Photo of the Month | 17th Month

 

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 17th Month

Sheer Concentration, by Kurien Koshy Yohannan
Photography started off as a hobby for Kurien Koshy Yohannan, but now it plays a major role in his life – so much so that he plans to slowly start making a living from it. Through his photography he would like people to appreciate the world we live in – the animal and plant life that coexist with us as well as the people and cultures that surround us – and hopes that it may provide a renewed enthusiasm for people to safeguard the beautiful planet that we call Home. Kurien’s photograph Sheer Concentration in the category of Wildlife Photography, scored 73 (Value 13, Clarity 14, Composition 18, Style 14, 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 3.3365 from social media (Facebook Share 1.37, Tweets 1.35, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.5165, Comments 0.1), and in total 76.3365, the highest score in this competition for the 17th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 17th Month, 1st Place.

Sheer Concentration, by Kurien Koshy Yohannan

Sheer Concentration, by Kurien Koshy Yohannan

Prize:
This photograph will be published on Pages 2 of our magazine. We will publish a special interview with Kurien Koshy Yohannan in the Photographer with Style section of the magazine, and the Exclusive Interview section on our website.

For our 17th 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 | 17th Month

My Home, My Nation, by Easa Shamih
Easa Shamih is from Maldives (The Paradise on the earth or The Sunny side of Life). He is married, and with the praise of Allah, he has a little baby princess name Sara. Shamih loves going out with friends and to shoot different genre of photography. Easa’s photograph My Home, My Nation, in the category of Aerial Photography, scored 71 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 13.5, Skill 14.5) 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 2.9045 from social media (Facebook Share 1.78, Tweets 0.75, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.2745, Comments 0.1), and in total 73.9045. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 17th Month, 2nd Place.

My Home, My Nation, by Easa Shamih

My Home, My Nation, by Easa Shamih

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 17th Month

When the Tide is Coming in, by Felix Kühbauch
Felix is 23 and studying Geoscience. In his spare time he likes to ride BMX and take pictures. He is extremely critical about his pictures and often feels obligated to bring home good shots which can be a pain sometimes. He doesn’t really plan out trips to go shoot, most of the time he just takes pictures around where he lives and while he is on a BMX trip or summer vacation. Felix’s photograph When the Tide is Coming in, in the category of Travel Photography, scored 68 (Value 11.5, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 13, 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 4.603 from social media (Facebook Share 2.29, Tweets 1.1, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.4565, Comments 0.3), and in total 72.603. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 17th Month, 3rd Place.

When the Tide is Coming in, by Felix Kühbauch

When the Tide is Coming in, by Felix Kühbauch



Childhood, 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 Childhood in the category of Portraiture Photography, scored 69.5 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 14, 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 2.7675 from social media (Facebook Share 1.11, Tweets 0.9, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.6575, Comments 0.1), and in total 72.2675.

Childhood, by Prasanta Singha

Childhood, by Prasanta Singha


As these two photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 17th Month, 3rd Place.
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