The theme for the fifth round of the Digicam Jabber Photographer of the Year (CJPOTY) competitors was ‘Water’, and as soon as once more, we have been impressed by the interpretation of the temporary and the big variety of photographs submitted. We’re delighted to announce that the next photographs will likely be added to our shortlist to be judged by our illustrious panel of judges on the finish of the year.
Considered one of these ten shortlisted photographs has additionally been chosen because the round winner, with the photographer being awarded a voucher from MPB value £500 – scroll down to seek out out who.
CJPOTY Might 2023 ‘Water’ shortlisted photographs
Sara has two very completely different photographs shortlisted on this round. We love how this picture captures above and beneath the water line because the swimmer approaches the lane’s finish. It conveys that feeling of being in a pool completely. It’s nice to know that she captured the picture utilizing the GoPro Hero10 that she purchased from MPB with the voucher she gained in a earlier round!
Sara’s second shortlisted picture is a type of photographs that many photographers aspire to seize, the second a kingfisher emerges from the water after a dive. On this event, the chicken’s beak is empty, reminding us that not each dive for meals is profitable. Sara’s publicity and focus are excellent, and we are able to see each element within the feathers in addition to the splash, whereas the background is blurred superbly.
Jules tells us that this is among the many gorgeous waterfalls in UNESCO world heritage website, Plitvice Lakes, Croatia. She photographed it on the excellent time of year and day utilizing her Nikon Z6 and Nikkor 24 -200mm f/4-6.3 lens. We love that the leaves on the bushes are turning crimson whereas the solar is low within the sky and brings out their color.
Jules’ composition works very properly, there’s a way of peeping down by way of the bushes to the superbly blurred water.
Jokulsarlon Glacier, South Iceland, is a well-liked location, however Helen has captured it significantly properly along with her Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The ice within the foreground is formed somewhat like a ship and seems to be pushing by way of the ocean, whereas the froth of the receding wave creates engaging patterns on the black sand.
Janina tells us that this can be a multiple-image composition of the fountain at RHS Wisley. The background is mushy due to the extraordinarily chilly, frosty circumstances and the truth that Janina used a Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens (on a Canon EOS 80D). We love the muted tones and painterly impact.
Cliff has two photographs shortlisted on this round. On this picture, he’s captured the ocean’s energy, with the foolhardy folks on the centre of the body including a way of scale.
Cliff’s cautious composition of the strains and contrasting colors on the nook of a swimming pool caught our eyes. His picture has an Artwork Deco look to it. It’s, in essence, a quite simple picture, however the strains are completely straight, and the stability between the blue and the yellow is well-judged.
We noticed a number of photographs of reflections on this round, however Angela’s was our favorite. The colorful boats distinction properly with the blue water, and the lengthy masks emphasize the ripples within the water.
We spent fairly a little bit of time taking a look at this picture, even debating whether or not it was created utilizing AI, and if it’s extra of a wildlife picture than a water picture. However as Christine factors out, if you happen to check out the waterline across the whale, you’ll discover some nozzles. Sure, it’s a fountain fairly than a reside whale. However, the timing of this shot is great because the inclusion of the ‘airplane provides to the sense of drama and scale.
There’s a stunning symmetry to Carmen’s shot of the River Thames, and her lengthy publicity has delivered super-smooth water with nearly mirror-like reflections. Carmen’s timing can also be superb as there’s nonetheless element and color seen within the buildings whereas the sky and water pack a punch.
CJPOTY April 2023 winner: Christine Holt
Congratulations, Christine, a voucher value £500 from MPB is heading your method!
Christine’s picture joins the opposite 9 photographs chosen this month and goes onto our shortlist for our panel of VIP judges on the finish of the year for the general prize.
CJPOTY June: Wildlife
There are only a few days left to enter the sixth round of the 2023/24 Digicam Jabber Photographer of the Year (CJPOTY) competitors, the theme is ‘Wildlife’. We’re trying ahead to seeing photographs out of your wildlife encounters, whether or not that’s with tiny bugs in your again backyard or majestic elephants from a safari. The images could be taken wherever and at any time.
This round of our month-to-month competitors is open for submissions till 23:59 BST (00:59 CET and 15:59 PST) on thirtieth June 2023.
To submit your entry, observe the hyperlink to cjpoty or click on on the CJPOTY button on the prime of any of our web site pages. You may submit as much as three entries for £2.00 plus fee processing prices (£0.26). Photos needs to be Jpegs not less than 1920 pixels alongside their longest aspect however no bigger than 2MB.
Digicam Jabber Photographer of the Year prizes
On the finish of the month, the Digicam Jabber workforce will choose one successful picture and 9 runners-up from the June entries. The photographer of the successful picture will obtain a voucher from MPB.com to the worth of £500 which could be spent on something from an enormous vary of package from the World’s largest platform for used photographic gear.
All 10 of the chosen photographs will go into our shortlist for the year.
We’ll do that every month in 2023 in order that by the top of the year, there will likely be 120 shortlisted photographs. These will then go earlier than our implausible panel of judges who will resolve the first, 2nd and Third-placed photographs.
The photographer of the first-placed picture general, as determined by the panel of judges , will obtain a voucher to the worth of £1000 from MPB.com in addition to a trophy and the title ‘Digicam Jabber Photographer of the Year 2023‘. The photographers who come second and third will obtain vouchers value £500 and £250, respectively.
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