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The winning Architecture photos

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  September 15, 2009 08:22 AM

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Judge Bruno Debas was very impressed by the work of everyone who entered.

The top three winners are:


Paramount Theater
Paramount Theater by jeff tamagini
"This old beauty of a theater, still under renovation, is finally getting a new lease on life thanks to Emerson College. Shot with the new Canon 17mm TS-E."
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, exposure +0.67 at f/8, focal length 17mm, ISO 100

Judge's comment: I thought this image was the most successful in terms of Architectural photography. It is the perfect Architectural shot as it shows the building very well and has a very nice feel in terms of how the photographer used colors that are a bit saturated, but not too much. I also love the fact that the more you look at it, the more you can discover. It is one of the photographs I felt strongly about as soon as I looked at it. It could handle being viewed much larger, but still works in the format presented. It's beautiful.


Back Bay
Back Bay by yez007
Nikon D60, f/10, 10.5mm, ISO 100

Judge's comment: Really nice photograph of the buildings and their environment. The photographer offered an excellent balance of color and exposure in the final picture. Interesting use of background and foreground. A really nice job by the photographer of having the technical know-how to capture this scene in a difficult lighting situation. Even though the buildings appear dark, they are easily recognizable and very defined against that beautiful sky.


The Plaza Pool
The Plaza Pool by Jack DiMaio
First Church of Christ Scientist, Boston
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, 1/20 sec. at f/11.3, 24mm, ISO 125, tripod

Judge's comment: This photographer created a beautiful picture with a great feel. Very nice use of shape, lines and color. The most difficult task is to take a simple subject and make it look beautiful. The photographer accomplished that very well in this picture. I am usually against the various treatments that are available in Photoshop. But in this case, the addition of texture to the image adds a dreamy and painterly feeling that enhances the picture. The sky is amazing. Very nice job!

Here's a full-screen gallery of all Top 10 finishers. Congratulations to all of the winners. Here's a look back at the Final 50.

Don't forget that the September contest, with the theme Jobs, is in full swing. Find out more here.

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