Photo of the Month | 88th Month

1st Place | Photo of the Month | 88th Month

Going Home, by Rob van der Waal
Rob van der Waal was born in 1957 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His father was a passionate photographer who taught him the basics of photography. When he was 7 years old, his family already had a darkroom on the top floor of their family house. His dad was on the edge of what was possible those days, using 2 Leica M3 bodies, and was developing black/white and color films by himself and with some modifications to his equipment, created images of 40x60cm. Apart from his father’s touch and some workshops, Rob van der Waal is an autodidact. With reading, listening and most of all just doing, he developed his creative and photography skills. Waal’s photograph Going Home awarded in the Photo of the Day Award in the category of Artistic Photography, as it scored a solid 70 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 18, Style 13, Skill 13) from our international jury of 5. The number of organic and total social share along with the organic reach and comments boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 6.78 from social media (Organic Share 2.03, Total Share 3.81, Organic Reach/View 0.94, and Comments 0), and in total 76.78, the highest score in this competition for the 88th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 88th Month, 1st Place.

Going Home, by Rob van der Waal

Going Home, by Rob van der Waal

Prize:
We will publish a special interview with Rob van der Waal in the Exclusive Interview section on our website. Based on the social media responses and comments, awarded photographs received on the 88th month, we set the maximum number of Organic Social Share at 500, Total Social Share at 1000, Organic Reach 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, 88th 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 | 88th Month

A Cyclist, a Cow, and the Green Field, by Ryszard Wierzbicki
Ryszard Wierzbicki was born in 1963. Graduated with a Master degree of Social Sciences in Children Care Education from University of Gdańsk in 1992 in Poland. He worked in an orphanage and four other companies, going through positions of Educator, Marketing Specialist and Sales & Marketing Manager in various branches (child care, dentistry, orthodontics and IT). Ryszard’s photograph “A Cyclist, a Cow, and the Green Field”, in the category of Travel Photography scored a moderate 67 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 13) from our international jury of 5. The number of organic and total social share along with the organic reach and comments boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 8.11 from social media (Organic Share 2.16, Total Share 3.54, Organic Reach/View 0.81, and Comments 1.6), and in total 75.11, the second highest score in this competition for the 88th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 88th Month, 2nd Place.

A Cyclist, a Cow, and the Green Field, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

Nikon D90 18-270mm | Exposure f/9 @ 1/320sec | ISO 200 | Focal Length 71.3mm
A Cyclist, a Cow, and the Green Field, by Ryszard Wierzbicki

3rd Place | Photo of the Month | 88th Month

Geduldig, by Rob van der Waal
Another marvelous photograph by photographer Rob van der Waal “Geduldig”, in the category of Wildlife Photography scored a moderate 67.5 (Value 12, Clarity 12.5, Composition 18, Style 12, Skill 13) from our international jury of 5. The number of organic and total social share along with the organic reach and comments boosted the popularity of the photograph, raising its score to 6.585 from social media (Organic Share 2.32, Total Share 3.37, Organic Reach/View 0.695, and Comments 0.2), and in total 74.085, the third highest score in this competition for the 88th Month. This photograph is the winner of Photograph of the Month – 88th Month, 3rd Place.

Geduldig, by Rob van der Waal

Geduldig, by Rob van der Waal

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