Judge: Ricky Wilson (yes our Ricky who was a member of our club)
You find people everywhere.
|Huge thank to Ricky Wislon for critiquing our images
|Image of the Month: Wayne Stronach for Waitangi Day
|C GRADE - Set
|A moment well caught, fly on the wall style, makes me wonder what they’re chatting about.
|The Happy Day
|If only we could see the brides face, light isn’t great but of course that’s unavoidable in these situations
|Perfect. Emotion fully on display, sharp, well lit, If I’d shot this myself I’d have been more than happy with it
|Well lit, beautiful scenery, and most of the subjects looking, if only the person third from right was looking
|B GRADE - Set
|Boy 0n Train
|Lovely photo, basically perfect except I think it’s just a bit too warm, the skin tones have too much of an orange cast.
|Boy and sister on beach.
|Unfortunately this is not accepted, picture is rather bad quality, I’m assuming it was taken on a phone with digital zoom used.
|Nothing particularly special. A posed shot of someone with someone else’s art.
|Love is in the air ...
|Fits the brief, I think it would be better if there was more contrast.
|Pride Parade WOW factor
|Nicely composed, and good background blur.
|Putting your all into the game
|Looks a little underexposed on my screen, I’d have cropped from the right a bit the player on the right isn’t adding anything to it
|Needed a slightly faster shutter speed, subject on the left is out of focus due to motion blur. Rest of the image is good
|Summer in the Sounds
|Nothing particularly special, but it does fit the brief.
|The Good Samaritan
|Only thing that could have improved this is I can’t stop looking at the woman in the background with the completely missing head.
|Well separated from the background, composition is a bit off, you have heaps of room on the right, but have cut off a bit of the subjects head on the left.
|A GRADE - Set
|colours are a bit dull, not particularly sharp, and I can’t see the gentleman’s eyes because of his eyeglasses
|Australia vs Argentina 0-1
|You’ve captured the fun of the day very well here quite a wide image, but tells a good story in the tense game of tug of war
|Nicely lit I’m assuming with direct flash, I’d crop a bit off the left hand side to balance it out
|These kind of pictures are very easy to get at a cycling event, more emotion, more of a story would have been nice here, is this the start of the race? The end?
Sharp and well composed, but as it’s nothing particularly special.
|Dressed up for Seagull Racing
|Interesting subject for sure, well caught. I would like to see a little bit more of the craft they’re piloting though.
|Cute pic, I wish you’d focused a bit more on wee lad in the front, he has the most interesting expression, shutter speed could have been a bit quicker as there’s some motion blur
|Improvised Rain Hats
|Very cool. Love it, good expressions, story is clear.
|Clear and sharp, good composition and light. Merit.
|My Old Tramping Mate
|Would be better with a boost in contrast, good composition, and makes me want to know what this image is about. Merit.
|A happy moment captured well.
|symmetry in motion
|Nice colours and light, Would have been better if we could have seen their faces, and if you hadn’t cropped the top of the monument out
|The Animated Bride
|Captures the happiness of a wedding day well, clearly shows what’s going on and leaves no guessing to the viewer.
|The Perils of Tramping!
|So clever, well caught. Made me laugh.
|The Pig Hunter
|Sharp, well lit, good background blur. Merit.
|Waiting for Dad
|Very cute, nicely composed, good light, enough going on in the background to know where this is, but not distracting
|Lovely light, I’d suggest cropping in a bit more from the top, and from the right to bring more emphasis on the subject
|X X X
|A Colourful, happy image, I’d suggest cropping from the left a bit
|A GRADE - Open
|Birds Nest Fungi
|Nicely composed, and good light, no harsh shadows.