Your Pictures: Street Football—Honourable Mentions and Winner


This month we challenged our readers to capture the exhilarating action of the sport in the form of street football. Here are the best images from the contest.

Honourable Mentions

Photograph/Shanth Kumar SL

Photograph/Shanth Kumar SL

Suspended Midair
Shanth Kumar S L, Chennai

“In anticipation of the right moment, I was patiently waiting behind the goalpost. Suddenly, the young goalkeeper leapt in the air and almost did a backflip, while successfully kicking the ball away from the net. The low angle shot gave the image a more dramatic feel.”

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Sigma 10–20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM
Aperture: f/9
Shutterspeed: 1/1600sec
ISO: 250

Photograph/Sirsendu Gayen

Photograph/Sirsendu GayenVictory is Mine

Victory is Mine
Sirsendu Gayen, Sarsuna

“I was always captivated by the spirit of the people who play football. This photo opportunity arrived when I requested a young boy to pose for me. What I captured was the jubilant feeling that one experiences after scoring a goal.”

Camera: Nikon D610
Lens: Nikkor 24–85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutterspeed: 1/2500sec
ISO: 2000

Photograph/Sujan Sarkar

Photograph/Sujan Sarkar

The Perfect Frame
Sujan Sarkar, Cooch Behar

“It was the monsoon season when I made this photograph in the Chilkirhat grasslands. The moment I noticed one of the children holding the rim of a tyre, I instantly knew that it would make a perfect frame to capture the action in front of me.”

Camera: Nikon 1 J1
Lens: 1 Nikkor VR 10–30mm f/3.5-5.6
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutterspeed: 1/500sec
ISO: 100

Photograph/Soham Sarkar

Photograph/Soham Sarkar

Playing with the Gods
Soham Sarkar, Kumortuli

“I shot this image in a narrow lane in Kolkata. Despite cramped spaces, children always find a way to play their favourite sport. I wanted to capture this enthusiasm in the faces of the children. This, along with the mural of Shiva, completes the photograph for me.”

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18–55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Aperture: f/3.5
Shutterspeed: 1/320sec
ISO: 1600


Photograph/Sreeman Pal

Photograph/Sreeman Pal

Ready, Set, Goal!
Sreeman Pal, Ichapura

“In Kolkata, whenever there is a game of football, you can expect the entire locality to be present to watch the local Ronaldos, Messis and Rooneys play. Despite the limited space to view, the sheer number of attendees shows the seriousness they have for the sport.”

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10–22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Aperture: f/3.5
Shutterspeed: 1/50sec
ISO: 640

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