APOY 2011 Round Ten – Shooting at Night
2011 APOY winner announced and results of the final round – Round Ten – Shooting at Night
Attila Szaniszlo, from Hungary, is the winner of our Shooting at night round of APOY 2011. Attila will receive Canon?s EOS 60D with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens worth a total of £1,299.99. With its 18-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensor and standard ISO range of 100-6400, extendable to 12,800, the EOS 60D captures high levels of detail with minimal noise in low-light conditions. A nine-point autofocus (AF) system provides swift and accurate focusing, while the 7.7cm (3in) vari-angle wide LCD monitor offers added flexibility, allowing photographers to view their images in incredible detail from a variety of angles. The EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is an ideal general-purpose standard zoom that provides great performance in low-light conditions.
Our second-placed winner is Anna Shabakovska, from the Ukraine, who will receive Canon?s PowerShot S100 (in black) worth £439. The 12.1-million-pixel PowerShot S100 uses Canon?s latest DIGIC 5 processor, which, when combined with the camera?s high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, allows you to shoot high-quality images with low noise in low light up to ISO 6400.
Alireza Teimoury of Iran finished third in the round and wins Canon?s 12.1-million-pixel IXUS 230 HS (in silver) worth £229.
Canon EOS 30D, 24-70mm, 1/10sec at f/2.8, ISO 800
Judges say: ?We love the way the light dances across the wall, and the use of strong lines and shapes. A sensitive, atmospheric composition and well-exposed image in what can?t have been easy shooting conditions. Very well done indeed.?
Canon EOS 400D, 18-55mm, 30secs at f/11, ISO 100
Judges say: ?Subtle colours and dramatic silhouettes complement each other well here. There is something magical about the scene that stopped the judges in their tracks.?
Canon EOS 5D, 24-50mm, 44secs at f/4, ISO 1600
?Night sky at high altitude, Alamkuyh Mountain, Iran?
Judges say: ? The perfectly sharp tents in the foreground and magnificent sky come together to create an impressive image. We saw many images featuring starry skies, but Alireza?s unique take stood out from the rest.?
Winner of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2011
Simona Bonanno is the overall winner of APOY 2011. Many congratulations to Simona, who entered every round and consistently scored highly. Lee Jeffries came second and last year?s winner Sean Slevin finished in third place. Congratulations to all in our top ten.
Top 50 entries for this round
View the winning Images in the APOY 2011 Gallery
See the APOY 2011 Leader Board after this round.