Photo of the Month | 42nd Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 42nd Month

Loss! by Mehmet Masum
Mehmet Masum Suer is a Kurdish international photographer and freelance journalist lives in the city of Diyarbakir in Turkey. He began his career as a journalist in 1974, and then worked for different agencies and newspapers of Turkey as a reporter, photo-journalist, writer, redactor and representative. He quit journalism after 1993, and got involved on his researches about history, culture and language. Mehmet Masum Suer has been taking photos professionally in different fields besides photojournalism since 2005. Suer takes pictures of historic places and buildings especially from the cities of Diyarbakir, Mardin, Van and Hasankeyf. His photo Loss! was awarded in the Photo of the Day contest in the category of Candid Photography, as it scored a solid 73 (Value 14, Clarity 13.5, Composition 18, Style 13.5, 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 3.7775 from social media (Facebook Share 3.175, Tweets 0.6, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.003, and Comments 0), and in total 76.778, the highest score in this competition for the 42nd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 42nd Month, 1st Place.

Loss! by Mehmet Masum

Loss! by Mehmet Masum

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Mehmet Masum Suer 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 42nd month, we set the maximum number of Facebook Like at 200, Tweet at 100, Stumble at 2000, 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, 42st 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 | 42nd Month

The Third Dimension, by Avishek Das
Avishek Das is an Indian born photographer. Over the past 4 years he has been associated with this field of photography. He is one of the active members of Indian Visual Arts Foundation & Photo Journalist at Creative Studio. His photographs and writings have already been published in different websites in national level. He has taken his photography training from Sayan Sarkar (FFIP , AFIAP), who is one of the eminent photographers of India. Avishek’s area of attraction are on Street, Nature, and Creative Photography, however recently he has also been focusing on Monochrome photography based on Indian Visual Arts & Culture.. Avishek’s photograph The Third Dimension, in the category of Abstract Photography scored 71 (Value 13.5, Clarity 13.5, 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 3.4 from social media (Facebook Share 2.26, Tweets 0.75, StumbleUpon Organic View .0, Comments 0), and in total 74.4 This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 42nd Month, 2nd Place.

The Third Dimension, by Avishek Das

The Third Dimension, by Avishek Das

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 42nd Month

Cattle Egret and Buffalo, by Saniar Rahman Rahul
Saniar Rahman Rahul was fascinated by seeing his father taking pictures with a camera while his family was in Iraq during his childhood. Later in life, in 1997, while he became very much attached with his profession of graphic design, Rahul rediscovered the creative side of photography. His photograph Cattle Egret and Buffalo in the category of Wildlife Photography scored 69.5 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 17.5, 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 3.3025 from social media (Facebook Share 2.7, Tweets .06, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.003, Comments 0), and in total 72.803. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 42nd Month, 3rd Place.

Cattle Egret and Buffalo, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Cattle Egret and Buffalo, by Saniar Rahman Rahul


A fly on a Flower, by Lothar Seifert
Lothar Seifert was born 1955 in Germany. He lives in a small village in Upper Lusatia surrounded by wonderful nature. He is currently working as a design engineer, specialist for occupational safety and environmental officer. Over time, photography has become an important part-time of his employment. Lothar Seifert’s journey in Asia, his friendly relations with the people of various religions in Nepal, Kashmir, Ladakh and India, has learned him to love the road and portrait photography. The motivating impulses from these Asian countries are limitless. His photograph A fly on a Flower in the category of Close-Up 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 2.125 from social media (Facebook Share 2.65, Tweets 0.75, StumbleUpon Organic View, Comments 0), and in total 72.125. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 42nd Month, 3rd Place.

A fly on a Flower, by Lothar Seifert

A fly on a Flower, by Lothar Seifert

As these two photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 42nd Month, 3rd Place.