2018-19 PPD POM

May 2019 PPD Print of the Month (POM)

Lawrence Syverud, of Mounds View MN won with the Mono Print portrait On the Beach. The judge, Sharp Todd, HonPSA, GMPSA/B, tells us:

“This is a wonderful portrait of a young man on the beach. The lighting is soft and coming in from an angle to create good modeling on the face to bring out a lot of very nice detail. The skin tones are right on and the water on the face and hair add a lot of additional interest. The exposure is excellent and the depth of field is great with the background soft with no detail that would bring attention away from the young man. The composition is good with the tight crop. There is not a lot of room on the right side, but with the eyes looking back at the camera it keeps the viewer engaged in the image. The slight warm tone is very pleasing and completed a well done portrait.”