Rather than just In addition to posting 55 images and descriptions in the world’s longest blog post, last night Matt, RC and I did a video webcast to showcase and discuss some of the amazing images that just missed the final cut to be either finalists or the Grand Prize winner.


Best Shot Of A Kid On A Raft
Calvin Alcala (Bacolod City, Philippines)


Best Shot Of A Leaf (or whatever it is) On Bars
Marco Van Apeldoorn (Graveland, Netherlands)


Best Shot Of A Woman Wearing A Headband Looking Up Through Slats
Amado Ill Reyes (Baguio City, Philippines)


Best Abstract Looking Shot Of Person Standing On A Cool Sidewalk
Matthew Short (Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, UK)


Best Shot Of A Laughing Guy Sitting On The Ground
Arial Boral (Daraga, Bicol, Philippines)


Best Shot Of A Steering Wheel In A Classic Car In Sweden
Martina Sjoberg (Eskilstuna Sverige, Sweden)


Best Shot Of A Flower Against The Sky That Looks Like A Painting
Carol Eade (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)


Best Shot Of A Dog That The Photographer Risked Their Life To Take
Piotr Siemienas (Eblag, Poland)


Best Planet Of The Apes Looking Shot
Kevin Miller (Fort Washington, Maryland)


Best Shot Of A Cool Looking Thing With Great Color And A Nice Reflection
John Roushkolb (Kansas City, Missouri)


Best Shot Of Construction Workers In The Sky
Zenald Baclayon (Lungsod, Cebu, Gitnang Visaya, Philippines)


Best Shot Of An Upside Down Reflection
Skyler Burt (Muscat, Oman)


Best Shot Of A Perfectly Lit Sleeping Fox
AC Jacobs (Binghamton, New York)


Best Shot Of A Not Abstract Enough To Be Abstract Blue Building
Slawek Lekacz (Birmington, UK)


Best Shot Of A Skateboarder Jumping Onto A Wall
Cristina Ramirez (Brooklyn, New York)


Best Post Processing On A Shot Of An Arrow Sign And Power Lines
Tracy Salava (Clay Center, Kansas)


Best Shot Of A Child With Bread
Wessam Ghazy (Gazirat Ad Dahab, Giza, Egypt)


Best Symmetrical Shot Of A Bike Breaking The Rules
Ruben Dario Sanchez (San Juan, Puerto Rico)


Best Shot Of Cool Looking Circular Stairs
Lorenzo Montezemolo (San Francisco, California)


Best Shot Of A Reflection From Scott’s Walk In Rome That Turned Out Better Than He Thought It Would
Marco Censoplano (Rome, Italy)


Best Shot Of Kids Playing Soccer Taken Through Two Rings
David Sury (Prague, Czech Republic)


Best Shot Of A Photographer’s Reflection With Their Hand Up In The Air
Michael Ishlove (Toronto, Canada)


Best Shot Of A Happy Guy Carrying Stuff
Tamara Hernandez (Taboga, Panama)


Best Light Painting Shot Of A Tumbleweed Thing On Water
Petra Ashment (Tooele, Utah)


Best Picture Of a Guy Smoking A Pipe With An Instagram-y Looking Feel
Tsafrir Melamed (San Jose, California)


Best Shot Of People Staring At A Smoker Sitting On A Bench
Rafał Baszczyński (Warszawa, Polska)


Best Shot Of A Girl Looking Out A Window
Ricardo Sanchez (Buenos Aries, Argentina)


Best Shot Of A Shopping Cart Full Of Clocks
Jarno Heikkinen (Jyväskylä, Finland)


Best Shot Of A Guy In A Shop From Our Favorite Call Of Duty Map
Bartosz Kolonko (Kowloon, Hong Kong)


Best Really Dark Shot With Nice, Subtle Light
Nikki Esteban (Nueva Ecija, Central Luzon, Philippines)


Best Timeless Looking Shot Of A Barber In Indonesia
Donny Datulangi (Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia)


Best Shot Of People On Top Of A Train Station
Nisa Paobunthorn (Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand)


Best Shot Of Guys Smashing Stuff With Mallets
Kriengsak Talek (Bangkok, Thailand)


Best Shot Of A Guy Standing Outside A Tattoo Parlor
Daryl Porter (Nottingham, United Kingdom)


Best Shot Of A Wooden Wheel Agains A Wall With Great Texture
David Woodward (Yuma, Arizona)


Best Shot Of A Woman With An Umbrella And Child Sitting On Steps
Pramit Debmallik (Kolkata, India)


Best Shot Of Someone Sitting On A Bench Reading A Book In Front Of A Large Wooden Door
Rashed Almubarak (Kuwait City, Al Asimah Kuwait)


Best Shot From A Superb Carnival
Peter Cameron (Perth, Australia)


Best Shot Of Kids On The Ground That’s Probably Staged But We’re Okay With That
Ken Chua (Manila, Philippines)


Best Black & White Shot Of Park Benches In The Fall
Sean Scally (Belleville, Ontario)


Best Shot Of Plants That Make A Really Cool Pattern
Sharon Holck (New York, New York)


Best Shot Of A Guy In A Purple Jacket Looking At Meat
Stephen Freeman (Osaka, Japan)


Best Shot Of A Monkey With A Great Expression
Ness Flores (Jacksonville, Florida)


Best Shot Of A Woman In A Doorway Looking Affectionately At A Man
Ines Belkahla (Tunis, Tunisia)


Best Shot Of A Window With Cool Reflections And A Guy Sitting Inside
Mark Emirali (Auckland, New Zealand)


Best Long Exposure Shot Of A Ferris Wheel (or some sort of large structure)
Niren Mehta (Surat, India)


Best Panning Shot Of A Woman On A Bike Carrying A Bucket
Deiter Nöth (Groningen, Netherlands)


Best Shot Of People Staring At A Big Yellow Dot On A Wall
John Yip (Sydney, Australia)


Best Barely Lit Shot But You Can Still See What’s Going On In The Image
Theo Alexiou (Patra, Greece)


Best Black And White Shot Of A Park With Lots Of Bikes And Trees
Qrister Almar (Trollhättan, Sweden)


Best Shot Of Someone Dancing In A Really Cool Place
Bill Crookston (Glasgow, UK)


Best Shot Of A Lighthouse In Nice Light
Brian Bonham (Newport, Oregon)


Best Shot Of A Chain With An HDR Effect
Martin Kukielka (Resenberg, Germany)

Although these images didn’t make it into a prize category, they are so good that I really felt they needed special recognition.

People’s Choice Award Voting:
We have a special “People Choice” category where you get to vote for your favorite images from the walk, and the People’s Choice winner receives an amazing prize package. Here’s the link to cast your vote.

I’ll have details on the Leader’s Competition here shortly.

Congrats to all the images featured in the video, and best wishes to everyone in the People’s Choice competition. Lots of amazing shots in there!

-Scott