This was the fourth and last round of the Digital Image League at Bracknell Camera Club in the 2022-23 season held on April 24th 2023. This was again an open round with just one image was allowed.
In the rain
On my last full day in Paris in January 2023 I had a one-to-one photography workshop with Valerie Jardin. In all my visits to Paris over the years I had never been to Montmartre. After a tortuous Uber ride we arrived there in the rain and were dropped by the church. We made our way up the cobbled streets and I was challenged by Valerie to take more interesting street images.
The large white building top right is a water tower I subsequently learned.
Summary of judge’s comments
…I am a sucker for monochrome, when I first started that is all we had, and you get into the grove of it
… I quite like this in a lot of respects, there is just one little thing
… I like this foreground here, that’s been caught beautifully, this shine where it has got wet works , the way the author just takes you in through to the back there, that works as well , there is nice detail in all the buildings ion the background
… the only little niggle for me is I think that you need to see more of the chap , you can see his trousers but the rest of him is in silhouette and for me it doesn’t work, I think that you either want the whole lot to be in silhouette or to see a bit more on the top
.. and you’ve got the added interest of just another one [umbrella] poking in behind the pillar there
…it works on a lot of concepts but I think that you just want to see a bit more detail [of the man]
There were 15 images in this round in Division 1 and “In the rain” scored 7.5.
My one-to-one day in Paris with Valerie Jardin