Child Photo Competition 2018 No 5 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $622.00
  • Judges Comment
  • What a marvellous, well-balanced and intriguing photograph we have here! It is beautiful on all levels and means. Tonality, colours and contrast, as well as composition and expression of this young person being pictured. The arms being spread out wide, almost like wings, make this confident young diver a real pleasure looking at. A big congratulation goes to the winner of the I-Shot-It Child competition!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Hello. My name is Dana Pospišilová (https://www.facebook.com/danapospisilovaphotography/). Thank you for the beautiful words and for the award. This photo is a snapshot. My son loves water and swimming and summer. And this is how he spends his holidays at his grandmother, who lives near the forest and to be there, is an adventure and freedom for children. And for me, their mom, a perfect paradise for taking pictures of their childhood. It is photographed by Nikon D 300, ISO 100, 16mm (24mm), f / 3.5, 1/400 sec. , in Slovakia. Thank you very much for the congratulations!
  • https://www.facebook.com/danapospisilovaphotography
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • We love the space given, which surrounds the happy man with the little one up high! A moment to be cherished by all means. The dramatic sky underlines this, and the shadow being cast off the man and child makes this wonderful image even better.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Excellent viewing point and composition, as well as the vivid colours make this a very fine photo. What beautiful and piercing eyes this young man has. A stunner of an image!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The framing of this photo is great, and so is the scene which is being captured here. Happy children are priceless!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The simplicity of being playful with soup bubbles brings us back to our own childhood. A playing together and shared laughter is what we love about this photo. Full of atmosphere and happiness.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you so much for the selection! I am Molloway, a photographer living in France. The photo was taken at a street festival in Southern France and captures simply a moment of time, of children being children and having fun. The camera is Sony Alpha 7 mark II
  • www.holloway.dk
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The wonder of this young lady is mesmerizing. How her eye is following a slow moving bubble, and how this little girl forgets all about her cookie, waiting to be eaten. The adult in the background seems to love this moment as much as we do!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Devotion, discipline and dedication is, what captures this young man. The soft and out of focus background gives a three dimensional look to this image. Beautifully seen and a well executed photo this is.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Something about soap bubbles that makes children happy. These bubbles are fragile and slow moving, and as soon being touched, the magic disappears. Black and white works well for this photo. Also the woman which we can see trough the bubble, her laughter is stunning.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This boy has such strong features and his expression makes us revisit this photo more than twice. His beautiful hand, gently holding the fragile eggs in one hand, and at the same time carrying a chicken in his other hand. What fine young man this is. Well done to the photographer, as well as to the person being pictured here.
  • Photographers Comment
  • My name is Misti Howell from Pikeville,NC. I took this photo with my Canon 5d Mark II set on Manuel. This is my grandson and he loves to work with the chickens.
  • mistihowell89@yahoo.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • The dynamic of these beautiful children is amazing. All of them coming towards the photographer, will they stop? The best games are created from not a lot. In this case it seems to be a tire and a stick. A marvellous capture this is!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Being caught in a moment of concentration and devotion, this little boy is definitely up to some mischief! Lovely how we can see a tiny glimpse of his eyes.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Two brave young men are challenging a bull as it seems. One can feel the tension in the kids, and the bull seems very relaxed. Hopefully this didn’t turn around! This photo is well composed and the green lawn in the foreground give the image a great dimension.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What a cheeky little smile this cute girl expresses on what seems to be a cold day. How the little hand is gently placed on the rough branch of the tree shows great contrast of texture, colour and age.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This capture makes us wonder .. what happen to this boy? Does he chose to be sitting there, on this bench all on his own, or is he made doing so? The light in this room is beautiful and how the light enters the room and shows on the floor makes this an even better photograph. The tonality works well and having unanswered questions makes this image intriguing and interesting.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A moment, frozen in time. This can be seen in a literal, as well as in a lyrical way. Perfectly framed with a dark background, this beautiful girl has so much to give. One can feel that she is a sensitive soul, enjoying the simple things in life, getting carried away with a little bit of snow.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Waiting situations can be a bit tricky for everyone, especially of children. This beautiful girl doesn’t seem to be bothered by this, instead she is playing with, what seems to be a flower. We like how this random moment was caught by the photographer, and no matter how much is going on in the photo, the focal point brings us straight to the facial expression of this young lady. a lovely detail is, how a strong hand is holding her chest in a carrying and protective way. This girl seems to be much loved!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Without actually seeing the faces of these two kids, we can feel their spirit and devotion strongly. With so many different shades of white, the execution of this photo was well done. The chosen aperture makes the kids stand out from the background and it brings clarity to their visual story.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much for the mark of excellence and congratulations to the winner. Wait for the right moment. The framing was there, it was missing only the perfect agreement between the characters.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This perfectly dressed young lady makes us wonder, what she is doing in what seems to be an industrial empty space. There is a juxtaposition, which we very much enjoy. The vertical stripes showing on her top and the stripes on the ground create an interesting visual communication.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • In a reflective moment, her mind wondering off to distant places. A well chosen depths of field, with the focal point on the eyes of this kind looking girl. Well composed and framed, we love it!
  • Photographers Comment
  • This was shot in Bali using a Leica M9 and Noctilux f1:1/50 at f/1.2 and 1/30 with ISO 200, removed saturation and added contrast
  • www.blurryfaces.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Blue sky and sunshine are a good combination for happy moments in anyone’s life. These children express their feelings beautifully, and kites flying up high gives a striking and airy background to this situation.