Photo of the Month | 63rd Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 63rd Month

The Man in the Window, by Keith Goldstein
Keith Goldstein was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1957. Keith was interested in art for as long as he can remember, with his mother being his biggest influence and supporter, encouraging him in his earliest artistic endeavors. Keith’s first connection with photography came about in high school when he was given a collection of photography magazines to draw from. Instead of drawing from them, he began to read them, becoming extremely fascinated with the medium. It wasn’t until he dropped out of college after his second year, and was working in a warehouse, that he decided on photography as a means to creative expression. Keith’s photograph The Man in the Window awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Street 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 Google+, Facebook shares, and StumbleUpon Organic Views boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 4.02 from social media (Facebook Share 4.02, Google+ 0, StumbleUpon Organic View 0, and Comments 0), and in total 73.52, the highest score in this competition for the 63rd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 63rd Month, 1st Place.

The Man in the Window, by Keith Goldstein

The Man in the Window, by Keith Goldstein

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Keith Goldstein in the Exclusive Interview section on our website. Based on the social media responses, awarded photographs received on the 63rd month, we set the maximum number of Facebook Like at 2000, Google+ at 50, 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, 63rd MonthWe 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 | 63rd Month

The View from the Hill, 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 The View from the Hill, in the category of Night Photography scored 69 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 12) 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 2.535 from social media (Facebook Share 2.4, G+ 0.1, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.035, and Comments 0), and in total 71.535, the 2nd highest score in this competition for the 63rd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 63rd Month, 2nd Place.

The View from the Hill, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

The View from the Hill, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Key Monastery, by Karan Zadoo
Born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir photographer Karan Zadoo came to Delhi with his parents as a young boy. After getting educated in Delhi and taking a job with an advertising agency the life of marketing executive and the harshness of a job with little love returned was the turning point in his life. Karan left his agency, returned home and left for a long vacation to the hills (Himalaya). Karan’s photograph Key Monastery, in the category of Travel Photography scored 68 (Value 12.5, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 12.5, Skill 12.5) 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 3.025 from social media (Facebook Share 3.02, G+ 0, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.005, and Comments 0), and in total 71.025, the 2nd highest score in this competition for the 63rd Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 63rd Month, 2nd Place.

Key Monastery, by Karan Zadoo

Key Monastery, by Karan Zadoo

As these two photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 63rd Month, 2nd Place

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 63rd Month

Hoopoe – The Beauty, by Masudur Rahman
Photography is a passion of Masudur Rahman Mamoon, which he started back in 1998. Initiated with portrait photography using a film camera, Mamoon was unable to give time, due to his work in RMG sector. In 2007, when he had started his own business, he managed to give more time, especially in wildlife photography. Mamoon was born on 15th October, 1967, and completed his post-graduation in Marketing from Chittagong University. Masudur’s photograph Hoopoe – The Beauty awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Wildlife Photography, as it scored a solid 66.5 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 12.5) 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 4.02 from social media (Facebook Share 4.02, G+ 0, StumbleUpon Organic View 0, and Comments 0), and in total 70.52, the 3rd highest score in this competition for the 63rd Month.

Hoopoe – The Beauty, by Masudur Rahman

Hoopoe – The Beauty, by Masudur Rahman

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