APOY 2011 Round Ten – Shooting at Night

2011 APOY winner announced and results of the final round – Round Ten – Shooting at Night

Attila Szaniszlo, from Hungary, is the winner of our Shooting at night round of APOY 2011. Attila will receive Canon?s EOS 60D with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens worth a total of £1,299.99. With its 18-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensor and standard ISO range of 100-6400, extendable to 12,800, the EOS 60D captures high levels of detail with minimal noise in low-light conditions. A nine-point autofocus (AF) system provides swift and accurate focusing, while the 7.7cm (3in) vari-angle wide LCD monitor offers added flexibility, allowing photographers to view their images in incredible detail from a variety of angles. The EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is an ideal general-purpose standard zoom that provides great performance in low-light conditions.

Our second-placed winner is Anna Shabakovska, from the Ukraine, who will receive Canon?s PowerShot S100 (in black) worth £439. The 12.1-million-pixel PowerShot S100 uses Canon?s latest DIGIC 5 processor, which, when combined with the camera?s high-sensitivity CMOS sensor, allows you to shoot high-quality images with low noise in low light up to ISO 6400.

Alireza Teimoury of Iran finished third in the round and wins Canon?s 12.1-million-pixel IXUS 230 HS (in silver) worth £229.

1st Attila Szaniszlo, Hungary 39pts

Canon EOS 30D, 24-70mm, 1/10sec at f/2.8, ISO 800

Budapest street

Judges say: ?We love the way the light dances across the wall, and the use of strong lines and shapes. A sensitive, atmospheric composition and well-exposed image in what can?t have been easy shooting conditions. Very well done indeed.?

2nd Anna Shabakovska Ukraine 37pts

Canon EOS 400D, 18-55mm, 30secs at f/11, ISO 100

Fog game

Judges say: ?Subtle colours and dramatic silhouettes complement each other well here. There is something magical about the scene that stopped the judges in their tracks.?

3rd Alireza Teimoury, Iran 36pts

Canon EOS 5D, 24-50mm, 44secs at f/4, ISO 1600

?Night sky at high altitude, Alamkuyh Mountain, Iran?

Judges say: ? The perfectly sharp tents in the foreground and magnificent sky come together to create an impressive image. We saw many images featuring starry skies, but Alireza?s unique take stood out from the rest.?

Winner of Amateur Photographer of the Year 2011

Simona Bonanno is the overall winner of APOY 2011. Many congratulations to Simona, who entered every round and consistently scored highly. Lee Jeffries came second and last year?s winner Sean Slevin finished in third place. Congratulations to all in our top ten.

Top 50 entries for this round

  • 1 Attila Szaniszlo 39pts
  • 2 Anna Shabakovska 37pts
  • 3 Alireza Teimoury 36pts
  • 4 Martin Bordagaray 35pts
  • 4 Matteo Colombo 35pts
  • 4 Ashleigh Higgs 35pts
  • 4 Jazz Chandler 35pts
  • 4 Samantha Crimmin 35pts
  • 4 Chris Gin 35pts
  • 4 Andrey Poletilo 35pts
  • 4 Imants Strangots 35pts
  • 4 Csilla Szucs 35pts
  • 13 Derek Brunell 34pts
  • 13 Adam Huszka 34pts
  • 13 Saleichuk Nickolay 34pts
  • 16 Chris Benbow 33pts
  • 16 Dan Deakin 33pts
  • 16 David Gilliver 33pts
  • 19 Ariff Aris 32pts
  • 19 Scott Jessiman 32pts
  • 19 Terence Kneale 32pts
  • 19 Gary Telford 32pts
  • 19 Miroslav Zaruba 32pts
  • 24 Alan Edwards 31pts
  • 25 Jaime Gomez Giganto 30pts
    • 25 Francisco Granadeiro 30pts
    • 25 Neville Vlok 30pts
    • 28 Stephen Birch 29pts
    • 28 Salvatore Marrazzo 29pts
    • 28 Nesterovskyi Oleksandr 29pts
    • 31 Paul Willows 28pts
    • 32 Manuel Almeida 24pts
    • 32 David Lee 24pts
    • 34 Fateme Alipour 23pts
    • 34 Tania Brassesco & Lazlo Passi Norberto 23pts
    • 34 Stuart Meikle 23pts
    • 34 Michael Roberts 23pts
    • 38 Gabriel Florea 22pts
    • 38 Scott Mohrman 22pts
    • 38 Paul Russell 22pts
    • 38 Andrew Wells 22pts
    • 42 Simona Bonanno 21pts
    • 42 Emma Doherty 21pts
    • 42 Ian Froome 21pts
    • 45 John Crongeyer 20pts
    • 46 Andrew Cunningham 19pts
    • 46 Des Gardner 19pts
    • 46 Shah Newaz Khan 19pts
    • 49 Matthew Kilner 18pts
    • 50 Lee Jeffries 16pts

    View the winning Images in the APOY 2011 Gallery

    See the APOY 2011 Leader Board after this round.

    Results and rounds of APOY 2011