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This was perhaps our strongest round so far for APOY 2014 round 7. We reveal the top 50 entries for In a Faraway Place – Travel Photography.

APOY Olympus OM-D E-M10 plus lenses 200
Roberto Binder from London is the winner of round 7, In a Faraway Place (Travel Photography), of APOY 2014. Roberto will receive an Olympus OM-D E-M10 with a 14-42mm EZ Pancake zoom, a 45mm f/1.8 portrait lens, a 40-150mm zoom,
a 9mm fisheye lens, a macro adapter and a street case in which to carry it all. That’s a total retail price of £1,200.

The E-M10 has a 16.1-million-pixel, four thirds-sized CMOS sensor and a TruePic VII image-processing system. The 1.44-million-dot EVF displays a 100% field of view and has a 120fps refresh rate.

The 14-42mm EZ Pancake zoom lens is a slim and compact optic that is equivalent to a 28-84mm lens in the 35mm format. The 45mm f/1.8 portrait optic is ideal for low-light people shots without flash, while the 40-150mm zoom has high-speed AF and is optimised for movies and stills. The 9mm fisheye lens is ideal for capturing wideangle scenes.

APOY Olympus PEN E-PL5 plus twin-lens ki

Our second-placed winner is Marta Hawrylow, also from London. She will receive an Olympus Pen E-PL5 camera plus a 14-42mm and 40-150mm twin-lens zoom kit worth £500. The E-PL5 offers serious image quality with its powerful 16.1-million-pixel sensor and a new OM-D component in the TruePic VI image processor. The camera has lightning-fast autofocus, a touch-sensitive LCD screen and full HD video.

APOY Olympus Stylus SP-100EE
Anthony Into from the Philippines takes third place in this round. He wins an Olympus Stylus SP-100EE Ultra Zoom camera, with an impressive 16-million-pixel sensor and 3in LCD screen. The camera includes a handy autofocus lock so you need never lose a shot due to fuzzy focusing. The camera features a 50x optical Ultra Zoom lens with a focal length ranging from 24mm to 1,200mm, and built-in Dot Sight to make it easier to focus on subjects.

APOY Roberto Binder

Photo by Roberto Binder

1st Roberto Binder, London 50pts

Nikon D800, 1/500sec at f/5.6, ISO 400

What makes a good travel image? You could factor in a variety of things, but we would say that it is a shot that conveys the experience of being in a particular place at a particular time. This beautiful image from Roberto, taken in Chapada Diamantina National Park in Brazil, is a wonderfully observed scene. You can almost hear the rushing water and feel the spray on your skin. It’s a great shot and more than deserving of first place.

APOY Marta Hawrylow

Photo by Marta Hawrylow

2nd Marta Hawrylow, London 49pts

Canon EOS 60D, 17-70mm, 1/125sec at f/9, ISO 400

It was a tough call for the top spot in this round. Marta’s shot of a child illuminated by what we assume to be a television set is a wonderful balance between documentary and tableaux. The lighting within the scene is evocative and the careful framing holds it all together.

APOY Anthony Into

Photo by Anthony Into

3rd Anthony Into, Philippines 48pts

Nikon D700, 14-24mm, 1/200sec at f/8, ISO 100

Anthony’s shot has so much going for it. The colours are vivid, the composition is perfect as is the lighting, and the central subject cannot help but capture the imagination. It’s that balloon that really makes this image a stand out. A simple prop has become an engaging narrative element.

Top 50 entries for this round:

1 Roberto Binder 50pts
2 Marta Hawrylow 49pts
3 Anthony Into 48pts
4 Jake Rutterford 47pts
5 Peter Warrington 46pts
6 Bertrand Chombart‏ 45pts
7 Val Lear 44pts
8 Glenn Morley 43pts
9 Mark Helliwell 42pts
10 Tony Gill 41pts
11 Andrew Blake 40pts
12 Aaron Bennett 39pts
13 Ian Bramham 38pts
14 Phil Thomas 37pts
15 Andy Barton 36pts
16 Chris Wood 35pts
17 Adrian Squirrell 34pts
18 Dan Deakin 33pts
19 Max Copestake 32pts
20 Csilla Szucs 31pts
21 Sam Rowell 30pts
22 Ana Caroline Lima 29pts
23 Vincent Breyer 28pts
24 Jasmine Bilson 27pts
25 Peter Fenech 26pts
26 Andrew Young 25pts
27 Anirban Ghosh 24pts
28 Robert Maric 23pts
29 Robert E Smith 22pts
30 Brian Law 21pts
31 Adrian Sadlier 20pts
32 Gerard Duya 19pts
33 Alexandros Dalkos 18pts
34 Gerard Sexton 17pts
35 Alf Bailey 16pts
36 Inguna Plume 15pts
37 Jen Uttley 14pts
38 Anna Kadykova 13pts
39 Asif Mohammed 12pts
40 Mihail Kopychko 11pts
41 Nancy Johnson 10pts
42 Charlie Durant 9pts
43 Neil Davies 8pts
44 Mick Davis 7pts
45 Lindsey Goldie 6pts
46 Adrian Mills 5pts
47 Grigoroiu Ruxandra Maria 4pts
48 Joel Forte 3pts
49 Mark Swinden 2pts
50 Elaine Skilton 1pt

View the winning Images in the APOY 2014 Gallery

See the APOY 2014 Leader Board after this round.

Results and Rounds APOY 2014