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As the AsukaBook photography competition had three themes we have three winners, all of who win £500 worth of exclusive AsukaBook photobook products. One of the three winners will also be crowned as the overall winner, taking a way an extra £500 of AsukaBook photobook products.

As always, ePHOTOzine's members didn't let us down and there were some really amazing entries. It wasn't easy for the judges to pick just three winners and it took quite a lot of deliberating to come to a final decision. So, without further ado, the winners of the AsukaBook photography competition are:

Portrait Winner – DannoM with Grandad
A very simple picture that shows the full emotion of the subject.  The photographer has found a perfect balance of light and dark to show the ageing skin whilst allowing the vibrancy and twinkle in the man’s eye to shine through. It's a great character portrait that's bursting with life as well as excellent technique. The shot's full of detail and the slight smile on the man's face leaves the viewer wondering what he's looking at or thinking. It's a portrait that a story could easily be built around and one that's well worth it's accolade.

Commercial Winner - SamCrimmin with The Milky Way over the Petrel
A stunning picture that manages to capture the detail in both the old whaling ship and the milky way.  The photographer has given a lot of thought into capturing the image from the right angle to show detail in the whole scene.   The detail in the sky is amazing and it's very hard to pull your eyes away from it, however when you do, the boat is just as interesting to look at with it's rust, peeling paint and other details keeping the eye busy. It's simply wonderful! A real breath-taking image. 

Landscape Winner - Haydn with Higger Tor, Derbyshire
We chose this picture because of the way it captured the landscape in its original form and allows the viewer to feel that they are in that place looking at the scene.  The image vividly shows how the setting sun changes the colours of the landscape. The shot's full of warmth and it manages to makes the already stunning landscape appear even more beautiful to look at. The stones in the foreground lead the eye to the dominating rock formation but it's not so overpowering that you miss the fields that seem to stretch for miles in the distance. It's a lovely shot and a well deserved winner. 

Overall Winner
DannoM also walks away with the overall winner title, giving him £1000 worth of AsukaBook photobook products.

Well done to all the winners and to those who were shortlisted. Thanks to all those who took the time to enter.

If you didn't win this time take a look at our latest competitions were you could win a Dell Laptop, a Manfrotto Photo Travel Kit or a Nikon S6200 COOLPIX camera.

Winners

Grandad1st - DannoM
Grandad
The Milky Way over the Petrel2nd - SamCrimmin
The Milky Way o...
Late evening at Higger Tor3rd - haydntaylor
Late evening at...

Shortlisted Entries

Silky Seapdsdigital
Silky Sea
Beacons Reservoir, Wales, UKantonycharleshowell
Beacons Reservo...
war time glamouroiucheekymonkey
war time glamour
GrandadDannoM
Grandad
Orissa at it's bestIngetjeTadros
Orissa at it's ...
Manchester. A Moment In Time.nikonrobot
Manchester. A M...
Misty Morningstueeavfc
Misty Morning
Around the Curvenikonnutter
Around the Curve
I Wonder.....chase
I Wonder.....
Rust & Bakelite.chase
Rust & Bakelite.
Searchingwaynejohns
Searching
Birds of Summerwaynejohns
Birds of Summer
Incoming Tidejer
Incoming Tide
Inhaledandeakin
Inhale
Punkelusiverecluse
Punk
Bond GirlImagephotographics
Bond Girl
A village  postmaster at his office desksuksbb
A village post...
Giantrogas
Giant
Bondsharivegas
Bond
On the beach.paulbroad
On the beach.
Angry ManDanielle_T
Angry Man
Touchsoulfulregrets
Touch
Happy Derangement.Danielle_T
Happy Derangement.
Old Mancheesefather
Old Man
Thoughtfulrvanr
Thoughtful
Laurenkenp666
Lauren
Abikenp666
Abi
sand mm ku2ALSANDI1956
sand mm ku2
Sun rivermegpie60
Sun river
Diagonalesmegpie60
Diagonales
Quynhie's surpriseCpt_Hun
Quynhie's surprise
The outcastCpt_Hun
The outcast
Rock trees water - Yosemitehruffner
Rock trees wate...
Matildarichshep
Matilda
Killiney Long ExposureJMac_2006
Killiney Long E...
Malice hates wonderland..and she hates youSyren
Malice hates wo...
Oh it's you!LeeSW1
Oh it's you!
Barn Doorwayphil_k
Barn Doorway
***Paul Morgan
***
The far away lookADG
The far away look
Distant Friendsrobs
Distant Friends
The Lookdathersmith
The Look
Reflections in the mistdathersmith
Reflections in ...
MayaHenrikHP
Maya
Untitled (part of Emotions Series)chelle
Untitled (part ...
FaithD3sh1
Faith
Alone in the fogsoulsharer
Alone in the fog
The Milky Way over the PetrelSamCrimmin
The Milky Way o...
Brokenmrjboyle
Broken
I found myself in Wonderlandsanjalydia
I found myself ...
Bedazzled in Dancedarkog
Bedazzled in Dance
straight up beautymarkoutram
straight up beauty
Brograve Millgeoffdufeu
Brograve Mill
Geesegeoffdufeu
Geese
SorryVixward
Sorry
my invisible's drink did not help i am still ugly:)blomman
my invisible's ...
Blood For OilStuartsPhotograph..
Blood For Oil
Bleeding Seed Of LoveTarArseven
Bleeding Seed O...
Freyapolly470
Freya
Bamburgh BeachRorymac
Bamburgh Beach
The LadsMarkBowker
The Lads
Cromer PierAdee
Cromer Pier
Lady of the ManorRichsr
Lady of the Manor
Another PlaceColeslaw
Another Place
Special EditionColeslaw
Special Edition
Nikkiabwphotos
Nikki
Late evening at Higger Torhaydntaylor
Late evening at...
untitledaleksey21
untitled
babushkaaleksey21
babushka
Say that again....ade_mcfade
Say that again....
Ice cold in Englandade_mcfade
Ice cold in Eng...
My MuseSvetlana
My Muse
My Muse...Svetlana
My Muse...
My Muse...Svetlana
My Muse...
Legscattyal
Legs
The Maskcattyal
The Mask
Teddybear  BluesAlleyCatz
Teddybear Blues
I Dont like MondaysAlleyCatz
I Dont like Mon...
Sharpening Kniferiyaz_feb27
Sharpening Knife
Corpse bridekasalotas
Corpse bride
Ronda LadyDiegoDesigns
Ronda Lady
Tableau of deathBlue_Popovic
Tableau of death
Winter afternoonHung
Winter afternoon
Walking the Dogjasonowen73
Walking the Dog
Poppy's to rememberianrobinson
Poppy's to reme...
Ouch!steve_evans
Ouch!
Steer Wrestlersteve_evans
Steer Wrestler
Walk-on-byfroisky
Walk-on-by
morriganbuffarches
morrigan
Looking Northdanbrann
Looking North
RachaelAsha
Rachael
American Bald EagleBendTheLight
American Bald E...
LeisurelyHung
Leisurely
Bamburgh Dawn Vmilouvision
Bamburgh Dawn V
UNRUFFLEDmartiuk
UNRUFFLED
Barcelona SymmetryFinkTank
Barcelona Symmetry
Man's best friendFinkTank
Man's best friend
Killer Boots - Brighton Pride 2011heatherb
Killer Boots - ...
Kittywake panicrontear
Kittywake panic
the girl in the misthandheldFilms
the girl in the...