This was the first round of the printed image competition. This year at the camera club it is a transition year and there are no separate divisions – everyone’s images are being judged in one competition.
I was away when the judging took place so I am grateful for a camera club colleague who captured the judges comments below.
Eyes closed as the water gets closer
Ok, another one that has made good use of panning, we’ve got movement here in the water beneath or behind him, just to give us that indication
…the brave man on the zipwire is perfectly in focus and absolutely static so nicely executed in that sense
… does it tell a story? Not a huge story but we do have something going on here and you’ve tried something a little bit more tricky
… you’ve managed to separate him very very nicely from the background
… a slower shutter speed would have given us a bit more perception of the speed that he was travelling at, I’m assuming that he was going at a reasonable speed down here
… nicely executed, a photographer’s photograph
Water mirror reflections
… water mirror reflections
… the photographer here has chosen to show only the reflections, the real feet and legs are the ones down the bottom
… and I think it gives us a great indication here of the power of the photographer’s eye in terms of really seeing that image and being able to capture it in complete 180 degrees out of kilter
… whether they were playing in the water, they have no shoes on
… this is London I suspect, an interesting shot
… quite creative I like the way that you’ve thought about it, thought about presenting in a different way, definitely a real positive, thinking I’m not going to just show a picture of a perfect reflection I’m just going to use the reflection
There were 72 images in this round.
‘Eyes closed as the water gets closer’ scored 8.5 and ‘Water mirror reflections’ also scored 8.5.
The original images
In August were were in at a campsite in France with an enormous complex of tree walkways and zipwires. The zipwires criss crossed a large lake and this lucky man didn’t go into the water.
We spent two days in Bordeaux on a cruise and at the side of the river is a large water mirror that sometimes has fountains turned on to catch the unwary.
In the afternoon I was watching groups playing in the water and creating interesting reflections. Rather than include the children from the school I chose instead to zoom in on their teachers. The lady in the red top sealing my decision !