Black-And-White Photo Competition 2 2017 : Results

  • Judges Comment
  • Classic beauty and picture-making meets modern beauty and image-making in this extraordinary simple setting in a location that is usually chaos of people and activity to get to see this relatively small painting of Mona Lisa. We like the exclusive, isolated moment the couple have as the natural lead characters in this modern drama. This photograph has so many elements that just falls in place, from the tonality to the fact that the only faces you see, are the three main persons. It’s beautiful work, and it’s the winner of the I SHOT IT Black & White Competition. Congratulations.
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  • "Selfie Lovers", Paris 2017. This photo was taken in the Louvre museum, this year. I was very surprised to see the number of people not even taking a look at the painting and preferring to take selfies. Sony AR7 II, 55mm. File processed in black and white with Lightroom, accentuation of contrast.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • This is a frozen moment in time, you can see the future ambitions glow from the boy in the photo. He could be a famous sports player in a few years, or he could have forgotten everything about it.
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  • My name is Jason Wessendorf from Verdigre, Nebraska. I generally take photos for the "mom and pop" newspaper my wife and I operate in our small town. The photo was taken with a Nikon 1 J5 with a 10-100 lens. Thank you very much for the mark of excellence and congratulations to the winner. The judges' comments were exactly what I was feeling when I took the photo. Will he play in the Little Leagues next year, fostering a lifelong love of the sport? Or, will he spend next summer at the swimming pool and forget the whole thing? The great thing about being young is that the possibilities are endless and everything is ahead.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • I looks like a train in Tokyo, but it could be anywhere. A good photograph of train life, sleeping and commuting.
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  • My name is Randall Williams. I took this photo in Tokyo. There was a moment on the train where I turned and saw this beautiful composition. I captured this image with an iPhone.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A fun and captivating moment of such an unusual thing as kids not on a device, but all contributing to a creative moment. At least, that’s how it looks to us, and that’s the point. It’s a great moment.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The inside seen from the outside, we think. But then we look again and we try to figure out if they are inside or outside. The wet glass and darkness adds atmosphere.
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  • My name is Stefan Scherf and I'm a photographer from Germany. What you see is the stairway to a station of the Wuppertaler Schwebebahn, the famous suspension railway in Wuppertal. This evening it was raining cats and dogs and the inside is seen from the outside. I took the photo with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 and 17mm lens at ISO800. Thank you very much for Mark of Excellence and congratulations to the winner.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • In this photograph the babies have been replaced with dogs, not just in the baby trolley but - we notice after a little while - for everybody.
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  • While strolling a small town at the river Moselle, I stumbled upon this street scene. A quite surreal, strange, funny, touching moment to watch - and I couldn't resist to make a photo. (Nikon D800/16-35mm/postprocessing via LR, no presets as I prefer to work in M mode) ©Heike Rost, photographer based in Germany
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Beautiful light on an intersting person, in a setting that could hold any story.
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  • Portrait of Tonnie Rose, an interesting underground character from Jarkarta, Indonesia. If I were to title this, it would be: "Regrets, I've had a few..." Leica M10, 50mm Summilux, 1/90s at F1.4, ISO 100. RAW image, converted to monochrome in Lightroom, minimal PP.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Very simple setting that communicates the beauty with simple and very effective means. Very elegant and interesting.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Adventure is what we see in this picture, and beautiful light and a bright young face. All in all very beautiful expression, tonality and composition.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Fashion is hard, as we can see in this photo. Now the stripes has to go the other way. Very good capture!
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  • hello, my name is Raluca Tudor , based in Florence, Italy. I took this photo on the streets of Florence, with a nikon 700 with a 16-36 mm lens. Thank you
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • There is something very exotic about this photograph, the bees and the woman in white with the large hat. It’s hard to tell if it’s an old or new photograph.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Classic scene that could be for a story about an author in the 1950’s, or simply the neighbor walking the dog. Great atmosphere, well captured.
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  • My husband is walking with our dog in the fog. Sony alpha 77, tamron 18-270 No postprocessing
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • We find the perspective exciting and dramatic here, as if it was a still from a Hitchcock movie. Very interesting way to create suspense with few means. Well done!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The famous building in London seen from a new angle that shows a different layer of architecture and the history of city development. We guess, if you had never seen this building before, it could also look like somebody landed from another planet.
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  • I would like to thank the judges for the Mark of Excellence This photo is called 'Beyond the Facade' . My name is Henk Bijl from Groningen, the Netherlands. I used my Nikon D810 to capture this scene in London. Photoshop was used for post processing.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Life companions, there is something very beautiful about this photograph.
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  • Thank you! My name is Fish Yu. I took this picture in Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil. I am an amateur photographer, I used Leica M With 90mm lens shoot this and processed on Adobe Lightroom. Not everyone fortune enough to holding another one hand for a whole life! but luckily, I’m able to touched by the scenes. Picture shooting made my life everyday like thanksgiving days.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Relevant for our times, a man with his support material for Trump, or perhaps material to study to learn more about the then candidate. You wonder what the story is, and that’s what is interesting.
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  • Steven Anselm Manhattan, New York - near Rockefeller Center I was a on video shoot when I saw this man on the sidewalk and knew I had to photograph him. Though perhaps tempted to make assumptions, we do not know his politics. Is he a scholar or a madman? Is he rational? Are we? All that can be known is he is a product of the times, looking for answers.
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