Image of the Year

The Overall Image of the Year Winners
The ‘Judges Choice’

Winner: Heather Burns
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Runners-Up: Liz Roberts & Simon Newbury
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‘Birds’ Category
Winner: Gary Jones
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‘Pets’ Category
Winner: Helen Walker
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‘Urban’ Category
Winner: Karl Redshaw
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‘Events, sport and action’ Category
Runner-Up: Mark Lynham
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2016 Annual Readers’ Contest: The Winners and Finalists

“A truly amazing collection of work by our talented readers.”

Grand Prize Winner!
During one of his frequent work-related visits to the Northern California coast, Aaron Feinberg noticed that he had once marked a location in Google Maps and the Photographer’s Ephemeris, two apps he uses to keep track of shooting locations. “Driving there I had forgotten what had made me mark the spot, but, upon arriving, I had an idea,” he recounts. While the scenery was breathtaking, Feinberg wanted to do justice to the architectural form of the cave. “The sweeping walls of the cave draw the viewers into the frame, and the light and sky do the rest,” he says. To make his image match more closely what he saw, he made two exposures—one of the starry sky and one of the cave and surroundings—and composited them in post. “This twilight image was taken as a way to get enough depth of field using a lower ISO before the light dropped too much, and the sky image was taken with star-shooting settings.
TECH INFO: Nikon D800 with 14–24mm f/2.8 Nikon AF-S FX Nikkor lens at 14mm. Sky: 30 sec at f/3.5, ISO 3200. Cave: 4 sec at f/6.3, ISO 800. Edited in Lightroom 5 and Nik Color Efex Pro 4.
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Animals Category Winner
During an afternoon walk in early spring through Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, Christopher MacDonald spotted a fox perched on a snowbank. Having already set up with his tripod-mounted camera to shoot a pine marten hurrying up a tree, the photographer was able to instantaneously transition to photographing the fox once it appeared in his line of sight. “I love foxes as subjects, especially in the winter when their coats are full and colorful,” he says. “When I looked at the scene I knew I wanted a portrait that showed both the fox and the snow accumulation on its head. With the dark background and falling snow, a tighter shot seemed appropriate to me.” MacDonald worked to make his furry portrait subject stand out against the darkened forest background by using Photoshop to adjust levels, use selective sharpening, remove sensor spots, and reduce noise in the background. “I wanted the forest to blend away in the snow and just give the tinge of the pine colors,” he says.
TECH INFO: Tripod- and gimbal-mounted Canon EOS-1D Mark IV with 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L Canon EF IS lens at 300mm; 1/400 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1000. Edited in Photoshop CC.
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Cities and Architecture: Winner
On a trip to Portland, Oregon, with his local camera club, Raymond Klein found himself standing at a tram station looking northeast over the Marquam Bridge. To the right of his view stood beautiful Mt. Hood, and Klein could not resist attempting to include the natural sight in his shot. Though impossible to compose in a single frame, assembling the cityscape and natural surroundings became feasible through a composite image. Klein captured images of the mountain, the clouds, and the bridge separately, moving his camera and swapping lenses as the beautiful sunlight hit each element of the scene. He took several exposures of these three subjects, allowing him to pick the best when creating the composite in postproduction. “I brought each image onto the screen and turned each into an individual layer; once I had completed [the process]…I felt I had achieved an image worth preserving,” he told us.
TECH INFO: Tripod-mounted Canon EOS Rebel T5i with both 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6mm Canon EF IS and 75–300mm f/4–5.6 Canon EF IS lenses. Mountain: 75–300mm lens at 200mm, 1/50 sec at f/7.1 ISO 100. Clouds: 18–55mm lens at 18mm, 1/50 sec at f/4, ISO 100. Bridge: 75–300mm lens at 110mm, 4 sec, f/22, ISO 100. Edited in Photoshop Elements 12.
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Landscape: Winner
When Janne Kahila first saw a photograph of the Vøringsfossen waterfall in Eidfjord, Norway, he knew he had to go see it for himself. “The valley and the
waterfalls from both sides made the scene look almost prehistoric, which really gripped my attention,” Kahila remembers. Visiting an hour before sunset on a September evening, the photographer composed using the flowing stream as a leading line for the viewer’s eye. Both overall and graduated neutral-density filters let him set a long exposure. “I was fascinated by the way the light diffused through the fog in the valley and reflected from the stream,” he says. Kahila crafted his panoramic final frame by merging in Adobe Photoshop three separate vertical images captured with the same camera settings, after editing each individually in Photoshop Lightroom.
TECH INFO: Canon EOS 6D with 16–35mm f/2.8 Canon EF USM lens with 8-stop graduated neutral-density and 6-stop neutral-density filters, mounted on a Velbon GEO E630 tripod. Exposure, 2 sec at f/9, ISO 200; edited in Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 5.
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Objects and Still Life: Winner
In his basement workshop, Rodney Furgason went back in time by exploring the inner workings of his grandfather’s pocket watch. “I was attracted to the old-school technology and precision of the gear works in the watch,” he explains. “It’s the opposite of all the digital tech we are exposed to now.” The photographer shot with his DSLR, with a macro lens and a ring light mounted on a Kirk focusing rail in order to capture the beautiful details hidden within the timepiece. “I like the almost abstract design of the shapes and repeating patterns of the gears as well as the tones and colors,” he says. Furgason shot five separate photos of the gears with slightly different focal points, creating a final composite image that’s sharp all the way through by stacking the group together in Helicon Focus software.
TECH INFO: Kirk FR-2 focusing rail-mounted Nikon D800 with 90mm f/2.8 Tamron SP Di VC Macro USD 1:1 lens and GiSTEQ Flashmate Model F-60N ring light; 1/6 sec at f/11, ISO 100. Edited in Helicon Focus 6.7 and Apple Aperture 3.6.
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2016 Annual Readers’ Contest: The Winners and Finalists
A truly amazing collection of work by our talented readers.
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The Power Of Photography

The Power Of Photography
from: “10 Images That Made The World Pay Attention In 2016”

The World Press Photo competition winners have been announced and here are 10 of the incredible images praised by the judging panel that are both powerful and harrowing.

power02a© Jonathan Bachman, Thomson Reuters. Lone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police.
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power02b© Ameer Alhalbi, Agence France-Presse. A Syrian man evacuates an area following a reported airstrike.
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power02c© Sergey Ponomarev, for The New York Times. A family flees the fighting in Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, as oil fields burned in Qayyara, Iraq.
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power02d© Amber Bracken. A man is treated with milk of magnesia after being pepper sprayed by police at the blockade on highway 1806.
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power02e© Valery Melnikov, Rossiya Segodnya. Civilians escape from a fire at a house destroyed by an air attack in the Luhanskaya village.
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10 Images That Made The World Pay Attention In 2016
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Mes 25 photos préférées de l’année 2016 par Daniel Dupont

Mes 25 photos préférées de l’année 2016
par Daniel Dupont

“L’année 2016 a été prolifique pour moi et en voici quelques faits marquants : La publication d’un cinquième livre aux Éditions Daniel Dupont : Techniques photo. L’animation de sept voyages ateliers. Un voyage exploratoire de 18 jours à Terre-Neuve. Une exposition de 52 photos à Causapscal. La participation au Salon de la photo de Québec et à celui de Laval…”

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Monkey Spotters Magazine

Le meilleur de 2016
Patrice Dochain, Sylvain Gourheu, Jean-Paul Lardinois, Devid Ryckewaert, Jean-Yves Van

monkeyspotters01a monkeyspotters01b monkeyspotters01c monkeyspotters01d monkeyspotters01e monkeyspotters01f monkeyspotters01g monkeyspotters01h monkeyspotters01i— – —

Jean-Yves est certainement un passionné de la première heure pour tout ce qui touche à l’aviation depuis… euh, ben on va dire quelques années. Mon premier contact avec J-Y, ce fut sur un forum photo d’une marque japonaise bien connue à l’éclat jaune…

Depuis toujours Patrice est un passionné. Tout petit déjà, il collectionnait les trains électriques, construisait des maquettes d’avions et courait avec ses parents dans les magasins spécialisés pour y faire son bonheur. A l’adolescence, sont venus s’ajouter les voyages aux quatre coins de la Belgique et de ses pays limitrophes pour photographier avions et hélicoptères lors des meetings aériens. Un vrai garçon quoi! …

Véritable passionné de l’aviation militaire et plus précisément des voilures tournantes. … Toute ses qualités se retrouvent dans son travail photographique où il est a la recherche permanente de l’hélico en vol et dans un beau cadre, car il est passionné des arrières plans montagneux. Son seul regret : ne pas habiter en Suisse…

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Monkey Spotters Magazine
Le meilleur de 2016
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Bonne Année 2017 + Le meilleur de 2016

Bonne Année 2017 à tous et merci à plus de 25 000 visiteurs en 2016 !

jeanpierreperroud07aL’article le plus aimé: Paysages Noir et Blanc par Jean-Pierre Perroud

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Une image toujours populaire:

kaiziehl01aKai Ziehl | Black and white architecture photography

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Les articles les plus populaires:

nikon200-500Test terrain: Nikon AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR

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bernardodoral03Maria Valverde and Mario Casas by Bernardo Doral

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vincentmunier115Vincent Munier

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maxim100a2015 Maxim Hot 100 Australia

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nikond500Nikon D500 | Banc d’essai

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fujifilmxpro2Fuji X-Pro2 | Test

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et quelques images publiées cette année:

Best of 2016 | 35photo

Best of 2016 | 35photo

35photobest01aOnce Upon a Time…
Pawel Kucharski
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Сергей Дегтярёв
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35photobest01c“Песчаная бестия”
Ирина Джуль
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Илья Рашап
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35photobest01e//no title
Alexander Fess
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Dmitry Arhar
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Баженов Денис
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Осипов Ёжъ Александр
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35photobest01iПод дождем вдвоем…
Вячеслав Мищенко
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Иван Кислов
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Нарчук Андрей
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35photobest01lside by side
Kim Suk Eun
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35photobest01mСпят усталые игрушки…
Александр Перов
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Adam Wawrzyniak
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Best of 2016
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