APOY 2012 Results Round One - Water in the Landscape
The results are in for the first round of APOY 2012
Gary Telford, of Blackpool in Lancashire, is the winner of our Water in the Landscape round of APOY 2012. Gary will receive a Samsung NX200 with 20-50mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, a Samsung 16mm f/2.4 Ultra Wide pancake lens, a Samsung ED-SEF42 flash and a 16MB SDHC Plus memory card, worth a total of £1,298.96. The NX200 is a compact system camera with a 20.3-million-pixel, APS-C, CMOS sensor. It has high-speed capture (7fps) and ultra-fast autofocus (100ms), while the ISO range of 100-12,800 lets you take high-speed photos even in low light. Samsung’s i-Function technology allows you to control image-capture settings manually via the lens ring.
Our second-placed winner is Roman Solar of Slovakia, who will receive a Samsung WB750 compact camera and a 16MB SDHC Plus memory card, worth a total of £288.98. With its 12.5-million-pixel BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor, the Samsung WB750 makes it easier than ever to deliver consistent high-quality images. The WB750 also features a 24mm ultra-wide lens with 18x optical zoom (24x Smart-Zoom feature), 1080p full HD video recording and Creative Movie Maker that lets you combine stills and video to create slide shows.
Alan Elce of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, finished third in the round and wins a £250 Jessops Gift Card.
1st Gary Telford, Lancashire 39pts
Ricoh GX200, 1/50sec at f/8.1, ISO 64
'Sunlight on wall'
Judges say: 'The exquisite use of light in this image (taken on a walk back from Kentmere Reservoir in the Lake District) immediately caught the judges’ eye. We love how the sunlight illuminates the view – well seen and beautifully captured.'
2nd Roman Solar, Slovakia 38pts
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18, 1/25sec at f/8, ISO 100
'By The River'
Judges say: 'This image of trees reflected in the River Hornád in Košice, Slovakia, is awash with luscious greens, from verdant greeny-yellows to darker pine-green shades. It has a delightful impressionistic quality that impressed the judges.'
3rd Alan Elce, Notts 37pts
Canon EOS 400D, 35-85mm, f/5, ISO 100
Judges say: 'The strength of this image lies in the duality of the road and rail bridges, and the way they effortlessly converge in the distance. They provide structure and anchor the image amid the pastel-coloured clouds.'
Top 50 entries for this round
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