March 2018 Street Photography Contest Submissions – Rainy Day

March 2018 Street Photography Contest Submissions – Rainy Day

March 2018 monthly theme contest

Dear Readers,

The third Monthly Theme Contest photos for 2018 have been submitted and we have made our choices. Please keep in mind that the process of choosing a photo from the March 2018 Street Photography Contest Submissions was not easy!

But let’s take a look at all the photos that were submitted and accepted in this Monthly Theme Contest.

ATTENTION: The 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 “Rainy day” to show you! This time we had 25 valid submissions which can all be seen below.

The March 2018 Street Photography Contest Submissions

Here are our favourite 25 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 March 2018 Street Photography Contest editors picks

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

Nominee No1

Analysis by Andrew Sweigart, editor

“With Rainy Day being the theme, I was hoping for some great action shots.When you add rain into the mix with street photography, the results can be quite dramatic. The pace of the foot traffic is almost directly proportionate to the amount of rain. The harder the rain comes down, the faster the pedestrians move. This action shot on this busy street corner is a perfect example! There’s a few very cool things going on withe rain coming down. In this Orthodox Jewish neighborhood, the dress of the pedestrians is unifying. All are in traditional dress, with the exception of the one young child dressed in red, which keeps bringing the eye back to the center of the frame. There’s the man on the right, perfectly caught in mid-leap. Then there’s the star of the show, the young man front and center. His legs slightly akimbo, as if he’s doing some dance. And the absolute look of displeasure on his face… it’s obvious he is not into being caught in the rain at all! A drenched, action-packed shot!” 

"Rainy day" Street Photograph by Hezy Holzman
“Rainy day” Street Photograph by Hezy Holzman

Nominee No2

Analysis by Digby Fullam, editor

The neatness of composition is what really impresses me about this shot. It’s a street photo packed with a host of powerful leading lines and some great geometric shapes. Several lines running across the horizontal of the frame create a minimalist canvas on which the whole scene has been built. Two thirds of the way up the frame is a thin horizon line separating the sea from the sky, interspersed with the pair of primary coloured boats and the distant cranes and port buildings. Both the sky and sea feature a beautiful mix of soft aquamarine, turquoise and teals hues which act as the dominant background colours for the shot. This background is then broken up by the elements in the lower third of the frame. First, a heavy slap of concrete across the very bottom of the shot, and then the boardwalk – slick with rain – and featuring a lovely set of converging lines which create a sense of perspective towards the horizon. Then we have our elements of focus: the railings – in the same hue as the sky and sea, (with little ‘love’ padlocks for detail), which are then offset by our main focal point – the woman with her umbrella. As the only person in the photo and moving across the frame, the woman represents a massive disruption to the ocean of bleak, neat stark tranquility we have been enjoying. Her red and yellow primary colours and garish pink umbrella (which not only metaphorically but physically ‘breaks’ the horizon line) are a veritable assault on the serenity of the scene which is what makes the shot so powerful. She’s a riot of colour in an otherwise dreary and rainy day – a reminder perhaps that the rain won’t last forever and better days are just around the corner. Brilliant.

"Rainy day" Street Photograph by Makis Makris

Nominee No3

Analysis by Spyros Papaspyropoulos, editor

“For the “Rainy day” contest we had quite a few entries that grabbed my attention! Although I picked last this time, I still got to select my favourite photo out of the 25 images presented here today. The expression of the boy, glued to the car window is priceless and what makes the photo. It is clearly a rainy day, you can tell by the raindrops on the glass, so the photo fits the brief. What I really like about this image, besides the boy’s amazing expression, is the composition and framing of the photograph because it has been made in such a way that nothing else besides the boy and the raindrops are in focus. So the viewer’s eye instantly jumps to what matters. There are some minor reflections in the window that I would have preferred were not there, but this is Street Photography and no photo can really be perfect right? Excellent work and congratulations for being shortlisted!”  

"Rainy day" Street Photograph by Noel Rojo
“Rainy day” Street Photograph by Noel Rojo

The winner will win the Feature Interview on the website and more!

The photograph that wins the Monthly Theme Contest will receive the following prizes:

  1. 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 FacebookTwitter and Google Plus pages.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!


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