Throughout September, October and November The Societies of Photographers held an open to all Monochrome Photography Competition in which the winner would receive a Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II Digital Camera with 12-40mm PRO Lens worth over £2000 and also some other great prizes which were provided by sponsors: PermaJet, Digitalab, .photo domains and The Societies.
With just over 890 images entered in the competition, Eric Browett’s image of the Golden Gate Bridge was chosen as the winner.
Eric tells us ''I am absolutely delighted and surprised to have won, especially having viewed some of the other stunning photos in the competition. The photograph is obviously of the Golden Gate Bridge. I took it on a 3 week 2500 mile motorcycle road trip with two friends, starting and returning to Los Angeles.
We took in a lot including San Francisco, Yosemite NP, Death Valley and the Grand Canyon. The photograph was taken on the ferry across the bay to San Sausalito on a pretty basic Sony DSC-W70. 1/500 second, f13, but I suppose it just proves it's 'right time, right place' so often with photography.''
Phil Jones The Societies’ Chief Executive says ''Eric’s image demonstrates creative composition that draws the viewer’s eye into both the primary and secondary point of interest, the enshrouded bridge adds a little mystery to the image and the judges felt that monochromatic rendition was more than appropriate for this stunning picture.''
2nd place was awarded to Andi Abdul Halil from Indonesia entitled 'My Father Hand' Andi has also won some great prizes courtesy of PermaJet, Digitalab, .photo domains and The Societies.
3rd place was awarded to Michele Campbell with this image entitled ‘Concentration’ Michele has also won some great prizes courtesy of PermaJet, Digitalab, .photo domains and The Societies.
48 Images were awarded Highly Commended, take a look at them below
The Societies’ would like to thank everyone who took part in the competition and look forward to future open to all photography contests throughout 2019.
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