Photo of the Month | 34th Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 34th Month

Children in Candle Light, by Daniel Schnyder
Since Daniel Schnyder was a kid, he liked to observe the lives on this planet, especially human activities. He believed the people are pilgrims in this world, and his great pleasure was to discover- to get in touch. Daniel is from Switzerland. He is married and blessed with a son. He is currently working as a polymechanician. Photography came to him as a way of curiosity to know how light captures the moment on the sensitive layer of a film. His photo Children in Candle Light was awarded in the Photo of the Day contest in the category of Artistic Photography, as it scored a solid 71 (Value 14, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, 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 2.799 from social media (Facebook Share 1.66, Tweets 0.85, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.289, and Comments 0), and in total 73.799, the highest score in this competition in the 34th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 34th Month, 1st Place.

Children in Candle Light, by Daniel Schnyder

Children in Candle Light, by Daniel Schnyder

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Daniel Schnyder in the Photographer with Style section of the magazine, and the Exclusive Interview section on our website.

Based on the social media responses, awarded photographs received on the 34th month, we set the maximum number of Facebook Like at 500, Tweet at 100, Stumble at 5000, and our subscribers Comments at 50. For this 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. One can see the details of the score from this file. Award Score details, Photo of the Month, 34th Month

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 | 34th Month

Frame in frame, by Minh Nghia Le
Minh Nghia Le is a passionate Singapore-based photographer. Photography has nothing to do with his daily job but it has become his passion for years. His main interests currently are street photography and portraiture, which certainly have influences on his other work in travel and wedding photography. Minh Nghia Le’s photograph Frame in frame in the category of Black & White Photography scored 70 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13) 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 a notch, raising its score by 3.049 from social media (Facebook Share 1.98, Tweets 0.75, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.319, Comments 0), and in total 73.049. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 34th Month, 2nd Place.

Frame in frame, by Minh Nghia Le

Frame in frame, by Minh Nghia Le

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 34th Month

Painted Face, by Ryszard Wierzbicki
Ryszard Wierzbicki was born in 1963. Graduated with a Master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education from University of Gdańsk in 1992 in Poland. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, going through positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches (child care, dentistry, orthodontics and IT). Apart of his regular jobs he continued developing his Scuba Diving qualification resulted of an instructor level in PADI. Emigrated to UK in 2006, from where he started his real traveling & photography experience and exploration of South-East Asia. Ryszard Wierzbicki’s photograph Painted Face, in the category of Portraiture Photography, scored 70 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13)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 by 2.583 from social media (Facebook Share 1.45, Tweets 0.7, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.333, Comments 0.1), and in total 72.583. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 34th Month, 3rd Place.

Painted Face, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Painted Face, by Ryszard Wierzbicki



A Call to Prayer, by David Smith
David Smith is a professional photographer, travel writer and keynote speaker based in West Vancouver, BC.He has traveled to over 90 countries and 6 continents and considers himself a “dream traveler capturing the world one smiling face at a time”. His travel images have been published worldwide with over 10,000 images of world travel, ethnic life and cruise ship adventures in his Interface Images online gallery at http://www.interfaceimages.com. David Smith ’s photograph A Call to Prayer, in the category of Spiritual Photography, scored 68 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13) 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 by 4.383 from social media (Facebook Share 2.68, Tweets 1.1 StumbleUpon Organic View 0.403, Comments 0.2), and in total 72.383. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 34th Month, 3rd Place.

A Call to Prayer, by David Smith

A Call to Prayer, by David Smith



Striking Landscape, by Laurence Connor
Laurence Connor grew up in the English counties of Norfolk and Kent and was educated at Northbourne Park and Cranbrook schools. Living on the coast, he became a strong swimmer and keen sailor, obtaining a water-sports teaching qualification at a relatively young age. He has travelled widely in Europe, skied in Canada, and journeyed throughout Southern Africa in his early teens. Laurence Connor’s photograph Striking Landscape, in the category of Nature Photography scored 67 (Value 12, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 13, Skill 13) 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 by 5.067 from social media (Facebook Share 3.89, Tweets 0.8 StumbleUpon Organic View 0.277, Comments 0.1), and in total 72.067. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 34th Month, 3rd Place.

Striking Landscape, by Laurence Connor

Striking Landscape, by Laurence Connor

As these three photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 34th Month, 3rd Place.

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