Your Pictures: B&W Street Photography—Winning Images!

 

For January’s theme, we challenged our readers to photograph the streets in black and white. Here is a look at the best images from the contest.

Honourable Mentions

Photograph/Deepak Kumbhar

Photograph/Deepak Kumbhar

Battle Stations
Deepak Kumbhar, Kolhapur

“I wanted to compose the frame such that it shows a riveting scene from a children’s game, but, only through body language. It was interesting to see the varying stances of the children in the background, and I loved how I could compose my shot so close to the boy throwing the ball.”

Camera: Nikon D90
Aperture: f/9
Shutterspeed: 1/320sec
ISO: 200

Photograph/Hitesh Solanki

Photograph/Hitesh Solanki

Drove of Horns
Hitesh Solanki, Vadodara

“It is not often that one gets surprised by a herd of cows moving towards them! The sheer endlessness of horns was fascinating. For me, the repetitive pattern coupled with the sunlight on the horns made the image come together harmoniously.”

Camera: Nikon D90
Aperture: f/16
Shutterspeed: 1/125sec
ISO: 640

Photograph/Mandar Parab

Photograph/Mandar Parab

Momentary Contemplation
Mandar Parab, Mumbai
“I made this picture at Chor Bazaar in Mumbai, which is a hub for antiques and rare artefacts. I spotted this gentleman, who seemed lost within himself. The dismantled mannequins looked on, creating an uncanny frame.”

Camera: Nikon D90
Aperture: f/4.2
Shutterspeed: 1/50sec
ISO: 400

Photograph/Adithya Anand

Photograph/Adithya Anand

Leap of Joy
Adithya Anand, Chennai
“I wanted to freeze the man’s motion just as he took off from the sand, to convey a sense of freedom. By using a
wide angle lens, I was able to include the surroundings and get close to the action as well.”

Camera: Nikon D7000
Aperture: f/8
Shutterspeed: 1/250sec
ISO: 800

And the winner is!

Photograph/Rana Pandey

Photograph/Rana Pandey

Covered Faces
Rana Pandey, Kolkata
“While framing this image, I waited for the woman to pass by so that the composition would look complete. However, I realised that the covered statues, in a way, speak of the situation of women’s rights in the country today.”

Camera: Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
Aperture: f/3.2
Shutterspeed: 1/60sec
ISO: 200

Tags: Adithya Anand, B&W, black and white, Deepak Kumbhar, Hitesh Solanki, Mandar Parab, photography genre, Rana Pandey, Street Photography