George Ziegler, of Morgan Hill CA, won with one of the two images in his first submission to POM. It is the first place Star Color Derelict – Moss Landing Harbor. This month’s judge, Sara Smith, describes it like this:
"When you look at this image your eyes are immediately led to the boat and the ghostly appearance. It instantly makes you start wondering about the boat and what brought it to its present resting place. The stories that come to mind are enhanced with the treatment the photographer used in the presentation of the image. The placement of the boat in the image makes it the strong focal point and your eyes do not want to leave it. I think where this photographer shines is with the computer tools. The colors are well blended and present a dreamy effect which in my opinion add to the viewer’s imagination of the life of this boat. I believe this effort produced a very enjoyable and fun image one will want to look at again and again."