Premium Photo Competition 2015 4 : Results

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  • This is an amazing photograph of one of the most iconic buildings in the world, captured in a snowstorm that leave the streets empty. It’s both contemporary but also timeless in that it could be from any time period where color photography was possible. Only the Sprint logo and the Apple TV billboard give away the time period. We find the photograph dramatic, lively and very aesthetic. We kept returning to it again and again in this competition till we finally decided that this is the winner of the I-SHOT-IT Premium Competition.
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  • Michele Palazzo New York, Flat Iron Building, Madison Square Park 1/23/2016 / Ricoh GR / Post processed in Lightroom I was impressed by the wind and the snow swirling around my favorite building in the city, so I took some shots. This shot was perfect. The image, which was slightly tweaked in Lightroom resembles an impressionist painting from the 19th century.
  • www.instagram.com/streetfauna
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  • Great atmosphere of excitement in the cold and dark where the fishermen hope for the big catch. We find he colors interesting and like the dark and cold mood that communicates really well.
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  • This photograph has a lot of atmosphere going for it, without actually having anything in focus or in clear view. It’s very well done and effect-full.
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  • i born in 17/9/89 in Tirana (Albania) and i'm italian citizen and grow up in Italy, Florence. I'm a photographer sience 2009 and i shoot this photo durin Skate Awards in Florence in 23/1/16 with Canon 1D mark III set in 22 Iso f8 1/4
  • www.andiphoto.it
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  • Great capture of colors and dramatic thunder coming up. We appreciate when someone sees something and stops the car in the middle of the road to capture it. At least, that’s how we imagine it. Well done.
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  • Great perspective, light and colors in this photograph. We can sense the fresh cold air and the excitement to be in a location like that. The photograph communicates it all extremely well.
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  • Beautiful colors and atmosphere as well as use of depth of field with selective focus. Very simple and beautiful!
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  • How to make something happen even if you are not doing much. Very good idea and well executed. It makes a great photograph!
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  • Thank you for choosing my picture as one of your favorites! It was shot with a Canon 5D+24-105 L around the area of Upper austria and only little post processing in PS was done. I'm Simon Rudolf, a photographer based in Linz, Austria.
  • www.rudolfimage.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Beautiful scenery and colors and very well-controlled tonality that gives us both the details in shadows and those beautiful colors. Very well done!
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  • Well-balanced composition, colors and tonality. We particularly like the reflection in the water that is in the exact right spot.
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  • Picture taking in Myanmar, Father and son on the same boat...
  • www.lookaloopa.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Alone in a fairytale it seems. Lovely colors and great balance and composition. Well done!
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  • Thanks a lot for the mark of excellence - I feel honored with that hard competition. The adorable European ground squirrels are an endangered species, but there are some locations in Austria where they can be still happy - though just at this time one of the biggest populations - here in Vienna - is in immediate danger because of a beginning construction project. This photo has been shot with the Canon 5d Mk iii and an old (20 years) but still great Canon 400/2.8 L USM II. There's only a little post processing involved like RAW development, noise reduction, sharpening and tonal correction + saturation. My name is Henrik Spranz - and I'm an German amateur nature photographer residing in Vienna/Austria.
  • facebook.com/fotomat
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Olympic pet tweaked up with some homemade knitting. Great photo!
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  • WOW! The second "Mark of Excellence" in one day. Thanks to the judges. On the photo you see "Elsa", a small boar. Morning while taking a walk, it was quite cold and Elsa trembled ... they came to the sweatshirt. My name is Werner Schmäing, come from Germany. We have a little Rescue Station for sick or orphaned wild animals. The Pic is made with a Canon 7D II, Lense are the 70-200 2.8 L IS II.
  • https://www.facebook.com/Wildtierhilfe-Schelderwald-1654972274779898
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • It’s as if two cultures met in this photograph of the big city and the woman. A moment well captured!
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  • Woman at the Twin Peaks.... San Francisco, CA. 5D Mk iii. www.instagram.com/nolisuniverse
  • www.nolisanderson.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • We love how our eyes can't decide if they are throwing paint or playing when we first look at this photograph. Very lively and a composition that makes it very active.
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  • Perfect composition of this quiet moment in a place far away. The balance is just right and very beautiful.
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  • Thank you for the mark of excellence! Im currently doing a year studying abroad at the National University of Singapore. During my recess week I travelled to Myanmar, this photo was taken at Inle Lake using a Leica M4 with a Zeiss 50mm F2 Planar and loaded with Portra 160. Very little post processing, mainly dust removal! A fantastic country, by far my favourite place I have visited.
  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertsnichols/
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  • When we look at this picture we hear the sounds and feel the air. It’s very remarkable. Great moment!
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  • The mirror effect of this photograph is what caught our attention immediately and every time we returned to it.
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  • This is a very dramatic photo and we feel that each viewer will make up their own story based on the few pieces of information we actually see. The “Beer” on the one dog, the leach and the feet surrounding them.
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  • A cityscape with a romantic scenery in front. The composition here is very good storytelling with many elements that is well-coordinated. Great work!
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  • Well captured moment that is almost classic. The uniformed man and the beautiful woman. The rest of the story is up to the viewer.
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  • Great atmosphere and captured in the exact right moment. A very exiting photograph to look at.
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  • Alone with the forces of Earth. This photograph captures with great suspense the daredevil act. Impressive!
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  • We like the great use of light and shadows in this photograph. It makes you want to go to this place.
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  • The photograph is interesting even before you notice the face half in shade. Once you notice the face, the story unfolds in your mind. Great work!