Congratulations To Travis Rowan – PFRE Photographer Of The Month For September

September 23rd, 2016

travisrowansept2016Congratulations to Travis Rowan of Maui, Hawaii who has won the September photographer of the month for September. Travis won this contest last September – I think that the September theme, “Patio deck or garden space” is just Travis’s thing!

Here are the contestants that the jurors awarded points to this month:

  1. Travis Rowan
  2. Gary Kasl
  3. Matt Rosendahl
  4. Aaron Kraft
  5. Canek Estrada
  6. Brian Doherty
  7. Carl Jones
  8. Matt Davis
  9. Anders Carlson

Don’t forget to check out the discussion in the contest Flickr group. There are a lot of good comments and critiques. Thanks for everyone’s participation in the contest.

Here are Travis’s comments:

Thanks! It always feels good to be recognized by my colleagues. There were some serious contenders again this month so I’m grateful for the comments and the votes.

I created this image just over two years ago so I don’t recall the exact setup, but I can speculate. This image is a hand-blended composite of probably up to 10 frames. I used a single speed light with Honl mini softbox, CamRanger and iPad (a la Mike Kelley) to light the various elements of the interior and the foreground chairs. Started in LR then layered in PS and hand blended to taste. When I considered this image for an entry this month, I removed a few distracting light switches and finished it up in NIK software for the final polish.

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12 Responses to “Congratulations To Travis Rowan – PFRE Photographer Of The Month For September”

  • Congrats to all that won and a Special Shout Out to Travis of Maui for his Award Winning Photo – Nicely Done Travis! But you need to come to the east coast to get some of those wonderful Pumpkin photos!

  • Such a terrific shot, Travis! Congrats on a well-deserved win!!

  • Many congrats Travis!

  • Congrats, Travis!! Bad ass shot!!

  • Great job Travis! Congratulations!

  • Nice shot, Travis! Really well balanced.

  • Thank you all for your comments. It means a lot coming from so many talented people. Aloha

  • Yeah Travis! Well done man.

  • Love this image! Congratulations Travis

  • Great shot Travis! Those exterior shadows are killer, and the interior is skillfully lit. Congrats on the win!

  • Po’okela. Beautiful photo Travis! Bet you play a mean ukelele too. Surf’s UP!

  • Congrats Travis! It’s a beauty!

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