The PFRE jury has voted Jason Roehner's photo of this Scottsdale, AZ property in the golf community called Silverleaf in the McDowell Mountains. Jason's photo won by the largest point margin I can remember!
Here is the voting results:
Here are Jason's comments on the technical details of this photo:
This home is in Scottsdale, Arizona, in a golf community called Silverleaf, tucked in the McDowell Mountains. On twilight shoots I use constant lights as a foundation, then accent areas with CTO-gelled flashes. This photograph was lit with a Lowell 500w Omni, outside the patio camera-left, to light up the mountain and backside of the stone pool-house, while the pool area was lit by a Photogenic 150w spot. I was pretty fortunate that the patio had good down-lighting which let me keep the chandelier dim, and the table and chairs were backlit (underneath) by a Canon 580EX on 1/4 power, and the foreground was lit by a Canon 430EX on 1/4 power. With all the lighting set, this photo just needed raw conversion and minor curves tweaks in CS5. Some of the other photos from this shoot are on my website here through here. Again, I'm honored to win this month's PFRE contest, the information and contributors to this site has been a great tool, particularly Scott Hargis' work and blog.
I've removed all the entries except the 10 above and have posted entrants name and points awarded by the jury. Thanks for everyone's participation!