Photo of the Month | 23rd Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 23rd Month

In All Weathers, by Nilla Palmer
Nilla Palmer is a professional photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. On April 12, 2012, her photograph In All Weathers, was awarded in the Photo of the Day contest in the category of Candid Photography, as it scored a solid 72 (Value 13, Clarity 13.5, Composition 17, Style 14.5, and Skill 14 ) 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 4.03 from social media (Facebook Share 1.33, Tweets 1.57, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.13, and Comments 0.5), and in total 76.03, the highest score in this competition for the 23rd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 23rd Month, 1st Place.

In All Weathers, by Nilla Palmer

In All Weathers, by Nilla Palmer



A Life in Tranquility, by Ahmad Jaa
The next nearest contestant was Ahmad Jaa who is a keen photographer from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ahmad’s photograph A Life in Tranquility in the category of Islamic Photography, scored 69 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 16, Style 14, and Skill 13.5) 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 6.112 from social media (Facebook Share 3.61, Tweets 2.525, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.11, and Comments 0.15) and in total 75.112. We verified these scores several times and as both scores are so close, we decided to award both photographs Photo of the Month – 23rd Month, 1st Place

A Life in Tranquility, by Ahmad Jaa

A Life in Tranquility, by Ahmad Jaa

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

Another five close contestants scored between 60 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 | 23rd Month

On a Rainy Day, by Zain Abdullah
Zain Abdullah is a Malaysian self-taught photographer who enjoys taking photographs since taking up the hobby in 2003. Zain’s photograph On a Rainy Day, in the category of Minimalistic Photography , scored 67 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 16, Style 13.5, and Skill 12.5) 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 2.345 from social media (Facebook Share 1.02, Tweets 1.225, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.07, Comments 0.03), and in total 69.4345. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 23rd Month, 2nd Place.

On a Rainy Day, by Zain Abdullah

On a Rainy Day, by Zain Abdullah


Photographer, by Gabriele Ferrazzi
Gabriele Ferrazzi is from Rome, but the majority of his shots are from all around the world, recently he had done a long walk from Cape Town to Istanbul. Gabriele’s photograph Photographer, in the category of Sunrise & Sunset Photography, taken somewhere in the desert between Sudan and Egypt, scored 65.5 (Value 13.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 15, Style 11.5, 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 3.72 from social media (Facebook Share 1.17, Tweets 2.4, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.115, Comments 0.35), and in total 69.22. As both scores are so close, we decided to award both photographs Photo of the Month – 23rd Month, 2nd Place.

Photographer, by Gabriele Ferrazzi

Photographer, by Gabriele Ferrazzi

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 23rd Month

Waiting for You…, by Biplab Arahan Majumder
Biplab Arahan Majumder has been doing photography for last 4 years, he started to learn photography from his own instinct, and from so many moments of life. Biplab‘s photograph Waiting for You… in the category of Portraiture Photography, scored 63.5 (Value 12, Clarity 12.5, Composition 16, Style 11.5, and Skill 11.5) 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 3.08 from social media (Facebook Share 1.53, Tweets 1.35, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.1, Comments 0.1), and in total 66.58.

Waiting for You…, by Biplab Arahan Majumder

Waiting for You…, by Biplab Arahan Majumder



The Paperboy, by Shahnaz Parvin
Shahnaz Parvin is a passionate Bangalee and a documentary photographer from Bangladesh. Shahnaz’s photograph The Paperboy in the category of Documentary Photography, scored 63 (Value 11, Clarity 11.5, Composition 15, Style 13, and Skill 12.5) 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 4.472 from social media (Facebook Share 0.86, Tweets 1.375, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.137, Comments 0.1, Bonus 2 for the highest number of tweets in that hour), and in total 67.472.

The Paperboy, by Shahnaz Parvin

The Paperboy, by Shahnaz Parvin


Parasol, by Thaddeus Miles
Thaddeus Miles is an animator and photographer. He is the Board President of Peace in Focus: a global non-profit organization that trains youth from underserved and post-conflict communities to be creative peace builders and leaders using photography and grassroots media tools. Thaddeus ‘s photograph Parasol in the category of Close-Up Photography, scored 61 (Value 11, Clarity 11.5, Composition 15, Style 11, and Skill 12.5) 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 5.285 from social media (Facebook Share 3.30, Tweets 0.675, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.06, Comments 1.25), and in total 66.285.

Parasol, by Thaddeus Miles

Parasol, by Thaddeus Miles

As these three photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 23rd Month, 3rd Place.

3 reviews
  1. Zain Abdullah
    Zain Abdullah says:

    Thanks so much for choosing my picture as the second place winner. Congratulations to all the winners especially Nilla Palmer and my fellow Malaysian Ahmad Jaa. Your pictures are great!

    Reply
  2. Nilla's Photography
    Nilla's Photography says:

    Thank you to everyone that supported me and made it possible for my photo to win the L&C competition!:))

    Reply

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