black border.

June 2018 - Light Painting - 6/5/2018

Open Topic

Red-tailed Hawk - Bill Down
Judge: Jurgen Lobert Total Score: 27
Technique: 10 Impact: 8 Composition: 9
Lovely closeup of the bird, very sharp and well exposed, very smooth, blurred background, good composition. I'm not too intrigued about the branch on the right, but it does support the bird's look.

June 2018 - Light Painting - 6/5/2018

Open Topic

Orlando Eye - David A Cabana
Judge: Jurgen Lobert Total Score: 25
Technique: 9 Impact: 9 Composition: 7
Interesting light painting photo. The combination of green, yellow and orange works well, it is dynamic, a good abstract

June 2018 - Light Painting - 6/5/2018

Open Topic

Night Fountain - David A Cabana
Judge: Jurgen Lobert Total Score: 23
Technique: 8 Impact: 8 Composition: 7
Another entry that would have done better in the light painting category. I can't figure out how this was done, but it is intriguing, it looks to me like a fountain crossed with lava flow, interesting abstract. Watch the highlights, try to prevent clipping.

June 2018 - Light Painting - 6/5/2018

Open Topic

In Character - Joan C Dias
Judge: Jurgen Lobert Total Score: 24
Technique: 6 Impact: 8 Composition: 10
Good closeup of the person and costume without distracting elements, it gives a good impression of the moment. The face is not tack sharp, this may be something you can fix with a highpass sharpening mask. Minor nit pick: darken the light streak in the top left corner, it's distracting.

June 2018 - Light Painting - 6/5/2018