The winning print this month is the first place Star Color Old Brushes with an Old Painting by Claudia Peterson, of San Jose, CA. The judge, Kipp Baker describes it as:
"A muted color palette with exquisitely soft light greets the eye like an old friend. From the weathered wood backdrop and placed postcard, to the piece of string casually draped in the foreground, there are multiple stories that could be told out of this delicate still-life study.
The photograph simultaneously asks and answers both visual and narrative questions in a finely crafted photographic image. It sets up an internal dialogue with the viewer by its sense of light, the choice of viewpoint and a well-balanced composition both inside and outside the frame. All these things indicate a skilled photographer with sophisticated and elevated sensibilities. Great work."