Christmas Photo Competition 2018 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $5,795.00
  • Judges Comment
  • Looking at this soulful photograph again and again, every time I revisit it warms my heart. I feel poetry in this image. The colors work well, dreamy with suggesting Christmas in the air. The depths of field underlines the sleepiness of this young lady and the colour scheme of red and green suggests Christmas. A big thank you goes to the winner of this I-shot-it Christmas competition!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much for awarding me first prize, I really appreciate your kind and encouraging comments. The girl in the photo is my daughter. I took this photo in front of our house in France. We came back from a Christmas party and she had fallen asleep on the way home. Camera: Fujifilm X-T2, 23 mm 1.4 lens
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Early evening it is and the light is changing. Streetlights become more visible and so does do the lights of the Christmas decoration. A man standing still with his friend the dog, waiting to cross a busy street. The peace in the middle of a more hectic environment gives a beautiful feeling, with Xmas around the corner.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This photos is beautifully framed, snow footprints in the foreground. it seems to be in an industrial area and students are dressed up for the occasion. Christmas is in the air!
  • Photographers Comment
  • This photograph was taken at Christmas Market in The Distillery District in Toronto Canada. I caught these two carol singers as they were making their way to the stage. This was shot on a Leica M240 with a 28mm F2.8 Elmarit.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Being able to capture and communicate such pure and honest feelings is magical. This little person fell asleep in the process of having a cookie. How cute is that! It shows great composition and a sensitively chosen depths of field.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A beautiful moment is captured here, with tonality in black and white which almost suggests colour. This photo is well composed, and having a hammock in the room makes it even more special. Intimacy is captured here, between a young child and a woman, she might be a close relative to the child.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This photo is a bit different. A Christmas tree, possibly somewhere in the Southern Hemisphere. The remaining daylight on the sky, mixed with the little lights on the tree create superb atmosphere. The reflective light underneath the tree, shown in the sand, is stunning.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • What cheerful photo we got here! Showing a young person, being playful with pigeons in the middle of a winter-wonder-land. The little yellow hat and the yellow pants make this child stand out from its background and give the photo a three dimensional appearance.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Anticipation .. that is what comes to mind while observing this photography. In almost darkness, only a little bit of blue sky gives away that another day is ready to say good bye. A comforting and warm feeling coming from the inside of this house, with a chill being felt from the air outside. What beautiful contrast!
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • This is a technically well executed photo. The abstraction of the Christmas tree in the background is what shows the photographer has a great eye. Also, how the lights of the tree reflect on the table.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Here we have one of the more moody images, which were submitted to this Christmas competition. Showing it in B&W underlines the mood of isolation in the middle of an open landscape. One can feel how cold and windy it is. Very well spotted and captured!