Discussion in 'News - Discussion' started by CSBC, Nov 5, 2012.
Can't say I think much of the winner. I'm nowhere near the level of any of these photographers or judges (probably), but I'd say that if I submitted an image like that to a club comp I'd get pulled up on the hair breaking the eye line and the huge hand to the forefront. Perhaps it has won because it breaks the rules.
Oh God here we go again....
And I bet any photographer that's comes there way next time will be considerably less welcome...A nice case of I'm alright Jack...
Its just a snap.
I don't really get hung up on 'rules' but I know that club judges can come down harshly on that sort of thing so that's why I'm saying that perhaps the judges of this comp decided to go against the grain.
At first I too thought the winner was just a snap. But actually, it merits a good long look and it does have qualities. It probably isn't something a camera club member would submit. That might more be a window-lit shot of a craggy old jack tar smoking a pipe with absolutely no post-processing. Horses for courses. I like both styles.
Only a bit of sarcasm after the Landscape of the Year fiasco..
Ah yes, I forgot about that one...
I think it's stunning and wish I'd taken it.
The light, dof, and choice of lens are deft technicall points. the composition works very well to with enough background detail to give context, but it's sufficiently out of focus to stop it being distracting.
But what makes it for me are her expression (so often the cruicial bit) and her hands - both of which form barriers to the image that she is hiding behind.
The club competition remarks are probably right, I doubt many club judges would have the taste to mark this highly
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