Color makes a spectacular splash in AAP photo competition

Overall winner - All About Photo Colors Photo Competition
(Image credit: Paul Brouns / All About Photo AAP Magazine #14 Colors)

Colorful photographs from around the world have been competing in the latest competition from All About Photo – and now the winners of the Colors contest have been announced.

The overall winner is Paul Brouns, from The Netherlands won $500 for is warm red architectural image entitled "Afterglow'.

"The last sunlight was being projected on this red building by the opposite windows," explains Paul. "Its rhythmic effect has different levels: the actual windows, the reflected ones, the volumes of the balconies and the mirror image of the opposite block of houses and the striking red color. I was lucky to have taken along my little son, whom I asked to pose in front of the building".

The second place went to Forrest Walker from the United States, with the third prize being picked up by German photographer Frank Herfort.

2nd Place Winner: Forrest Walker, United States Boxes Bukom neighborhood in Accra, Ghana  (Image credit: Forrest Walker / All About Photo AAP Magazine #14 Colors)

3rd Place winner, Frank Herfort, Germany Night at metro station Vydubychi in Kiev, Ukraine. "This image is part of a long time project SOVIET METRO, which I started in 2014 and it's still ongoing. The series contains more then 2000 photographs of almost all Metro Stations, built in Soviet Era. In Spring 2021 a book will be published to this new work." (Image credit: Frank Herfort / All About Photo AAP Magazine #14 Colors)

Other commended images

All About Photo Colors Photo Competition

Sujon Adhikary – Bangladesh Colors Of Life  "Traveling by train is the most popular way of traveling in Bangladesh. It is much cheaper than buses, as it is providing services to the nation at a subsidized rate in order to help the country's economy and for the ease of people. Every window has different stories & stories are very colorful and vibrant." (Image credit: Sujon Adhikary / All About Photo AAP Magazine #14 Colors)

Craig Bill, USA Magic Mountain (Image credit: Craig Bill / All About Photo AAP Magazine #14 Colors)

Richard Dweck, USA The Opposite of Drab  "No matter where I travel, when photographing people-less spaces I find myself attracted to a particular palette. It consists of subtly expressive colors, textures and shadows that convey the feelings, moods and perhaps the thoughts of the inhabitants. I approach this portraiture using the same care and respect as if I were in a person’s actual presence. I don’t touch or reposition anything. And I take the time I need to make a candid portrait without any fear of losing the moment". (Image credit: Richard Dweck / All About Photo AAP Magazine #14 Colors)

William Ropp, France Dreamt memories from Africa (Image credit: William Ropp / All About Photo AAP Magazine #14 Colors)

For further information, please also visit the All about Photo website.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.