Hallo guys! I am excited to announce the winners for PhotoUnited's first (completed) photography contest
This competition's main criterion was bright colours (at least 2 colours present). Works were also judged on areas such as light, creativity, clarity and general quality of the image (as well as following the competition rules). 1ST PLACE
for winning the competition with the submission "The Colors of Creation"
The colours from the sky and lights of the urban scape fit the brief well and are eye catching! Because of the particular setting of this work, effective lighting has been naturally produced and due to the high quality of the image, it is captured well. It's interesting to see how a photo with so many shadows can still be very bright. Beautiful image!WINNER'S FEATURE
"Bright Fish" by
You have kept to the rules of the competition very well. The composition, in regard to layout, spacing and defining foreground and background is very good. One thing that stopped this piece from winning was the lack of clarity of the main focus (the fish). It's understandable that taking photos of fish can be difficult but unfortunately it disrupts the flow of the image a little bit. But congratulations on second place!SMALL FEATURE
Third place goes to
with "Roundabout Close Up"
I'm glad an abstract photo got into the top 3! You fulfilled the colour requirement perfectly and the image is of very high quality. Where the work could have improved to make it seem more eye catching, is some creative use of light, even if something basic like making the shadows darker, altering the midtones. But nonetheless, thank you for the great submission!
Thank you to everyone who participated. We got more submissions than I was expecting, woo!
From this contest I would also like to give a Highly Recommended
whose photo "The Song" didn't quite
reach the brief, but is still a beautiful photo!
Another surprise I would like to give is for those who entered the group's previous competition - which was stopped abruptly and never finished due to management changes. I can't give prizes per say, but here are the top three photos from that contest
Please consider donating some points to photounited-points.deviantart.… so that winners can receive points as prizes for future competitions!
Congratulations everyone and happy holidays