Our Take It To The Streets Photo Contest Winner!!!.

By Posted in - Travel Resources on August 8th, 2012

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A few weeks ago we hosted a fantastic photo contest called Take It To The Streets. We had several great street photo entries and it was really tough to pick a winner but I narrowed it down to my top three which I felt really reflected the theme of street photography.

These three photos all reveal street photos at their best – a touch of emotion and a feeling of being in a certain place at a certain time while witnessing a specific moment in time. It was really tough to choose between these three images but ultimately the shot from Venice won me over because the photographer did a great job conveying the juxtaposition of poverty and tourism. I also love that she incorporated a feeling of movement in the image which helps bring even more focus to the kneeling woman begging for change. Well done!

Congratulations Pauline Susanto of Lem0n and Lime!

You are the winner of $200 in transfer credit from Sun Transfers! Sun Transfers provides airport transfer services all across Europe. All we need you to do is to contact us and provide us with your email address and your home address so we can get the certificates to you.

Winning Image:

St. Mark’s Square by Pauline Susanto.

Pauline tells us what attracted her to this street photo: “I took this picture in front of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy. It was the contrast of movements that intrigued me the most – the bustling tourists and the very-still beggar (she remained in that position for quite some time!). Very typical of popular cities!”

Runner Up #1:

I loved the colors in this image and that immediately grabbed my attention. The hand poking out of the curtain was an amazing detail caught at jut the right time. I love little moments like this.

Photo by Tam Le of Love, Grow, Inspire

Tam says: “…I am currently living on a tiny island in the Caribbean called Dominica. My husband and I are over here volunteering for a year. I took this picture today actually, I was walking past a rum shack in town and noticed how colourful the window was. So I quickly snapped a picture. It wasn’t till I was on the computer did I noticed her hand poking out to see what was going on outside. To me that just made this picture.”

Runner Up #2:

I really loved the pure emotion from the subject in this photo. The girl is dancing and oblivious to everthing else going on around her – she is purely in the moment. Sara did an awesome job of recognizing the raw emotion and joy in the image and a great job of snapping this shot while looking at the dancer directly instead of from behind.

Coney Island by Sara Button.

Sara did a great job capturing emotion with this shot. She explains: “I took this photo in the summer of 2010 at the Mermaid Parade on Coney Island. I was snapping photos left and right, admiring the brilliant colors and sassy get-ups the participants had. I particularly liked this one because the woman’s expression in the foreground really embodied the overall atmosphere of celebration and fun of the parade!”

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(10) awesome folk have had something to say...

  • Beth -

    August 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Pictures sure do have owners with a good eye. Congratulations to the winners! Photo contests are awesome (even if I don’t have my own cam) \m/

  • Jack -

    August 8, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Firstly I would like to congratulate all of the three winners, the pictures speak a lot by themselves. Photography is a great art and you all have clicked lovely pictures. The second picture kept me hooked to it for quite sometime when I could not take off my eyes from the colourful strips hanging from the window.

  • Peter -

    August 9, 2012 at 3:32 am

    The winning image has left a lasting impression on my mind. It depicts a very deep emotion of the beggar, from the entire picture, the beggar there grabs much attention when we watch the photo for the first time. Congratulations all.

  • Tiffany -

    August 9, 2012 at 4:52 am

    I love the colorful details of the runner up #1 photo. Simply stunning! 🙂 Congratulations to all the winners. 🙂

  • A Cook Not Mad (Nat) -

    August 9, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I knew that was a winner the second I saw it. Such a great shot.

  • Andi -

    August 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Awesome shots!!!!!

  • Charu -

    August 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Beautiful shots! I especially love the second one (first runner up): the colors are STRIKING. They remind me of the Caribbean…

  • Jenny -

    August 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Amazing pictures I must say, every pictures speaks a different story and are beautiful in their own way. I like the woman dance in her own world in the last photo. Her expression truely shows that she is not bothered about anything other then her dance.

  • Stephanie – The Travel Chica -

    August 10, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Great stuff! Always fun to see what creative shots people come up with.

  • Tam -

    August 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks guys for giving me the first runner up placing. I am totally surprised and stoked. One of my goals while living in Dominica was to finally learn and improve my photography. This has given me great motivation to continue to challenge myself, take more photos and to enter more photo competitions.

    Thanks again guys!