Child Photo Competition 2013 No 5 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $710.00 plus a Leica C worth $700
  • Judges Comment
  • Congratulations to the winner! You made an outstanding funny picture. The idea is special and the photo is technically well executed. It puts a smile on my face when I look at it! A really great picture!!
  • Photographers Comment
  • I shot this while out with my son testing some locations for wedding shoots. We did this just for fun, but ended up recreating something similar with a bride and groom for a wedding I shot a few weeks after. I shot this with my much loved Leica M9-p and a well used 28mm Summicron-M lens. As always, I processed it using Capture One 7 Pro, then finished it off with a small tweak in DxO Labs Film Pack. I'm honoured to have received 1st place.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A beautiful picture full of atmosphere! I like the strong vivid colors of the little munches clothing and it looks really harmonious together with the blue tones in the back. The facial expression of the boy in the foreground is quite interesting to me. You create a wonderful picture!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for appreciating my photograph. My name is Laura Saffioti, I am a freelance travel, culture and documentary photographer based in Germany. The picture was taken during the Zeiss Touit Competition in Bangkok. I used a Fuji xpro 1 with a Zeiss Touit 35/1.8 at f 2.4.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Two science fellows looking for new adventures. I real like this picutre because of its special perspective with the focus on the boys. Its also technically well done! It tells a whole story to me! Fabulous!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Living in Munich, my son and myself made it a kind of tradition to walk around during the construction of the Oktoberfest. We usually take some flashlights and go in the evening. This time we took a friend of my son with us to explore the site. I had real luck with this picture, as I was chasing the boys while they pointed their flashlights into everything. It was taken with my trusty Olympus E-P2 and the Panasonic 20/1.7 at f2.2. Looking at this picture always takes me back to when I was child. Thanks for the Mark of Excellence, I am really thrilled.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The next super hero ready for saving the world. You made an atmospheric photo. Well done!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much, I am honored to have received this mark of excellence. My name is Rami Piirainen and photography is my favorite hobby. I took this photo of my son when he was playing at our balcony in Bangkok. I used Leica M-E and Summicron 28mm ASPH lens for this shot. For post processing I used Lightroom and NIK Color Efex plug in.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • <p>This photo could also be a beautiful postcard. It puts a smile on my face every time I look at it.</p> <p>I like the soft colors and the warm and lovely mood.</p>
  • Photographers Comment
  • Hi, thanks to chose my picture. My name is Patricio Menis, from Chile, and i'm a pet freelance photographer. This shot was made testing my new Nikon D600 and Nikkor 50mm f1.8G, post proccess with LR5. These lovely models are my doughter and my dog, so thanks a lot for this mark of excellence.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is an outstanding poetic picture that tells a story to me. The dark colors and the blurry background gives this picture a special mysterious touch. It could also be a scene from a movie.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Just lovely and adorable!! Perfect timing! Well done!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • It looks like a picture from the beginning of the last century. A beautiful oriental portrait from a girl with big sparkling mysterious eyes!
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  • <p>This photo seems natural and honest to me. I like the colors of the grass and the purple flowers of the blurry background.</p> <p>It's a beautiful arrangement for a good portrait of this little child.</p>
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • On the one hand it looks a bit cold and strict but on the other you can look at it for a long time and it becomes touching. The boys show us what is important for them and they are proud to show us how necessary friendship is.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • <p>A photo that looks a bit strange and maybe also tough. The grey tones and the high contrast of this picture increased this mood.</p> <p>You chose a square format which is a quite good framing for this scene and it gives this pic a bit calmness.</p> <p>This photo captures with high contrasts and it is special and outstanding.</p>
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • When you look at this picture you feel warmness. Because of the colors and also her facial expression. Great timing and composition! Well done!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank You very much.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This photo does not need a description. It speaks by it self. You captured a great and lovely moment. Calm on the one hand and lively because of the colors on the other. Perfect!!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much!
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Outstanding and poetic! What happened before this photo was taken? A special arrangement. It looks like a movie scene.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Kris Vockler - Vancouver, Washington The subject is my four-year-old son, Alexander, who does everything he can to either not wear shoes or wear sandals. Even in the muck and mud of the Pacific Northwest. Taken with a Sony RX100, 1/250 @ f/2.5, 28mm. Post processing was a simple B&W conversion.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • You shot a very artistic and professional portrait. Together with the black background it looks dramatic.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Young boy from the Karo Tribe, Omo Valley, South Ethiopia, October2013 The picture was taken with a Leica S, Middle Format Camera and a 120mm lens. The picture was takenwith natural light setting and a black background.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A photo that captures with its special and unusual perspective and great feeling for the right timing. Absolutely great!!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A funny picture and a good and creative idea. Keep on more Shadow playing.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Neverland (Anghiari, Italy, 2012): Despite the staged appearance of this photograph, it was not posed. My son, Jasper, was playing with his shadow in the late afternoon sunlight, and I caught him, unaware, from a crosswalk. I liked the dramatic, cinematic backlighting from down the alley, the interplay of shadows and light, and the extreme diagonals in the composition. To me, Jasper's expression epitomizes childhood exuberance, and recalls Peter Pan's exclamation of boyish superiority, "Oh, the cleverness of me!" Thank you to the judge for the kind recognition, and congratulations to the other excellent entries. Trey Meckel trey.meckel@gmail.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A portrait with a special framing and a great light situation. Technically well executed! Very impressive! Good work!
  • Photographers Comment
  • This picture was taken during a local celebration in the Greek island of Tinos, where school kids flood the streets carrying around candle lights. It was shot with a Nikon D600 and a 50mm f/1.8 lens.
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