Four Corners Winners: People

On Monday my fellow judge Sam Larner and I met to choose the winners for my Four Corners Travel Photography Competition, which I ran this month in association with Zinio. It’s a total competition cliché, but I can honestly say that choosing just two winners in each of the four categories was a horrendously difficult decision! There were so many fantastic entries, I was genuinely blown away by what a talented lot my readers are!

Third in line is the People category. Again, we were really impressed by the variety here, with portraits, street scenes, crowd shots and all sorts. This category actually proved one of the hardest decisions as there were so many amazing entries. So, when choosing the winners, we looked for photos which really had a sense of the culture or atmosphere of the place they were taken. We thought that both Shutterbug Sage and Peter Anderson’s entries did exactly that!

Lovers at the Louvre

Lovers at the Louvre

By Shutterbug Sage

An amateur photographer who is working to hone her skills by taking and posting a photo a day.

Judges Comments (Sam): A beautiful image depicting the feeling that no one else is around akin to falling in love. Well placed with a small but not so subtle background as an indication to where they are. Well captured with the form the people take – flows nicely.

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Geting ready for a Chinese Opera, Malacca, Malaysia

Geting ready for a Chinese Opera, Malacca, Malaysia

By Peter Anderson

“I enjoy travelling and photography and over the past 30 years I have be fortunate to be able to have visited over 80 countries. Even after all these years of travelling, every new journey arouses the excitement of travel just the same as my first overseas trip all those decades ago. I relish the opportunity to taste new cuisines and learn about different cultures but my best travel moments are making new friends with the locals. I am a New Zealander living in Malaysia.”

Judges Comments (Emily): I really loved the tightly cropped composition of this shot, which creates an intimate effect in a photo that seems to catch it’s subjects completely unaware. An example of Asian culture captured beautifully.

PS – the featured image was chosen at random and is not a reflection of preference in any way! 

About Emily Luxton

Award-winning writer and solo female travel blogger on a mission to explore the world through deeper travel. Lover of fun, adventure, food, Harry Potter, hiking, beaches, and chatting about the weather. Can be bought with cake.


  1. Congrats Shutterbug, I loved this one, too!

  2. The Shutterbug photo is lovely, very soft and romantic. Perfect background :)

  3. Thank you so much for the award and encouragement. I am so honored!

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