Shooting Challenge #38 Bon Voyage: The Winner Is...

By Martin Snelling on at

For the last Shooting Challenge, you were tasked with making a photograph or series of photos depicting a voyage. The brief was wide open for interpretation and as a result, we had some very different submissions.

So who won? In first place is Glen Noble’s fantastic shot entitled Journey’s End captured with a Fuji X100s. I love the colours and tone of the image along with the absence of the large throng of people you’d expect to see waiting in a departure lounge. The green walls and wood-panelled phone booth conjure up thoughts of the past, when long-distance travel by flight was still in its infancy. Well done Glen!

Here’s the story behind the image:

“Journey’s End was snapped by me at Maui airport Hawaii waiting for the start of our long journey back to the UK from our honeymoon. It was taken on my fujix100s and edited slightly using some VSCO film in Lightroom.

For me it summed up the mood perfectly by reflecting our feelings of heading back home after what was the best holiday/voyage me and my wife have been on.”

This week, second place is awarded to Martyn Grimson for his sundown silhouette photo captured with his Nikon D3200:

Here’s a few words from Martyn on his image:

“[It] is a photo I took during a walk at Highdown in Worthing. I've only just started photography as a hobby and am just getting used to my camera. It was a beautiful evening and this man was walking up ahead. The scene reminded me of an old photo of my dad before he passed away. Kind of looked like a scene from the end of story book. Happily ever after with his best friend by his side.

Camera - Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm lens
Global changes in Lightroom to Shadows, Highlights, Hue and Saturation.”

Finally, third place goes to Jonas Demuro for his iPhone 5S snap of boats in Oyster Bay Harbour, New York:

Here’s the story behind the image:

“For whatever reason, when I was thinking of a voyage, I was thinking of a boat as the mode of transportation. This image was captured with an iPhone 5S at Oyster Bay Harbor in NY in the US. Global corrections were done in 4.0.3 to colour, contrast and brightness.”

Thanks as always for taking the time to get out and snap the world around you. Keep an eye out for the next Shooting Challenge, coming soon!

Martin Snelling is a Hampshire-based photomatographer and wearer of fine hats. He tweets here and he is currently working on a
long-term photography project entitled View From This Side.