By the Beach – Contest Winners

 

Our readers beat the summer heat and shared their images for this month’s theme ‘By the Beach’. Here’s a look at the winning image and the honourable mentions.

All images will be featured in the July issue of Better Photography. To get featured you can participate in our latest contest — For the Love of Nature

Winner:

Swept Away
Achintya Das, Kolkata

“Starfish are intriguing creatures that show up on the beach one moment and are gone with the next tide. I had the idea to portray this sliver of a moment and so, I used the Burst
mode. This helped me avoid missing the shot.”

Camera: Nikon D5000
Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Aperture: f/11
Shutterspeed: 1/100sec
ISO: 125

Photograph/Achintya Das

Photograph/Achintya Das

The winner of this contest, Achintya Das, gets BP’s collector’s edition Secrets of Shooting 12 Pocket Guide set.

Honourable Mentions:

Perfect Harmony
N Prasad, Hyderabad

“The symbiotic ecosystem created between the fisherfolk and the birds fascinated me. The crows simply need to wait patiently and they would be rewarded with fish. The fisherman, on the other hand, continues his work, while remaining oblivious to the birds encircling him.”

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18–105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutterspeed: 1/5000sec
ISO: 560

Photograph/N Prasad

Photograph/N Prasad

 

Tranquil Comedy
Subhadeep Mondal, Kolkata

“Despite the sense of emptiness the image is almost comical. I had to be careful not to frighten or hurt the cow as I was getting quite close to it while making the image.”

Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Aperture: f/11
Shutterspeed: 1/350sec
ISO: 200

Photograph/Subhadeep Mondal

Photograph/Subhadeep Mondal

 

Ethereal Twirl
Bharat Baswani, Mumbai

“The image was made as a result of using a slow shutterspeed, panning and many, many attempts. I like this photo because of the delicate lines and symmetric curves that it has, along with the hint of the orange sunset hue.”

Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Sigma 10–20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC
Aperture: f/22
Shutterspeed: 1sec
ISO: 100

Photograph/Bharat Baswani

Photograph/Bharat Baswani

 

Chasing the Storm
Mithilesh Choubey, Navi Mumbai

“While a tripod would have been ideal to make this picture, I wasn’t carrying one at the time. Despite that, I wanted to get a good lightning photograph. So, I switched my camera to the Burst mode, stood there for almost 40 minutes and kept shooting. It paid off!”
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Aperture: f/3.5
Shutterspeed: 1/40sec
ISO: 1250

Photograph/Mithilesh Choubey

Photograph/Mithilesh Choubey

 

The Day’s Catch
Santanu Paul, Guwahati

“While the fisherman was throwing his net, I chose to include his family as well. I felt it conveyed a feeling of kinship while they waited for the final catch. A slow shutterspeed helped capture the swishing motion of the net, which made for a better story.”
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18–105 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutterspeed: 1/15sec
ISO: 160

Photograph/Santanu Paul

Photograph/Santanu Paul

 

All images will be featured in the July issue of Better Photography. To get featured you can participate in our latest contest — For the Love of Nature

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