Flower Photo Competition 1 2018 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $641.60
  • Judges Comment
  • Congratulations to the photographer with such great vision! Who is this I-S-I Flower Competition winner? We love this lovely and lively composition of flowers. The added layer - maybe it has been photographed through a window, or perhaps a filter has been applied in prost-production. It works well in this image and makes it shine. There is a dreamyness to it, which takes the mind away, no matter how busy this day might be. Thank you for submitting such a wonderful capture!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Wow, thanks to the judge and i-shot-it team for this prize! My name is Samantha Keller and I am very honoured to have won this competition . I’m a freelance photographer based in Switzerland. One of my customers asked me to take pictures of her jewellers in a natural environment so that’s why I started to take pictures of flowers at the end of the summer As material I shoot mainly with my Nikon D500 and I’ve used my 50 mm focal lens. I didn’t use Photoshop for this shoot, as I don’t really like to retouch photos, but I’ve used a layer in my hand to add more softness in the picture. Many thanks again, this is a great encouragement for me.
  • kelsaphotographie.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The warm and vivid colours in this photograph are strong and engaging. It could be a double exposure, well executed. This photo shows passion with colours like a burning fire.
  • Photographers Comment
  • First off, many thanks to the judge. This image is 3 or 4 images overlaid . I photograph with Olympus and Fuji Mirrorless cameras. The images are then downloaded to my Sony Tablet and Superimposed. There are about 12 blending modes on the tablet, some work better than others for individual images. Once I have chosen a completed image, I then download it to my computer, adjust resolution and size and print the images on an Epson 2880 Printer.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a truly stunning capture of a flower frozen. The edges of the paddles, bleeding into the ice give this image depth. This photo is well seen and executed.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for the MoE! Happy you liked it so much. My Name is Nicole and live in Utah, where Winters can be long and you get all kinda ideas. I used Nikon D7100 Nikkor 85mm, edit a bit in Photoshop, contrast, color.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • It is a beautiful contrast - how this rose sets itself off from the dark background. Also the composition and framing is superb. This photo is another one of our favorites!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • As far as a flower can be shown in a sensual way, this image is definitely right there! A tight depth of field with the center being the focal point, the observer is drawn straight into the middle of the flower. The pink and dark yellow give a certain mood to this capture. To sum it up, this is a great photograph!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What great bunch of flowers! A good balance of white and red, mixed with a touch of pink, standing out from the dark background. The theatrical appearance of this photograph makes this another one of the best in this competition.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Miniature rose's captured January at a flower festival in Northeast Thailand.Loved the different colouring and darkened the background in post...Sony a6000 and 55-210 at 102mm f5.6 1/125sec. iso250.In the late afternoon sunlight. Congratulations to the winner and all the contest runners-up. Thank you very much to Birgit Krippner for the mark of excellence...Ian Gledhill.
  • Ian-Gledhill.artistwebsites.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • It is the unusual composition which makes me revisit this photo, and look at it again. The asymmetry, as well as the delicate seed being placed on top of the flower which seems to be upside down. It's what makes this one of our top ten photos of this competition.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The execution of this photo is sensibly done, and the framing is beautiful. Having the center of the image slightly off-centered, was a good call. This photo works well in black and white.
  • Photographers Comment
  • My name is Chihoko. This flower “Cineraria” flower language is “Always delightful” I wanted to express the pleasure of this flower that smiles even in winter. Thank you for choosing. I used iPhone 6s for shooting.
  • https://m.facebook.com/Chihoko.Photography/
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Yellow, pink, blue and green, what a beautiful variety of colour in this image! And having these flowers floating on water, gives this image a nice depths and makes a point of difference.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What great way to look up - and not only see what is in front of us! This image is a bit different to most of the other submissions, since it does not show one flower, or maybe two. It shows an entire tree, seen from below. And then there is the beautiful big blue sky above, which makes the little blossoms pop out.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you to the judges for the Mark of Excellence. I took this photo in Armidale, NSW - Australia last year with a Ricoh GR2 and post-processed in LR.