Mike Nizinski, of Monroeville, PA, wins for the second time this calendar year with his first place Mono Print Magnolia Blossom. Alison Brooks, the judge, said:
"This represents a mastery of both vision and execution. The blossom itself was chosen well. The half-opened petals create a beautiful form and their lack of typical defects due to handling or age helps to show off their texture. The details in both the petals and stem are recorded perfectly, and the contrast range is exceptional. The composition is lovely, with the stem leading in and just enough space around the bloom. The lighting is subtle and allows all the textures to be appreciated to the fullest."