Blurs—Contest Winners!

 

We challenged our readers to explore their creativity through this month’s theme ‘Blurs’. Take a look at the winner and the honourable mentions. Their images will be published in the Your Pictures section of Better Photography‘s September 2014 issue.

You can take part in our ongoing contest here and you too could be featured in the magazine!

Honourable Mentions:

Festive Bokeh
Manoj Kumar Vitthal, New Delhi

“The entire lane outside my house was lit up during Diwali. To me, it looked like a bride with sparkling jewellery on her wedding day. I wanted to experiment with bokeh and the lights that were present, both near and far, seemed like a perfect opportunity to do so.”

Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Aperture: f/1.8
Shutterspeed: 1/250sec
ISO: 400

Photograph/Manoj Kumar Vitthal

Photograph/Manoj Kumar Vitthal

Floral Abstract
Prerna Jain, New Delhi
“This image was shot in my garden. I wanted to emphasise the delicate nature of the petals. I tried to do this by focusing only on the tip of one petal and blurring the rest of the flower. It gave the image an ethereal look.”

Camera: Nikon D300S
Lens: Nikkor AF-S VR Micro 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED
Aperture: f/4.5
Shutterspeed: 1/400sec
ISO: 200

Photograph/Prerna Jain

Photograph/Prerna Jain

River Construction
Sujan Sarkar, Cooch Behar
“I wanted to capture the dramatic light I saw between the pillars and the flowing river Mahananda. I set up my camera on a tripod and used the zoom burst technique, giving a unique perspective to a humdrum construction site.”

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24–105mm f/4L IS USM
Aperture: f/8
Shutterspeed: 8sec
ISO: 1600

Photograph/Sujan Sarkar

Photograph/Sujan Sarkar

Friends Forever
Niland Balasubramaniam, Chennai
“The image speaks to me of childhood and friendship. The colours brought on by the evening sky created the perfect setting. I especially like the light trails and the crows on the ground added to the overall mood.”

Camera: Nokia Lumia 620
Aperture: f/2.4
Shutterspeed: 1/14sec
ISO: Not available

Photograph/Niland Balasubramanium

Photograph/Niland Balasubramanium

Here’s the winner!

Flawless Flow
Ravi Menon, Hyderabad
“This Kuchipudi recital was photographed at Ravindra Bharathi, one of the oldest cultural houses in Hyderabad. I wanted to capture the artist’s flowing movement rather than freeze a posture. To achieve this, I used a slow shutterspeed and moved the camera in the opposite direction of the dancer’s movement.”

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70–200mm f/4L IS USM
Aperture: f/22
Shutterspeed: 1sec
ISO: 320

Photograph/Ravi Menon

Photograph/Ravi Menon

The winner, Ravi Menon, will receive Better Photography’s Collector’s Edition 12 Pocket Guide set!

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