City Competition 4 2015 - all cities! : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $224.00 and a Leica C worth $700
  • Judges Comment
  • Congratulations to the photographer of the winning image selected by the jury. This excellently timed capture of the dancers in the square holds the suspense of the implied movement and seems ready to burst into action. The placement of the dancers in the lower center helps support the stillness of their pose which can be juxtaposed with their implicit movement. The distorted buildings and the portion of the audience looking to the side of the frame further add to the building tension of the stillness.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much for the first place, for the prize and the comment! It’s an honor. My name is Denis Malciu and I live in Bucharest, Romania. The picture was taken in Bucharest, on a street in the old part of the city. I was there with a few friends who share my passion for street photography when we bumped into some sort of an event that involved a tango demonstration. I seized the moment and took several shots that seem representative to me (in terms of atmosphere) of Bucharest, which was referred to as Little Paris during the interwar years. I used my Sony A7 camera with a Sony Sonnar T* 55mm F1.8 ZA lens. I then edited the raw file in Adobe Camera Raw, where I also applied a VSCO filter, for a film-like texture.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The dream like quality of this image of a person traversing a tight walk wire with cape blowing in the wind reads both as uplifting and inspiring. The blue tones work to help convey the fantasy or dreamlike quality. It seems to say we can all make our own journeys and cross through the door into the light.
  • Photographers Comment
  • I'm so glad one of my images have been chosen ! :) Thanks very much for that ! I took this photo a few days after I moved to Montreal, this spot is located on the old port. I went for a walk around this old brownfield and I wanted to do something with it. I'm really happy that you liked it and I hope that you could have imagined your own story :) Feel free to come and see more of my universe there : https://500px.com/tomvales and I've just started a brand new facebook page if you want to follow more of my adventures : https://www.facebook.com/tomvalesphotos/?fref=ts Do not hesitate to get in touch with me :)
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • We were captivated by this colorful image that seems to be woven together from many different layers but amazingly must be just a single shot. The photographer employed a very creative technique to shoot through the window of the car and nicely avoided a "selfie" in the reflections which add to and complete the composition.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Fantastic lines and use of tone can make a compelling image out of even the most banal subjects. This image catches the viewers attention with the converging angles of the fence, and then directs the eye throughout the rest of the frame from the center shadow to buildings on right side and back across through the center along the dark line of the background. Well done!
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Both technically well rendered and composed, this panoramic city scene leaps off the screen at us with its vivid colors. The sky seems to be handled differently - was it added?
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Night time images have become increasingly popular and for good reason - the lights of the city are beautiful. We selected this image because the photographer has taken a further step and created a shape from the movement of light that works on its own in the composition.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The symmetry and geometry of this well framed photo is appealing and the photographer did a nice job with the composition. If this is a real library, I want to go there!
  • Photographers Comment
  • It is a royal library, who wants to see you in Stuttgart (GERMANY). For this photo shoot I used a Ricoh GR (APS-C). I thank the judges for appreciating my work. Greetings Angelo Presenza
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • It's hard to view this image and not wonder what the person in the wheel chair might be thinking and that's one of the reasons that makes this a winning image - it captures the imagination. It's also technically well executed and composed.
  • Photographers Comment
  • First, thank you so much for the Mark of Excellence and congrats to all! My name is Argus Paul and I am an emerging photographer / visual artist based in Seoul, South Korea. I shot this particular image while visiting the Forbidden City in China. The man in the wheelchair is my father. It was always his childhood dream to visit.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Every city needs a bit of humor and we appreciated this image of the dog placing his order with the food. That their hair is matching just makes this image even better! Nice capture!