Black-And-White Photo Competition 1 2018 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $6,100.00
  • Judges Comment
  • Time goes by in this photo, and it stands still at the same time. There is a sense of much experience in this photograph of excellent use of light and shadow, excellent tones and a strict composition. This is the winner of the I-SHOT-IT Black and White competition. Congratulations!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Portrait of my mother in the bedroom she once shared with my father. Elena Paraskeva Nikon D810
  • www.elenaparaskeva.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Beautiful portrait with an expression that you feel is aimed at you as you view it. Lovely tones and great framing.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Simon Ciappara Neatishead, Norfolk. UK Sony RXR2 Tonality
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Excellent tonality in this portrait. We keep returning to it to see more.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • After a few seconds you find yourself counting the trees and the stripes in the snow to see how it all adds up. Well spotted and excellent captured!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much for this Mark of Excellence! It was a lucky moment to see these tree shadows and to photograph them! I took this picture in April of this year near my home in Menzenschwand (Black Forest, Germany) with my Nikon D7100 and a Sigma lens at 90 mm, f/9,5 1/250 ISO 200. Post-processed with Lightroom. Paulo Gregori
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Maybe for a moment, the dream of becoming great bicyclists was shown in these shadows. Very nice capture!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Playfull composition of two of the same, or something like that. There’s a lot of mood and life in this photograph, using relatively few elements. Great work!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Ryszard Unton , Fuji X-Pro2 35mm
  • www.instagram.com/zdjeciarz/
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This photograph is glowing in it’s well-balanced tonality.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Beautiful capture, making the boy almost a sculpture. Beautiful tonality and composition.
  • Photographers Comment
  • This is a candid photo of my son playing in the sand at Kings Beach on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. It was taken with the Nikon D5100 and Tamron 28-75 F/2.8 lens.
  • anthonyherrera.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • If trees could walk … it’s almost as if they have been at war with each other and then died out. Excellent seen and captures.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Excellent tonality and detail in this portrait of one of the smaller creatures of nature.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Breathtaking composition where the eye starts at the black silhouette and follows the shadow to the women talking about her. Well worth the time to consider what it’s about and what is being said.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • It takes a while to realize what’s up and down in this photograph, but once we got it, we liked it!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much for this Mark Of Excellence! I took this photo 2017 at the Freak Valley Festival. It's the energy loaded singer Mikey Tucker of the Australian Band Mammoth Mammoth who is crowd surfing in front of me. I've seldom seen a band with so much energy live on stage. Leica M9, 35mm Summilux ASPH, f/5.6 1/500 ISO 640. You’ll find more of my work on my website (https://www.robles-design.de/fotografie/) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/robertlesicphotography/). Robert Lesic from Siegen, Germany.
  • https://www.robles-design.de/fotografie/
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Quite funny capture. Love it!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Michael Martin-Morgan Dogs and Girls Vigeland Park - Oslo Pentax K5 - 70mm f2.4 lens - 1/90s @ f8 Photoshop - Levels and Shadows / Readjusted upper path to frame the image
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A great freedom photo. There’s something very free and unattached about this, even there is so many attachments in this photo. As if something is going to happen once the girl swings back towards the viewer.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • It’s as if we can still hear the music in this room, even after the piano player left the room. Very nice!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much for this Mark of Excellence! Ich shot this picture with my Panasonic Lumix G70 and a 12-35mm lens. I took five pictures and put them together to a HDR picture.
  • www.lenagehring-fotostreifzug.de
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This photograph is like a painting in black and white. A fashion shoot out in nowhere. A dream. We keep making explanations to ourself. Excellent work!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Gonzalo Pérez Mata Madrid Camera: Canon 40D. Lens: Canon 17-40
  • www.gonzaloperezmata.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Beautiful texture and an unusual composition that creates a mood worth studying.
  • Photographers Comment
  • the photo has been taken in a small typical restaurant in Formello, a tiny village near Rome, in the countryside.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Simply a classic photograph. Each a different personality, yet united in this marvellous photograph.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A real memory. That’s what this looks like, and then you wonder if it’s from a week ago or from 30 years ago. As a viewer, you want to be part of that story.
  • Photographers Comment
  • windy overcast autumn day in Prague with my preferred model and friend. wanted to create a dramatic portrait to look it timeless with focus on eyes and emotions
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The big drama. An exiting photo to read, not just for the faces, but also for the excellent light.