Hello fellow Steemians,
It is my great pleasure to announce the 9th monthly winner of 2019 of my 7 World's Continents Photo Challenge that has established its position among the most popular photo contests on Steemit. By joining this challenge you have a chance to showcase your skills by submitting your personal photographs from your travels around the globe and get some decent upvotes and rewards on the way to possibly collect 200 Steem in total (if you become the yearly winner).
The 9th monthly winner of the year 2019 is nobody else than @axeman with his stunning image below:
This time nice view from Sharjah, UAE. This is of smallest and "poorest" Emirates but most religiously concerned... There are no so many skyscrapers than in Dubai, but still much more than in my city.. :D Here had quite a luck to catch sun's halo on sunset. Though pretty hard shooting conditions straight against the sun and without LEE gradient filter. So had to gather a lot of information from the shadows to get building details, but well, good enough I hope. Enjoy the scenery!
For submitting his image, @axeman received approximately $2 in upvotes from me, 20 Steem for winning the weekly round and I am now sending him another 40 Steem for winning the monthly challenge.
If you like @axeman photo, you can help him win another 100 Steem by upvoting this monthly winner announcement that will then compete against the previous and upcoming monthly winners of the year! The winner of the yearly challenge of 2019 will be the image with the highest value of upvotes on the monthly winner announcement.
Please see the previous monthly winners of the year 2019:
@roadtrips January winning entry:
Preikestolen, Norway. View down the Preikestolen platform above the Lysefjord-fjord. The rock formation is about 600 meters above the sea level. If you are traveling in Norway this highlight is definately a must visit destination.
@gunnarheilmann February winning entry:
This is a lucky shot one gets rarely. Last year i was at the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in California photographing at night. Then take a 4000 years old tree, 3 Shooting Stars (the third one is hard to see in low res) and a plane add the Milky Way and wait for this to happend it in front of you in the same minute you sit there. I got lucky and managed to get it in one single long exposure Light Painting. Starting off with a first 2minute of the exposure at F22 ISO 3200 lighting up the Metusalem, then when I was finished with that I gave the Milky Way another 30 seconds to develop, changing the settings of the lens to F2.8. Then we saw 3 shooting stars in the sky plus that air plane. What a surprise! What makes that picture so special is that there was no layers needed in post-production. Just the way I like it, No Photoshop needed.
@vcclothing March winning entry:
On a recent trip to Namibia we got to climb dune 45. Dune 45 is part of the world's largest sand dunes, located in the Sossusvlei desert. We climbed up it at sunrise, it was amazing climbing up through the morning fog, then to watch it all clear away and realised how high up we actually were.
@mrprofessor April winning entry:
Canyon Fortaleza - Cambará do Sul, Brazil. On the flat lands of southern Brazil I once found myself near this big scar on the earth. The canyons Fortaleza and Intaimbezinho are one of the most iconic and impressive points to contemplate what nature can produce.
@bluebottlefilms May winning entry:
The clarity of the water at my local marine sanctuary is amazing at the moment. I love it when the conditions are like this and have been getting down there as much as possible. The northern beaches of Sydney are so lucky to have Cabbage Tree Bay on it's doorstep!
@ladybug146 June winning entry:
Another goodie from Banff National park. This is a view of Cascade Mountain and the small resort town of Banff at the bottom from the top of Sulfur Mountain at over 7000 ft in altitude. In april, most of the snow in the valleys is melted leaving snow covered peaks until summer. Taking pictures from high altitudes results in a blue haze when looking down below, fighting with the atmosphere, much like when looking up at the sky, it appears blue, same concept but reverse.
@dmytrokorol July winning entry:
Beautiful morning on Playa el Bollulo, Tenerife, Canary Islands. This beach with pitch black volcanic sand is one of the most beautiful on the island. I was mesmerized with the contrast of sand and the water rolling back and creating the white foamy lines. I have spent some time just looking at this natural beauty and noticed the amazing subtle reflection in the middle ground. All I needed is a subject and it was easy to find because there are several rock formations on the beach. I took several shots to find the right balance in all this permanent changing and combined several images (foreground with the leading lines, middle ground with reflection and subject with rock and crashing waves).
@mrprofessor August winning entry:
Colonia del Sacramento - Uruguay. Colonia del Sacramento is one of the historic cities in Uruguay that has lived through the conflicts between Portugal and Spain. This photo was taken during one of my Hitchhiking trips where the patience not only rewards you with a ride, but also with moments of utter contemplation.
For more information about the 7 World’s Continents Photo Challenge and conditions see my original post: 200 SBD 7 World's Continents Photo Challenge - 2018 guidelines – 25/10 update.
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