Joby Photo Contest Winners Announced

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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.

Daniel Remler -Eiffel Tower and Shadow

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.

Bravo Daniel!

And now, for our Runners Up:

Maggi Dandar Photography -Anchor Point Ohio

Maggi Dandar

Kyaw Kyaw Winn - Myanmar Photography

Kyaw Kyaw Winn

Pete Leong - Fukushima city, Japan Photography

Pete Leong

Sudip Roychoudhury Boats Photograph

Sudip Roychoudhury

Darren Constantino Photography -Gorllapod SLR

Darren Constantino

Honorable Mentions:

Peter Talke -Photograph with Gorillapod Focus

Peter Talke

Elizabeth McKee-Seattle Space Needle Photo

Elizabeth McKee

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
  • Gorillamobile
  • Your photograph showcased on Joby.com

Honorable Mentions

  • Gorillapod Original
  • Your photograph on Joby.com

11 Comments

  1. Posted April 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Great choice of a winner. I love the shadow of the tower. And thank for choosing mine as a runner up. I very much appreciate it.

  2. Jen
    Posted April 7, 2010 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    WOW! Those are some amazing photos!!!

  3. Kyaw Kyaw Winn
    Posted April 8, 2010 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    I am one of the “Runners Up” winner.My name is Kyaw Kyaw Winn ( Myanmar).
    I am wonderful for it but I don't get any e-mail, mail and contact from them.

  4. eileenjoby
    Posted April 8, 2010 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Hi Kyaw Kyaw,

    Congrats on being a runner up! Your prize should be in the mail soon.

  5. maggidandar
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    I am one of the runners up and was not notified I had won, happened to come across this when surfing for tripods….have the winners been notified as of yet?

    Maggi Dandar

  6. eileenjoby
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    The prizes are in the mail and should be arriving at your doorstep soon. Winners were announced via the blog (ie above) and on the site per the contest guidelines. Congrats!

  7. Pedro Morales
    Posted April 15, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    I love these photos – especially that great Christmas photo of Seattle's Space Needle. It has always been a goal of mine to travel to Seattle and see this icon of the 1960's. It is so “George Jettson-esque”. I am sure there are millions of photos of the Space Needle, but somehow Ms. McKee seems to have captured it in a way that I have never seen before. Well done.

    Pedro Morales

  8. Parvenu Jagoon
    Posted April 16, 2010 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Good choice of winners! That bottom one gave me a huge, huge flashback to my very favorite Elvis movie “It Happened at the World's Fair” which, of course debuted in 1963. While the plot did not exactly involve Christmas, there was a wonderfully romantic scene between Elvis and his co-star Joan O'Brien at the base of the Space Needle, and the holiday motif of Ms. McKee's fine photo couldn't help but give me yet another rush thinking about his still-a-classic Christmas album and my favorite of all time song/carol, “Blue Christmas”. Thank you for the memories!

  9. danielremler
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    I'm proud to have won the contest! My prizes were in the mail today – thanks so much JOBY!
    And I love the runner-up photos, especially the one of Darren Constantino – an amazing perspective!

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