March Monthly Theme Contest 2016 submissions

March Monthly Theme Contest 2016 submissions

Dear Readers,

The third 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: Photos that didn’t meet the Theme criteria have been disqualified by the editors.

At this moment I would like to thank each and every participant for submitting their photograph. We have a great collection of photos with “Rat’s eye view” to show you! This time we had 22 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.

The nominees

Every month each one of us editors picks one photo as a nominee. Here are the photos we chose and the reasons why:

Andrew Sweigart

“Rat’s eye view is fulfilled, but the kicker here is the geometry. The lines of the crosswalk, the trees and the large building are eye-catching. But, the triangles formed by the two pairs of legs, in synchronicity, are the stars of this show. Plus, you have the woman framed within one if those triangles. Excellent shot!”

"Rat's eye view" submission by Laurent Aublé
“Rat’s eye view” submission by Laurent Aublé

Digby Fullam

“What an incredible image. It’s gloriously abstract, exquisitely lit, and leaves the viewer asking the question – what exactly are we seeing here? This photo is edgy and frightening in some ways too, and the photographer showed great creativity and quick thinking to catch it from such an unusual angle. Brilliant work!”

"Rat's eye view" submission by Giannicola Menna
“Rat’s eye view” submission by Giannicola Menna

Spyros Papaspyropoulos

“This photograph has been masterfully composed and framed. The camera is at rat’s eye view level, but captures many elements that work amazingly well together. The viewer’s eye is “placed” in the bottom centre of the frame where two strong leading lines (or one, depends on how you perceive it) guide us to look at the front boot of the lady walking in to the scene. Her stride is perfectly captured, her boot barely crossing the line. In the distance to the centre right, a man is looking at that walk. Is he waiting to see if she will step on the line? Will she walk over it? Will she break her stride to avoid stepping on it? The photographer has chosen to present this image in monochrome and I can see why. All the vertical lines make the image look taller than what it is, giving the rat’s eye view even more emphasis. The three main elements of the photo stand out in black and white, the leading line, the legs and the man. All in all, I think this is a very good shot from a technical and compositional point of view.”

"Rat's eye view" submission by Valerie Jardin
“Rat’s eye view” submission by Valerie Jardin

Stay tuned to find out who will win the Contest and the Camslinger 160 Street Edition!

So there you have it 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 160 Street Edition, so stay tuned!

CAMSLINGER 160 Street Edition


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