Premium Photo Competition 2017 2 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $820.00 and a Leica X Camera worth $2000.
  • Judges Comment
  • What a feast for the eyes this photograph is. It's like a dream or fairytale and can be perceived in so many ways. Almost a new view each time you look at it. This is the winner of the I-SHOT-IT competition. Congratulations!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Messina, Sicily, July 10, 2017. Horse in a soccer field after being evacuated due to a huge fire. Finally the canadair turns off nearby flames. I shot this photo while we were waiting for the firefighters: after evacuating the stables, we brought the horses to a soccer field waiting for the trucks to transport them to other stables, far from the wildfire. Iphone 6s plus. File processed in black and white with Snapseed.
  • www.simonabonanno.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Beautiful balance and colors, and a composition that invites you to participate. Very well done!
  • Photographers Comment
  • First of all, a huge thank you for the selection! I shot this recently in Havana, Cuba while on vacation in May (2017). It had rained the night before, leaving this puddle in the perfect spot to capture a classic Havana street scene. I used a Sony a7rii and Sony G-Master 24-70mm f2.8 lens. The morning light perfectly illuminated the building behind man walking and luckily I was able to catch him striding by.
  • michaeltmeyers.zenfolio.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Beautiful artistic capture, almost like a painting. Exciting way of doing macro!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A room with light. This is the type of space you would want to preserve a memory of forever. And this photo does. Very nice work.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Dorie Dahlberg, "Staircase" Bjuv, Sweden. Camera: Nikon FM I bought new in 1980. I recently had this camera overhauled when I decided to shoot film again. I took this photo with TriX; developed with New55 Monobath. After scanning the negatives, I post processed in LightRoom. I was born and raised in the US but my family lives in Sweden. As a retired art teacher, I was finally able to visit my cousins during Midsummer. I could never take a week off at the end of a school year. The night of the solstice, I woke-up at 1:30am and shot this photo of the light from the still-glowing sky coming in through the staircase window. Thanks to the judges!
  • doriedahlberg.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • WOW! Unusual portrait. Nice to have something special to show. We would hope it’s the bank manager and it will be on their website. We would open an account in that bank!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • There’s something futuristic about this photograph from a mall or large train station. The only reminder we are on planet Earth is the logo in the top right. Nice work!
  • Photographers Comment
  • I'm Venga, an amateur photographer from Singapore. This image was captured using Fujifilm's GFX 50S and post processed in Adobe's Lightroom. The setting is one of the most iconic malls in Singapore - The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. In the late afternoon the light, acting in concert with the architecture, transforms the place. I thank the judges for selecting my photograph.
  • www.instagram.com/mvenga
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • We like the clean lines and the effect of stability and motion in a mix that makes you analyze this photograph.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Involving portrait that attract us because of the beautiful setting with the less beautiful person. It makes you look and think. Well done!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • One of our favorites. This photograph has a flow and as as if the person is being dragged. It’s a very interesting effect, along with the tonality take makes it very simple.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Massive thanks for the selection! Much appreciated. This shot was taken in the early morning when the low sun streams between the buildings in downtown Chicago, creating these intense shafts of golden light contrasted with deep shadows. I waited for the perfect light and subject and was lucky enough to catch this man hurriedly making his way across the street. Shot with a Sony a7rii and Gmaster f2.8 24-70 lens. Just a little contrast work in Lightroom to make everything pop a bit more.
  • michaeltmeyers.zenfolio.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Domestic contemporary portraiture gone fashion? We don’t know, and it’s that it doesn’t conform to any traditional ways of doing things that we like very much!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Brothers, we presume. Very nice colors and unusual light, as if they were made or porcelain.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Playful portrait. Despite the large chewing gum bubble, you actually sense the face and the smiling mouth that goes perfect with the smiling eyes.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Photographer: Leandro Puca Location: Phoenix, AZ Camera Model: Canon 5D Mark ii Lenses: 85mm 1.4 Post Processing: Lightroom putting the pinks up and lightening a little bit the face and the eyes.
  • myalbum.com/photography
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Grumpy old men reading the newspaper till they get their morning coffee. That’s what we imagine, and it’s very cute. Nice balance and tonality.
  • Photographers Comment
  • I shot this photo in Old Town Quito, Ecuador in October of 2016. It was exhibited in a collection of street photographs from Ecuador at the Richard App Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan in spring 2017. It is a candid shot with the Sony A7R2 and Zeiss 35mm 1.4 lens. Minimal post processing, including clarity adjustment.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The same, but not the same. But family, we guess. Cute photograph that makes your eye wander back and forth between the three people to compare. Nice colors and good atmosphere.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The match has been cancelled, seems to be the story here. Very nice photograph.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • "The couple who play together, stays together," is a saying. Beautiful tones and innovative angle.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Colors, that’s all it took to make us like this photograph. You want to walk down that street, don’t you?