2012-2013 POM

July 2013 PPD Print of the Month (POM)

Ralph Gurley, of West Mifflin, PA, wins this month with his first place Star Color Curves and Shadows. Ralph just moved up to Star Color this month after tying for first place overall in Color Print last contest year.

This month’s judge, Theresa Hood, says, "This is a stunning image. At first glance the image appears simple but in fact it is very complex. The S curve of the road beginning at the bottom center of the image draws me into the undulating ripples of the fields and gradually brings me to the trees at the very top of the frame. The play of light and shadow gives texture and form to the rolling hills and conveys incredible movement in the frame. My eye just wants to explore the landscape, and the monochromatic tones contribute beautifully to the overall feeling of the image.