Black-And-White Photo Competition 3 2018 : Results

  • Competition Winner : First Prize
  • $5,560.00
  • Judges Comment
  • Half full or half empty. First we think it’s an underwater photography, then we wonder what we’re looking at. This photograph has beautiful silvery tones, a playful take on photography and a few details in the backgropund that will keep the eye occupied and pleased for a while. Very well done! This is the winner of the I-SHOT-IT competition.
  • Photographers Comment
  • I'm Alain Laboile, a French sculptor and photographer. Since 2006 I daily document the life of my big family of eight in South France. My kids are homeschooled and spend most of their time outdoor.That pic was taken during Summer 2018. My son was diving into our natural pool. It's a flipped image. When you look at the surface, you watch the sky. When Merlin dives, he dives into the sky, the clouds and the trees. In a spatter, he crosses the skin of the sky. Camera : Leica Q + 28mm lens
  • www.laboile.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Lots of information, history and impressions with an anchor of present time in the small window of the woman. Very nice capture!
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you! My name is Denis Malciu and I'm from Romania. The picture was taken in Bucharest with my Sony A7RII and Leica Summicron-M 50mm f2 (Type 5), with Techart Pro Adapter, edited with Capture One Pro 10.
  • www.flickr.com/photos/denis_malciu/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • A ritual we feel captures our curiosity. The expressions in the faces and the seriousness and humility. Nice work!
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The portrait that becomes a frozen moment of kids in a living room. There’s something very cool about this photograph - and it won’t be less in 20 or 40 years. Well done!
  • Photographers Comment
  • FUJIFILM X-Pro1. 35/1,4. 1/150s. f/1,6. iso4000
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Two different viewpoints on the same route. Not to forget, we’re the third eye in this road-trip. This picture stays with you with it’s excellent composition and cropping.
  • Photographers Comment
  • I'm a photographer from southern Bavaria, Germany. Thank you very much for the mark of excellence and congratulations to the winner. My image was taken with a Russian Zenith camera in black and white.You can see my parents in their seventies in a Renault R4.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Very captivating capture. The person in the photo adds a new dimension of size relationship to the photo.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Wait for the right moment. The framing was there, it was missing only the perfect agreement between the characters. For this photo I waited 40 minutes behind a pole so that the whole sceneis put in place. LEICA SL Summilux-M 28mm f / 1.4 ASPH.
  • https://www.instagram.com/jay_jay_panam/
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Play all day. This is unreal and cool at the same time. Very good use of light and shade, and excellent timing!
  • Photographers Comment
  • My name's Fabio Giachetti. The image was taken in London in 2018 . Thank you for Mark of Excellence.
  • https://www.behance.net/ysgiachecee8
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • It’s almost like the beginning of a novel - starting when you look at this picture
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thanks for your comment.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Beautiful abstract that turns into a photo and more as you look at it.
  • Photographers Comment
  • This photo was taken candidly in 2016 while documenting a Presbyterate Ordination Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Grand Rapids, Michigan. These Catholic nuns belong to an order called the Trinitarians of Mary. As they were entering the church a gust of wind caused the habit to swell and I was able to capture it. I shot this with a Sony A7RII using a Zeiss 35mm 1.4 lens. In post all I did was convert to black and white, boosted the clarity a bit and added a bit of sharpening.
  • erictank
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A view into another world of strangers in the same space for the duration of the travel
  • Photographers Comment
  • The picture was taken with the Fujifilm Xpro2. Instagram : #picturepharmacy
  • www.picturepharmacy.com
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Simply because you can. There’s something nice and calming about this very simple photograph with dramatic tonality.
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Nice and simple capture, yet so much to look at. We almost hope they turn around and get home before the road disappears. Excellent tones.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The dream of royalty, as displayed in a small coffee place out in nowhere. That’s one idea we got from this. Then you reset and look again, and each time it’s a new story. Fascinating capture with very good control of exposure and tonality.
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • An almost soft and friendly face. An unusual view
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • The economy version of the Chinese Wall
  • Photographers Comment
  • Thank you very much for Mark of Excellence. My name is Lubos Kozler and I live in Czech republic. This picture was taken by camera Olympus OMD EM1- Olympus 40-150mm F2.8. This part of the path is in the Giant Mountains.
  • https://www.lubos-kozler-photo.cz/
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • Photo school gone sailing
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Mark Of Excellence
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  • Very dramatic and intense, without letting us know what is happening. Tonality and timing is excellent in this photograph.
  • Photographers Comment
  • Carriers of one of the 18 floats which are carried for 24 hours through the streets of Trapani, Sicily during the Holy Week. Photo is taken at the arrival in the church.
  • www.altevista.nl
  • Mark Of Excellence
  • Judges Comment
  • A mother waiting for the children in the outskirts. So casual it could be misunderstood - which is what makes the photo interesting to look at.