Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing your best abilities as a photographer in this photo contest made possible by our friends at FOTOdigital Magazine. FOTOdigital is a photography website and magazine founded by writer and photographer Jose Antunes, under the motto "Less Gear, More Fun". The original name was for a printed photography magazine, in Portuguese, published from 2001 until 2009.

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Jose Antunes for his collaboration as a guest judge. Jose Antunes is a freelance writer and photographer based in Portugal. Besides writing about the technical and creative aspects of photography and video for various online publications.

Grand Jury Winner

 "This is a mix of luck and knowing how to frame. This sky is so gorgeous no words are needed to describe it. In fact, no words can. The framing just makes everything fall in place, and shows us the power of an imaginary creature that could be hidden between the clouds. I almost can see a dragon flying there. It’s my choice as the winner, both because I love to photograph clouds and because I wish I could have taken this. Or at least be there to see it. Great moment with nature and a sign that bad weather can be your friend." - Jose Antunes

Runner Up

 "I am tired of all those photographs by the sea, with silky waters due to long exposure, but this one is different. I like the pier – and in that sense this is a document, go and read more on the author’s ViewBug page – and the fact that there is a human figure close by, framed so as to create an imbalance to the whole image. The fisherman looking opposite to the direction the leading lines of the pier makes you return back inside the image, and then it all starts again. Nice colours, nice clouds (I like them and the way they seem to create another direction of movement within the frame, look at their shape), nice framing and an human element. Good picture." - Jose Antunes

Congratulations Runner Up "charming Riomaggiore" by marrieladurandegui

 "I like the framing, the colours, the clouds (clouds, again!). And I like the fact that this image made me visit the author’s website, where there are more examples of this kind of work, amongst other stuff. I liked these landscapes. I am torn when I look at the plant on the right side of the frame. On one hand I would probably like to not have it there, but I understand that photographers are not painters and we’ve to live with what is there, and sometimes there is no way around. On the other hand, I kind of like the obstacle the plant creates, with its odd shape that breaks the continuity between the rock and the buildings." - Jose Antunes

Runner Up

 "A photographer shooting Moraine Lake at sunrise. I could not resist this one, simply because it talks much about the loneliness of photographing. You may be with others, but being able to be alone with your own thoughts when photographing is the best way – from my point of view – to get YOUR photographs. This picture represents that. Although it shows that there were at least two persons present, it shows us how lonely a photographer can be when faced with such a magnificent landscape. This is one image that not only talks about technique in terms of framing, it works as a memory of a moment in time. And that’s, for me, the best thing a photograph can give to people, both those depicted and those that see it and wish they were at the same spot." - Jose Antunes

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