Travel Photo Contest – The Winners
I have managed to get back from the wilds of the Yukon into Whitehorse for a night in a hotel and have access to the internet so I can finally post the results of the photo contest. So it is with great pleasure that I share with you the winners of the LLTL Travel Photo Contest for June – August 2010. Below are the comments from my guest judge David duChemin:
Wow, what a hard task. First, I need to tell you I am uncomfortable with the idea of judging art, or even competing as artists. I don’t think art is something you can – or should – win at. It’s about expression, not about comparison. That said, there’s merit in putting our work out there and seeing if it resonates. Still, I think our work stands or falls on its own and so this was particularily hard for me. The images I’ve chosen are:
First Place – Sudipto Das’ wonderful image of Holi celebrations in India. I love the colour, the gesture, the extreme point of view on this. The timing is perfect and the composition is different from other images I’ve seen of this celebration. Beautiful photograph, Sudipto!
Second Place – Sam Gellman’s image of villagers at dawn in Burma. I love the mood of this image, and the incredible tonal depth. I can almost smell the morning fires and hear the rustling noises of a village awakening. I feel like I’m there and that’s not an easy feeling to recreate in someone.
Third Place – Ilya Genkin’s image of the Broken Hill Sculpture Park in Australia. Beautiful light, great composition, makes me want to pack my bags and head for Oz.
1st Place Prize:
Sigma 8-16mm f4,5-5.6 DC HSM LENS thanks to Gentec International for this great prize! A Complete Collection of Craft and Vision E-books (all the e-Books in the Craft and Vision catalog!). Thanks to David duChemin for this prize! A copy of my book How to Photograph the Canadian Rockies
Second Place Prize:
The winner of second place gets a $100 Canadian Blurb Gift Card from Blurb Books
Third Place Prize:
The winner of third place gets a copy of my book Dances With Light and my undying appreciation (this last thing is worth a lot!).