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« on: July 7, 2012, 12:46 PM »





The Judges of the Cafe Choice Award are pleased to announce the presentation of this highly rated award:









is awarded to member



MATT

for his image

"Engagement Shot"









From the Judges:

"The Judges have great pleasure in announcing a Photography Café Choice Award to our long standing member, Matt, for his image "Engagement Shot".

Having already achieved Photo of the Year for 2006, this photograph was readily recalled by the judges.  It is an image they were very pleased to have the opportunity to consider for a Cafe Choice Award!  An easy and unanimous decision ensued.

The visual impact of this image is superb. The powerful embrace, kiss and body language come together with the selective focusing and composition to produce a very emotive image which raises the image above the normal. In blunt terms it has that WOW factor that is hard to describe, but is instantly recognized by anyone who views it.

This is a fine example of well thought out composition which was perfectly executed and is a worthy winner.  The judges applaud the winner.

Congratulations Matt!"







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« Reply #1 on: July 7, 2012, 2:35 PM »

Congratulations Matt --  A timeless photo well done.
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« Reply #2 on: July 7, 2012, 2:41 PM »

Congratulations Matt - beautiful capture & edit...
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« Reply #3 on: July 7, 2012, 3:55 PM »

Congratulations Matt - beautiful image!
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« Reply #4 on: July 9, 2012, 4:22 PM »

Just Beautiful , Congratulations
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« Reply #5 on: July 9, 2012, 4:51 PM »

A deserved award. That picture tells a long story.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 2:09 AM »

An excellent image. Congratulations to Matt on this honour.

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2012, 11:51 AM »

Congratulations Matt, a long time in coming but deserves all the recognition you've had with it..... an excellent image
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2012, 12:21 PM »

6 years old and still gaining accolades Congrats Matt a very well deserved award  Thumb Up
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2012, 3:29 PM »

Congratulations Matt  . . Superb !!  Thumb Up
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2012, 3:49 PM »

4 paws up from this doggy! Well done!
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2012, 4:13 PM »

totally awesome. Well done
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2012, 4:15 AM »

You guys are all encouraging people!  You really are!  Thanks sooooo much!!!

I gotta be honest though because I can't take all the credit here.  My clients in this photo deserve a high five for this.  Plossl mentioned that this image is 6 years old in his post above and that, to me, is shocking.  It seemed like yesterday when I took it.  These two lovebirds in this image were in front of my camera for an engagement session.  One day later I was photographing their wedding.  Yep... one day later.  I will try to tell you the story as accurately as possible if my memory serves my correctly.  The bride was a US ambassador in Minsk Belarus.  Her fiance' was serving as a Marine in Ethiopia.  They both came back to Lincoln Nebraska for a short period (I wanna say one week) to get married and then they were off on assignment apart from each other right after the wedding.  I am not even sure if they went on a honeymoon or not.  I do remember that they were going to be apart from each other for a year.  SO, as you can see in the image, that these are either really good models that can play the part or they are as sincere as possible.  It was an honor photographing these guys and its an honor to be awarded for the cafe choice award. 

Again.. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this!  Thank you!  Thank you!! Thank you!!!       

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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2012, 4:30 PM »

Well done Matt, cracker of a pic :-)
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2012, 7:13 AM »

Congratulations, Matt.
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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2012, 2:29 PM »

Love it Matt - bet the couple like it lots too!
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2013, 1:08 PM »

Well done Matt, the sepia like look to this classic style image just works really good. A gr8 Café choice Award, well deserved m8.
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« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2016, 4:27 AM »

Congratulations Matt a really lovely image and a excellent piece of work!
A truly well deserved award 👍🏻
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