Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm pleased to announce the winner of our first photography contest of 2011. After pouring over one of the largest number of submissions for a monthly contest, I've selected this stunning black and white presented by Julie Sadler of Sojourners Photography.
What I loved about this photo was the dramatic contrast both in exposure and content. There is a wide range of exposure from very dark blacks to highlights on top of the train, but there is also the contrast between the straight lines of the train and tracks and the irregularity of the tree in the foreground. All in all, I really enjoyed this image.
Julie will be receiving the fantastic Black Rapid RS-5 camera strap! Julie, once you get it, you'll have to share with us what you think... I'd like to know if you get as psyched about it as I did!
Thanks to everybody who participated. I look forward to seeing you future submissions!