Today we announce the winner of our Spring Flickr contest.

We had a great group of pictures to choose from. I guess we could have selected any of several dozen images we liked, but in the end, Astin’s shot of the Las Vegas strip wowed us.

Here’s a short critique of the image and why it was chosen. It appears to be an HDR/Tone Mapped image and the technical bits were done very well. The image just pops right off the page. Note the horizon doesn’t cut through the center of the frame, which would be distracting. The fountain center and the tower at the Paris hotel are both just slightly off kilter to each other which creates a nice balance. The image is well exposed for HDR and everyone we’ve shown it to, wether or not they like it, admits it is arresting.

Congrats to Astin. Please send us Flickr mail from your account so we can contact you for shipping information. You win a brand new X-Rite Color Checker Passport.

We’ll be adding another contest very, very soon so keep submitting images to the group. All images there are eligible for each of our new Flickr contests.

Thanks for entering and congrats once again to Astin.

P.S. – for those of you who say we never give prizes away to non-USA residents, please note that Astin is from Canada. :)

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