We're delighted to announce the winners of our first Solution Loans Photography Competition in which we asked people to submit photos with the theme of "On a Journey".
Our theme proved to be a very popular choice. We received photos from all corners of the the world; from professionals and from amateurs; from mobile phones and from high-end DSLRs; via social media and via our website.
The winning entries all exhibit great composition, intriguing content and make you ask questions.
The winner receives a cheque for £250 and the two runners up £50 each. All the photos are below and include a description by the entrant about their photo. We hope you find these as engaging as we do. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
It's worth pointing out that it always pays to read the competition terms and conditions - unfortunately we had to omit numerous entries because they did not conform to one or more of the t's & c's!
Standing at the top of Winnats Pass, the cars, each on their own journey, seemingly disappeared into the void.
Our Judges said:
We found this image more dramatic the more we looked at it. The early morning fog in the valley is in itself rather eerie. Watching the cars on their journeys descending into the valley only for their red tail lights to be swallowed up by the mist is also disconcerting. The photographer can see what the cars cannot - until the last minute. But they are so far away that even if they wanted to warn them there is nothing they can do.
We admired the overall composition with the red tail lights drawing the eye towards the fog in the valley. The slowly rising sun's red glow helps to enhance the overall feel of the shot. Great work!
This photo personally represents a journey in multiple ways for me - the journey of my ongoing quest to be a better photographer and the journey me and my girlfriend (in the picture) are on together.
This was taken at sunset in county Donegal, Ireland. It was an epic journey for all of us, particularly my little ones. They loved it.
Or add your comments to the competition results blog post.