A. Kumar’s image — of two rain-soaked jungle crows — is the winner in the fifth edition of The Hindu Shutterbug photography contest. The theme was ‘Chennai after the rains’. The picture was chosen by photo editor D. Krishnan.
Kumar wins gift vouchers from Green Trends Hair & Style Saloon worth Rs. 4,000. Six finalists — Mahesh Rajamani, Premkumar Kani, Narendra Kumar S., Sajith Ravindran, S. Vijayabaskar and Vaishnavi Ramesh — win gift vouchers worth Rs. 1,000.
Abdul Rashid’s image of a slushy street in Vyasarpadi garnered the most votes, winning him the readers’ choice prize, a Rs. 1,000 voucher from Landmark.
The finalists will be featured in an online gallery atwww.thehindu.com/chennai.You can also find them atfacebook.com/chennaicentral.
Set in a dynamic interface atwww.thehindushutterbug. com, readers could register, upload and vote for their favourite images.
The photo editor’s take
A pair of crows shivering and shaking off rainwater from its feathers is captured very well by A. Kumar.
Everything about the photograph is right — the decisive movement the shutter has been released, the shutter speed which has arrested the movement, the aperture which has thrown the background out of focus, and the focal length of the lens which has enlarged the subject.