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We reveal the top 50 entries for Round 10 APOY 2014 – Architecture – Building Blocks

APOY Olympus OM-D E-M10 plus lenses 200
Ferdinand von Korff from Co Wicklow is the winner of round 10 Architecture of APOY 2014. Ferdinand 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 Gerard Sexton, from Wallingford in Oxfordshire. He 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
Michael Farley from London 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.

 Architecture - Building Blocks

Photo by Ferdinand-von-Korff

1st Ferdinand von Korff, Ireland 50pts

Canon EOS 400D, 18mm, 1/50sec at f/5.6, ISO 200

Taking a photograph of architecture may seem like a simple task, but there’s so much more to it than you may think. Even when you’ve found a subject you still need to find a way of shooting it in a way that’s visually engaging and, above all, unique. Ferdinand’s method may not be unique, but it takes a photographer with a strong eye to use a well-worn technique and put an individual stamp on it. The monochrome, light and cloud are perfect elements in this winning shot.

 Architecture - Building Blocks

Photo by Gerard-Sexton

2nd Gerard Sexton, Oxfordshire 49pts

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 70-200mm, 1/1000sec at f/11, ISO 500

As already mentioned, it’s important to try to find a unique take when photographing architecture. Here Gerard has taken the abstract approach and created an absorbing image of the aluminium cladding around a stairwell on a bridge spanning the Royal Victoria Dock in East London. It’s the contrast of tones that makes this shot fantastic. Add to that the near-fractal nature of the structure and you have a picture that demands repeated viewing. With all this in mind, we decided it had to take second place

 Architecture - Building Blocks

Photo by Michael Farley

3rd Michael Farley,  48pts

Olympus OM-D E-M10, 25mm, 1/2000sec at f/5, ISO 200

This is a beautiful shot. It was taken at the rear of a car park in Michael’s home town of Croydon in Greater London. In fact, it was one of the first exposures he made with his new Olympus camera. One of the key elements of this image is small: the red pipe in the bottom-right corner.

Top 50 entries for Architecture – Building Blocks:

1 Ferdinand von Korff 50pts
2 Gerard Sexton 49pts
3 Michael Farley 48pts
4 Pessoa Neto 47pts
5 Steven Robinson 46pts
6 Bertrand Chombart 45pts
7 Diogo Ferreira 44pts
8 Peter Murrell 43pts
9 Sirsendu Gayen 42pts
10 Darren Moore 41pts
11 Iuliana Silvi 40pts
12 Michael Taylor 39pts
13 Mark Cornick 38pts
14 Vlad Georgescu 37pts
15 Jay Heiser 36pts
16 David Queenan 35pts
17 Adrian Mills 34pts
18 Kobi Amiel 33pts
19 Tomer Eliash 32pts
20 Van Hieu Nguyen 31pts
21 Russ Barnes 30pts
22 Tim Green 29pts
23 Bob Riach 28pts
24 Ova Hamer 27pts
25 Amri arfianto 26pts
26 Heather Lynn 25pts
27 Håkan Olofsson 24pts
28 Marino Reljica Kostic 23pts
29 Mike Hughes 22pts
30 Tony Cook 21pts
31 Steven Trolley 20pts
32 Michael Marsh 19pts
33 Daniel Ashton 18pts
34 Dan Deakin 17pts
35 Andrew Wood 16pts
36 Jasminka Delic 15pts
37 Malcolm Watson 14pts
38 Marylou Badeaux 13pts
39 Maxim Dupliy 12pts
40 Eric Begbie 11pts
41 J Ramon Moreno 10pts
42 Mark Helliwell 9pts
43 Terry Fallis 8pts
44 Rob Fuller 7pts
45 John Nicholls 6pts
46 Herbert Freedom 5pts
47 Ludovic Farine 4pts
48 Annkur Kumar 3pts
49 Russell Katz 2pts
50 James McGovern 1pt

Overall winner of APOY 2014

The points from this final round of APOY have been awarded and the result is Dan Deakin is the overall winner of APOY 2014. See our interview with him here.

Dan also won the award in APOY 2012 and took second place in 2013. The APOY 2014 runner-up is Mark Helliwell, with Chris Wood in third place.

View the winning Images in the APOY 2014 Gallery

See the APOY 2014 Leader Board after this final round.

Results and Rounds APOY 2014