Black-And-White Photo Competition 3 2017 : Results

  • Judges Comment
  • One brave soul in the sea of tourists experiencing the power of mother nature first-hand. But actually, this picture shows quite a lot of people exploring the world. Something that wasn’t normal just 50 years ago before the jet age where we not all can go anywhere to experience the nature, other cultures and the world at large. It’s a beautiful photograph with great composition and tonality. Thank you for bringing us so close to the action. This is the winner of the I-SHOT-IT competition. Congratulations!
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  • “I named this picture “ Alone in the mist”, I took it by the Niagara Falls on the boat cruise. Similar rain plastic overcoats were given to the tourists, keeping them dry from the shower-like wet mist. Among these one-day sailors, a lady dared come out of her plastic prison bare headed to enjoy more of the stupendous view and me, my Leica M9 to shoot this surrealistic scene.” Leica M9 + Summicron 35mm. Post-processing : Lightroom CC Again, many thanks ! Yannick DOUBLET (FRANCE)
  • www.yannick-doublet.fr
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A society of penguins that seem busy with living the life in the snow. Definitely not something you see every day, and we like the flow of this photograph, and the composition. Well done!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • This intriguing photograph shows a man striding over the street in all it’s simplicity, yet it reveals a life outside the main characters universe. Beautiful.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • It’s a luxury to be able to sit and look at this scene, because if you are there, you would be in the picture and not see what we are looking at. Beautiful tonality and compact composition with a good atmosphere.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Unique viewpoint, from way above. We are trying to count heads and hands to make sure we saw all of them. Cheerful capture!
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  • Accra, Ghana, West Africa Canon 5D Mk II + Canon 16-35 L USM Photoshop CS6
  • www.erbertozani.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Living in perfect harmony in a quiet place. We like the atmosphere in this photograph. Great composition to tell the story and the place. Well done!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Four goodbyes. That’s what makes this photograph brilliant in our opinion.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • One tiny cloud captured in the right moment. Nice!
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  • Thanks for the recognition - it is much appreciated! I made this picture on the shores of Lake Macquarie on the East Coast of Australia. I found the positioning of the lone cloud over a decommissioned coal fired power station very interesting. I processed the raw file to black and white using Capture 1 Pro with some final work using Lumenzia luminosity masks in Photoshop CC. Camera: Sony A7 ii with 24-70mm f4 Sony (Zeiss) lens.
  • https://www.paulfoley.com.au
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A lonely planet, it looks like. Harmony and fun.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • It looks beautiful in a picture, probably less exiting if you are balancing through traffic with an umbrella. Good light and good isolation of the bicycle.
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  • This photo was taken in a rainy night in Kyoto, Japan, using a Leica M240 and 50mm Noctilux f/0.95. I normally just use the original JPEG off the camera, which is saved originally as a black-and-white file.
  • https://henrique-penha.squarespace.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Cute .. and angel doing pre-flight testing before she takes off.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Despite everything is upside-down here, it all comes together. Nice!
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  • Thanks for appreciating the picture. It rained heavily that day and then early evening time it stopped. Below my apartment near pool/garden area I always go for a walk with my camera and then near pool area I saw this mother, her baby and maid while I saw baby’s father was trying to make the baby smile, the reflection was quite clear on the wet ground and I just clicked the pic instantly as I liked that very moment.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Stability and dignity is what we see in this portrait. He doesn’t seem to enjoy being photographed, but he should enjoy the result, we hope.
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  • Milan Swolfs, Belgium. I shot this photo during a wedding of the master of ceremony. This photo was captured with the Leica Monochrom CCD and the wonderful 75mm Summilux f/1.4 edited in Lightroom 5.
  • www.milanswolfs.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • We see future adults when we look at these busy children, and likely they can’t wait to grow up an go places. We like this view into their world of imagination, as if performed by an invisible photographer. Very well done, one for the history books!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • So many realities meeting in one busy place - and then we see the man and wonder what is going on. The big black area of the photograph makes it very unusual and unique.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • He went for s swim. Or what’s the story? Very elegant photograph of a man who seem to have found something intersting to do. Playful and beautiful!
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  • Thank you for the award. My name is Grant Orbeta from the Philippines. This was exactly what entered my mind when I saw this scene from the bridge seen on the left. Where was the gondolier? What was he doing when people were now starting to look for a ride. At the same time it conveyed a sense of relaxed atmosphere - of rest and leisure in this beautiful city. Leica M9; Summilux 35 ASPH
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Alone but not lonely. We imagine he enjoys the empty space, very calming photograph.
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  • Thanks a lot for the Mark!! This picture was taken in Oaxaca, Mexico in August 2017, at around 23:00 PM. When I saw the man with his hat in the beam of the light, I had a sensation of an Edward Hopper painting. I immediately took my camera out to freeze the moment ;-) Thanks again! Sandro Manni
  • sandromanni.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A car repair out in nowhere, it seems. It has some humor to it with the simple composition of few elements. We wonder how you get your car there when it needs repair, but maybe the point it to make sure the car is fine before something happens.
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  • on our way from Yerivan up the Armenian Mountains we found this gentlemen in abosolute silence doing repair works for his old Russian car with the phenominal sight of Mount Ararat in the background. This moment had an unbelievable calmness and was taken with my Leica M9, equipped with my fathers summicron-C 40mm from 1973.
  • https://www.instagram.com/franksarnes/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Light, shadows, people and things seem to move around or in each their direction in this picture. Beautiful to look at. Well spotted and photographed.
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  • I photographed this scene in Trastevere, a typical district of Rome, late in a spring afternoon with a marvelous light. The color file has been just converted on black and white. Camera: Sony a7R / 35mm
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Makes you think, doesn’t it. Planning and reality? A great photo my many accounts, imagine how interesting it will be to have this photograph in 30 years or so when it has all changed.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • It takes a while to figure this one out. Try for yourself. If it makes you smile and wonder, you figured it out! .
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  • Thanks for the mark! My name is Gigi Chung and I am a female photographer based in San Francisco. This photo was taken with projecting patterns on a naked model. Camera used: Canon 50D
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The arms waving makes this look like a historic event and celebration. We just like to look at this picture for it’s expressions, mystery, tonality and people.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • This picture becomes alive and the levels of focus changes. It’s very fascinating.
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  • Many thanks for the recognition. My name is Michael Attrill from the UK. This woman was closely examining a 'joiner' of our Monarch and seemed to be merging into the exhibit itself; almost as if she was wearing camouflage. Shot with my old, but super-quiet, Leica Digilux 2.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Four pictures becomes one. Good capture!
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  • Thank you very much. I took this in Lisbon with the Fujifilm X70. This was taken not far from the Oceanarium, and I took several shots.
  • https://www.instagram.com/sven804
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A photo it takes a while to figure out. It’s very simple, but then you notice it wasn’t what it seemed first. Good storytelling.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Two ways of seeing the world. We feel we see it from the boy’s viewpoint and understand him better. Good work!
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  • I was thrilled to see that this photo got a mark of excellence. It's an honor to have my work recognized, and the fact that there were so many wonderful pictures makes it all the more special. My name is David Glen Larson, and if you'd like to see more of my work you can follow me on Instagram @zoomingwithfeet. I took this picture over the summer. I was heading downtown on the redline subway to take some street photos when these two kids started to dance for money. I'd seen other performers on the subway, but the intensity in this kid's performance and on his face is what set him apart. I used a Fuji X-T2, and luckily I had my 16mm (24mm full-frame equivalent) lens attached. My usual 56mm never would have captured this moment, and I wouldn't have been able to switch over in time. It all happened in a moment, as most street photography does. Post processing was done with Capture One.
  • https://www.instagram.com/zoomingwithfeet/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • We like how the formation seem to walk into a tunnel. Very good use of darkness and light. Nice work!
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  • Heal The Darkness Location: St Patrick Church, Melbourne Australia Camera: Leica Q 28mm Summilux Edited in Lightroom with custom preset
  • feztography.com/