Thank you to our friends at Stuck in Customs, Trey Ratcliff and Curtis Simons, for their support and collaboration for this photography contest.
Also, we truly appreciate the participation of Brandon Campeaux, judge of this photo competition. Brandon Campeaux is a Creative Director based in Portland. Brandon’s clients include Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount/DreamWorks, MGM, Warner Brothers, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television, Apple, GAP, Nike, Mattel, and many more. Brandon is film snob and has sworn off all forms of digital photography. He currently shoots experimental analog. In a past life, he taught photography-based courses like colour theory.
“I kept coming back to to this image; the tones and the slow swooping hills offset by the jagged edge mountain range are comforting. Your colour-grading is superb.” – Brandon
“The clash of colours are pleasing but the saturation is perhaps slightly overdone—I still want to stand up against this tree during the next rainstorm, though.” – Brandon
“The only things that eliminated this image from the top two were the crop and altitude of the camera. Because this was an ‘enhanced photo’ contest I felt it deserved inclusion in the top three as multiple long-exposures, stitching, and expert curve control across several layers are required to produce a vibrant galaxy shot such as this.” – Brandon