Black-And-White Photo Competition 4 2018 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $6,670.00
  • Judges Comment
  • The drummer is the winner of the I-SHOT-IT competition. The mood, the tonality, this extraordinary photograph that seem historic from the first instant.And we can hear and feel the music! Congratulations to the winner of the I-SHOT-IT competition.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Reuben Radding here to express my gratitude to the judges and everyone involved with I-Shot-It! I took this picture of the drummer and bandleader from the amazing Soul/R&B band Empire Beats in Brooklyn, New York. I was on assignment, hired by the band to capture their electrifying performance at a club called The Way Station. The band was in the middle of "Slipped Tripped and Fell In Love," by Ann Peebles. As usual, I was working with a Leica M-P and an old Olympus T-20 flash on a cord. Mark is not one of the singers in the band, but sometimes when everything is cooking he sings along. I was at that point in the shoot where I knew I had everything I needed, so I could afford to try some things for myself. I felt like trying a slow shutter with the flash to hopefully introduce a little random magic into the frame, and it worked well with Mark howling at the moon.
  • www.reubenradding.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Very moody capture with an excellent daring composition. Very thrilled to look at this.
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  • It is really a great honor to win a Mark of Excellence in this competition! Thank you so much to the judges Birgit Krippner and Thorsten Overgaard - I am very happy about it! My name is Irina Sigl from Germany. Photography has been one of my greatest passions since my childhood! The picture was taken on a field with frozen water on a very cold winter day. I used my Nikon D600 and a Voigtländer 20mm lens. The post-processing was made with Lightroom and Photoshop.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A innovative and dramatic composition and setting, made even more suspenseful with great tonality.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Beautiful composition and action, balancing on the board and the waves.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Very nice mood and an interesting pattern of reflections and textures.
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  • My name is Rudolf Sulgan. Thank you for the award. Image was taken using Canon5D-mark3 with Canon 24-70 lens. It was a quiet rainy morning in Covent Garden-London when I noticed this elderly couple walking down the street. Because of the lovely atmosphere I call it Old Love!
  • www.rudolfsulgan.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Very artistic capture with dramatic tonality and grains, as well as a composition that has us going for hours figuring it out.
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  • Very much disappointed, Thanks to the Judges.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Facinating look into a personal moment. We love the isolated view and the tonality. Beautiful work.
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  • Thank you for the Mark Of Excellence and for your feedback! My name is Denis Malciu and I'm from Romania. The picture was taken in Bucharest, with my Sony A7RII and Zeiss 55mm f/1.8, and edited in Capture One Pro 10.
  • www.flickr.com/photos/denis_malciu/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • We don’t see it, but we feel we see a young boy in the mirror. Maybe that’s what we all see when we look in the mirror: The young version.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much, very happy that this photo you interpellated! Photo taken from my series entitled "in-quest for Memory", works on Alzheimer's disease. 35mm lens mounted on a Nikon Fe. Trix 400 film.
  • https://www.instagram.com/alexandrechaplier/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Dreamy and beautiful capture of a child's world on a sunny beach. As experiencing it ourselves. Love it!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Dance, art or sport? It’s a remarkable photograph, and we guess it's just as interesting for those in it as us outside of it.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks so much to the judges, and great to see the amazing work as always submitted into the competition. Underwater rugby is indeed bizarre, apparently voted as on of the world's top 10 most bizarre sports! I used a canon 5d MarkIII inside an Aquatech housing, and had a Pocket Wizard [floating] in order to fire a dry flash on the pool deck. The shoot was at night with terrible lighting, so I added some directional flash. Thanks again and congratulations to the winner! instagram @alexcoppel
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Harmony, like son of Tarzan and all that. Beautiful light, tonality and composition!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Nice portrait, very natural. Simply a classic.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Very lively streetlife, beautiful light and focus on the one person.
  • Photographers Comment
  • I am mostly know as Gordon frederick APP.L or fred.this was shot in centre PL in Melbourne ,around lunchtime, a busy location I was waiting for my coffee when I saw him the first shot was not there then he got 15 feet closer and it fell into place perfectly it was the last chance as people walked in front after I pushed the shutter ,loved the light too , it was shot on my new NikonD850 with a 50mm F1.8 .I am a full time pro and always out shooting life street fashion Melbourne is a good place for this any time of day there will be interesting light somewhere. it was not a difficult shot to process just knew it had to be B&W a few slight adjustments in Lightroom and spot on , I almost never go into photoshop. you can find me post a variety of work on instagram fredpixel8r, as you will see I live and breath photography all day everyday.cheers.
  • https://www.instagram.com/fredpixel8r/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Cinematic and grand scene of an everyday moment. Almost installation art! Love it!
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  • The photo was taken in the cafe of a museum in Istanbul, the Pera Museum. They kept and preserved that vintage look that corresponds to the period of the building...and I was lucky to see that elderly woman and the man, they looked timeless. The photo was taken with the Leica Q, and after the B and W I worked on it on my iPadPro. Thank you for the award, it’s an honor!
  • www.yonaelig.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Surreal universe of light and dark. What a grand landscape!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Very good use of shadows and sunlight, creating a dramatic scene with clear focus on the main subject. Splendid creation!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • It seems all very orderly till we try to figure out why it is we see a system when there might not be one.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for the Mark Of Excellence. My name is Cristian Lee, I'm from Romania. I took this photo in January in the village of Magura, a great location at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. I was immediately attracted by the geometry of the place and I chose a composition that I liked. Then I waited for the people to arrive at the spot that I wanted and took the photo.
  • https://1x.com/member/cristianlee
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • After some hours on a train you want to get off, especially when the nature looks nice outside.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Beautiful light and adventure awaiting. Excellent photograph!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you. I’m deeply honoured. This shot was taken with the Leica MM (246) and a Summilux 35mm/f1.4 lens. It was taken in Valletta last November. It was a short moment of light. I’m glad I was part of the journey into the light. I am always drawn to the play of light. My MM is my passion. Thanks again - Anna Fenech
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The tones of this photograph are to die for. The exotic setting and the unexplained writing machines makes it even more interesting to us. Well done!
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  • This picture was taken in the boarder between Somalia and Kenya in a refugee camp called Dadaab. This young refugee is blind and learning braille. He is poor, refugee and blind and still doing all efforts to move out of this triple jeopardy. The school where he studies is called "A New Path". The picture was taken with a Leica Camera M10, 35mm lens.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Beautiful portrait, it almost seem as on stage or in a movie. An instant classic. We love this one!