In January 2018, this photo, “Thank You, Tim,” won Second Prize in Foto Foto Gallery‘s 13th National Photography Competition!
Some of you may recognize these buildings near San Francisco’s Crissy Field, with the Golden Gate Bridge casting a lurid glow in the background. My friend and teacher, Tim Baskerville, who has introduced scores to the delights and mysteries of night photography, graciously loaned his shadowy figure to the image.
In awarding the prize, juror Ann Jastrab said, “Susan West created a flawless picture, simply pairing the two buildings with their varied light sources: sunset, fluorescents, sodium vapor, incandescent, and who knows what else…that color and those color temperatures make the image magical. But then there is something else: splendidly framed in the glowing green light is the legendary Tim Baskerville himself.”
So, once more: Thank you, Tim.