City Competition 6 2016 - all cities! : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $716.00
  • Judges Comment
  • Congratulations to the photographer for this beautiful vibrant image. The sharp symmetrical straight lines of the fountain and buildings juxtapose in an energetic way with the undulating and irregular lines of the trees and skyline. The orange colors vibrate with the blues, and the black with the white all the while taking the viewers eye through the image. Centering the darker area of the fountain and leaving the lighter reflection below helps center the image and gives the eye a resting point before making another trip around the image. This is a fantastic composition that works on many levels, and the image is also technically well executed.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you so very much for selecting my image! While on a family holiday trip to New York City, we scheduled a visit to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on Christmas Eve day 2016. The morning was marked by rain and heavy fog, so as we entered the museum, I didn't have much hope for exterior shots. But when we exited the museum mid-afternoon, the skies had cleared and I was able to use the wonderful low angle of the winter sun to capture some memorable images. This was handheld, using a Canon EOS 5D Mk III with a brand new Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC SP USD Zoom lens - with which I am very pleased. Post-processing was performed using Lightroom.
  • https://500px.com/daniel_clouser
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • On the first glance, this image can be read as two images. It’s the moment in a movie where they cut from one scene to another to show what two sets of characters are doing at the same time – except that it’s all put together in one shot. This piques the viewer’s curiosity and encourages them to go beyond seeing this as a normal street scene and imagine a story. Great eye to notice and line the roofs of the buildings with those of the vehicles. Well done!
  • Photographers Comment
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  • www.davidgabrielmoreno.com/
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This metropolitan panorama has a very natural quality to it (though it may not have been a simple or single capture?). The interspaced colored buildings draw the eye through from one side to the other and play off the color in the sky. Nicely done!
  • Photographers Comment
  • M240 35mm, multiple images stitched together. Taken from the roof top of the much recommended 60 SoHo Hotel in NYC. Really nice staff, let me use the roof although it was closed, it helped that the Ukrainian concierge was a photo buff himself. The images were taken at sunrise, which explains the color variation across the sky and the buildings. The intent here was to render an image that conveys a sense of Babylon, a city that extends as far as the eye can see with color variation guiding the eye through the cityscape. For more on my photography, images and musings on the subject go to:
  • pfaufoto.blog
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • My next vacation should be in a place like this! Here the photographer has expertly created a very nice postcard scene with an element of fantasy. The colors are pleasing in that context even if they are not really believable.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for choosing my photo! This amazing place is in Azenhas do Mar, Portugal. The photo was taken with a Sony A7RII, Sony Zeiss 16-35 f/4. The Post processing was a blend from several different photos and then some color and contrast adjustments were applied. To see more of my work, you can always visit my website.
  • prints.luispinaphotography.com/Portfolio
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • There is a sense of perfection created in this image which has an illustrated quality to it, but wait.... Where is the groom? Did he fall over? Just kidding! This is a very lovely image that has been well constructed and well executed technically.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for choosing my photo! This photo was captured in London and it was not staged. This bride was actually there with the groom and their photography team. I was able to catch a photo without them, to create a story for this photo. The photo was taken with a Sony A7RII, Sony Zeiss 16-35 f/4. To see more of my work, you are welcome to visit my website!
  • prints.luispinaphotography.com/Portfolio
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • We think the idea here to make a play with scale using the little Eifels was very creative and deserved recognition. The empty space on the bottom right creates an unsettled feeling – though not sure if it was intended does work with the scale play and clouds but in a more ominous way.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks for the recognition for the shot. Here, I'd spent the best part of a day trying to get a novel view of the Eiffel Tower (harder than it sounds) when I chanced upon a souvenir vendor on a staircase and loved the haphazard positioning of his wares for a classic repeating composition. I used F2.8 for shallow depth of field to isolate the foreground and under-exposed slightly to optimise a lifeless sky. Black and white is my preferred choice for timeless street shots. Canon EOS 5D MK III, 16mm, F2.8, 1/6400S
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The choice to include all the foreground in the composition of this image helps show how protected this castle was. Nicely done! The image does render with a green tone – was it intentional?
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • We like how this beautifully colored image conveys the movement of the flowing traffic but yet has a calm feel to it – perhaps because the primary shape of the red lights is a triangle with the base on the bottom center of the image.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • We got a bit of a chuckle seeing the paper megaphone labeled “the left” situated on the right side. And without getting too much into politics, isn’t that the truth. A lot of the world seems to be trending toward the conservative. It’s wonderful to see creative ideas in the images. Thank you.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for choosing my photo. My Name is Udo Siebertz and I'm from Siegburg / Germany. I shot this photo at the end of a demonstration against racism in my home town with a Canon 5D MK III with 35mm/f 2.0 lens. Post proccessing with Lightroom CC.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • We applaud creative approaches in photography and feel this image deserves some recognition. The angles of the composition do work to draw the eye to the dog and the shadowed woman’s face in profile on the right, however there are a few parts of the image that don’t contribute.