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Sky Bound II

This ended up looking more like a watercolour...not deliberately mind you!  F11 works well with this shot...I think!

June's Challenge Results - all the links below take you to the shot they submitted.

1st - tadpole aka Paul, with 37/40 for his twist on an essential kitchen utensil

2nd - steve with 36/40 for his wonderful montage

3rd - cheapsuit aka Frank, with 32/40 for his 'eggs'cellent shot

All the entries in no particular order but the reviews are on their image page.  Go look and choose your own winner as this is just my opinion!!  Thanks so much to all those that took part, hope you enjoyed the challenge!!
museumofme, glansbild, jasdg, gallaxy, malpetra, Red Pen, nev, pixelpie

The images were judged in four categories...

Relevance and Creativity
The competition will define the criteria for entries so how close to the definition is the shot. For example a theme of 'dog' would really need to have a dog as the focal point or main feature.

Overall impact
You can take a perfectly framed picture, appropriately composed and executed but it can still be dull…does it have any wow factor?

Composition
Is it appropriately composed, not necessarily rule of thirds or symmetrically presented but are the focal parts in the right place? Is it natural on the eye?

Quality of image
For example is it free from camera shake, noise and straight e.g. a seascape horizon that isn't flat or building that rises at an unintentional angle. 

Feel free to choose your own favourites...

Bye for now...next theme later in the month...




Sky Bound II

This ended up looking more like a watercolour...not deliberately mind you!  F11 works well with this shot...I think!

June's Challenge Results - all the links below take you to the shot they submitted.

1st - tadpole aka Paul, with 37/40 for his twist on an essential kitchen utensil

2nd - steve with 36/40 for his wonderful montage

3rd - cheapsuit aka Frank, with 32/40 for his 'eggs'cellent shot

All the entries in no particular order but the reviews are on their image page.  Go look and choose your own winner as this is just my opinion!!  Thanks so much to all those that took part, hope you enjoyed the challenge!!
museumofme, glansbild, jasdg, gallaxy, malpetra, Red Pen, nev, pixelpie

The images were judged in four categories...

Relevance and Creativity
The competition will define the criteria for entries so how close to the definition is the shot. For example a theme of 'dog' would really need to have a dog as the focal point or main feature.

Overall impact
You can take a perfectly framed picture, appropriately composed and executed but it can still be dull…does it have any wow factor?

Composition
Is it appropriately composed, not necessarily rule of thirds or symmetrically presented but are the focal parts in the right place? Is it natural on the eye?

Quality of image
For example is it free from camera shake, noise and straight e.g. a seascape horizon that isn't flat or building that rises at an unintentional angle. 

Feel free to choose your own favourites...

Bye for now...next theme later in the month...




comments (9)

  • nev
  • Australia
  • 24 Jul 2007, 05:14
As with all your shots Simon the curves are in the right places in this one. Thanks once again for putting yourself through the judging process.
Big round of applause for the judging and for Paul's entry which was really a corker and worthy of 1st place (IMHO). Steve entry does make me want to buy what ever he is selling so that was a tough call.
BeakerSt: You are always welcome and I am pleased that people find the comments useful...pretty pointless otherwise!
Patriotic shot, of course!
BeakerSt: smile
You really amaze with these airplanes, beautiful curves, excellent photography

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BeakerSt: Thanks Patrick, you are always very kind!
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 24 Jul 2007, 14:25
definitely looks like a watercolour, very nice...
BeakerSt: Thanks again Samarth
It's as if the shot transforms gradually from photo to watercolor, from the top down. A nice visual effect. Lovely.
BeakerSt: I think I was just poor in executing the shot and preserving detail to be honest!
  • mal
  • new pc but not working well
  • 25 Jul 2007, 13:46
I see I was robbed again! lol

thanks for all the effort that you put in Simon, I know that it must take valuable time.

Love this image, super shot. mal
BeakerSt: Hey I have an idea, how about I set up a challenge just for you and you're bound to stand more of a chance of winning. Robbed...tsk tsk! wink Keep up the banter mate
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jul 2007, 14:24
Just a word of appreciation again. I didn't participate but I did see most of the posts and then saw the results. It is quite some trouble you are going to and even if it is your own opinion, it is a worthy one. When I read through your comments it makes sense; mal was not robbed smile

Overall it is a source of learning and amusement to follow these challenges. So in a sense your challenges also have groupies.

Great shot you have here.
BeakerSt: You are always welcome to be a groupie!

p.s. and mal always feels persecuted. wink
  • sk
  • 26 Jul 2007, 10:24
FRIGIN AWESOME, we are so going to the plane show next
BeakerSt: Ha ha, next time you'll be under the thumb! wink
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 29 Jul 2007, 18:17
Ah - the Red Arrows for my birthday. Well, I'm officially eligible for early retiremet from this date, so why not a fly past?

Another excellent aerial shot Simon.

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