This was a set subject competition with ‘texture’ as the chosen topic. The competition was also opened to the sister club from Germany and there were over 70 images to be judged. Two images were permitted to be entered.
The judge was asked to chose a 1-2-3 and choose some images as ‘Highly commended’.
Behind the screen
Irina, the model, posed behind a muslin-like screen and I was directing her into various poses – this is one of my favourites from that shoot.
All though there is some texture in the I presume is a panel , with some glass. This does feel more of a pictorial , more general competition image.
It is interesting , I do appreciate it as an image, I like the shadowy effect with the figure, I think that it is really rather good
But it it is one where I do think that it is more about the actual shape within the picture than one that tells me something about the textures which feels to me secondary to the main image
So if you haven’t done so already, I would suggest that you try this out in one of your more general competitions, open competitions, because I think it has a lot going for it
But it is not quite there in terms of of tonight’s competition
On our visit to Rockport Maine we walked along the boardwalk and came across a sculpture made entirely of railway spikes welded together. This image is a close-up of two spikes welded together and converted to mono.
I think here that you were inter4ested in the texture within the iron and it is one where I can see perhaps where you were attracted.
I think the issues are that you have a very narrow depth of field and I would have liked to have seen more of this where the texture was in focus.
it seems to be only in a narrow area. I think the other issue is that we are loosing some of the right hand side which I think is rather sharply cut off and you have got a really rather strong light coloured background which again I think doesn’t help any enjoyment of the main subject area
I can see what you have tried to do but again it is not one of the ones that is going to be amongst the stronger images
The original images
‘Behind the screen’: