APOY 2011 Results Round Three – Streets & Walkways
APOY 2011 Results Round Three ? Streets & Walkways
The results are in for the third round of APOY. We had some fantastic entries, covering many subjects. Here we publish the images of the three Canon prize winners and list the top 50 entries.
Ian Webb, of Swansea, wins first place in our Streets and Walkways round of APOY 2011. Ian will receive a Canon EOS 60D and EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM lens worth £1,349.99. The 18-million-pixel EOS 60D was voted AP?s Product of the Year 2011. With its vari-angle LCD screen and advanced creative features, the EOS 60D can produce stunning stills or full HD movies. And when light levels fall, the EOS 60D offers an ISO range of up to 6400 that is expandable to 12,800 for those environments where using flash is undesirable. The lightweight and compact EF-S 17-85mm lens covers a 27-136 (35mm equivalent) range and features a 3-stop Image Stabilizer, giving the lens an effective maximum aperture of f/1.4-2.
Our second-placed winner is Jose Souto from London, who will receive Canon?s 10-million-pixel PowerShot S95 and case, worth £399. Thomas Richards of Kent finished third in the round and wins a PowerShot A3300 IS, worth £149. The 16-million-pixel A3300 IS has a 28mm wideangle 5x zoom lens.
Canon EOS 60D, 18-135mm, 1/200sec at f/7.1, ISO 100
?Taken from a rooftop, I was waiting for a pleasing composition or something interesting to happen when this man started jumping across the zebra crossing,? says Ian. ?I especially liked the early morning light and the way it cast great shadows across the street?.
Judges say: ?The judges were blown away by this image; everything comes together brilliantly. We love the shooting angle Ian has chosen, the geometrical lines and shapes, the position of the pedestrian, long shadows and beautiful light. Very well done!?
Nikon D700, 35mm, 1/200sec at f/5.6, ISO 320
Railway arch over Webber Street in Southwark, London, just before sunset
Judges say: ?Jose took this image at just the ?right? moment. The rimlit cyclist is entering the arch and has been illuminated by the evening light. Jose has managed to retain detail in the shadows and highlights, and skilfully composed the scene to create a timeless image.?
Canon EOS 7D, 15-85mm, 1/100sec at f/4.5, ISO 100
Thomas took this image from a 10th floor flat in Abu Dhabi, UAE. A queue of cars has built up, caused by a set of traffic signals outside the frame. The high perspective allows the viewer to see lines, shapes, patterns and shadows that together create an unusual street image.
Judges say:?The perfectly spaced cars are almost too good to be true. They make this abstract, slightly unnerving image.?
The 2011 Leader Board
We?re three rounds into this year?s APOY contest and the competition is hotting up. With seven rounds to go there is everything to play for. We have been impressed by the range of interpretations of the themes and are seeing consistently excellent images from one round to the next. Last year?s winner Sean Slevin retains pole position with 106 points, while Paul Whiting remains in second place. Simona Bonanno slips from third to sixth, while Lee Jeffries moves from sixth to third. Ricardo Alarcon is in fourth place.
Top 50 entries for this round
View the winning Images in the APOY 2011 Gallery
See the APOY 2011 Leader Board after this round.
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