Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos taken during their travels in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Lynda.comA special thanks to friend and professional photographer Alexander Kladov for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photography competitions. "I would like to thank the authors for sharing their best works from around the world and showing their creative skills in photography. Travel photography is about capturing the mood of the place and telling a short story about the subject of interest. Telling a story with a single image and being narrative is what makes a photograph really creative and helps it to stand out from other images." - Alexander Kladov

Grand Jury Winner

"The fisherman is placed rightly in the center of the image and makes it timeless. The hero got stuck in space with his friendly birds that hold the overall composition. He invites the viewer to enjoy his pose, bright character and the beautiful landscape behind. I would love to see some free space on the left of the boat to make it visually moving forward. But it would've been a different story.  The sidelonglighting creates worm spot on the face and the boat, helps to balance colors and adds up to the strong composition. Really beautiful work that goes to the top." - Alexander Kladov

Amateur Winner

"These wonderful and creative portrait is an excellent example of using triangles and contrasts in composition. There is a great tonal contrast, contradistinction of human being to the elements of nature, water to stone, live to dead, hard stone to soft flesh, cold water to warm body, calmness of the girl to disturbance of the see. So many expressive techniques rolled in one strong photograph. More over, I have never seen a girl dressed in streaming wavy water dress!
" - Alexander Kladov

Runner Up

"Artful and very attractive landscape with excellent light and color composition, spiced up with negative space technique. The panoramic framing makes it look like dramatic cinema scene and strengthens the overall composition. " - Alexander Kladov

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