A collection of Aglianico grape leaves taken recently for a winery photo contest. In the past, I felt uneasy putting items down deliberately as in a prepping for a still photograph, but I’ve now slightly overcome that. The theme of the contest was the changing of the seasons and I thought the contrast of the grape leaves over the green clover cover crop would make for a nice comparison and contrast photo opportunity.
Nope. This photo didn’t even take top three. It’s alright. I always go into any contest knowing the ultimate choice of “winning” photos has a little to do with the judge’s own preferences. I only have a problem when the execution of the photograph is not up to snuff and the judge places value on the intent of the photographer.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted avg metering mode, 38mm, ISO 100, 1/8 sec, f/8
Aglianico Leaves, Clovers. Plymouth, California. November 12, 2011. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.