The Walk Leader competition is always one of the hardest to judge
This year, especially so. There are so many great entries from so many talented leaders, and it made my job as tough as ever. Maybe the hardest yet.
Although there’s only one winner, I felt there were some images that were so good that even though they didn’t win a prize, they still deserved to be recognized, so I’m displaying my “Honorable Mentions” first, then we’ll reveal our winner.
I present our 10 Walk Leader Competition Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):
Leader / Photographer: Pat Byme
Photo Walk: Meath, Ireland
Leader / Photographer: Cromwell
Photo Walk: Lapu City, Cebu, Phillipines
Leader / Photographer: Shea Williams
Photo Walk: Cordova, Tennessee
Leader / Photographer: Ramin Rah
Photo Walk: Jahrom, Fars, Iran
Leader / Photographer: Don Reid
Photo Walk: Lohja, Finland
Leader / Photographer: Olan Valenzuela
Photo Walk: Shenzhen City, Guangdong, China
Leader / Photographer: Fatemeh Mardani
Photo Walk: Mashad, Iran
Leader / Photographer: Judith Barat
Photo Walk: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Leader / Photographer: Zarhang
Photo Walk: Shiraz, Iran
Leader / Photographer: Leesa Oliver
Photo Walk: Sulphur Springs, Texas, USA
Now, presenting the 2018 Official Walk Leader Competition Winner:
Leader / Photographer: Libin KP
Photo Walk: Muscat, Oman
My Comments: This image is really compelling. I love the light — the color shadows on the floor; the angle of the composition, and the post-processing. It all just comes together to create a really beautiful image — one that makes you want to see that wall of color for yourself. Really nicely done, beautifully composed, and just an awesome shot all the way around.
As Walk Leader Competition Winner, KP will receive a Canon EOS M5 Mirrorless Camera, with an EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Kit; a Canon Pixma Pro 10 Printer; a $250 B&H Photo Gift Card; a ThinkTank Photo StreetWalker Harddrive Backpack; a $100 Westcott Gift Certificate; a Platypod Ultra with Multi Accessory Kit; 1 full year of the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan; and 1 full year of KelbyOne Pro membership for winning this year’s Leader Competition.
Congratulations to all the Photo Walk Leaders Competition honorable Mentions and our Winner!
This would wrap up this year’s Worldwide Photo Walk, but we’re well short of our goal for raising money for the orphanage, so we’re going to talk about that a little more next week and see if we can’t get some last-minute donations to help the orphanage. :)
All my best,