Finally, I’ve been able to properly evaluate and publish the winners of the Beyond Phototips Detail Everywhere competition. We received an un-expected 43 entries, each of them showing your expertise and fondness for photography.
Now, here are the winners; without further ado.
First Place: Explorer by Aaron Koolen
Second Place: Reflections in a coffee cup by Gunjan Karun
Third Place: Hands of Time by Ananda Niyogi
Congratulations Aaron Koolen, Gunjan Karun and Ananda Niyogi! You have all won copies of “Fundamentals of Photography” by Tom Ang from the publishers and Aaron has won a $50 Amazon.com gift voucher from BeyondPhototips.com. You have been contacted on flickr and have been requested for your contact details please respond to that message.
Selecting the winners
Selecting the winners was not easy. I wanted to offer a fair chance, un-biased by my personal tastes and prefernces so I got 5 other people whose tastes and opinions varied based on background, age and even profession and asked them to rate each photograph based on 4 criteria. The results were tallied and the images you see above were the winners.
EDIT: I neglected to mention that it was not easy, choosing the winner. 6 judges (me plus 5 others) meant 6 different opinions. The images submitted did not make the choice any easier… I had to tally them up to see which pictures were rated the most and among them which were rated the highest. However, in the end the winners were clearly the ones you see above. Congratulations.
I’m aware that many of you were eagerly awaiting the results of this competition. You have mailed me and left comments on the blog. I do apologise for the delay. Unfortunately, it was un-avoidable. You can, however, expect Beyond Phototips to keep giving you your regular dose of photography tips once again.