Images for the April Digital In-line competition may be viewed at http://www.hadleightemple.org.uk/CameraClub/digicomp/competitionpics.php?month=April15
Message from our Judge Peter Norris DPAGB AFIAP BPE4*:
Many thanks for letting me judge this competition, a subject to test how far members will go out of their way to fulfil the theme. I think it was ideas which showed which I chose as
the higher scoring images.
1st – 10. BROLLY TIME Linda Everett
2nd – 20. JEWELLED Linda Everett
3rd – 31.RAINDROPS ON THE DECK Pat Johnson
HC – 12. CLEMATIS BUD AFTER THE RAIN Barry Townsend
HC – 18. HAIRY RAINDROP Keith Payne
HC – 21. LONE RAIN DROP Jackie Townsend
- A PAIR OF DRIPS – Too many out of focus distractions.
- AFTER THE RAIN – Out of focus twig and leaves are distracting.
- AFTER THE RAIN – Flower more impressive than raindrops.
- AFTER THE RAIN SHOWER -Simple idea, inclined to think we see sugared water and not raindrops!
- AFTER THE SHOWER – Well lit, sugared water rather than raindrops!
- ANOTHER DOWNPOUR – Good idea, hand is bright, sun-lit in rain!
- BLOSSOM DROPS – Well lit but could be simpler.
- BONNET TOP REFLECTIONS – Good rendition of water on metal but needs focal point.
- BROLLY TIME – 1st – Linda Everett – Imaginative set-up, background brolly relates to wet window.
- CHRYSTAL CLEAR – Jumbled.
- CLEMATIS BUD AFTER THE RAIN – H/C – Barry Townsend – Strong focal point, background is darkened well.
- COLOURFUL FOLIAGE – Attention grabbing close-up.
- CORDYLINE RAINED ON – Graphic lines of plant stronger than the rain.
- DROPLETS – Unsharp
- FAST RAINDROPS – Water on metal not effective as BONNET TOP REFLECTIONS image.
- GREEN AND PINK RAINDROPS – Simple, good frame filler.
- HAIRY RAINDROPS – H/C – Keith Payne – Strong macro and eye-poppingly sharp.
- HOSTA RAINDROPS – Stronger if going in closer.
- JEWELLED – 2nd – Linda Everett – Well lit, sharp and looks like rain.
- LONE RAIN DROP – H/C – Jackie Townsend – Strong point of focus and unobtrusive background.
- MISERABLE JOURNEY AHEAD – Good idea but ugly van restricts view.
- MORE RAINDROPS ON IVY – Maybe simpler by cropping off top third.
- NO SITTING IN THE GARDEN TODAY – Good viewpoint, prefer to crop sky and trellis.
- ON THE LINE – Well seen, fits the theme well and works due to a few lines which are separated.
- PASTEL DROPS – Beautifully sharp drops, background detracts.
- RAIN ON WINDCHIMES – Well framed, white background detracts.
- RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD – Eye-catching macro but droplets do not show up very well.
- RAINDROPS ON IVY – Good composition and shapes but loses out on clarity.
- RAINDROPS ON LEAF – Strong composition with key central drop.
- RAINDROPS ON DECK – 3rd – Pat Johnson – Well chosen angle to show circles of water and diagonal lines.
- RAINDROPS ROSE – Fine specimen, darkening corners could keep eye on flower.
- RAINDROPS UNITED – Stretching the theme, brick wall is sharper than watering can!
- RAINDROPS – Strong shape window and uncluttered background.
- RAINWEB – Good idea but needs much closer framing.
- REFLECTION IN RAIN DROP – Strong macro idea.
- ROSE LEAF MAGNIFIED – Well lit and frame filling.
- SILVER RAINDROP – Point of focus not quite on raindrop, dull lighting.
- SPA FRANCORCHAMPS – Well seen but not near enough to fill frame, cut off blue loos.
- SPRING TULIP AND APRIL SHOWER – Looks like sugared water instead of raindrops!
- WASH DAY BLUES – Pegs dominate, prefer closer image of two lower drops.
- WET WEB – Simple and delicate, prefer vertical of middle third.
- WET, WET, WEB – Works well with wood backdrop but prefer going in much closer to highlight a few strands of the web.
- WING MIRROR – Well framed, would like to see more lights in reflection.