It's now October UTC/GMT and Mike Leyland of Cairns AU has won the voting for the September PFRE photographer of the month. Mike says:
The house was a nominee for the HIA (Housing Industry Association) awards and had pretty awesome views. The bath was one of the numerous places from where you had clear views to Cairns CBD and out to sea. I tried a shot much closer to the bath to emphasize the view, but with such a big window, I struggled to deal with the amount of light and the glare from the bath. Coming back into the bathroom overcame the issue and, as it turned out, gave a much better composition without completely losing the view.
The dark tiles were a real light-stealer and I ended up with the opposite problem and needed plenty of light to get the shot without blowing out the bath. On the plus side, at 1/80th at F8, I could get away with 2 exposures - one for inside and one for outside and the reflection in the far mirror – and still keep the frames sharp when the view was masked in during post.
This was shot with a D90 and Sigma 10-20mm lens. For the inside exposure, I used a speedlight on-camera and a second flash around the corner to the right.
As Larry said this was a really tough competition this month so I am very grateful to those who voted for me.
Thanks again to PFRE for running the forum and this competition.
This month we had a great bunch of master bath shots and this is a tough crowd that's doing the voting. Every one of these photos were very strong! I'm glad I didn't have to do the judging of which one was the best! There were a bunch of magnificent shots!
Briana Gray of Orange County CA and Olin Redmon had shots that were tied in the voting for second place.
We are now accepting photo entries for the October PFRE Photographer of the month. The October theme is daylight exterior. For full details on how to submit your photo for voting see the PFRE Photographer of the month page.