Dear Streethunters.net Readers,
The first Monthly Theme Contest photos for 2017 have been submitted and we took a good look at them all and made our selections. Please keep in mind that the process of choosing a photo from the January 2017 Street Photography Contest Submissions was 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. Please make sure to read the requirements carefully before submitting an image.
At this moment I would like to thank each and every participant for submitting their photograph. We have a great collection of photos with “Zebra crossings” to show you! This time we had a whopping 55 valid submissions which can all be seen below.
The January 2017 Street Photography Contest Submissions
*All images that were not sent in at the correct size, have been resized. This might affect the quality of entries that were sent in very small sizes.
The January 2017 Street Photography Contest nominees
Every month each one of us Streethunters.net editors picks one photo as a nominee. Here are the photos we chose and the reasons why:
“There were several images I kept coming back to in this month’s contest, and in the end I had to lay out my shortlist of selections all together to compare them. It was a very tough choice, but this photo kept drawing me in. This street photographer has demonstrated a masterful use of the graphical power of the zebra crossing lines to create a brilliant triangle of negative space just off the centre of the frame. Our subject occupies the whole of the right hand vertical of the shot, and her top perfectly blends in with the white paint of the zebra lines to create a cohesive connection throughout the image. And there’s more! The white headphone leads up to her face and the elastic straps of her white eyepatch, which run semi-parallel to the main frame line of the lower zebra crossing. Brilliant! And that eye patch too is so enigmatic and mysterious, all of which makes for a very arresting street photo. Well done!”
“There’s a lot to like about this shot, but first and foremost… it fully satisfies the requirement of being a CLEVER composition using a zebra crossing! All but a few of the submissions featured the pot of looking down at a zebra crossing(s). This is one that dared to be different and did so in a deliciously clever and well-shot manner. The reflection of the zebra crossing is captured in the primary subject’s sunglasses! But wait, there’s more! The photographer is also captured in the eyewear. Very, very cool! The detail of the subject’s face is top-notch also. I also enjoy the way the shot is framed, with the subject in the center. Sometimes that just works, and it does so here. There’s also the bonus eye contact from the neighboring pedestrian at the crossing. Bottom line… this shot used everything in the frame to smash the contest’s objective out of the park!”
“It was very hard to choose a photo this time… You guys are rocking it! Well done to all of you. Now to the photo I chose. This is one of those captures that has a massive impact on the viewer in my opinion. Using the black and white zebra crossings and the black and white striped top of this street performer, the photographer has managed to very cleverly create an captivating photograph that at first sight makes us wonder what we are looking at. It feels as if the the man is blending into the zebra crossings, but at the same time is trying to escape them. What gives the photo an extra umph are the bright red and blue colours that stand out in each top corner of the photo, making it that much more interesting. What a brilliant image. Bravo!”
The winner will win the Feature Interview on the Streethunters.net website and more!
The photograph that wins the Monthly Theme Contest will receive the following prizes:
- The winning photo will be featured on our website in the respective “Announcing the winner” post and will also be featured for 1 month as our cover photo on our Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus pages.
- The Street Photographer that shot the winning photo will be interviewed by our Editorial team and his/her work will be featured on our website and on our Youtube channel.
- At the end of the year we will upload a video presentation of all the winning photos along with narrations by the winners themselves, explaining the story behind their photograph.
Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!