Loads of entries, hundreds of votes, but as always there can be only one winner. Today we announce the winner of the last Olympus PEN E-P5 Gizmodo has to giveaway.
For the last four weeks of challenges, Gizmodo readers (and the friends they convince to vote for them) voted one weekly Shooting Challenge finalist through to the prize round to be judged and announced by Gizmodo editors and the Gizmodo readers.
The challenges included:
Sam Irving, Sharp Shots
Photo taken handheld with an Olympus e620 and f/2 50mm lens wide open. ISO 200; 1/4000s.
When looked at from afar, this thistle looked all nice and fluffy, but get a bit closer and it's obvious that it's much more vicious than that! I tried to get that in the picture - the bit out of focus is nice and soft, but as soon as the focus is sharp... so are the spikes!
Stuart Addelsee, Breaking Free
Something is trying to "break free" in my back yard!
A theme that can have so many interpretations, and I thought who doesn't love a zombie tearing its way out of a shallow grave.
The zombie in this instance is me, and I had to dig a portion of my yard up to get my arm/hand actually through the grass! the same shot taken again without hand and some layering in PS. Enjoy!
There can only be one winner, however, and this week it's…
Congratulations, Stuart! An awesome interpretation of the Breaking Free challenge.
Stuart nabs himself an Olympus PEN E-P5. Styled to look like the old Olympus Pen F from the 1960's, the brand-new Olympus PEN E-P5 is a retro masterpiece. Packing the same 16-megapixel Micro Four-Thirds sensor from the beloved Olympus OM-D, the E-P5 is really something to behold. The new Olympus Pen E-P5 is slimmer and smaller than the OM-D, but retains much of bigger camera’s fantastic functionality.
The new, top-of-the-range E-P5 is also packing a high-resolution, 3-inch tiltable touchscreen on the rear with 1.03 million dots so that your image preview looks as gorgeous as the subject matter. Focus peaking on the E-P5 also makes an appearance, showing you exactly where the optimal focal point for your image is before you snap it. It can manage all this thanks to a souped-up new processor inside the camera that makes everything much snappier.
The E-P5 also packs better Wi-Fi connectivity than ever, with an app now allowing you to view, sync and shoot images remotely from a tablet or smartphone, effectively setting your photos free.
The new Olympus E-P5 is the perfect addition to your digital life, and we're excited to give two away over four weeks to Gizmodo Shooting Challenge faithful. You'll be playing for an Olympus E-P5 single lens kit, which includes the Olympus PEN EP-5 body in silver, with an Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm II wide-angle zoom lens. The prize pack is valued at $1199.
Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations again to our winners. We'll be posting a gallery of all the Challenge entries tomorrow! Stay tuned to see the amazing talent of the Gizmodo Shooting Challenge entrants!