The theme for the January round of the Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2020 competition was ‘Winter in Black and White’. With over 2100 entries and a very high standard of photography, we had our work cut out to select the winner.
However, with help from Photocrowd’s judging system, we have found our favourite image overall. The winner of the January 2020 round is Renata Icsu with her image Hortobágy in Hungary.
Hortobágy is a quiet and peaceful lowland in Hungary where most people live in small farms. Renata photographed a woman in front of a derelict house, imagining that she once lived there with her family. We love the composition and haunting quality of the image.
Renata supplied the following technical information about her image:
- Camera: Canon EOS 70D
- Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
- Shutter speed 1/640
- Aperture: f/4.5
- ISO: 200
- Focal length: 38mm
Renata wins a license for DxO PhotoLab 3 Elite worth £169.
In addition to the ‘expert-judged’ competition, we also run a ‘crowd-judged’ challenge in which members of Photocrowd’s community can select their favourite image from the entries of each round of the competition.
The winner of the January round is Jim Cumming with his fabulous image of a snowy owl on the point of take-off.
Jim lay on the ice and watched and waited for the owl to take-off. His patience and resilience to the cold paid off!
Jim supplied the following technical information about his image:
- Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
- Lens: EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
- Shutter speed: 1/3200
- Aperture: f/3.5
- ISO: 320
- Focal length: 300 mm
Winter in Black and White
Follow the link to see the shortlisted images
Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2020 Overall Prize
At the end of the year, we’ll decide which of the 12 images that have won the monthly rounds is our favourite. The photographer of that image will win a license for Nik Collection 2 by DxO worth £125 along with the title Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2020.
Round 2: Nighttime Colour
Round 2 of the Camera Jabber Photographer of the Year 2020 competition is now underway. The theme is Nighttime Colour and it will run until the end of February.
Follow the link to enter.