The Crestock Photo Contest 2007: Round 3 Final Winner Announcement
Posted Wednesday, 20 June 2007 in Photography
The Crestock Photo Contest 2007 is now over and we have a winner of the final round! Find out who made it to the list of runners up here.
We were delighted to see the huge range of interpretations we received in response to this final round's theme. Just like in the previous rounds, there has been a great deal of discussion about whether or not various entries where in fact in accordance with the "Speed demon" theme. Although the word 'demon' was in the title, the contest description clarified that this round was all about speed so it wasn't strictly speaking necessary for the entries to have demonic characteristics too.Below are the top entries, as singled out by our judges and the public.
The final round winner of the Crestock Photo Contest 2007 is:Sprinting greyhound by EcoShow
In the case of the winning entry, there can be no doubt that this fabulous photo sums up the theme like few other images; this really is the epitome of the words "Speed demon". Freezing the greyhound in mid-air, with splattering sand beneath it, the speed aspect is amply covered, while some might argue that the dog's facial expression goes particularly well with the theme.Read our interview with the winner, Nico Smit, here
Second place goes to:Rush Hour by asisanyal
The distant clouds with sunbeams "erupting" from behind them makes for a dramatic backdrop for the camels scrambling by, up close. A truly iconic image, with superb composition.
And in third place:*** by krim
A vision of absolute majesty, perfectly freezing the movement of this magnificent animal. Shot in black&white, viewers where captivated by the effect this gave the photo, by making the dark horse stand out clearly against a backdrop of lightly coloured dust.
Like a hurricane by aszeb
Leader of the Pack by jussilaine
Faith in Motion by kaipu
Coming at ya by berettas3
Magic Fire by AnaCritina
Downtown by Melim
Bird Speed by KieronTyrrell
Rush by guitarman74uk
Archie the Wonder dog by christinebehan
Shattered Glass by raniel
In the Zone by jonb49
Speedboats by estoril
Once again: thanks to everyone who participated in this contest, either by submitting their images, voting or commenting on the images in the contest. See you all again next year!