Photo of the Month | 54th Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 54th Month

Reverence, by Shirren Lim
Born in Penang Island, Malaysia, in 1970, Shirren would find herself moving cities over the course of her life. She is now based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Shirren took up photography in 2009, as she thought it would be an interesting habit, later she discovered it as her true passion. Shirren loves portraitures best. Shirren’s photograph Reverence awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Candid Photography, as it scored a solid 69 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, 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 3.4325 from social media (Facebook Share 2.13, Tweets 1.3, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.0025, and Comments 0), and in total 72.4325, the highest score in this competition for the 54th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 54th Month, 1st Place.

Reverence, by Shirren Lim

Reverence, by Shirren Lim

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Shirren Lim in the Exclusive Interview section on our website. Based on the social media responses, awarded photographs received on the 54th 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, 54th 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 | 54th Month

Children’s Tears, by Ryszard Wierzbicki
Born in 1963, Ryszard Wierzbicki is a graduate of University of Gdańsk in Poland, and completed his master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education in 1992. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, where he served the positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist, and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches including child care, dentistry, orthodontics, and IT. Ryszard’s photograph Children’s Tears, in the category of Portraiture Photography scored 69 (Value 13, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18.5, Style 12.5, 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 a notch, raising its score to 2.3625 from social media (Facebook Share 1.41, Tweets 0.95, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.0025, and Comments 0), and in total 71.3625, the 2nd highest score in this competition for the 54th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 54th Month, 2nd Place.

Children's Tears, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Children’s Tears, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Tower Bridge, by Stefan Thallner
Stefan Thallner born in 1987, and lives in Allhartsberg, Lower Austria. Looking back to his early childhood, there already exist pictures of him with an old photo camera. After he finished college with specialization in technical computer science, he started working as a web developer. Stefan’s photograph Tower Bridge awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Night Photography, as it scored a solid 67.5 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 12, 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 3.6525 from social media (Facebook Share 2.05, Tweets 1.6, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.0025, and Comments 0), and in total 71.1525, the 2nd highest score in this competition for the 54th Month.

Tower Bridge, by Stefan Thallner

Tower Bridge, by Stefan Thallner

As these two photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 54th Month, 2nd Place

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 54th Month

Abandoned Windmills Above the Sea, by Marissa Tejada
Marissa is an award-winning American freelance journalist and travel writer based in Greece. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up on Long Island (NY) and has followed her media career across the world. She has lived in Upstate New York, London, Los Angeles, Washington State, Orlando and San Francisco. Marissa’s photograph Abandoned Windmills Above the Sea awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Travel Photography, as it scored a solid 64 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 11) 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 6.1725 from social media (Facebook Share 1.65, Tweets 1.5, StumbleUpon Organic View 3.0225, and Comments 0), and in total 70.1725, the 3rd highest score in this competition for the 54th Month.

Abandoned Windmills Above the Sea, by Marissa Tejada

Abandoned Windmills Above the Sea, by Marissa Tejada

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