As most of you know very well by now, we here at MirrorLessons in association with Tyson Robichaud Photography Blog have been holding monthly Flickr challenges with a theme chosen each month by the winner of the previous month’s challenge. The purpose of these challenges is to push ourselves to improve our photography, shoot unfamiliar subjects, and most importantly, to have fun.
So far, we’ve been very impressed with all the submissions, and have been pleased to see the challenges generate so much interest in the photography community. Our deepest thanks to everyone who has participated so far!
Since six months have passed since the first challenge, we and Tyson have decided to hold a giveaway as a way of showing our gratitude for your participation!
In this post, we have attached the winning photographs from the past six months. Your job is to vote for what you feel is the best overall image. The polls will be open for two weeks (until September 24th), so you have lots of time to cast your vote and share this post. The winner will receive two great prizes: a custom Garda Wrist strap handmade by Tyson himself, and a free Topaz Plugin of his or her choice! (A warm thanks to Topaz for donating their plugin to the challenge!)
So, without further ado, here are the six images. Good luck to the winners!
Update: Congratulations to BillyBurg who won the 6-Month Mark Giveaway with his image Evening Glow! A custom Garda wrist strap made by Tyson himself as well as a Topaz Plugin of your choice will be on their way to you soon!
Challenge No. 1 – ONE LIGHT SOURCE | Winner: Marco Bozzato
“A single light on the floor, a light that generates an emotion in the young boy, he is peering into another world.” – Marco Bozzato
Challenge No. 2 – MUSIC | Winner: Othman Kammah
“Prelude shot with the Fuji X-E2 and XF35/1.4 Lens” – Othman Kammah
Challenge No. 3 – CLOSER | Winner: Nuno Quina
“There were about two weeks for delivery and my wife was feeling a little anxious. She went several times a day to the baby’s room to see if everything was ready when the time came. One of those times, I caught her looking in a very nostalgic way to a photo of one of the scans she had done.
As I wanted to record all moments before and after our first child was born, the camera was always handy. She was so focused that she didn’t even notice that I had taken the shot!
It was one of those moments…” – Nuno Quina
Challenge No. 4 – NATURE | Winner: Giovanni Tabbò
“I fell in love with this tree, and the atmosphere: on the ground was the frost, and the sun was rising to dissipate the morning mist. Sony NEX6 + 10-18 OSS.” – Giovanni Tabbò
Challenge No. 5 – LONG EXPOSURES | Winner: Graham Gibson
“You never can tell what the fog will do in the bay, so I was lucky enough that the bridge was completely visible below the clouds. The cloud layer hanging over San Francisco is so emblematic of the city, I think it adds to the ambiance and character of the scene. The warm-colored lights of the cars on the bridge contrast nicely against the cool colors and scene of the city in the distance.” – Graham Gibson
Challenge No. 6 – ANIMALS | Winner: BillyBurg
“When the two sheep wandered in front of my view over Preston (the town in the background) I suddenly realised the reality of the situation; that the sheep were being raised on a peaceful rural island surrounded by an urban sea and that there is nothing wrong with that. The Oly 45 compressed the scene, making Preston more prominent in the image, the haziness serendipitously hid other buildings and the light made everything look great. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.” – billyburg
You’ve seen the amazing images…now our six winners are counting on your vote! 😉