We are extremely happy to announce the results of our eighteenth In-street Monthly Thematic Contest – July, 2019.
The Street Photography Contest Theme for July, 2019 was ‘Animals on Street’.
We received lots of great images during July 01 – July 12, 2019 in our FB group. Thank you so much friends for your enthusiastic response and huge participation. We are very happy to see many images with some innovative interpretation of the monthly theme. It was a tough and exciting job for us to choose the best ones from so many great images.
It is with great pleasure that we announce our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners along with 13 other honorable mentions.
We also have a special winner this time – The Mentor’s Choice image has been chosen by our Guest Mentor Mahesh Balasubramanian.
So here is the result… The winner is – Sachin Chauhan !
[In-Street Review] When we are looking at a single photo, we always look for two ingredients that transcend the image from its ordinary status into something unique. Those ingredients are photographer’s aesthetic and conceptual choices and at times the incorporation of emotional/psychological component. Does the photograph deliver a particular emotion to the viewer as a result of photographer’s intuitive connection with the subject, and does it become an experience? Not all images possesses these qualities.
Here Sachin’s aesthetic sensibility and conceptual choice are very well reflected in this image with the use of bold colors, dark ambiance, unique alignment and strong expressions of those two cats. It is clearly visible that the photographer is more into the moment both on a formal and psychological level. This image instantly creates an impact on the viewers – it becomes an experience. And that makes the image really strong! Above all it is worth mentioning that the image is a perfect fit for the theme.
Second place goes to Arghya Chatterjee !
Third place goes to Ab Rashid !
And the Mentor’s Choice goes to Ilan Ben Yehuda !
[Guest Mentor’s Review] I always love when the moment captured well in pictures. It requires a photographer to react in a fraction of second to capture the right moment with composition, light and other elements which makes the picture stand alone. Even though we experiment with lots of new stuff in Street Photography, I always go back to a picture which has a moment and life.
Ilan Ben Yehuda captures these in this picture beautifully. There is a moment & life in this picture. I love the way the action got frozen with perfect timing and framing. Light is beautiful too. Black & White works very well here.
Finally, here are other 13 Honorable Mentions !
Many congratulations to all the respective photographers! Cheers!
If you want to participate in In-Street Monthly Thematic Contest, please join our FB Group and look for the announcement of our next monthly theme.