I’m pleased to announce the winner of our second Alien Skin Photo of the Quarter competition. A big thanks goes to each of you for sharing your work with us over the last three months. Congratulations to all who submitted. There were thousands of beautiful shots shared during the Second quarter’s competition.

The Alien Skin Flickr group pool and the Exposure and Snap Art Facebook groups continue to grow by leaps and bounds. The competition’s prize value may have had something to do with the flurry of sharing. Over $2,000 in prizes is a pretty big incentive!!

One photo stood out from the other great work shared during the last quarter. It’s pictured below.

Image © Chay Bigger

Into the Light III by Chay Bigger takes the title. Congratulations, Chay! You’re the winner.

What made this image so special for us was the great lighting, composition and pose. The black and white toning is beautifully done and adds to the mystery and mood of the image. Nicely done!

The original prize for the quarter was supposed to be a Fujifilm X-T1 with 56mm f1.2 lens. It turns out that Chay is a Nikon shooter and she politely asked if it was possible for us to give her a Nikon lens of equal value to complement her existing gear. We’re reasonable people and so we agreed. As such Chay chose a Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.4G and a Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4G instead. Her fancy new lenses are in the mail right now. Not bad, eh?

Fancy your chances for the next quarter? Our next competition is already underway and you can start sharing now! Head over to The Alien Skin Flickr group pool and the Exposure and Snap Art Facebook groups and share your best work. We’ll be giving away a prize of around $2,300 value again. Let’s see what you got!!