Congratulations to all winners of our monthly Photo Competition, and many thanks to all of you who keep sending in many beautiful photographs! The winning photographs below are credited to the photographer, with the winning month.
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Photo Competition Winner - Feb '14 by Jamie Nield
- Judged by
- Tim Fearn
- Trip code
- Countries Visited
- February 2014
Black and white is often used to hide a multitude of sins, but in this case it’s the right choice – colour simply wouldn’t do the same job of capturing the curls of smoke as they head up to the ceiling. The contrast between light and shade catches the eye immediately, but you then start to look more at the details and that’s where the picture’s real interest lies. I want to know where this was taken – the ornate woodwork suggests a temple, but the strip light and the rickety fans bring to mind images of an illicit mah jong parlour. There is of course room for improvement – I’d like to see more of those incense sticks, for example, and a slightly lower point of view would have allowed the Chinese characters to appear in all their glory as well as accentuating the vertical lines - but it’s a refreshing break from picture postcard shots of colourful temples.
Previous Winning entries
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