📷 Steemit Photo Challenge - SPC 18 Winners and New Theme Announcement! 📷

in steemitphotochallenge •  3 years ago 

The theme was 'Transport' and the guest judge was @thecryptofiend:

“Thank you to everyone that entered. There were a lot of amazing shots to look at and review and it was great fun for me to judge. It was also very difficult to decide between them due to the high quality of work that was entered. Thanks to all involved:)” - @thecryptofiend

@jamtaylor’s Picks

Submitted by @thebluepanda

Submitted by @dreamstream

Honourable Mentions

Image by @juanmiguelsalas

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Image by @romancs

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Image by @unipsycho

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Image by @s0u1

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Image by @mweich

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3rd place by @iamwne

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A stunning use of sihouette to creat a very striking shot. The simplicity of this is what helps to create its power. The beautiful warm sunset colours help to create a perfect evening glow. Simply beautiful.

2nd place by @sharker

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A very powerful composition. This image illustrates perfect use of the composition to guide the eye around the elements which make it up. The bicycle is placed in the lower right corner where the commonly drawn lines of thirds intersect. Further the piece of land in the background uses perfect rule of thirds placement. Superb work.

1st place by @jang


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An unusual and unconventional composition. We have 2 beautiful classic cars as the subject. The eye is guided to the space in between them and then drawn to both sides. The use of monochrome accentuates the shapes and interplay of tones without the distraction of chromatic details. Simply stunning.

Congrats to all the winners and participants!

The Theme For SPC19 Will Be

Human Body

Anything with nudity must be labelled in the title and tagged as NSFW.

There are a lot of great examples to be found here - Some are not applicable, but I’m sure you get the idea.

DO NOT repost a previous entry (like from the Hands challenge) — I’ll be checking.


These are made possible by the support of the community, the majority of the post rewards go towards the winners, plus donations by @berniesanders the official sponsor of the Steemit Photo Challenge.

First Place — 35 SBD

Second Place — 25 SBD

Third Place — 15 SBD

Honourable Mentions — 5 SBD Each

Rules And Conditions

Please read these carefully and adhere to them

  • I strongly encourage you to post work that is original to this challenge, in other words — take a new photograph instead of using an old one.
  • No more than 3 entries will be considered, if you post more than 3 then only the first 3 will be considered.
  • Deadline for entry is midnight my time (GMT -4) on Tuesday
  • The Title should contain "SteemitPhotoChallenge Entry" along with the title of your work.
  • Let us know the medium used to produce the photograph, it may be more impressive based on what it is.
  • Basic processing is allowed.
  • Any medium or format is allowed — iphone, ipad, film, digital, point and shoot, drone, whatever. Once it takes a picture. Note that image quality will be considered.
  • Multiple Entries can all go in one post, just put the details under the image.
  • If you would like, use the #SteemitPhotoChallenge tag across social media like Twitter, FB and Instagram. It may drive more users to the platform.
  • Any attempt to steal others' work is considered a serious infraction by the community, so don't do it. Please don't waste your and our time by posting some image from the net.
  • Every effort will be made to ensure that we do not reward theft. All images will be reverse checked, if the image has been found on more than 2 “major” websites, it will be disqualified unless reasonable proof can be shown to prove ownership of the original. If there is any doubt whatsoever about the ownership of the photograph, I reserve the right to disqualify the image. It is in your interest to provide any proof necessary. I would appreciate any help from the community in finding plagiarism where I might have missed it.
  • Leave feedback and vote on your favourites.
  • The photographs will be judged on how well they met the challenge, the quality of the image, the composition, lighting, exposure, creativity and the general aesthetics which means that yes, it is subjective.

By entering this competition you acknowledge that you own the rights to the photographs and allow for me to re-post the image should it receive a winner or honourable mention position.

Consider hosting your images with Steemimg.com created by @blueorgy

It is the first dedicated Steemit Image hosting website, set up with tag categories for easy viewing of images, and is also a sponsor of the Steemit Photo Challenge. It's also really convenient for copying markdown for multiple images.

Use #steemitphotochallenge as your first tag, please.

Suggest the next theme!

Let me know what you'd like to see from the next Steemit Photo Challenge.

If you'd like to be considered as a guest judge, let me know in the comments so I can check your work :)

Week 1 - Animal Portrait
Week 2 - Shadows
Week 3 - Desolation
Week 4 - Nature Macro/Closeup
Week 5 - Emotive Human Portrait
Week 6 - Landscapes
Week 7 - Architecture
Week 8 - Long Exposure
Week 9 - Action - High Shutter Speed
Week 10 - Minimalism
Week 11 - Glamour / Fashion
Week 12 - Soul of the City
Week 13 - Hands
Week 14 - Autumn Foliage
Week 15 - Spiderwebs
Week 16 - Food
Week 17 - Countryside


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Third place is my favorite out of the top 3!

Yes absolutely, what a timeless image this dark sail was ? i preferred this to the second i must say, as this one i found a little busy and my eye was always torn between the bicycle and this little boat no ?

Congratulations to the winners and thanks a lot for the Honorable Mention! Happy to be in my first #SteemitPhotoChallenge! And big thanks to @jamtaylor and @thecryptofiend for all the hard work, thanks guys! :)

Congrats to you @juanmiguelsalas - Very cool photography.
Also congrats to all the other winners.

Felicidades!, muy buena toma.

Thanks Everyone!!!....:)...Steem On!!!...

Congratulations to all winners! @Sharker is the third time in a row in the list of winners! Keep it up! Great job!

Yes, this guy is incredible. No matter which theme, @sharker rocks it. Well done!

Congrats to all the winners, excellent shots! My personal favs from this selection are the ones by @thebluepanda and @iamwne. The winner photo by @jang is an excellent choice. It really drags you in.


Well done to all the winners and runners up:)

  ·  3 years ago (edited)

Congratulations to All the Winners!

Could the next theme be MYSTERY PHOTO?

I love your pics. Such quality work. I also appreciate that you add in some honorable mentions so we can enjoy some of the other top photographers' work as well. Thank you all for the support of this building artists' community.

Congratulations to the winners! What an icredible pictures, Steemit's community inspires me so much!!!

congratulation to the winners. thank you @jamtaylor.
my picks would be @dreamstream and @iamwne, great composure and quite touching.

thanks @thebluepanda and congrats to all

Thanks! It is always nice to hear that people like your work. I appreciate the support. There were many great entries.

Congrats to the winners and another great contest!

Some fantastic photos again. Thanks for the Honorable Mention.

Great shots! Congratulations to the winners!!!

Thank you @jamtaylor and @thecryptofiend!
Congrats to all winners!

WOW, an HM, that is cool. thanks for running these challenges and to all the winners!

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wow amazing photos guys!!! Congrats to @thecryptofiend for the amazing job

I've have a doubt on the deadline a few times. is midnight, the start of the day or end of the day. To me, it's start of the day. So, Tue midnight means Mon just ended. If end of Tue, I'll refer to it as 2359h Tue.

@jamtaylor i would be happy to be a guest judge. I have an OND and HND in advertising photography and i have been a photographer for over 30 yrs (mostly non-commercial)

Thanks I'll keep it in mind!

Trying to reach you on Steemit.chat, if I don't hear from you within the next few hours we'll need to postpone.

Thank you @thecryptofiend. Thanks to all connected with the contest. There were, as usual, some amazing work.

Wow... i didn't saw most of the winners. Professionnal work there. Soo happy for you all!