After pouring through hundreds of creative and enchanting photos from photographers all over the globe, we are excited to announce the winners of the Joby Photo Contest!
(Check out the the winners’ loot below.)
So, without further ado…the Grand Prize Winner for his breathtaking and creatively constructed view of the Eiffel Tower is: Daniel Remler.
As part of his prize, Daniel’s photo will be displayed in the June 2010 edition of Popular Photography.
In his own words, this is how Daniel, a German freelance photographer, was able to capture the shot:
The pictures were taken during my France trip last year in December. On this trip I took my Canon 40D SLR, the Gorillapod and my little Canon IXUS, just in case.
Unfortunately this ‘case’ eventually happened. My SLR suddenly didn’t work anymore and it turned out the shutter was broken. So I used the little IXUS for the rest of the journey. Those circumstances made this image actually possible because the upper platform of the Eiffel tower is surrounded by a close-meshed fence. I would never have got my SLR through it, but the little IXUS was perfectly made for this shot.
I saw the giant shadow of the tower and thought, this view is awesome. I wanted to link the shadow with its origin: the tower. But I would have needed a super wide angle lens to capture the whole scene. So instead I decided to take a series of 5 single images which I would later stitch together to a panorama at my PC. I used my Gorillapod which I winded around the railings and then step by step tilted my camera.
At home I edited the ready stitched image in Photoshop where I removed the saturation of everything but the river. I also sharpened the picture and increased the contrast by using the curves.
And now, for our Runners Up:
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Grand Prize Winner
- Our entire Gorillapod assortment! (Gorillapod Original, SLR, SLR-Zoom, Ballhead, and Focus)
- Your photograph published in Popular Photography!
- Featured placement on Joby.com
Runners Up (5)
- Gorillapod SLR-Zoom + Ballhead
- Your photograph showcased on Joby.com
- Gorillapod Original
- Your photograph on Joby.com