The PFRE jury has voted Jason Roehner's photo of this Scottsdale, AZ property as the winner of the February contest. This month is Jason's second photographer of the month win. He won back in September 2012.
Here is the voting results:
Here are Jason's comments on the technical details of this photo:
This is a home I photographed a couple months ago during twilight but it was an overcast night that didn't do the view much justice, and I ended up going back this month to shoot daytime photos of the property. For this living room photo I had speedlight on the patio to accent the outdoor furniture, then shot 3 photos inside with an Einstein strobe and shoot-through-umbrella, and 1 ambient photo for the ceiling and pendant lights. The three flash photos controlled the window brightness, and masked together pretty easily to light different parts of the room. This desert house had high ceilings and no direct light coming in the windows, so the shoot-through-umbrella really helped because bounce flash wasn't going anywhere, and with the right placement the window reflections were kept to a minimum. After raw conversion the final image came together with a few minutes in Photoshop.
I'm leaving all the photos up in the contest flickr group so everyone can see and comment on the photos for the rest of February. Thanks everyone for all the educational comments comments and participation!