1st Place | Photo of the Month | 19th Month
Microflowers, by Luca Renoldi
Luca Renoldi was born in Milan on 1958 and is living in the surround of Monza, not far from the loved Milan, with the wife Cinzia, and the daughter Alessia. He loves photographic art, taking pictures of whatever he finds interesting, nothing precluded, fitting the perspective to the mounted optics, rarely constructing his own photos, leaving the images as real as his eyes have seen. Luca’s photograph Microflowers, from Monza, Italy in the category of Close-up Photography, scored 73 (Value 13.5, Clarity 14, 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 3.9405 from social media (Facebook Share 2.11, Tweets 1.2, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.5305, Comments 0.1), and in total 76.9405, the highest score in this competition for the 19th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 19th Month, 1st Place.
We will publish a special interview with Luca Renoldi in the Photographer with Style section of the magazine, and the Exclusive Interview section on our website.
For our 19th 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 | 19th Month
Mirror Mirror, by Eyad Al Shami
Born in 1976 in Jerusalem, Eyad Al Shami grew up with the trend to try different hobbies, but photography was the most serious one when he bought his first camera in 2000. Continuous reading, dedication and practice are what he was focusing on since that day. Photographing Kids, Street, and Low Light scenes are what he loves and will one day adopt one of them as the main path in his photography journey. Eyad‘s photograph Mirror Mirror in the category of Travel Photography from Bali, Indonesia scored 71 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 17.5, Style 13.5, Skill 14) 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 3.2885 from social media (Facebook Share 1.63, Tweets 0.95, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.5095, Comments 0.2), and in total 74.2885. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 19th Month, 2nd Place.
3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 19th Month
On a Rainy Day in Varanasi, by Anindya Chakraborty
Anindya Chakraborty is a self-taught photographer from Kolkata. He is a software engineer by profession, who started photography in 2006. He is gravitating towards documentary photography, and during his stay in United States, did a series on Bodie Ghost Town, New Orleans, Broken American Dreams, and finally Last Few Months. Some of his work was published in Picsean Travel Magazine and National Geographic. Anindya‘s photograph On a Rainy Day in Varanasi in the category of Aerial Photography, scored 69 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 14, Skill 14) 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 4.3015 from social media (Facebook Share 3.11, Tweets 0.8, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.2915, Comments 0.1), and in total 73.3015.
This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 19th Month, 3rd Place.