"Snowy Night" a 30 second exposure taken during a Sierra snow storm was chosen by juror and photographer Tom Paiva for the national juried show After Dark at the Vermont Photospace Gallery Essex Junction, Vermont. Tom has been a commercial photographer for over 20 years, specializing in industrial and architectural subjects.
Night photography has been a passion for him for over 25 years and always tries to incorporate it in his commercial work. His statement for this show: When I review a night photograph, one of the most important criteria is the balance of light from the extreme highlights to the deepest shadows, regardless of whether it is b+w or color. This tonality is important to keep the viewers interest. A night shot should have a sense of mystery and the composition should make your eye move around the image. Of course, it must be technically perfect to make the grade.
I was a little surprised this image made the cut, not have a bowlful of experience with night shooting and having been shot with a point and shoot camera, but it made the grade.