Dear Streethunters.net Readers,
The tenth Monthly Theme Contest photos for 2017 have been submitted and we have made our choices. Please keep in mind that the process of choosing a photo from the October 2017 Street Photography Contest Submissions was quite hard!
But 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 a lot of submissions again! Many good photos had to stay out because we like keeping our list short at around 30 images. So photos that didn’t meet the Theme or the Editors criteria were not chosen to be in the shortlist. They have been disqualified or removed. If your pic isn’t in the shortlist, don’t get discouraged. Try again next month!
At this moment I would like to thank each and every participant for submitting their photograph. We have a great collection of photos with “Shadows telling a story” to show you! This time we had 30 valid submissions which can all be seen below.
The October 2017 Street Photography Contest Submissions
Here are our favourite 30 photos that made it through our strict Editors criteria!
*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 October 2017 Street Photography Contest editors picks
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:
Analysis by Andrew Sweigart, Streethunters.net editor
“Even though I thought our blitz of color-centric Monthly Theme Contests was very challenging, I always thought the Shadows Telling A Story theme would be even more intriguing once it came around. And I was right. Shadows, when you know where and when to find them, can provide memorable images. However, the “Telling A Story” part, i thought, would prove to be the real challenge. There were a few images that grabbed me at first sight, and this was the first. I kept coming back to it. Shadowy and spectral, I found it irresistible! The luminaries running along the bottom length of the wall are the foundation of the story that immediately came to me. I see this story as being the scene of some sort of memorial, a tribute. The shadows on the wall are a phantasmal presence that remain from souls that have moved on. Although this is obviously not a true story, it is the story that this photograph created for me and I applaud the creative shooter that framed it!”
Analysis by Digby Fullam, Streethunters.net editor
“I think this theme has to have been one of the most difficult (if not the most difficult) of all the Monthly Theme Contests this year. As a result the high standard of the submissions was all the more impressive. In the end I had a tough time whittling my favourite submissions down to just two shots and then choosing my absolute favourite. Why did I opt for this street photo? Because it absolutely fulfils the theme perfectly. The brief called for street photos that used shadows to tell a story and that’s exactly what’s going on here. There are a lot of elements coming together in this photo – the sweeping sky, the wonderful golden hour sunlight painting the crumbling plaster walls of the church a soft yellow, and of course the wonderfully rendered shadows. By their very nature this group are a little mysterious, but they look a little like they could perhaps be a family on their way to the church – and all the spread of generations at that – the infant in the pram, the child pushing it, the father, mother and grandparent. I like to think this street photo may actually be showing the whole story of one family in a single photo. Genius!”
Analysis by Spyros Papaspyropoulos, Streethunters.net editor
“I will agree with my fellow editors. October’s monthly theme contest must have been the hardest one so far. Even though we received many great images, we also received many images that were ‘out of subject’, probably the most ‘out of subject’ images we ever got. Many of our readers confused shadows with silhouettes or low light photography. However the images that fit the brief were of very high quality. What we were looking for was images with shadows telling a story and this is why I chose this image. The photographer here has managed to capture a moment between father and son. A precious moment. The two people are walking hand in hand parallel to what appears to be a Greek Orthodox church’s wall. Looking at this image makes me wonder if they are going to Sunday morning mass, or the Easter Holy Communion that takes place very early in the morning on the last Saturday before Easter Sunday. I remember I used to go to Easter Holy Communion with my father when I was that age. So, this story kind of brought back some very old and cherished memories to me, it moved me. But no matter who they are, what their relationship, where they are going and what their purpose is, the image tells a story undoubtedly.”
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!