Black-And-White Photo Competition 4 2016 : Results

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  • It strikes already at the first moment you look at it, what a technically amazing photograph this is. Then the extraordinary expression and the feeling of getting a look into a unique moment. This is the winner of the I-SHOT-IT Black & White Competition.
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  • Javier Arcenillas Humanist, Psychologist at the Complutense University He teaches photojournalism and documentary photography at the International School PICA in Spain. He develops humanitarian essays where the main characters are integrated in societies that borders and sets upon any reason or human rights in a world that becomes increasingly more and more indifferent. Rapa das Bestas is the name of an operation that involves cutting the manes of the wild horses who live free at the mountains in a semi-feral state and that are performed in the curros (enclosed which retain the horses) held in various locations in Galicia (Spain). Those horses live in mountains owned by the villages (a form of property derived from the Suevi, around 8th century) and have several owners (private owners, the parish or the village), each year the foal are marked and the adults shaved and deloused, and then freed again to the mountains.
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  • We find this scene and composition peaceful, yet with so much going on. So much atmosphere, so much calmness. Very nice!
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  • Thank you. The photograph shows a street corner in Milan. It was taken on a Sigma DP2 Quattro. Jonathon Williams
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  • Beautiful filmic and atmospheric photograph. Such a dreamy feeling. A photograph that instills hope and a new tomorrow.
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  • Matthew Fleming Rue De Madrid, Paris. March 2016. Leica M6, Ilford HP5.
  • www.matthewjamesfleming.com
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  • Exciting and classic composition with some surreal elements that makes this photograph really interesting to look. It feels so much as a classic the instant you see it!
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  • This is one of the magical moments of theatric and movement therapy in a Hungarian rehabilitation center for addiction. Thank you Birgit and Thorsten! Ferenc Simicz from Hungary More pics and info:
  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/73420406@N08/albums/72157672880999806
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  • Bringing life to church. What a great capture. Well composed with great light and tonality. Love it!
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  • Literally a layer of thought goes into this photograph, and yet one more in that we don't know what they are looking at and what exactly they are thinking about it. Very interesting tonality and composition overall.
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  • Artistic capture with lot of adventure and power to it. Love it!
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  • This picture is from the harbour in the city of Bergen in Norway. It is captured 30. of August 2014. I visited Bergen in order to bring home our new shiba puppy. On the way to the breeder we walked along the harbour. There we found the proud sailship "Statsraad Lehmkhul" and we stopped up for some photos. After taken a few photos of the ship some tourists from Japan arrived. As always in Bergen, it is raining, so also this mornig. I turned my Sony A7 around and captured the reflection of one of the tourists in the little pool of water. In Lightroom I turned the picture 180 degrees and made it black and white. For me this is showing the captain of the ship in a full storm in the North Sea. Sony A7, 24-70/4 at f4, iso 640, 67mm, 1/1250 sec.
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  • Very nice composition where the beautiful bokeh creates the atmosphere and space, leaving the perfect flower framed in beauty. Well thought out!
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  • Thank You! Canon 6D, Lens: 50mm 1.8 STM (1/2500 at f/1.8 ISO100)
  • https://1x.com/member/dusanl/photos/latest
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  • Harmony in composition, message and tonality. Very well done!
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  • Walking our dogs in Dalby Forest on a morning when freezing fog and mist was ponding in the valleys, the sun suddenly broke through illuminating the man and his two children who were walking ahead of us. I took my camera out of its bag and fired off three shots, before they then disappeared from view, hidden by the sunbeams. Taken with a Leica SL and 24-90 vario-elmarit. Many thanks indeed for the mark of excellence. Rev Dr David Perry
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  • The big city and the child making his own reality in the midst of it all. Well composed and captured the right moment.
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  • Photo made in Phnom Penh.
  • www.davidgabrielmoreno.com
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  • A short moment of something, accentuated by the dark tones and the empty space. Nice work!
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  • I captured this image on a Friday night weekly Muay Thai fight close to my house . I used my A7RII and a 70-300mm lens as I was sitting quite far away from the ring . I am glad this image came into the finalists . Thanks a lot .
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  • Layers on layers of life and dream, or something like that. We find this photograph fascinating to look at again and again.
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  • The dark beak and exceptionally white plumage of the egret with the contrasting background turn this into a very artistic photo.
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  • A moment of virtual reality in a private room next to what we presume is the real reality. The attitude, the tattoos and all just makes it even more exciting and strong to look at.
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  • My Name is Julian Ward from Wellington, New Zealand. The photograph was taken at a tattoo festival in New Plymouth on the west coast of NZ, 2015. My camera is a Leica M9 with a 35mm Summicron lens. I have been making photographs all my life and just respond to what's happening around me, wherever I am.
  • www.julianward.co.nz
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  • Tonality, texture and composition. It can’t be explained, but it works!
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  • M. Scott Brauer Horse outside of Belgrade, Montana, USA. 2014.
  • www.mscottbrauer.com
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  • A simple capture that somehow captures a lot in one single and interesting frame. Very well done!
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  • This was an intentional shot. I wanted a jet framed through the car sunroof. Shot near LAX with a Nikon D4, 18-24mm lens at 24mm, f/11, 1/500. Converted to B&W with Silver Efex Pro 2.
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  • A beautiful photograph with dark and subtle tones. We really like this!
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  • For most of us such a different photograph of a funeral. We’re so in and close with it all that you can’t help getting affected, yet fascinated by the scene, the light and tones. Very well captured!