Both the readers (as indicated by the favorites feature on flickr) and the jury agreed that George's image was the winner and Jonathan's was second. Here are the voting results:
Here are George's comments about his winning image:
... photography is very subjective, and over the years we all develop a style in how we want to present the subject. So it is certainly rewarding to hear that some of my peers enjoyed the image.
I made this particular image in December as part of documenting this 8,000+ sq. ft. new construction.
The image was essentially captured in camera, but required extensive (but subtle lighting) added as I was shooting against the setting sun, and the house is so big. 3 large light banks with Arri tungsten fixtures, were needed to even out the lighting of the foreground, versus the radiance of the bright interior. I also used about 8, or so, small tungsten spots to light some of the interior areas, as well as the court yard as needed
There is no significant post production, other than cleaning up the new sod (foot prints, and a some patches). This home features a beautiful home theater, and it had one of the "pirate" films playing in it, so we wound up adding that capture to the other flat screens as well. The sky is as it was captured. It's all about timing when it come to getting it all to work in-camera.
Thanks for everyone's participation! I've put the entrant names and points on the photos in the flickr pool. The photos will be in the flickr pool for the rest of the month so feel free to comment on them.