Earlier this year Rough Guides were on the judging panel for the 'Depth of Field' photography competition run by Canon. Amateur and professional photographers were asked to submit their best shots with interesting use of depth of field. After hundreds of entries came flooding in, we whittled it down to a shortlist and Canon chose the final winner. Here are 14 of our favourite photos from the selection.

The winning shot

Canon photography competition winnerLove bridge by Hamid Haydary

Our shortlist

Cute cow sniffing camera lens in fieldDie Kuh by Eckhard Raff

Street performer, black and whiteUna voz en la multitud by Mr Antonio Ramírez Cedrés

Worship, children prayingKonzentration! by Michael Graber

Traveller overlooking gorgeous mountainsDie Gedanken sind frei by anne marie wiesen

Reindeer covered in snow, Lapland, GreenlandReindeer Up Close by Nigel Jones

Puffins on the coast, travel, birdsThe two of us by Miles Cowton

Sculpture, park, greendas Aachener Marktweib by Kathrin Gehlen

Man holding cigar, black and whiteDe Roker by JEROEN TAALMAN

Park benches at golden hourAutumn bench by Lee Stoneman

Nightlife, city, depth of fieldLa luz de la Navidad by Soraya Morán Enríquez

Eiffel Tower, Paris, FranceDreamy Paris Rob van der Teen

Hand, ocean, travellerMi camino by Ms Jessica Ruiz

The Holocaust Memorial, BerlinMemorial al holocausto by Ms María García