Photo of the Month | 25th Month

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1st Place | Photo of the Month | 25th Month

Sunrise at Tengger, by Ismawan Ismail
Ismawan Ismail born in 1972 and started to take pictures using pocket camera since his high-school days. He is an IT executive at a mining company located in Papua, Indonesia. On June 01, 2012, his photograph Sunrise at Tengger was awarded in the Photo of the Day contest in the category of Landscape Photography, as it scored a solid 74.5 (Value 13.5, Clarity 14, Composition 18.5, Style 14, and Skill 14.5) from our international jury of 5. The number of Tweets, Facebook shares, and StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 4.269 from social media (Facebook Share 2.16, Tweets 1.25, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.259, and Comments 0.6), and in total 78.769, the highest score in this competition for the 25th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 25th Month, 1st Place.

For a Glimpse of Heaven

Sunrise at Tengger, by Ismawan Arief Ismail


East Flores Mountain Layers, by Ismawan Ismail
The next nearest photograph was East Flores Mountain Layers. Ismawan Ismail also took this masterpiece, in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Awarded in the category of Landscape Photography, it scored 74 (Value 13.5, Clarity 14.5, Composition 18.5, Style 13, and Skill 14.5) from our international jury of 5, and also obtains a solid position in the competition. The number of Tweets and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic View boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 3.848 from social media (Facebook Share 1.58, Tweets 1.35, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.418, and Comments 0.5) and in total 77.848. We verified these scores several times and as both scores are so close, we decided to award both photographs Photo of the Month – 25th Month, 1st Place.

East Flores Mountain Layers, by Ismawan Ismail

East Flores Mountain Layers, by Ismawan Ismail

Prize:
Both photographs will be published on Pages 2 and 3 of our magazine. We will publish a special interview with Ismawan Ismail in the Photographer with Style section of the magazine, and the Exclusive Interview section on our website.

Another seven close contestants scored between 65 and 70 from our international jury. Our team decided to honor these as 2nd and 3rd places with a page in the next issue of our magazine, where they will share the 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 | 25th Month

The Sentry, By Ruben Alexander
Ruben Alexander hails from Bangalore, India. He pursues left brained activity as a techie in the IT industry, and right brained activity as a self-taught rookie photographer. Ruben’s photograph The Sentry, in the category of Close-up Photography , scored 70 (Value 13, Clarity 13.5, Composition 17, Style 12.5, and 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 3.274 from social media (Facebook Share 1.68, Tweets 0.9, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.144, Comments 0.55), and in total 73.274. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 25th Month, 2nd Place.

The Sentry, By Ruben Alexander

The Sentry, By Ruben Alexander

Deep Calls to Deep, By Ruben Alexander
Interesting another photographs of Ruben, Deep Calls to Deep in the category of Landscape Photography scored 69.5 (Value 12, Clarity 12.5, Composition 17, Style 13.5, and Skill 14.5) 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 3.204 from social media (Facebook Share 1.43, Tweets 0.9, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.424, Comments 0.45), and in total 72.704.

Deep Calls to Deep, By Ruben Alexander

Deep Calls to Deep, By Ruben Alexander

Double Trouble, by Tamal Debnath
Tamal Debnath is a school teacher, and an amateur photographer. His camera is his best companion and he believes it will be forever. Tamal’s photograph Double Trouble in the category of Widlife Photography, scored 69 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 16.5, Style 13.5, and 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 3.441 from social media (Facebook Share 2.08, Tweets 0.65, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.161, Comments 0.55), and in total 72.441. As these three photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 25th Month, 2nd Place.

Double Trouble, by Tamal Debnath

Double Trouble, by Tamal Debnath

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 25th Month

Billet 500, by Cameron Cope
Cam Cope is an emerging photographic artist originally from Gippsland in Victoria (Australia) who works on travel and documentary projects. Cam spent much of his youth engaged in visual arts, but in his academic years explored history, film, environmental studies and Spanish language. Cameron‘s photograph Billet 500, in the category of Travel Photography, scored 67 (Value 12, Clarity 12.5, Composition 16.5, Style 12.5, and 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 3.99 from social media (Facebook Share 1.78, Tweets 1.05, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.36, Comments 0.8), and in total 70.99.

Billet 500, by Cameron Cope

Billet 500, by Cameron Cope

Towards the Stars, by Faisal Khan
Faisal Khan, who was raised in Saudi Arabia, started taking photograph just an year ago. Along with travel and exploration, photography became another passion for him.. Faisal’s photograph Towards the Stars in the category of Night Photography, scored 66.5 (Value 11.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 16, Style 12.5, 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 3.559 from social media (Facebook Share 1.11, Tweets 1.15, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.499, Comments 0.8), and in total 70.059.

For Another Day, for Another Life

Towards the Stars, by Faisal Khan

For Your Smile, by Kamalesh Das
Kamalesh Das is a school teacher. He is 29 years old, who got his first camera in 2007. He Believes, every click in his shutter is new for him, as his past experience gets challenge over there. So He always tries to think different to get new. Kamalesh‘s photograph For Your Smile in the category of Portraiture Photography, scored 65.5 (Value 12, Clarity 12.5, Composition 15.5, Style 13, and 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 2.563 from social media (Facebook Share 2.08, Tweets 1.0, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.335, Comments 0.65), and in total 69.565.

For Your Smile, by Kamalesh Das

For Your Smile, by Kamalesh Das

Way to Home, by Priyatosh Dey
Priyatosh Dey is a doctor by profession, photographer by passion. Photography is his childhood hobby. However, he took it seriously for the last 5-6 years. Priyatosh‘s photograph Way to Home in the category of Artistic Photography, scored 66.5 (Value 11.5, Clarity 13, Composition 16, Style 12.5, and Skill 13) 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 2.563 from social media (Facebook Share 1.15, Tweets 0.7, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.013, Comments 0.7), and in total 69.063.

Way to Home, by Priyatosh Dey

Way to Home, by Priyatosh Dey

As these four photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 25th Month, 3rd Place.

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