‘Lowdown’ photography competition: the results and our winner

For our fifth monthly photography competition of the year, we encouraged people to get out and capture photos from as low a vantage point as possible, with interesting compositions built from the ground up, or with eye-catching lead-in lines. The prize for May was a full weekender ticket for Isle of Wight Festival 2017.

As is the case every month, before we get to the winner and runners-up, here’s a selection of the other photos submitted to the competition this month. We’re always impressed by the way Portsmouth’s photographers make our themes their own.

If you weren't the winner then there's still time to grab yourself some tickets for this weekend's Festival. Head over to http://isleofwightfestival.com/ to check out all the options. See you there!

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IN THIRD PLACE: @l1sam

A unique perspective, that’s for sure! Lisa (@l1sam) captured the apex of a park swing from below.

 

IN SECOND PLACE: WENDY RUSSELL

Wendy got down low at the Hot Walls in Old Portsmouth, achieving some stunning framing and snapping a fresh view of the beautiful familiar architecture and the people walking through.

 

IN FIRST PLACE, MAY’S WINNER: @FIVEARCHITECTS

Very pleased to say that @fivearchitects is this month’s overall winner, with this exquisitely composed low-down shot taken in Eastney. A tidy 50/50 centre-split photo, with a perfectly sharp foreground full of detail and chiaroscuro.