These two images were my entries for the second round of the internal print competition.
… probably a captive animal and you;ve got it swimming across this water and apart from the tones of the water the blues of the sky and the greens of the floating pond weed
what is especially interesting is that you’ve got it in motion and there is this beautiful smooth wake and the undulations and the ripples from the back of the animal as it is moving through,
… I think it must be moving fairly quickly and because of the available light there hasn’t been too much of a technical problem so you’ve got the thing nice and sharp, lovely sharp whiskers and the eyes nice and bright and sharp
… and shiny because the fur is wet you’ve got quite a lot of interest going on there
… and no real serious problems
… I would have been tempted to get rid of these bright speckles in the water, only thing I’d do to that shot
… nice colours, nice image of an otter
Scaffold by Escher
Before I knew the title I was attracted in this work by the scaffold involved and the fact that you have got them on the triangle there in the frame there against this completely plain bright blue sky which shows off the scaffolding that they are working on Dewey well
… it looks like they are still assembling the thing
… I love these two here, I don’t mind the fact that this bar is going over his face but you can see everything that you need to know actually what he is up to, the fantastic way of connecting onto the scaffold and the other one looking across to see
… this one up there, I think that it is such a shame that his face is completely obscured, you can just see the back of his head and his white helmet, you probably had no control over what they were doing, the timing is what you got is what you got, but when you first look at it , you think where’s his head? Then you see he is probably looking down at this chap
… the only negative about the entire print that I can think of, other than that very good
… quite unusual and well done, not a ten because of the chap in the middle
There were 32 images in this print round in Division 1.
‘Otter’ scored 9 and ‘Scaffold by Escher’ scored 9.5.
The original images
‘Otter’: I spent a lot of time trying to capture the otters leaping into the water. This one was swimming towards the small island in their pond right in front of me.
I have done the minimum of processing including a crop to get an A4 sized print. The image was shot at [ISO 200, 255 mm, f/7.1 and 1/125 sec.]
Here are the other images from my second day there.
‘Scaffold by Escher’: I have to thank Steve Hubbard for the title of this image. The scaffolding was being set up by a UK company directly in front of the Opera House in Oslo. The sky was cloudless and after our walk around the Opera House roof I stopped to watch.
I stood below watching the team work as they past poles and fasteners up from the ground.
I have done the minimum of processing including a crop to get an A4 sized print. The image was shot at [ISO 100, 105 mm, f/22 and 1/25 sec.]
Here are the images from the rest of our day in Oslo.