APOY 2013 Competition Results Round Six – People at Work

Ian Waite, of Swansea in South Wales, is the winner of our People at Work round of APOY 2013. Ian will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph Mega OIS and Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 Asph lenses, worth a total of £1,179.98. The G6 is a digital single-lens mirrorless camera with a 16.05-million-pixel, micro four thirds, Live MOS sensor. It has 7fps high-speed continuous shooting and a 3in, 1.036-million-dot TFT LCD with Touch monitor. The lightweight Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 Asph lens features a wide maximum aperture that allows a beautiful soft focus for both photography and video.

Our second-placed winner is Dusica Paripovic, of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph Mega OIS lens worth £499.99. The 16-million-pixel GF6 has a Live MOS sensor and boasts quick start-up and Light Speed AF. Other features include creative panorama and creative control with 19 filter effects.

Chrissy Weller, of London, finished third in the round and wins a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 worth £379.99. The pocket-sized LF1 compact has a 1/1.7in, 12.1-million-pixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor and 28mm wideangle Leica DC Vario-Summicron lens with 7.1x optical zoom (35mm equivalent of 28-200mm). Features include an ISO range of 80-12,800 and HD video.

 1st Ian Webb, Swansea 46pts

Canon EOS 5D MarkII, 24-105mm, 1/2000sec at f/5.6, ISO 100


Judges say: ‘We knew that People at Work would present people with a challenge, but we didn’t anticipate just how strong some of these entries would be. Ian’s monochrome shot of a cleaner working away on a building in Beijing, China, really stood out among the crowd. His exposure has rendered the cleaner in silhouette, yet also retained detail in the building. This is a real winner of a shot.’

2nd Dusica Paripovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina 45pts

Nikon D5000, 50mm, 1/160sec at f/14, ISO 100

The Masseur

Judges say: ‘Not only is Dusica’s shot a great interpretation of the brief, but it is also just unusual enough to make you stop and consider what you’re seeing. It’s a beautifully lit image and one that makes a very subtle use of post-production toning. As soon as we saw this photograph we knew it was top 3 material.’

3rd Chrissy Weller, London 44pts

Nikon D3100, 50mm, 1/80sec at f/4.5, ISO 400

Policewoman at Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral

Judges say: ‘This was another image that jumped out at us right away. It’s a beautifully composed shot and one that a viewer can read so much into. What’s going through the policewoman’s mind? We’ll never know, but it’s a great image.’

Top 50 entries for this round:

  • 1 Ian Webb 46pts
  • 2 Dusica Paripovic 45pts
  • 3 Chrissy Weller 44pts
  • 4 Antonio Rojas Jr 43pts
  • 5 Jianwei Yang 42pts
  • 6 Sandra ten Zijthoff 41pts
  • 7 Stuart Meikle 40pts
  • 8 Chris Jennings 39pts
  • 9 Stuart Brown 38pts
  • 10 Tharaka Mapalagama 37pts
  • 11 Paul Beverley 36pts
  • 11 Federico Redin 36pts
  • 13 Irwandi 35pts
  • 14 Jacek Obloj 34pts
  • 15 Nino Cannizzaro 33pts
  • 16 Stuart Hall 32pts
  • 17 Nathaniel Gonzales 31pts
  • 18 Tomy Nurseta Widyadi 30pts
  • 19 Betina La Plante 29pts
  • 20 Adrian Maltby 28pts
  • 21 John Steven Ball 27pts
  • 21 Joel Forte 27pts
  • 21 Alex Harford 27pts
  • 24 Dan Deakin 26pts
  • 24 Mohammad Fahim Ahamed Riyad 26pts
    • 26 Graham Caile 25pts
    • 27 Julian Fraser 24pts
    • 28 Alexa Fitzgibbon 23pts
    • 29 Diogo Ferreira 22pts
    • 30 Paul Rayner 21pts
    • 31 Charles Spencer 20pts
    • 32 Adrian Sadlier 19pts
    • 33 Dags Webb 18pts
    • 34 Janos Balda 17pts
    • 34 Helen Groumas 17pts
    • 34 James Polley 17pts
    • 37 Michael Kemp 16pts
    • 38 David Cantor 15pts
    • 39 Pawel Pentlinowski 14pts
    • 40 Neil Davies 13pts
    • 41 Simon Anderson 12pts
    • 41 Balazs Balics 12pts
    • 43 Mick Davis 11pts
    • 44 MalcolmEnglish 10pts
    • 45 Su Jones 9pts
    • 46 Doron Talmi 8pts
    • 46 Alan Tindley 8pts
    • 48 Istvan Stumpf 7pts
    • 49 Michael Tyldesley 6pts
    • 49 Steve Weaver 6pts

    View the winning Images in the APOY 2013 Gallery

    See the APOY 2013 Leader Board after this round.

    Results and Rounds APOY 2013