ePHOTOzine member parallax
has been crowned this week's Photo of the Week (POTW) winner.
The POTW is picked by ePHOTOzine's founder and Editorial Director, Peter Bargh, once a week and here's why he thought parallax
's photo, Last man standing
, was a worthy winner:
"I could be accused of favouritism for sunsets. The truth is they do appeal, but not just to me, sunsets are a favourite of most people. The reason is that colours play a part in triggering our emotions and warmth and energy is brought through the rich oranges. But from a technical point of view sunrise and sunset is often the best time to photograph a landscape, as these times of day provide the most atmospheric and dramatic light.
This photo, taken on Crosby Beach of one of Anthony Gormley's 'Another Place' sculptures, also includes plenty of blue which can trigger feelings of sadness. So subliminally we're possibly being excited by the orange colours while the blues are adding an emotional connection with the lone figure. He gazes out to sea and a feeling of sadness can be attached.
From a compositional point of view, the photographer has disregarded that rule that suggests you shouldn't place the horizon across the middle of the photo or place the subject in the centre. And in doing so he has created a really strong graphical balance. The cloud formation provides lead in lines to the statue who's silhouette becomes a dominant resting point and the slightly less dominant reflection joins the sky in a mirrored view.
If the tourist board of Crosby were to use a photo as a postcard for this beach, this should be it!"
POTW winners currently receive a £100 voucher from Pixum online photo printing
. Take a look at the Photo of the Week Gallery
where all shots that have received the award are displayed.