WAttention Photo Contest: Best of 2015 (3)

We kicked off our WAttention Photo Contests on Google+ this past April, and with so many great submissions, we thought we'd round up the year by posting our favorites.

Our final contest this year featured fabulous shots of Shinjuku, Yokocho (Japanese Drinking Alleys), and Japanese Winter. From bright neon lights to soft white snow, these pictures below caught our attention, especially the winning photo at the end!

The snow monkeys of Nagano in the winter
"The snow monkeys of Nagano in the winter" by Heath Smith


 

"Cocoon and Lasers" by Masayuki Yamashita
"Cocoon and Lasers" by Masayuki Yamashita


 

"Light rain in an alley in Chiyoda Ward" by Leon Wu
"Light rain in an alley in Chiyoda Ward" by Leon Wu


 

"Tokyo Metropolitan Government" by Hiroshi Sata
"Tokyo Metropolitan Government" by Hiroshi Sata


 

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"Winter: Interesting symmetrical trees at Shinjuku Gyoen" by Rachel Fay


 

"Nature is higher than human beings" by Masayuki Yamashita
"Nature is higher than human beings" by Masayuki Yamashita


 

"Yakitori Alley" by Heath Smith
"Yakitori Alley" by Heath Smith


 

"Japanese Winter Scenery, Ueno Tosho-gu" by Hiroshi Sata
"Japanese Winter Scenery, Ueno Tosho-gu" by Hiroshi Sata


And the winning photo is...

"Shinjuku O-Guard: After shooting the Sompo Japan Building, only to look back!" by Masayuki Yamashita
"Shinjuku O-Guard: After shooting the Sompo Japan Building, only to look back!" by Masayuki Yamashita


This shot impressed for capturing Shinjuku's phenomenal night scenery colored with flashy neon lights.

Looking forward to seeing your best photos in our next contest starting on Jan. 1, 2016. Check our website, Facebook, and Google+ pages for more details!

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