APOY 2016 Round 1: Abstract

APOY 2016 Round 2: Width of a Circle – Creative Wideangle

It’s early days in APOY 2016, but here we present the top 50 from APOY Round 2: Width of a Circle

Zay Yar Lin from Yangon in Myanmar is the winner of round 2 Width of a Circle (Creative Wideangle) of APOY 2016 and takes home a Sigma dp1 Quattro compact camera and Sigma VF-31 optical viewfinder worth a total of £1,079.98.

Thanks to its optimised design featuring a fixed focal-length lens and integrated body, the Sigma dp1 Quattro offers both sensor and lens performance at the highest level. The result is full-bodied image quality that incorporates a newly developed Foveon X3 direct image sensor. This sensor is similar to traditional colour film in that its multiple layers capture all the information that visible light transmits. Along with Sigma’s proprietary image-processing technology, the sensor produces incredible resolution, precise gradation, gorgeous colour and breathtaking realism with a 3D feel.

The Sigma dp1 Quattro incorporates a 19mm f/2.8 (equivalent to a 28mm lens on a 35mm DSLR) high-performance wideangle lens, which is optimised for the Quattro sensor to maximise the sensor performance, not only around the focusing point but also other areas in the image. The dp1 is able to process high volumes of image data at a level similar to that of a high-end DSLR, and the shape, weight, layout and other camera elements all come together in a compact body to deliver outstanding image quality.

DP Sigma dp1 Quattro compact camera and a VF 31 optical viewfinder

DP Sigma dp1 Quattro compact camera and a VF 31 optical viewfinder

In addition, the dp1 camera body offers a balanced shape, layout and weight distribution. Its complete and robust specification allows the photographer to concentrate fully on photography itself and leverage the camera’s potential to produce outstanding images.

Zay Yar Lin also wins a Sigma VF-31 optical viewfinder for the dp1 Quattro that mounts on the hotshoe. The viewfinder offers a framing guide for deciding the composition without the colourLCD monitor and accurate framing unaffected by external light conditions.

1st Zay Yar Lin, Myanmar 50pts

1st Zay Yar Lin, Myanmar 50pts

1st Zay Yar Lin, Myanmar 50pts.

Nikon D750, 16-35mm, 1/320sec at f/11, ISO 200

This was an especially strong round, but here we had a clear winner. Zay Yar Lin tells us: ‘An Intha fisherman sets up his net to fish as he paddles his boat with a unique leg-rowing technique in Myanmar’s Inle Lake. The image was taken from a high bamboo stage built near the fishing place in the lake for photography purposes.’ of light, atmosphere and beautifully exotic subject matter.

2nd Anthony Kim, USA 49pts

APOY 2016 Creative Wideangle

APOY Anthony Kim, USA 49pts

Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 14mm, 1/5,000sec at f/3.5, ISO 400

This is an absolutely thrilling exercise in action photography that quite simply works on every level. It really could not have been better timed. The wash of light in the background is an ideal accompaniment to the impressive display of thesubject. Even the left-hand brush of trees works.

3rd Naf Selmani, London 48pts

APOY 2016 Creative Wideangle

3rd Naf Selmani, London 48pts

Nikon D7100, 10-20mm, 1/200sec at f/5.6, ISO 100

Here we see another example of perfectly timed action photography. This particular image was taken at the Holi Festival of Colours in London and captures one man’s temporary reprieve from the thronging crowds packed into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. To have him smiling and looking at the camera is a real bonus in this quite excellent shot.

Here are the top 50 entries for this APOY 2016 Round 2: Creative Wideangle

1  Zay Yar Lin 50pts
2  Anthony Kim 49pts
3  Naf Selmani 48pts
4  Tony Sellen 47pts
5  Ana Caroline de Lima 46pts
6  Anil Gozoglu 45pts
7  Fearghal Breathnach 44pts
8  Adam Stephenson 43pts
9  Alan Novelli 42pts
10  Tom Lowe 41pts
11  Liak Song Teo 40pts
12  Andrew Bilewycz 39pts
13  Svetlana Volkova 38pts
14  Tomer Eliash 37pts
15  Mustafa Abdulhadi 36pts
16  Mike Hughes 35pts
17  George Digalakis 34pts
18  Mark Cornick 33pts
19  Robert Haubrich-Schweizer 32pts
20  Ornella Sol Binni 31pts
21  Anita Nicholson 30pts
22  Dennis Baldwin 29pts
23  Mark Darlington 28pts
24  Stuart Stevenson 27pts
25  Drew Deas 26pts
26 Andrew Fusek Peters 25pts
27  Erik Svec 24pts
28  Nathaniel Gonzales 23pts
29  Ric George 22pts
30  Bertrand Chombart 21pts
31  June Morrissey 20pts
32  Alexandra Novitske 19pts
33  Chaitanya Deshpande 18pts
34  Jeff Johnson 17pts
35  James Marsh 16pts
36  Bill Mainprize 15pts
37  Savvas Karapanagiotis 14pts
38  Graham Holsey 13pts
39  Matt Emmett 12pts
40  Simon Baker 11pts
41  Faramarz Zareian 10pts
42  Tom White 9pts
43  James Collett 8pts
44  Mark Kemp 7pts
45  Neil Nicklin 6pts
46  Chris Wood 5pts
47  Anthony Hammond 4pts
48  Stephen Kitchener 3pts
49  Aaron Bennett 2pts
50  Dikky Oesin 1pt

The 2016 Leaderboard

In this second round of APOY 2016, Betrand Chombart has taken first place above James Marsh in second. Just six points behind is George Digalakis in third place. In joint fourth we find Zay Yar Lin, who won this round of APOY, and Adrian Mills.

Position Name Points
1  Bertrand Chombart   68pts
2  James Marsh   61pts
3  George Diagalakis   55pts
4  Zay Yar Lin   50pts
4  Adrian Mills   50pts
6  Anthony Kim   49pts
6  Alf Bailey   49pts
8  Philip Moon   48pts
8  Naf Selmani   48pts
10  Tony Selmani   47pts

This is only the second round of this year’s APOY there are six more to enter and win prizes from Sigma.

APOY 2016