APOY 2013 Competition Round 2 – Life in Motion
Martin Roberts, of Gloucester, is the winner of our Life in Motion round of APOY 2013. Martin will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 plus a Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4-5.8 Asph Mega OIS lens, worth a total of £2,093.99. The GH3 is a compact system camera with a 16.05-million-pixel, four thirds, Live MOS sensor.
It has a weather-resistant magnesium-alloy body, an extended sensitivity range of ISO 125-25,600 and a 1.744-million-dot EVF. The Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm f/4-5.8 Asph Mega OIS lens offers a wide and long zoom range of 14-140mm zoom (28-800mm in 35mm equivalent) to suit a variety of shooting situations, from scenery to portrait.
Our second-placed winner is James Balda, of Budapest in Hungary, who will receive a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30, worth £319.99. The TZ30 is a high-spec compact camera with a 14.1-million-pixel, High-Sensitivity MOS sensor, 20x optical zoom Leica DC lens and 50p full HD video recording. It also features 10fps burst shooting in full resolution and GPS.
Bec Wolf, of Wokingham in Berkshire, finished third in the round and wins a Panasonic 32GB SDHC Class 10 memory card worth £35.99. The 32GB card is ideal for recording AVCHD high-definition video and high-resolution raw files.
1st Martin Roberts, Gloucester 44pts
Canon EOS 40D, 50mm, 1sec at f/22, ISO 125, ND6 filter, tripod
‘Moidrey Windmill, France’
say: ‘Sometimes an APOY entry comes along that really makes the judges
glad they picked just the right theme that would produce such an image.
This is a truly beautiful shot from Martin. He has chosen just the right
shutter speed to make the scene painterly.’
2nd János Balda, Hungary 43pts
Canon EOS 500D, 50mm, 1/45sec at f/8, ISO 400, flash
Judges say: ‘János has delivered a genuinely captivating image here. He has caught the reflection of the flashgun in the raindrops and, as a result, has created an image that engages the eye. The dynamic camera angle and the strong shape of the gull in the foreground are also strong elements. This is a more than deserved second place.’
3rd Bec Wolf, Berkshire 42pts
Nikon D300, 50mm, 30secs at f/22, ISO 100, tripod
Judges say: ‘Bec’s image is a long exposure of the harbourside lights and traffic (including an ambulance) at Svolvaer harbour in Norway. The picture was taken from a moving ferry as it eased out of the harbour, parallel to the dockside. Bec’s image is one of the more abstract interpretations of the brief and is utterly captivating.’
Top 50 entries for this round:
View the winning Images in the APOY 2013 Gallery
See the APOY 2013 Leader Board after this round.