Photo of the Month | 16th Month

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1st Place | Photo of the Month | 16th Month

The Captain, by Joe Azure
Joe Azure is a native Alaskan from the seaside town of Sitka, who currently calls San Francisco, California home. He enjoys urban locations and man-made objects in many of his landscape images, which are often shot along the city shoreline where past constructions are slowly being reclaimed by the sea. Living in such beautiful, diverse and culturally rich places, Joe has developed an appreciation of the natural world that he enjoys sharing through his photography. Joe Azure’s photograph The Captain, in the category of Black & White Photography, scored 73 (Value 14, Clarity 13.5, Composition 18, Style 13.5, Skill 14) from our international jury of 5, and gains a good position in the competition. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 3.367 from social media (Facebook Share 1.0, Tweets 1.6, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.667, Comments 0.1), and in total 76.367, the highest score in this competition for the 16th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 16th Month, 1st Place.

The Captain, by Joe Azure

The Captain, by Joe Azure



Umbrella, by Joaquín Alonso Arellano Ramírez
Joaquín Arellano is an amateur photographer from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, who enjoys nature and macro photography the most. He likes to experiment with different techniques, and spend most of his free time taking shots to learn something new. Joaquín’s photograph Umbrella, in the category of Color Photography, scored a moderate 69 (Value 12, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 13, Skill 13.5) from our international jury of 5. However the number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 6.9825 from social media (Facebook Share 2.65, Tweets 0.95, StumbleUpon Organic View 3.1825, Comments 0.2), and in total 75.9825.
Umbrella, by Joaquín Alonso Arellano Ramírez

Umbrella, by Joaquín Alonso Arellano Ramírez


We verified these scores several times and as both scores are so close, we decided to award both photographs Photo of the Month – 16th Month, 1st Place.

Prize:
Both these photographs will be published on Pages 2 and 3 of our magazine. We will publish special interview with Joe Azure and Joaquín Alonso Arellano Ramírez in the Photographer with Style section of the magazine, and the Exclusive Interview section on our website.

For our 16h month, we had a head-to-head contest between the top scorers and the photographs that scored the highest became winners of the Photo of the Month. Our team decided to honor these top scorers as 2nd and 3rd places with a page in the next issue of our magazine, where the photographers will share their stories of these photographs. We will also publish their interviews in the Exclusive Interview section on our Web.

We always try our best to make this competition as transparent as possible. Please read the award rules, and don’t forget to participate in next month’s competition for a chance to win this prestigious award!

2nd Place | Photo of the Month | 16th Month

I Hate You, by Ali Berrada
Ali Berrada is a freelance photographer, who started photography just a year ago. Photography is his passion, his life and his eyes. He likes simplicity in the beauty and creativity in the void. Ali is from Casablanca Morocco. He is traveling the world trying to reach the perfect light, before to be from a country a continent he is from earth, trying to be a citizen of the world. Ali’s photograph I Hate You, in the category of Conceptual Photography, scored 69 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 17.5, Style 12.5, Skill 13.5) from our international jury of 5, and gains a good position in the competition. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 4.76045 from social media (Facebook Share 1.94, Tweets 1.25, StumbleUpon Organic View 1.3145, Comments 0.1), and in total 73.76045. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 16th Month, 2nd Place.

I Hate You, by Ali Berrada

I Hate You, by Ali Berrada

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 16th Month

Hawk’s Eye, by Prasanta Singha
Prasanta Singha consider himself as a travel photographer. He loves to depict the life of inhabitants & portrait of the people and also loves to capture their surroundings. He loves photography as he feels the passion in his blood flowing all the time from the heart to my brain. He has a hope that one day he would be able to contribute at least a little to the magical world of Photography. Prasanta‘s photograph Hawk’s Eye in the category of Aerial Photography, scored 68 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 13.5) from our international jury of 5. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 2.535 from social media (Facebook Share 1.31, Tweets 0.7, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.425, Comments 0.1), and in total 70.535. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 16th Month, 3rd Place.

Hawk’s Eye, by Prasanta Singha

Hawk’s Eye, by Prasanta Singha

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