'200' Free Photo Competition ( '200' Themed Photos only! ) : Results

  • Competition Winner
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  • We judged this competition ourselves and every one of the I Shot It team picked this photo in their personal shortlist. We asked I SHOT IT team member Matthias to provide critiques for us on the final photos and he said about this one that it is "Very aesthetic in an almost poetic style". Congratulations for creating this stunning - winning - image.
  • Photographers Comment
  • I am very happy and honored that my image has been selected. This image was taken with a sony A99 and carl zeiss 24-70mm F/2.8 in my garden. Backlit with the sun is achieving that wonderful rim lighting of subject & the raindrops stand out from the background ( exposure time is 1/320 sec to create a trail effect )
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • This photo came so close to being the winner, it emphasises what I SHOT IT is all about - seeing!! It has a very strong human connection and the reflected computer screen links nicely with I SHOT IT's online prescence. The person is observing with great intensity and demonstrates clearly that vision is the basis and core of photography. A very worthy second place.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks for the award! I used a Canon 5D Mark III with a Sigma 50-500mm lens.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • We all loved this entry with its lovely reminder of film photography and its clever use of colour and reflections. With the I SHOT IT name so brilliantly picked out, how could we not have selected this entry for a Mark of Excellence?
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks for selecting this photo! My name is Ed Lim. This photo is a joint effort by myself and fellow photographer Stanley Zheng. We're colleagues at Panblast Shanghai and decided to have some fun by joining this competition together. Our respective personal photo portfolios can be viewed at: avniq.com and http://500px.com/art024. Special thanks to Seven Ni for helping out with photo staging. The image was shot using a Canon 6D camera with 50mm lens and 4 sets of LED lighting. Subsequent image post processing was done using Color Efex Pro 4 plugin within Photoshop CS6.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A symbol like "Stonehenge" in a way - but there's no trickery here, just the grandeur of nature. A Mark of Excellence for another creative entry.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Taken with a Fuji X100. Cheers again - M Chant.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • We loved the cycle race analogy in the story - being like the uphill struggle to win an I SHOT IT competition. Very well done - a very creative entry.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • This picture has lots of feeling and mood in it. We'd like to think it suggests that I SHOT IT's 200,000 'likes' mean we are a hot prospect! Combine that with the girl looking in the far distance, into I SHOT IT's future and we like this Mark of Excellence winner a lot!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks for taking note and for the top up. Taken with a Fuji X100 during a surprisingly narrow window of opportunity - dark enough to see the flames and light enough to see the beach + hand-hold the camera. Cheers - M Chant.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Again the number 200 is HOT! The receiving hands are almost praying - very symbolic. A good use of storytelling in a photo and a hot Mark of Excellence winner.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Pop art style with lots of humour. We love that you included the I SHOT IT name in the lenses of the glasses. A well-deserved Mark of Excellence.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks for selecting this photo! My name is Ed Lim. This photo is a joint effort by myself and fellow photographer Stanley Zheng. We're colleagues at Panblast Shanghai and decided to have some fun by joining this competition together. Our respective personal photo portfolios can be viewed at: avniq.com and http://500px.com/art024. The image was shot using a Canon 6D camera with 100mm lens and 2 sets of off-camera flash during a 12 model photo session featuring of our company mascot [email protected] Subsequent image post processing was done using Color Efex Pro 4 plugin within Photoshop CS6. A behind-the-scenes video of this session can be seen by clicking on the link below.
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • We like the idea of giving weight and gravity to our 200,000 likes achievement! An amusing idea captured in an artistic way and emphasised by the crop. Well done.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Thank you, we love the idea of I SHOT IT depicted as a high-flier here. "I SHOT IT made it sky high!" said team member Matthias!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Page 200 reached! Nice macro work with the symbolic meaning emphasised. Now let's continue with our success story!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Ian Neel is the name and I was Born in California but lived most of my life in the sweet Midwest in the middle of Illinois. The shot was one of many in the search for 200. Working at a Printing company numbers surround me, but trying to capture the right orientation and feeling was the challenge. I used a Cannon Powershot SX500 IS, with natural light and sight contrast adjustment in the macro setting, along with cropping to give a fuller feel. Big Thanks To The " I Shot It " Judges for the mark of excellence, and any one else involved in the website. Also Big Thanks To Leica for just putting this site out there for Amateurs like me to get a chance with the big dogs. Much Love-
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • So here's a Facebook "like" transformed into a very human like. A nicely executed and very personal analogy. Well done - a Mark of Excellence.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Every child knows what is going on here - it's Superman - and recognising I SHOT IT's super-heroic achievement too! Nicely strong but simple image, well done!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The number 200 next to a Ford Model T and I SHOT IT. Two firsts of a kind? Well done for an original idea of your own - and a Mark of Excellence!
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  • Another image we all loved - the process and craft of measuring solidity and exactness to build something of value, put in a creative and serious way,. Congratulations on your Mark of Excellence.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Many thanks for choosing my image. My name is Bob Patefield from North West England. I took the shot, at my place of employment, of my friend Andy. He always has the dirtiest hands. I used the amazing Olympus E-M5 with the Lumix 20mm Pancake lens and I processed it to look as gritty as possible. I'm also lucky enough to be a previous winner of one of the dog competitions. http://www.i-shot-it.com/competition.php?id=514257c2c31df Well done to the winner. It was my favorite also. My day to day photograaphy goes on 500.... http://500px.com/HotDogPhotography and my main website (which needs updating) is below. Cheers Bob
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  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Another strong and well executed macro picture. Not only do we have an unusual treatment of the subject matter but clearly picking up the I SHOT IT colours in very striking way.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Veronica Aviles Smith Santa Monica, California Canon 650 D
  • www.veronicaavilesphotography.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Everybody could have thought of this idea, but nobody else did it so well. It's not an easy technique, with a flashlight jumping to write the number 200 on a long exposure. Joy implemented in an artistic, circus-like performance!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you for selecting this photo! It was taken with a Canon 50D on long exposure on a street in Edinburgh, and it was certainly an entertaining process repeating it until I got the "200" so it could be clearly seen!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • There is one meaning here "The road ahead" and the freedom in it... At the same time I SHOT IT reached a milestones 200 miles from the start.
  • Photographers Comment
  • A.P. Papez Shot in arizona on Hwy AZ-87. west bound Canon T5I Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE Av( Aperture Value ) 9.5 Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/45 Lens EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Focal Length 62.0 mm Image Quality RAW
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The "essential" in an analogy to food On the plate lies "photography" as essential nutrition of every day. And a very neat way of incorporation that magical 200.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • We sometimes dream that one day I SHOT IT could become as culturally iconic as 2001 ...
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks so much for the 'Mark of Excellence'. Yes, I think that (I Shot It) is going to progress into the future as an iconic image ......... 'Best Photo Competition' site EVER! ~Tom