I entered the RPS Digital Imaging Group’s members’ annual projected image competition for the first time. I did leave it rather late sending in my images waiting until a few hours before the closing deadline on August 13th at midnight.
The classes for the competition
There were three classes for the competition – open, mono and altered reality.
OPEN – Any image which could have been taken in camera. This would allow portraits with added backgrounds and landscapes with new or added sky that look normal. HDR or IR is allowed.
ALTERED REALITY – An ‘altered reality’ /fantasy image which has not been completed in camera but has been constructed by the photographer. All components and items must be the work of the photographer. Clip art is not allowed. Special effect filters are allowed. Mono or Colour.
MONO – A black and white work ranging from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category.
Images were projected and each of the three judges awarded a mark from 2 to 5, giving each image a total score between 6 and 15.
My entries were in the Mono and the Open classes.
Tallinn by iPhone
I have not converted very many of my images to mono and for my single entry I selected my image of Tallinn Old Town taken with my iPhone 8 Plus and converted on the iPhone itself. This was from our visit in January 2018.
Here is a little more detail about this image.
Orion the Bald Eagle
This image had already been entered in a club competition and just needed some adjustment on its sizing. Here is a little more detail about this image.
The moon through the Durdle Door Arch
This images is from my visit to Dorset timed to be there when the full Moon would be seen rising through the arch of Durdle Door. On the day I submitted my entries I had yet to process any of the images from that day.
The other images from my visit to Dorset can be viewed here:
There were 1,356 images entered across the three classes.
in Mono we set the acceptance rate to 12 (+ any with a 5) which gave us a 9.3% in turn that gave us 46 accepted images.
In the Open Class, we set the acceptance rate to 13 (+ any with a 5) which gave us a 9.4% in turn that gave us 50 accepted images,