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Congratulations Jason Roehner - February PFRE Photographer Of The Month

Published: 23/02/2015

This month Jason Roehner's image to the right dazzled the PFRE jury and won by a landslide. Click on the photo to the right to see the large version of this image. This is Jason's third time that he has won the PFRE photographer of the month.

Below are the results of the voting. Note that the photo numbers below are links to the respective photos in the contest flickr pool:

  1. 81 pts, #37, Jason Roehner, Tempe, AZ
  2. 20 pts, #14, Seth Parker, Huntsville, AL
  3. 17 pts, #30, Robert Morning, Los Angeles, CA
  4. 15 pts, #11, Richard Hookway, Hampshire, UK
  5. 8 pts, #33, Tony Colangelo, Victoria, BC
  6. 6 pts, #36, Brian Doherty, Boston, MA
  7. 5 pts, #1, Barry MacKenzie, London, ON
  8. 4 pts, #17, Tad Davis, Raleigh, NC
  9. 3 pts, #22, Sebastian Erras, Amberg, Germany
  10. 3 pts, #24, Anders Carlson, Kailua Kona, HI
  11. 2 pts, #19, Hamish Beeston, Bristol, UK
  12. 2 pts, #32, Robert Holowka, Toronto, ON
  13. 2 pts, #39, Ryan Hunt, Levin, NZ
  14. 2 pts, #40, Trace Tague, Tucson, AZ

Let me remind the 30 or so entrants that got zero points and the many above that got just a few points, in this contest you are competing against the best of the best world-wide, so don't be discouraged use this a a learning experience. As Jason, a long time competitor in this contest points out, the entries are stronger and stronger each month.

Jason was shooting all day today but took time out of his schedule to write the following comments:

Wow, thank you! Every month the entries get stronger and stronger, so I'm honored to win this month. I photographed this incredible curvilinear home, designed by architect Will Bruder, for a client that specializes in architecturally unique real estate here in Phoenix. I made this photo with only the available light, which was balanced just right at sunset, before shooting the rest of the home during twilight. Since nearly every surface in the home was wood, glass, or polished concrete, I mounted a circular polarizer and adjusted it to help reduce glare, and used a graduated neutral density filter to darken the bottom quarter of the frame, which was reflecting mostly sky. The exposure was 1 second at f/9, ISO 100, with the 24mm tilt/shift lens, shifted up to further highlight the curved wood ceiling.

Thanks Jason, a great image! Also thanks to all the jurors for their participation. Be sure to check out the comments in the flickr contest group.

Larry Lohrman

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