APOY 2013 Competition Results Round Seven – Black & White World
We had some excellent entries for round 7 of APOY 2013, as we reveal the top 30 photographs from our Black & White World round
Chris Bennett, of Kenilworth in Warwickshire, is the winner of our Black & White World round of APOY 2013. Chris will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph Mega OIS lens, plus Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 Asph and Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 Asph pancake lenses, worth a total of £1,329.97.
The G6 is a digital single-lens mirrorless camera with a 16.05-million-pixel, micro four thirds, Live MOS sensor. The Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 Asph and Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 Asph are compact and lightweight pancake lenses that are suitable for a wide variety of occasions, with both providing a beautiful soft focus.
Our second-placed winner is Freddie Ardley, of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, who will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph Mega OIS lens worth £499.99.The 16-million-pixel GF6 has a Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine featuring an advanced noise-reduction system. It also boasts Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC technology.
Keith Agget, of Newton Abbot in Devon, finished third in the round and will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 worth £379.99. The pocket-sized LF1 compact has a 1/1.7in, 12.1-million-pixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and 28mm wideangle Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens with 7.1x optical zoom (35mm equivalent of 28-200mm).
1st Chris Bennett, Warwickshire 46pts
Canon EOS 7D, 17-55mm, 1/640sec at f/7.1, ISO 100
Judges say: ‘This round presented a daunting task for the judges. When faced with so many strong images, how do you pick a winner? After much thought, first prize was awarded to Chris Bennett with his truly dramatic shot taken in Iceland, a location that is a constant inspiration to photographers. The cascading water is awe-inspiring and Chris has selected just the right angle and position to give us a sense of scale
2nd Freddie Ardley, Gloucestershire 45pts
Fujifilm FinePix HS10, 4mm, 1/600sec at f/6.4, ISO 100
Judges say: ‘Freddie’s shot of a lake beneath a large glacier was taken while he was trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas. His image shows us something truly amazing. That’s one of the joys of photography – it can bring us experiences that we may not otherwise encounter on our own travels. This is a truly strange image with a stark tonal range that makes the location seem almost otherworldly.’
3rd Keith Aggett, Devon 44pts
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 24-105mm, 71secs at f/18, ISO 100, ND110 filter, 1.2 SE Cokin grad
Berry Head, Devon
Judges say: ‘Like Freddie in second place, Keith has used the medium of black & white to bring a sense of awe and mood. This shot of Berry Head in Brixham, Devon, is particularly notable for the milky tide line that guides our eye through the image’.
Top 50 entries for this round:
View the winning Images in the APOY 2013 Gallery
See the APOY 2013 Leader Board after this round.