Photo of the Month | 53rd Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 53rd Month

Celtic Games, by Nilla Palmer
A Freelance Photographer with a passion for travel, candid, street, documentary, and landscape photography. Interchanging between digital and film mediums produces the desired effect in color or B&W, which is a raw representation of reality.Because most of Nilla’s images are candid, so a flash is rarely used. Her work includes a variety of themes taken across five continents, which spans over 20 years. Nilla’s photograph Celtic Games awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Minimalistic Photography, as it scored a solid 69.5 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 13) 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 3.37 from social media (Facebook Share 2.47, Tweets 0.9, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.000, and Comments 0), and in total 72.87, the highest score in this competition for the 53rd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 53rd Month, 1st Place.

Celtic Games, by Nilla Palmer

Celtic Games, by Nilla Palmer

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Nilla Palmer in the Exclusive Interview section on our website. Based on the social media responses, awarded photographs received on the 53rd month, we set the maximum number of Facebook Like at 400, Tweet at 100, Stumble at 1000, 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, 53rd 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 | 53rd Month

Mother’s Care, by Sanjoy Sengupta
Starting from a hotshot point and shoot camera in late 80s to a Nikon FM10 film camera in late 90s, Sanjoy Sengupta used to get 32 out of 36 exposure wrong to a day of digital cameras like canon Powershot A520 and a decent hybrid version canon SX20IS, which were with him wherever he went to capture some beautiful moments, moments of life which would be cherished forever. Then when he finally could not resist the alluring pricy Nikon DSLR, his actual learning started from that moment. Sanjoy’s photograph Mother’s Care, in the category of Wildlife Photography scored 68 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12) 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 to 3.731 from social media (Facebook Share 2.93, Tweets 0.8, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.001, and Comments 0), and in total 71.731, the 2nd highest score in this competition for the 53rd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 53rd Month, 2nd Place.

Mother's Care, by Sanjoy Sengupta

Mother’s Care, by Sanjoy Sengupta

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 53rd Month

Arena di Verona, by Daniele Lembo
Daniele Lembo lives in Rome, Italy, the most beautiful and chaotic city of the world. His passion for photography has given him the opportunity to express his way of seeing things and has allowed him to show others his vision of the world. As a child, he saw his father take pictures with his camera and he thought that one day he too would have one of his own. He received his first camera as a gift and discovered a strong passion and talent for photography. Daniele’s photograph Arena di Verona awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Architecture Photography, as it scored a solid 69.5 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12.5) 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 1.801 from social media (Facebook Share 1, Tweets 0.8, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.001, and Comments 0), and in total 71.301, the 3rd highest score in this competition for the 53rd Month.

Arena di Verona, by Daniele Lembo

Arena di Verona, by Daniele Lembo

The Hunter, by Joaquín Alonso Arellano Ramírez
Joaquín Arellano is a Mexican photographer from Monterrey, Mexico. Even though he is a software engineer, he enjoys nature and macro photography and likes to experiment with different techniques. He loves photography since his childhood. He focuses to create beautiful moments that tell a story – an instant of happiness. Joaquín’s photograph The Hunter awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Close-Up Photography, as it scored a solid 67.5 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12, Composition 17.5, Style 12,5, Skill 13) 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 3.75 from social media (Facebook Share 1.8, Tweets 1.95, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.000, and Comments 0), and in total 71.25, the 3rd highest score in this competition for the 53rd Month.

The Hunter, by Joaquín Alonso Arellano Ramírez

The Hunter, by Joaquín Alonso Arellano Ramírez

As these two photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 53rd Month, 3rd Place

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