Black-And-White Photo Competition 1 2015 : Results

  • Judges Comment
  • What an interesting viewpoint!” we thought when we saw this. And that pretty much kept us occupied figuring out the circumstances for this amazing photograph. Birth or death or some other occasion. In any case the photographer remembered to bring a camera! This very unusual perspective is the winner of this I-SHOT-IT Black and White competition. Congratulations!
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  • Paul Borg Olivier, Valletta, Malta - Story behind the Photo: Statue bearers from the Feast of the Shipwreck of Saint Paul, Valletta (Patron Saint. 10.02.2015). The Feast is an important mark in Malta's Cultural Heritage and National Identity. The men are resting after a long procession and the photo was taken shortly after the euphoric entry of the statue in the church. An emotional moment for the men. A mixed feeling of satisfaction,exhaustion and national pride. The Photo was shot with a Leica M9P and a 21 mm f2.8 Avenon lens (ISO 800, F4 1/12sec, set on a self timer at 2 seconds, LR). I ran into the men who were sitting in a circle and rested the camera on its back. As they stared at the camera they had no time to think or talk about what was happening before the shutter clicked. They were happy as much as I was with the outcome.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A classic reportage portrait that we really felt had something to say. The position of the boy and the look into what we expect is where he lives is great work.
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  • The photo made by Matthias Schömer was shot in South Africa, Cape Town. The story: "When we walked into this area in Cape Town a member of our group stopped in the middle of the street. Without thinking about what could happen or what could be the meaning of his doing he checked his money in his pocket. I saw this action and I decided to walk away from our group. Suddenly many kids were running towards him and surrounded him. They were begging for the money. But then I recognized this boy standing apart from the other children and he was just watching the happening. And without any attention the boy let me shoot this picture." For this picture the photographer used a Leica M8 with Leica Summicron 1:2/35mm. The digital processing was made in Lightroom combined with NIK SilverFX. Normally the photographer uses analog medium and his Leica M7. That's the way he loves the photography and the way how to tell stories from different cultures and countries.
  • vivalafunction.com/photography/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The atmosphere in this photo took us by our heart. Stories and daily life going on, on so many levels, inside and outside the photograph. Love it!
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  • I would like to say congratulations to all the winners and thank you to the judges. I am honored to be amongst this group. My name is Julia Dean and I am a documentary photographer, street shooter and the executive director of the Los Angeles Center of Photography. This photo was taken in Havana, Cuba in 2002 during a travel workshop that I was teaching. I was using my Leica M6 with a 35mm F/1.4 lens and TriX film. The name of the photograph is "Street Scene in Havana."
  • lacphoto.org; juliadeanphotography.virb.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Always wear a camera! We laughed hard over this the more we looked at it. A threesome with a photographer, a model shoot or what is it? The expressions are priceless, each of the three persons in their very own character and the perspective genius. Really good photograph on many levels!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A picture with lots of atmosphere and personality, composed to show us both the viewpoint and what he is looking at. Technically close to perfect. We like it!
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  • Made with Leica Monochrom and 35mm Summicron on a journey on a heritage railway trip. I sat at a seat in a compartment where the windows had steamed up hoping this would make a more interesting image. I just needed somebody with an interesting face to come and sit opposite, which is what happened. I noticed the old gentleman had lost the fingers on both hands and with his sad look and threatening branches couldn't help but wonder what he had endured in life. We didn't speak but smiled in acknowledgement of a nice trip, but I dont think he knew I had made a photograph so deep in thought was he.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • We feel ourselves transported in a time machine with this photograph, though it is obvious it was taken recently. The composition shows the overwhelming space, large fences and how it is undermining the person. Even seen from outside, it shows the inside viewpoint as well. Great work!
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  • My Name is Julian C. Steiner, 26 Years old, I´m living in Germany and studying Cinematography at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. I´ve shot this Photo in Auschwitz Birkenau II with my Canon 5D MarkII.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Pure dramatic pleasure is what we get from this photograph. The composition includes all what needs to be, yet clean and dramatic.
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  • A Guides Eye View Two mountain guides direct a helicopter into land high in the Swiss Alps. I took this shot whilst shooting an extreme ski and snowboard competition - the Nendaz Freeride FWQ. I had been dropped just before on the peak and with the permission of the guides cowered down behind them to capture this shot when the remaining supplies were delivered. My lens took a bit of a battering and I could only hold myself in position properly for a few seconds as the rush of snow debris was insane at this point. Taken with a Nikon D7000 with Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 lens at 16mm, 1/2000sec, f/4.5, ISO100
  • www.philipfield.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Dreamy days in a boys life. We like it!
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  • Congrats to the winner, and thanks to the judges. I shot this picture of my son in Cannon Beach, OR (USA) with a Leica M240 and a Summicron 35.
  • www.ralphballerstadtphotography.net
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • This photograph seems to display the emotion of a whole people in this location. The angle and composition is interesting and simply works. It makes us go into this picture and feel the emotion.
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  • My name is Colin Johnson and I am a street photographer based in San Francisco, California. I am honored to receive this award in recognition of my work - thank you! This image "Ashes to Ashes" was shot using a Sony A7 II camera with the Sony/Zeiss 16-35mm F4 lens both of which I was testing this day. The Mural is in Chinatown of San Francisco and the character seemed to be putting his arm around the woman as if to both reassure her, as well a guide her somewhere, while the ashes of his cigarette somehow blended in with her sweater...
  • sfstreetz.tumblr.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Interesting and beautiful composition, use of light and shadow that make us want to keep looking at this photograph. Well done!
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  • I am Roger Schäfer from Weinheim (Germany) and I feel honored for this award. This photo is taken during a three-day photography workshop I held in Großsachsen (near Heidelberg) in 2011 in the morning. The spring announced itself with the gentle light that brushes against the wall and brings the buds to sparkle. The narrow alley enhances the contrast, the struggle between light and shadow, between winter and spring. I shot it with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Zeiss Distagon T * 3.5 / 18 ZE; 1/125 sec; f / 8; ISO 100.
  • monochrom.life
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Superb humor. We love it!
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  • I am Michael Attrill, an amateur photographer from Battle in East Sussex, UK. Disappointed to miss out on winning my dream camera of course but nevertheless delighted to have been awarded a mark of excellence when the overall quality of images entered was so high. This photograph was a chance moment. I saw the scene whilst travelling in my car. I stopped as soon as I could and rushed back to grab the shot. It was taken on FP4 with my Pentax MX plus wide-angle lens and processed through Lightroom 4. Thanks to Thorsten and Birgit for their encouraging comments.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Compelling composition telling a story and we can only imagine what it is. The elements of stripes, a wheel and a running woman. It’s just very interesting to look at and imagine what the circumstances are.
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  • I shot this at the end of 2014. This is part of a book-project I've been doing here in New Zealand. I shot this with an Olympus EM10 and a 75mm lens. Thanks so much for the distinction.
  • www.chrisleskovsek.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Lovely atmosphere and clean, sharp composition.
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  • The Image is from an assignment in Olora Community, a farming collective in rural Nigeria, where they grow Cocoa. This is The Village school. Shot on Nikon D800e
  • www.tomlindboe.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Steamy use of light in a cold day with burning fire. It looks like a long hard shift and the fire has been put out. Impact!
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  • The photo is of a Boston firefighter who had just put out a fire in an apartment building. It was a very cold early morning. I saw him exiting the building, and steam was radiating off him. As he entered the sunlight from the shadow of the building.I captured this image. The white steam highlighted him along with his exhaled breath. You can also see the smoke stain line on his face. Thank you for the Excellence award. John Cetrino, I was using a Nikon D3, Lightroom for post processing.
  • johncetrino.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Beautiful portrait, technically perfect and captures the mood of an interesting person.
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  • Danish actor Esben Dalgaard. Shot in Copenhagen with the Leica S and sum micron-s 100 mm f 2 asph. Using broncolor flashlight.
  • www.tomlindboe.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Simple and beautiful composition. Love it!
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  • Steve Raines. Leica M9, 35mm Zeiss Biogon f2 ZM, ISO 800, Silver Effects Pro2. This Lace Curtained window looks outward from a sitting room in historic Dauphine Hotel, Bonnots Mill, MO, overlooking the Osage River. The hotel first opened in 1875. Having worked with 8x10 for landscape photography and making Platinum / Palladium prints for exhibitions for twenty years, it is nice to return to hand held cameras and my first digital camera. I will be making Platinum / Palladium prints of this image and others, and also make archival pigment prints. I am happy others enjoy this image and my interest in interior/exterior architecture and landscape. Sraines@wyoming.com.
  • www.flickr.com/photos/stephwy/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Relaxing outside on a hot day, though the position doesn’t look that relaxing. Makes us smile and admire that simple composition.
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  • Hi, my name is Martin Krause, and I am living in Essen / Germany. First of all let me say that I am very happy and proud to be one of the winners of this competition, thank You very much. This photo was taken on a very sunny "Winter"-Day ( 01-01-2015 ) on a walk around the "Peak" in Hong Kong. Just found this man who dreamed himself away for a few moments on a sunny meadow, just a few meters away from the path where crowds of people enjoyed their holiday and the first beautyful day of the year which has begun a few hours ago. Shot was taken with a Panasonic GH-4 with Lumix G-Vario 2,8 / 12-35, processed in LR5 and NIK silver efex pro.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • So beautiful it almost looks unreal. Like a painting. Lovely!
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  • Markus Wieser, Austria. The photo was taken in a wildlife-park. I just happend to stand there and watch the deers that were some hundred meters away when a Ranger came by and started to feed them. Within seconds I was surrounded by those guys and could almost touch them. Leica M240, Summicron 35.
  • markuswieser.net
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • An everyday moment of people on their devices, together with the same goal. It’s how it often is, and this one has so many characters, a beautiful light and captivating location. Great shot.
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  • My name is Aaron Mitchell. I’m from Baltimore, MD (USA). Thank you very much for honoring my image with a “Mark of Excellence” award. I shot this image with a Fuji X100S while on my way to work in Washington D.C. Sometimes you are just lucky to have a scene unfold right before your eyes and even luckier to capture it. Thank you again.
  • www.flickr.com/photos/101393487@N04/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Dramatic composition with one eye, a shadow and a pattern, and a person behind we can’t really tell who or why.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • National Geographic meets child soldiers. It’s a bizarre mix and makes us think. Actually, each element in itself is bizarre enough to make us think.
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  • The Naga people are actually several dozen tribes scattered across the India and Burma border. They are well known and live "normal" lives in India, in Burma they've been locked in their remote areas for several generations due to the military regime and ongoing guerrilla. As a result of this isolation, they have kept much of their culture and traditions. They were headhunters and practiced ritual sacrifices into the 80's and still live in very basic conditions today in a remote area that's difficult to travel to. I had a chance to go there for the new year festival in 2012 but I think the area is still not open for tourism. On this image, a Naga elder in ceremony costume fronts a child playing with a plastic machine gun toy. Two generations of warriors in one image. Nikon D3s.
  • pierrepallez.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Beautiful tones, atmosphere and location.
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  • My name is Jason Nixon and I am from Melbourne, Australia. I am interested in photographing personal moments that demonstrate the trust and connection I develop with my subjects. I find this rapport works really well when photographing weddings. This picture was taken on a camping trip in Northern Victoria. We were taking a dip at sunset when I noticed the light all over our bodies and on the water. I reached for my camera, stood in the water and took the shot. My email is jarobn@gmail.com
  • www.jasonnixon.com.au
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • This photograph is awesome and we go from laughing to studying who is who and what is reflections or not. Great composition and the right moment.
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  • Thank you so much for the "Mark of excellence"! My name is Jeff Tinard from Paris, this photo was taken last year in a backstage of Burlesque Show! There are two girls and nothing reflections. My camera is a Nikon FM2 with Nikkor Lens 50 mm F1.4 and I don't use post-processing. Thanks again for the "Mark of excellence" ;-)
  • instagram.com/jefftinard/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • There is an expression in this persons face you can’t see, so you have to imagine if he is shy, angry, dancing or what is going on. The circle of reflection around him makes it even more fascinating to look at.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Technically one of the best photographs in this quarter in the competition, with beautiful use of light and motion.
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  • Hi my name Budi Dharma, I am an Indonesian, Pekalongan (Central Java) is my hometown, first of all I would like to thank you for the election of my photograph in the category Mark Of Excellence, I took this photograph with leica camera with Leica M240 and Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 Asph , to change the color to black and white I use Silver Efex Pro2, I love the emotion of a father with his son and then the direction of the sunlight that dealing with the position when I took this picture, make a dramatic impression, okay once again thanks I-Shot-It team for selecting my photograph
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Great use of space, reflections, depth of field and all, made into a pleasant and interesting composition we like to look at.
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  • Thank you so much I-SHOT-IT team for the great prize. I am photographer living in Tokyo/Japan and my name is Yasuhisa Ishii(aka leicaology). I love “Leica” and always use Leica camera. The man is a bus driver and I took this through the car window. This photo taken by Leica M Monochrom/summilux50mmF1.4 ASPH in HongKong -chaos city- , little processed by LR5 and silver efex pro.
  • floor30.exblog.jp
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Almost as a horror movie, or perhaps a clerk setting up a show window somehere. We find it funny how the first thing you see is the man, then all the other faces.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The bride and her dad? We would expect but we don’t know. Their eyes meet, though we only see one face in the reflection. It’s a very engaging photograph to study and look at again and again.
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  • My name is Christos Aggelidis, i am a Wedding photographer in Greece. I like a lot to capture the moments and the feelings of people in the most unique day of their life. This is a photagraph of bride Dimitra and her Dad at the time that dad leave his daughter for another Life with her husband Baggelis. This wedding is a tradition wedding in Athens| Greece. I shot it with canon 6d and 24-70 tamron. Special thanks for your comments and the award! Christos Aggelidis | aggelidisphotography.com
  • https://aggelidisphotography.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • This elegant composition from a different point of view, with beautiful tonality and expression creates a lovely photograph!
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  • The annual Blessing of the Animals in Los Angeles is always one of spectacle. Animals of all shapes and sizes arrive to be blessed. As I wandered through the crowds I happened upon these little ballerinas who were totally captivated by a bird in a cage. The girls were a flurry of activity trying to see and talk to the bird. I shot several frames, but this one where I held the camera over my head and shot down, was the winner for me. Captured with a Canon 5D MarkIII : 24mm : f/8 : ISO 125 : 1/125 second and processed in Lightroom. I am honored to have received a "Mark of Excellence." Thank you!
  • www.sallyannfield.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A technically perfect photograph from one of the dramatic places on the planet. Scary and impressing story at the same time, with many elements that accentuate the photograph. The reflections in the window and the boys eyes is one of the many bonus things in this amazing photograph.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The familiar situation in many tourist cities. So simple and yet we know where they are, what they are doing … with not everything explained. We see the mans face but can’t really know what he thinks about it, and the rest we have to imagine. Love it!
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  • Laurent Scheinfeld, Paris The picture is part of my series "I want to see the Tower", that is an on-going essay ... I shoot with a Leica Monochrom and a 50mm Summilux lens
  • www.flickr.com/photos/laurentscheinfeld/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • We know the type and somehow feel connected immediately to this woman behind the window, as if she was just waiting for us. Love it!
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  • On the last day of a recent business trip to New York, I was walking around picking up a few last-minute gifts. I passed a diner and noticed this charming lady dressed in her Sunday best, enjoying lunch with a friend. I gestured through the window indicating I'd like to take a photograph of her, which was when her beaming smile appeared. Panasonic GX7, Voigtlander Nokton 17.5mm Post-processed with Lightroom 5
  • www.joetree.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A portrait of the kind not every boy has from his early years. It’s hard to tell the circumstances, but we keep looking at it and wonder. That’s a good thing.
  • www.facebook.com/miliwalkerphotography
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • It looks like the square above the Eiffel Tower where most tourists take pictures of the 300 meter tall metal construction. With or without the Eiffel Tower in the background we find this a really interesting perspective of elegance, daringly close to revealing something. We’re happy this photographer didn’t take yet another photo of the Eiffel Tower but decided to look for other things.
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  • Laurent Scheinfeld, Paris The picture is part of my series "I want to see the Tower", that is an on-going essay ... I shoot with a Leica Monochrom and a 50mm Summilux lens
  • www.flickr.com/photos/laurentscheinfeld/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A elegant everyday photograph of boys that almost looks like belly dancers or in a theatre.
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  • This was shot in Mariano Habana on a Hasselblad in a circus training gymnasium.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Simple and effective photograph of the textures around us that few of us notice every day. Processed so it could almost look like a stone landscape. Brilliant!
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  • Image by Peter Hewitt (freelance, fine art, nature photographer). This Agave attenuata is native to the plateau of the State of Jalisco in central Mexico. Sometimes it is also called the "Lion's Tail Plant", “The Swan’s Neck Plant,” or “The Foxtail Plant” due to its unusual curved stem. The equipment and exposure settings used were: Canon 5D Mark III camera, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens, manually exposed for 0.7 sec. at f/22 using a 70mm focal length.
  • www.peterhewitt.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • "Is it really true?” this woman seem to think as she looks at the newborn. We find the alternative composition interesting and telling about the context. It makes it so much more beautiful.
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  • It's true! She is my beautiful wife and my two days old daughter. The picture was taken with Leica M9-P and Planar 50/2 and I'm really glad to have been awarded a second Mark Of Excellence. Thx Birgit and Thorsten! Ferenc Simicz from Hungary.
  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/73420406@N08/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Beautiful layers of lives and almost like different worlds. Well seen, and the person in the street makes it all work.
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  • The photo made by Miao Ao was shot in Chongqing City, China. I would like to say congratulations to all the winners and thank you to the judges, I shot this picture with Canon 5D mark2, 35l lens. I was traveling around the country, and when the first day I arrived at Chonqing, the first glimpes of the city is this picture without the people in the frame, at that time, I thought it can be a good picture, and I just have to wait someone pop up. After almost 2 hours, and have drink about a dozen of beers , I've got the picture!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • An almost filmic composition and setting that shows a lot about the mood, the location inside and far away. Interesting photograph to look at!
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  • First of all I would like to congratulate with the winner and all the people that uploaded these wonderful images. I took the photo last summer in Maine. It was early morning and I was there from 3:45 am to shot the fishermen. The photo was taken with Fujifilm X-Pro1 and 10-24mm at 15mm ISO200 F22
  • www.mattiazaldini.us
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Great and dramatic take on as ordinary thing as a car wash. The hand, the motion of the water, the person in the foreground … all made very dramatic with light, editing and composition.
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  • Laurent Scheinfeld, Paris. The picture was taken in a garage when a friend of mine just decided to wash my wife's car while my children were inside ... I shoot with a Leica Monochrom and a 50mm Summilux lens
  • www.flickr.com/photos/laurentscheinfeld/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Amazing composition that include so many viewpoints, yet located right behind the center of action.
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  • My name is Adam Bennett and I'm a British street and documentary photographer currently based in Seoul, South Korea. This image is part of an upcoming project titled 'Tacloban : After The Storm' due to be released on 15th April. It was shot in February 2015 in Tacloban, Philippines. The image captures a small part of community life in Anibong, one of the areas worst affected by Typhoon Yolanda. People gathered around to watch as a man and boy played a game of pool in the narrow passageway between their homes. It was shot on Kodak TRI-X400 using a Minolta CLE and Zeiss ZM 28mm Lens. Home developed using D76.
  • www.adam-bennett.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A very dramatic photograph that makes you smell the steam and hear the train as it moves out from the train station.
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  • Many thanks for the Mark of Excellence - this was my first time entering one of these competitions, so I was delighted to be chosen! The photograph was taken at Nyugati train station, near to my home in Budapest, Hungary. I saw the steam train completely by chance and didn't know in advance it would be there - I was just thankful that I had my camera with me at the time! I used my Fujifilm X100, taken at F/2, ISO 3200, exposure of 1/17s.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • We like this photograph for the unique view that makes up a pattern of organization. It makes the photo even more special that one of the judges' (Thorsetn Overgaard) great-great-grandfather helped invent the railroad track switch almost 200 years ago. Love it.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Beautiful silence and mood in this photograph of a person walking home or away.
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  • Thank you for honoring my photograph like this, it's very much appreciated ... especially among such brilliant work :) This is taken on a misty winter day (one of my fav conditions) in Rygge, Norway. This location is a great find, and it was very fortunate that a walker came along to make the pic come together like this. It's shot with a Canon 5D mark II. It's processed with Silver Efex Pro 2, and then Analog Efex Pro 2 to get the expression I wanted. Thanks again, Mariann Nikolaisen.
  • https://mariann-nikolaisen.squarespace.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Extremely good composition that gives the idea of a hard-working life. Despite the simplicity of this photograph, we find so much details to study. Really well done!
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  • Dear team. Thanks a lot to choose my photo, i really appreciate it. My name is Jesus Jimenez, a non professional photographer and i am from Spain. This picture was taken in a very small village called Berzosa, in the region of Soria. When i saw this man the photo comes into my mind immediately........ The camera used was a Fuji X E1 with a Zeiss Touit 12mm lens, this lens is more flat than other Zeiss lenses its lacks the 3D Pop that Zeiss or Leica are famous for so i add in camera RAW a little bit of distortion to enhance the subject from the background, the idea was to make him jump out of the picture to improve the visual impact. Once again may thanks and congratulations for this web site because it gives the opportunity to many people to show his work. All the best. Jesus.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Dramatic use of composition, reflections and extreme contrast. Good use of timing, filters and editing.
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  • Indus is not just a river, not just a mare water flow on earth, the name Indus was given by man, so many thousands years after it’s actually beginning...many thousands years before our time.. Emperor Alexander and his unbeaten army reached here ...in the bank of Indus...and they name it....”Indus” mother of great south Asian subcontinent.... The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilization (3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 BCE) extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India .Along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, it was one of three early civilizations of the Old World, and the most widespread among them.....This is the river "Indus"..Mother of Asian subcontinent. NIKON D3100, LADAKH,INDIA
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  • We love how this person is sitting straight up and down for this portrait, yet located in casual surroundings at home with the drawer open and all. Stunning view into a home life.
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  • First of all I would like to thank the jury for having chosen my photograph. My name is Jaromir Carda and my one and only photographical theme are abandoned buildings and their inhabitants. On this photo you can see a man who made his humble living in old ruined monastery. All my photo works come from Czech republic and so do I. I took this photo with Leica D-Lux 5.