1st Place | Photo of the Month | 60th Month
The Sunset at Sundarban, by Tanmoy Saha
Tanmoy Saha has started photography since September 2007. Graduated in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from North South University, Tanmoy has been working in Audio Visual department of ZANALA Bangladesh from June, 2012. He has completed Basic Photography course from Dhaka University Photography Society (DUPS), and Foundation Photography course from Pathshala. Tanmoy’s photograph The Sunset at Sundarban awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Sunrise and Sunset Photography, as it scored a solid 67.5 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12) from our international jury of 5. The number of Google+, Facebook shares, and StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 2.265 from social media (Facebook Share 2.26, G+ 0, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.0005, and Comments 0), and in total 71.265, the highest score in this competition for the 60th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 60th Month, 1st Place.
We will publish a special interview with Tanmoy Saha in the Exclusive Interview section on our website. Based on the social media responses, awarded photographs received on the 60th month, we set the maximum number of Facebook Like at 400, Google+ 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, 60th 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 | 60th Month
Lonely Tulip, by Mazhar Hossain
Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, living in Toronto at the moment. Mazhar Hossain took photography as a hobby not long ago and is still learning. He got his first DSLR camera in December 2010, and since then he started discovering the magic of photography at another level. He loves shooting architecture, people, landscape and nature. He is a Human Resource Professional trying to make a living in Canada but his real passion lies in photography and he is still learning it. Mazhar’s photograph Lonely Tulip, in the category of Nature Photography scored 68.5 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 13) from our international jury of 5, and gains a good position in the competition. The number of Google+ and Facebook shares, StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph a notch, raising its score to 2.025 from social media (Facebook Share 1.76, G+ 0, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.265, and Comments 0), and in total 70.525, the 2nd highest score in this competition for the 60th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 60th Month, 2nd Place.
3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 60th Month
Grasshopper in the Rain, by Tisha Clinkenbeard
Tisha Clinkenbeard works have been in exhibits at The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, Black Box Gallery in Portland, and in several fine art shows in Texas. She believes photography captured her years ago before we had the digital wonders for cameras. Her life offers many opportunities to capture the things that she sees as she wanders this earth. Her goal is to share what she finds Round & About – which was the inspiration for her photo blog: foundroundandabout.com. Tisha’s photograph Grasshopper in the Rain awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Close-Up Photography, as it scored a solid 67 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 12) from our international jury of 5. The number of Google+, Facebook shares, and StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 2.47 from social media (Facebook Share 2.37, G+ 0.1, StumbleUpon Organic View 0, and Comments 0), and in total 69.47, the 3rd highest score in this competition for the 60th Month.