The Walk Leader competition is always one of the hardest to judge because there are so many great entries from so many talented leaders, and this year there were such really wonderful entries, that it made my job a whole lot tougher for sure.
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 some recognition, so I’m displaying those first, then we’ll reveal our winner.
Without further ado, I present our 10 Walk Leader Competition honorable mentions (in no particular order):
Leader / Photographer: Bart Baylon
Photo Walk: Pastrana Park, Philippines
Leader / Photographer: Cheryl Hoffman
Photo Walk: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Leader / Photographer: Sandip De
Photo Walk: Lausanne, Switzerland
Leader / Photographer: Matthew Armsby
Photo Walk: Windsor, England
Leader / Photographer: Hany Fouad
Photo Walk: Suez, Egypt
Leader / Photographer: Allan Pinedo
Photo Walk: Malecon de Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico
Leader / Photographer: Christiani Berer
Photo Walk: Graz, Austria
Leader / Photographer: Paul Gotiong
Photo Walk: Pasil Fish Market, Cebu, Philippines
Leader / Photographer: Rachel Bilodeau
Photo Walk: Montréal, Canada
Leader / Photographer: Gustavo Barrios Ramirez
Photo Walk: Xalapa, Mexico
AND NOW…FOR THE 2016 LEADER COMPETITION WINNER!
When the images are this good, any one of these above easily could have been chosen as the winning image, but I could only pick one, and I think it’s an awesome image, so please join in congratulating our 2016 Walk Leader Competition Winner:
Leader / Photographer: Mohammed Saeid
Photo Walk: Cairo, Egypt
Comment: This shot is wonderfully composed, and I love the low angle; the texture; and the man and child on the left, but what I think really makes this image special is how all the colors work together — the warm tones outside and then that fantastic blue inside the shop, and that splash of orange to the right of the man — it all works so perfectly. Add in the perfect placement of that foreground chair and it takes it right over the top for me. Really a well-crafted image.
Mohammed will receive a Westcott Ice Light with Barn Doors; a $200 Gift Card from B&H Photo; a Drobo 5Dt (Turbo) Hard drive array; and a $50 Lensprotogo.com Gift Certificate for winning this year’s Leader Competition.
Congratulations to all the Photo Walk Leaders Competition honorees and our winner!
All my best,