Dear Streethunters.net Readers,
The sixth 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 June 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 “Animals” to show you! This time we had 30 valid submissions which can all be seen below.
The June 2018 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 June 2018 Street Photography Contest editors picks
Every month each one of us here at Streethunters.net will pick one photo as a nominee. Here are the photos we chose and the reasons why:
Analysis by Andrew Sweigart, Streethunters.net editor
“I was very much looking forward to this contest. I love animals. We have had several foster and adopted rescue cats and dogs in our home, and on the street, few things make me smile quicker than a dog out for a walk. That being said, deep down, I was looking for a great shot of a dog and it’s owner out for a stroll. There were a few solid submissions that met my mostly unintentional requirement. However, this incredible capture absolutely grabbed me. What timing! The shooter had to get down low in order to frame this through the undercarriage of the motorcycle! It’s a perfect scene of “cat and mouse” on the street! The cat, in it’s nonchalant way, has the small rodent pinned but his tail. The feline almost seems to have no malicious intent, just the inherent curiosity that cats are known for. Who knows the fate of the little mouse? All I know is that it’s a great shot!”
Analysis by Digby Fullam, Streethunters.net editor
“I could easily have chosen three or four street photos as my favourite for this month’s ‘Animal’ theme contest, such was the incredibly high standard of the street photography on show. I had to whittle down my selections and make the agonising decision as to which was my absolute favourite. But in the end I was able to end up with my pick, bringing my tried and tested formula to bear – which street photo would I hang on my wall to enjoy looking at day in and day out? That’s how I ended up with this shot. And boy, what a photograph! This street photo is a triumph of minimalist composition and masterful use of colour. The photographer has used the whitewashed wall to great effect as the main background in the centre portion of the frame, sandwiched between a narrow strip of azure blue sky at the top and neutral grey concrete pavement at the bottom. On the right of the frame, the shadow of the street lamp sprouts from the bottom of the photo to rise up along the one third vertical creating an area of negative space on this side. On the left of the shot, on this white wall background ‘canvas’, is where the main action is. The blue square vent cover perfectly matches the blue of the sky at the top of the frame, while the grey pipe snaking down (reminiscent of an elephant’s trunk) compliments both the grey concrete pavement whilst emulating the shape and hue of the lamp post shadow. These elements alone would be enough to make this a great photo! But then we have our star of the show – the black and white cat! His white fur blends nicely with the wall, whilst his black patches contrast which is great. But what is truly fabulous is his position. In a street photo that is all about shapes the form he’s adopted is superb – legs splayed mid clean in typical cat-like nonchalance, with his right leg pointing upwards toward the heavens – and actually making a line directly to the top of the lamp post. Finally the cat’s tail stretches across perfectly horizontally, following the line of the bottom of the wall exactly. You couldn’t have improved this shot at all even if you’d designed. It’s masterful. Sterling work, well done!”
Analysis by Spyros Papaspyropoulos, Streethunters.net editor
“As you all know, or most of you know, I am a sucker for Flash Street Photography and wide angle close range photos. So the photo I have selected this time, besides fitting the brief for the “Animals” theme and being a valid submission as such, also has those aforementioned characteristics in a shot that I find most fascinating. I really like the closeness and energy coming out of this dynamic photo. The photographer is really, really close to his subject. The rat’s eye view perspective that he has adopted in this capture gives me the sense that I am right there in front of the dog and I can feel its eagerness to pull, pull, pull! I can hear it sniffing at the photographer, see its nose dripping and smell its breath, while at the same time I can feel the tension in its master’s hand, while trying to keep it steady. The photograph isn’t levelled, it slightly tilts to the right, but in my opinion that gives it an extra touch of movement and a dose of reality. It is alive, engaging and I like it! Well done to the street photographer who submitted this. Keep up the great work!”
Analysis by John Hughes, Associate Street Hunter
“Not easy pick this month. For me there were only 2 or 3 good street photos submitted in this month’s contest and I felt that our members could’ve done a lot better. However, the one photo I found myself coming back was this one. I know here at Streethunters we always try to explain why we’ve zoned in and picked a photo, however I feel like I’ve had to pick the best average photo out of all the other average photos submitted.
Let us look at this picture I have picked and the one that Andrew has put forward above, both are average photos and I don’t mean this in a nasty or negative way. But for me what makes the photos stand out from the crowd is the framing, this shows me that the photographers didn’t just see a cat and click, no, the framing shows me that they put some thought into the photos captured here. This goes a long way for me and it’s why I choose the photo I did. That been said, I would love to see our members rise the bar in our next competition. Please remember to take your time and think about the photo and moment your trying to capture.”
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!