This past week I decided that we need a little more photography on the blog. While the pages of our magazine showcase the work of so many very talented photographers, I felt like their work needed to be represented a little bit more online as well.
Thus, I have created the photos of the week section of Vagabundo Magazine’s blog. A contest open to anyone with a camera.
For the moment, the winners will be receiving free digital subscriptions to the magazine. However, I’m promising that the bigger the group size gets the bigger the prizes will get as well. Right now the prizes are as follows:
Enough about the contest. Here are this week’s winners:
I love this photo because in many ways it defies the traditional ideas of what makes an image attractive. It doesn’t follow the rule of 2/3 rds and it isn’t exactly shot at the best time of day. However, the photographer, Manuel Mendoza saw the beauty in this scene outside the box of convention. I love the contrast in colours, the split line and the power of this image. Well done Manuel!
When I first saw this image from Paris by Ambroise Dunoyer my immediate thought was “damn, I wish I had taken that shot!” Not only does Ambroise capture great light, but also the spirit and mood of Paris at night which is, for me, the most important element of photography. It was hard to find a better image than this one this week… it is a stunning photo!
When I saw this image I wondered if this is how the photographer, flickr member Param, imagined the shot to turn out. It’s too perfect for him not to have imagine. The emotional motion of the boats and the sea and then the power and stability of the lighthouse peeking through is phenomenal. We got about 100 entries this week into the photo contest and while choosing just three to feature was a challenge, for me, picking a winner was a piece of cake.