‘Water’ February community photography competition results

We are pleased to announce the winner of our photography competition, who is awarded a Yongnuo YN568EX flashgun, courtesy of Lovinpix.

Picture by Jes Roger Petersen

We are pleased to announce the winner of our photography competition, who is awarded a Yongnuo YN568EX flashgun, courtesy of Lovinpix.

The theme this time was “water” and we are proud to say that we received over 50 entries with a diverse range of interpretations, from high-speed photography and macros to big studio shots and landscapes. The judging process was non-trivial, since we found a lot of great work entered. In the end though, the results are as follows.

Winner – Jes Roger Petersen

Picture by Jes Roger Petersen
This excellent piece of street photography wins the coveted first place prize. The composition is just spot-on, while motion blur and shallow depth of field are used creatively for great effect. It is not at all easy to capture great street photography but here Petersen has nailed it with an image worthy of gallery space.

Second Place – Eric Krebs

Picture by Eric Krebs
We love this self-portrait by Eric Krebs. Every time we look at it, we notice things that we didn’t before and the perspective is amazingly disorientating. Much credit to Krebs for the crazy execution, combining a waterproof compact camera and a broken SLR lens with a slaved off-camera speedlight and his daughter pouring water over his head — setting a new standard for the arm’s length self-portrait experience.

Third Place – James Lawson-Smith

Picture by James Lawson-Smith

This photograph immediately grabs the viewer’s attention. The colours are unbelievable. James Lawson-Smith used a torch to “paint with light” the water drops on the back of a CD, creating high art out of the mundane. The way the shadows lead into the centre of the disc is brilliant.

Commended – Louis Chiasson

Picture by Louis Chiasson

We could not let Louis Chiasson’s photograph go unnoticed. For such a simple, abstract image it just looks stunning, from the star-shaped reflections of the setting sun in the water droplets, to the empty blue background and the texture in the wood. Flawless.

There could be only one winner though, so Petersen takes home a YN568EX, the latest high-speed system flash from Yongnuo. We would like to thank Lovinpix for providing the prize in this competition, normally worth €209 and we would like to thank everybody who entered. You can view all of the submissions here.

Don’t forget to join our community to share pictures, tips and news, keeping an eye out for future Lighting Rumours competitions with more prizes to be won!

David Selby
David is a keen photographer and has been editor of Lighting Rumours since 2010. When not writing about lighting, he works as a data scientist at the University of Manchester, UK.