Judge Bruno Debas was very impressed by the work of everyone who entered.
The top three winners are:
FIRST PLACE - $100
"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.
SECOND PLACE - $50
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.
THIRD PLACE - $25
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.
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