Photo of the Month | 68th Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 68th Month

Brown Hawk Owl, by Saniar Rahman Rahul
Saniar Rahman Rahul was the first winner for ‘Photo of the Month Award’ in June 2010. He 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. He started his career as a professional graphic designer in October of 1995, in a pre-press house called Color Scan, which is one of the pioneers in the pre-process printing media in Bangladesh. Saniar’s photograph Brown Hawk Owl awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Wildlife Photography, as it scored a solid 71 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 14) 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 1.1 from social media (Facebook Share 0.995, Google+ 0.1, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.005, and Comments 0), and in total 72.1, the highest score in this competition for the 68th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 68th Month, 1st Place.

Brown Hawk Owl, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Brown Hawk Owl, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Saniar Rahman Rahul in the Exclusive Interview section on our website. Based on the social media responses, awarded photographs received on the 68th 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, 68th 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 | 68th Month

Breakfast Time, 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 Breakfast Time, in the category of Wildlife Photography scored 68 (Value 13, Clarity 12, 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 2.515 from social media (Facebook Share 2.41, G+ 0.1, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.005, and Comments 0), and in total 70.515, the 2nd highest score in this competition for the 68th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 68th Month, 2nd Place.

Breakfast Time, by Sanjoy Sengupta

Breakfast Time, by Sanjoy Sengupta

The Exit Strategy, by Andrea Migliari
Born in Italy in 1981, Andrea Migliari and his family moved after 12 years spent in the big city of Milan to a small countryside village close to the lake Maggiore called Castelletto Ticino. He left school at 17 to start his working life as a junior carpenter and after a while he decided to take a gap year in London. In the English capital he used to work in many different places while studying English in the London West Collage. Now he is living in Italy, close to Bergamo where he works for a rental car company. Andrea’s photograph The Exit Strategy, in the category of Black & White Photography scored 65 (Value 11, Clarity 12, Composition 16, Style 13, 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 5.105 from social media (Facebook Share 5, G+ 0.1, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.005, and Comments 0), and in total 70.105, the 2nd highest score in this competition for the 68th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 68th Month, 2nd Place.

The Exit Strategy, by Andrea Migliari

The Exit Strategy, by Andrea Migliari

As these two photograph’s scores are so close, we decided to award them as Photo of the Month – 68th Month, 2nd Place

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

Look at That, by Saniar Rahman Rahul
Another marvelous piece of work from photographer Saniar Rahman Rahul, Look at That, in the category of Travel Photography scored 67.5 (Value 12.5, Clarity 13, Composition 18, 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 1.71 from social media (Facebook Share 1.605, G+ 0.1, StumbleUpon Organic View 0.005, and Comments 0), and in total 69.21, the 3rd highest score in this competition for the 66th Month.

Look at That, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

Look at That, by Saniar Rahman Rahul

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