City Competition 3 2017 - all cities! : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $764.00
  • Judges Comment
  • Congratulations to the photographer of this beautiful image that seems to tell a story. Is the child waving at someone? This photo is very well composed with good use of dark and light and the converging lines of the image draw the viewer toward the child’s hand.
  • Photographers Comment
  • I’m Venga, from Singapore and I am an amateur photographer. My main interest lies in Street and Urban photography. This photograph was taken with the Fujifilm X100F. The image was shot in RAW and processed in Adobe's Lightroom. A few months ago, we decided to spend a weekend at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore for a “staycation”. When we entered the room, my daughter ran and placed her hand on the window and for a moment, was transfixed by the view. I had my camera on hand and was able to capture this beautiful moment. The interplay of light and shadow and the converging lines to her hand, as described by the judges, makes this my most memorable photograph this year. I thank the judges for awarding me this prize and everyone for viewing the photograph. Please browse my instagram account below and follow if you find my work interesting. Thank you, once again.
  • www.instagram.com/mvenga
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a fantastic image – congratulations to the photographer. The notan or yin yang play between figure and ground / dark and light in this image is quite compelling.
  • Photographers Comment
  • I’m Venga, from Singapore and I am an amateur photographer. My main interest lies in Street and Urban photography. This photograph was taken with the Fujifilm X100F. The image was shot in RAW and processed in Adobe's Lightroom. Singapore’s Chinatown is a popular haunt for photographers. I have been to Chinatown many times but I wanted to capture something different this time. The judges were spot on when they described the yin and yang. I wanted show this Chinese philosophical concept in not only the light and shadows but in the traditional and modern architecture in the background. I thank the judges for awarding the mark of excellence and everyone for viewing the photograph. Please browse my instagram account below and follow if you find my work interesting. Thank you, once again.
  • instagram.com/mvenga
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Very creative image approach, wonderful colors and composition. Excellent!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The overlaid texture and inverted image work very well together in this image, but the backdrop of clouds behind the buildings has also contributed to making this image work.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Without the little while triangle shaped line at bottom center that mimics the roof line, this image might not work as well, however it is there and this is an exceptional well composed image with many other such gestalt groupings.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for the insight into my image & for selecting my photo, the gestalt groupings within the image is something I've definitely overlooked within this shot. The image itself was taken on the outskirts of a local city during a very damp and foggy evening, which in turn helped to amplify the light pollution in the sky, causing a purpley orange glow. I found this location extremely captivating because of the contrast between the colours in the sky and the white light being beamed down by the LED streetlights, so set up the tripod & this is the result. I have similar night shots on my instragam, below. Hampshire, England.
  • instagram.com/danparratt
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This image works for its focus on showing the regular organic pattern and the similarities. Well done!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for selecting my image. My name is Anton Gautama from Surabaya, Indonesia. I visited the Larung Gar just the day before the local government prohibited foreigner visit the place. Located in Sichuan province, China, Larung Gar Buddhist Institute, the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist institute, founded in 1980, in which inhabited by more than 40,000 monks and nuns, students and pilgrims from all over the world. Unfortunately, China government made a decision to demolish a large part of the housing and reallocated the monks become 5,000 only at the end, citing safety concerns. However, Free Tibet advocates say it's part of the effort to assimilate the area into the Communist Party.
  • www.antongautama.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Framing an image from the center can often lead to a stale view, however this image breaks that rule and works quite well. The architectural members seem to move the eye up and then outward before bringing it back in to the people. The irregular pattern the people make mars juxtaposes the near perfect white symmetry of the building in a visually interesting way.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The way this image is rendered helps convey the feeling of being part of the machine, a crowded one with lots of grit. Nicely done!
  • Photographers Comment
  • My name is Chihoko. My pic name Chihoko photography. All photos are taken with iPhone6s. I want to express, want to take shadows and shines that give life. I want to tell you that something that just daily life releases isn't just everyday. I'm truly honored. Thank you very much. My Instagram http://instagram.com/jptravelstreet_bw http://instagram.com/jptravelstreet_colorup My Facebook https://m.facebook.com/CHIHOKO.MAEJIMA/ https://m.facebook.com/photographer.chihoko/ All editing is also iPhone 6s. Thank you very much.
  • https://m.facebook.com/CHIHOKO.MAEJIMA/
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Little colorful surprises are always nice to come upon in an urban environment and this image captures that feeling well. Great shot!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The colorfully dressed women opposite the drab building make for an interesting vignette of city life! Great image!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for selecting my photo. My name is Chan Chun Ming from Hong Kong. This photo was taken by Leica X Vario, these buildings were near my home. The photo showed the daily life of the occupants. These buildings were well-known nowadays as Transformer film was taken at. https://www.facebook.com/chunming.chan.142 https://www.instagram.com/snapshotchanchan/ http://chanchunming.wixsite.com/frankiechanstreet
  • https://www.flickr.com/photos/snapshotchanchan/