APOY 2012 Competition Round 10 – Life in Monochrome
The results are in for the tenth and final round of APOY.
Agnieszka Gasiorek, of
Krakow in Poland, is the winner of our Life in Monochrome round of APOY 2012.
Gasiorek will receive a Samsung NX210 with 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6, Samsung 30mm f/2
and Samsung 16mm f/2.4 lenses, plus a 16GB SDHC Plus memory card, worth a total
of £1,346.99. The NX210 is an advanced compact system camera with a
20.3-million-pixel, APS-C CMOS sensor. It has 8fps continuous shooting, built-in
Wi-Fi for email, social networking and transfer, and an ISO range of 100-12,800
that lets you take high-speed photos even in low light. Samsung’s slender,
all-purpose i-Function 16mm lens offers great versatility, with quick and easy
one-touch access to all your camera’s manual settings.
Our second-placed winner is Daniel Portnoy, of Embrach in Switzerland, who will receive a Samsung EX2F high-end
compact camera and a 16GB SDHC Plus memory card worth a total of £449.99. The
EX2F has a 12.4-million-pixel, BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor, 3.3x
f/1.4 (24-72mm equivalent) zoom lens and full HD 1080 video. It has built-in
Wi-Fi for email, social networking and transfer, an ISO range of 80-3200 (up to
12,800 in extended mode) and a 3in AMOLED articulated screen.
Dan Deakin of Nottingham, finished third in the round and wins a £250 Jessops Gift Card.
1st Agnieszka Gasiorek, Krakow, Poland 48pts
Menor Studio 13x18cm large-format camera, 250mm, 1/8sec at f/4.5, ISO100
Judges say: ‘This beautifully crafted image is a worthy winner of our final round of APOY as every element of the images. works. The title of the photo refers to a poem by Agnieszka Osiecka.’
2nd Daniel Portnoy, Embrach, Switzerland 45pts
Nikon D4, 28-300mm, 1/125sec at f/7.1, ISO 2500
‘The Sleepy Librarian’
Judges say: ‘This is a great scene. The careful choice of framing and positioning of the camera have produced an excellent second-placed image.’
3rd Dan Deakin, Nottingham 33pts
Olympus Pen E-PL3, 14mm, 1/800sec at f/4, ISO 400
Sun shining on louvre doors
Judges say: ‘ This is a very unusual image, but one that immediately stood out. We get many images of children for APOY, but this is definitely one of the most creative.’
Top 50 entries for this round:
View the winning Images in the APOY 2012 Gallery
See the APOY 2012 Leader Board after this round.
In association with Samsung and Jessops