D3A – 1st Place Winner


OK, so it is time for announcing the final winner of the D3A contest.

Drum roll please!

It was not easy narrowing the final 15. Some of persons and photogs that gave me feedback on the finalists had a thing or two to say about my taste. However this one was in consensus. Both for DIYing and for superb execution.

Read on to see the actual picture and hear the judges’ decision.

we come in...In fact, when I saw this one enter the pool, I gave Ben a ring and discussed the technique of taking this shot. He ended up with contributing the light saber post  to DIYP. 

It is nice to see that Ben masters the secrets of light painting, what probably frees his mind to come up with weird ideas like shooting aliens.

Here’s what Chase had to say

Great raw stopping power – jumps off the page. I had to look closely at this to figure out what the heck it was, which made me love that it was all done in camera. Nothing overly complex with the gelled light painting, but the concept gets big points in my book.  Great job to get the subjects silhouettes.

Here’s what I had to say

Great, original idea and great execution. This image scored high for taking lightpainting to the edge. The minute I saw this image Robert Heinlein novels came to mind. I love the fact that this image is so easy to tailor a story to.

Ben, you get 1st pick for one of the prizes. If you could
place a comment on your image with your prize of preference it would
help us speed up the process of winners/sponsors match making.

So, big thanks goes out to Chase Jarvis for being the judge and jury on this project, and

Thanks again for the great prizes and sponsors of D3A – you made this happen:

ExplorerXT external battery pack courtesy of innovatronix

Lensbaby Composer lens courtesy of Lensbaby

Universal Photo Timer Kit (UPT_KIT1A) courtesy of Universal Photo Timer

– 2 (YES TWO!) PRESSLite VerteX sets courtesy of PRESSLite

Ultimate Combo Pack for 3 Flashes courtesy of PhotoGels

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