APOY 2011 Results Round Eight – Shooting Skies
The results are in for the eighth round of APOY.
Richard Craze, of Mid Glamorgan, is the winner of our Shooting skies round of APOY 2011. Richard will receive Canon?s 18-million-pixel EOS 600D with an EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens worth a total of £1,578.99.The EOS 600D offers full HD (1080p) video recording, up to 3.7fps continuous shooting and a 3in, 1.04-million-dot vari-angle LCD screen.
An ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to 12,800, enables high-quality handheld shooting in low-light conditions. The EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens, which is equivalent to a 24-136mm focal length lens (5.6x standard zoom), offers a 4-stop Image Stabilizer as well as a close focusing distance of just 0.35m throughout the zoom range.
Our second-placed winner is Sean Slevin, of Ireland, who wins a Canon PowerShot SX220 HS worth £269. With a 28mm, 14x optical zoom (392mm equivalent) and full HD (1080p) movie mode, the 12.1-million-pixel PowerShot SX220 HS has a 7.5cm (3in) LCD screen.
Matteo Colombo of Italy finished third in the round and wins Canon?s PowerShot A3300 IS worth £149. The 16-million-pixel PowerShot A3300 IS has a 28mm wideangle 5x zoom lens, a 7.5cm (3in) LCD and Optical Image Stabilizer. High-quality movies can be recorded in 720p HD format.
Canon EOS 500D, 15-85mm, 1/500sec at f/5, ISO 100
Sky reflected in windows
Judges say: ?Richard?s image, taken just as the sun was setting, blew the judges away. It is one of those images you can look at again and again, and see something new each time. The subtle pastel colours, overlapping squares and cloud detail combine to create a unique, imaginative image. Very well seen and photographed.?
Canon EOS 50D, 60mm, 1/2000sec at f/8, ISO 400
?Calm before the storm?
Judges say: ?There is a real atmosphere to Sean?s image that impressed the judges. We love the ink-black sky, undulating sea and carefully placed boat. An excellent composition and technically well-executed image.?
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 17-40mm, 30secs at f/4, ISO 1250, tripod, remote release
?Tuscany under a starry sky?
Judges say: ?We received many images of starry skies, but Matteo?s was by far the strongest in terms of composition and technical skill. Well done!?
Top 50 entries for this round
View the winning Images in the APOY 2011 Gallery
See the APOY 2011 Leader Board after this round.
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