Dear Streethunters.net Readers,
The second Monthly Theme Contest photos have been submitted and we took a good look at them all and finally made our choices. Please keep in mind that the process of selecting a photo is very difficult and challenging owing to the high standard of the photos entered!
First of all let’s take a look at all the photos that were submitted and accepted in this Monthly Theme Contest.
ATTENTION: This time round we had many photographs that were out of subject so we had to extend the contest. During the extension period we got more photos that were based on the theme we asked for. Photos that didn’t meet the Theme criteria have been disqualified.
At this moment I would like to thank each and every participant for submitting their photograph. We have a great collection of photos with “Two worlds on one corner” to show you! This time we had 17 valid submissions which can all be seen here:
Since there is no longer any voting, we are presenting the photos with the name of the photographer.
Every month each one of us Streethunters.net editors picks one photo as a nominee. This month, both Andrew and myself picked the same photo which is interesting. Anyway here are the photos we chose and the reasons why:
A magnificent monochrome shot. Even though this corner is on a dock, the two worlds seen here are what make this shot meaningful. The young child on one side, and the working man on the other. The child may be daydreamIng about any number of things while the man is carrying a large, heavy load of supplies to the waiting man on the boat. The responsibility-free world of childhood versus the work associated with adulthood.
The brief was ‘Two Worlds on one corner’ and we certainly have that demonstrated here – excellent juxtaposition! There’s excellent framing with the corner itself positioned along one of rule of thirds vertical lines, and a lovely mix of hues as the left hand corner is predominantly green, and the right hand corner orange pink. Then we have our subjects – the left side is a single man looking a lonely, and on the right we have a couple tenderly hugging one another. Excellent!
As soon as I saw this photograph I knew this would be my choice. There are so many elements here that make it a killer shot. First of all I really like how close the photographer is to the child. This closeness makes the photo feel very alive and engaging to me. The “Two worlds, one corner” concept is clearly shown through the composition. The man on the left is working, carrying boxes full of energy, clearly moving fast, something that can be noticed from the blurriness of him, while the little boy on the right is sitting still, thinking, clearly in a state of idleness. Presenting this scene in black & white emphasises what the photographer has managed to capture with one click of the shutter. He has captured two states (active & idle) and two ages (adult & child). A remarkable shot indeed.
Stay tuned to find out who will win the Contest and the CAMSLINGER Streetomatic Thomas Leuthard Edition!
So there you have it Streethuntes.net Readers. We have made our choices and now we have to debate which one is the best out of the 3. Next week we will reveal this month’s winner of the contest and the COSYSPEED CAMSLINGER Streetomatic Thomas Leuthard Edition, so stay tuned!