APOY 2013 Competition Results Round Six – People at Work
Ian Waite, of Swansea in South Wales, is the winner of our People at Work round of APOY 2013. Ian will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph Mega OIS and Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 Asph lenses, worth a total of £1,179.98. The G6 is a digital single-lens mirrorless camera with a 16.05-million-pixel, micro four thirds, Live MOS sensor. It has 7fps high-speed continuous shooting and a 3in, 1.036-million-dot TFT LCD with Touch monitor. The lightweight Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 Asph lens features a wide maximum aperture that allows a beautiful soft focus for both photography and video.
Our second-placed winner is Dusica Paripovic, of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph Mega OIS lens worth £499.99. The 16-million-pixel GF6 has a Live MOS sensor and boasts quick start-up and Light Speed AF. Other features include creative panorama and creative control with 19 filter effects.
Chrissy Weller, of London, finished third in the round and wins a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 worth £379.99. The pocket-sized LF1 compact has a 1/1.7in, 12.1-million-pixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and 28mm wideangle Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens with 7.1x optical zoom (35mm equivalent of 28-200mm). Features include an ISO range of 80-12,800 and HD video.
1st Ian Webb, Swansea 46pts
Canon EOS 5D MarkII, 24-105mm, 1/2000sec at f/5.6, ISO 100
Judges say: ‘We knew that People at Work would present people with a challenge, but we didn’t anticipate just how strong some of these entries would be. Ian’s monochrome shot of a cleaner working away on a building in Beijing, China, really stood out among the crowd. His exposure has rendered the cleaner in silhouette, yet also retained detail in the building. This is a real winner of a shot.’
2nd Dusica Paripovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina 45pts
Nikon D5000, 50mm, 1/160sec at f/14, ISO 100
Judges say: ‘Not only is Dusica’s shot a great interpretation of the brief, but it is also just unusual enough to make you stop and consider what you’re seeing. It’s a beautifully lit image and one that makes a very subtle use of post-production toning. As soon as we saw this photograph we knew it was top 3 material.’
3rd Chrissy Weller, London 44pts
Nikon D3100, 50mm, 1/80sec at f/4.5, ISO 400
Policewoman at Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral
Judges say: ‘This was another image that jumped out at us right away. It’s a beautifully composed shot and one that a viewer can read so much into. What’s going through the policewoman’s mind? We’ll never know, but it’s a great image.’
Top 50 entries for this round:
View the winning Images in the APOY 2013 Gallery
See the APOY 2013 Leader Board after this round.