May Monthly Theme Contest 2016 submissions

May Monthly Theme Contest 2016 submissions

Dear Readers,

The fifth 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 “From the nose up” to show you! This time we had 10 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

“This was a tough decision for me. I narrowed it down to two images, and I felt compelled to choose this one. I’m a sucker for moments, and this lovely photograph has captured an innocent and smile-inducing one! The from-the-nose-up criteria is met with the child on the left, who is obviously being silly and getting in the face of the shooter. The child on the right, with his wide grin, cements the feeling of playfulness. It feels like a photograph with an old soul and the close-up brings it even closer to home.”

"From the nose up" by Joko Nuswantoro
“From the nose up” submission by Joko Nuswantoro

Digby Fullam

“There were some excellent street photos submitted here, but this was my pick of the lot. The photographer got really close and that instantly gives the photo immediacy and ‘punch’. It’s an unusual angle too. The woman has a very interesting face, and the way she is wrinkling her face towards the sky is fantastically expressive. The tones in the photo are great too, from the woman’s shock of red hair to the blue of the sky. Well done!”

"From the nose up" by Zisis Kardianos
“From the nose up” submission by Zisis Kardianos

Spyros Papaspyropoulos

“This is my choice. The closeness in this photo is obvious. The photographer was right there, in front of the subject when he clicked the shutter. Shots that are made at such a distance always attract my interest. It makes me feel the photographer’s closeness to the person photographed, and because I like shooting close too, I can understand how difficult it can be to achieve this. Additionally the colours in this shot are perfect. The red hair just pops out of the rest of the photo and emphasises the face it surrounds. Fantastic shot!”

"From the nose up" by Zisis Kardianos
“From the nose up” submission by Zisis Kardianos

Stay tuned to find out who will win the Contest and the Camslinger 105 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. Within the next couple of days we will reveal this month’s winner of the contest and the COSYSPEED Camslinger 105 Street Edition, so stay tuned!



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