Thank you all for you wonderful entries in our last competition “Unloved” and congratulations to the following winners.
- 1st Place – Robyn Bartlett “Committed to the Mark”
- 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “Yolanda”
- 2nd Place – Neil Anderson “Diamond Beach”
- 3rd Place – Trudy Purchas “Enchanting Flight”
- Highly Commended – Margaret Turner “The smoker”
- Highly Commended – Cathy Buchanan “Flying”
- Highly Commended – Arvin Coloma “Graeme”
Set Print – "Unloved"
- 1st Place – Cathy Buchanan “Empty”
- 2nd Place – Karl Zeller “Bradmill Art Gallery”
- 3rd Place – Kathryn Hocking “Broken”
- Highly Commended – Brett Ferguson “Inside Out”
- Highly Commended – Suzanne Hamley “In the bin”
- 1st Place – Brett Ferguson “Tell me a story”
- 2nd Place – Michael Kennedy "Molson 1940”
- 3rd Place – Karin Volz “Let me in, you look tasty”
- Highly Commended – Cathy Buchanan “Just hold tight”
- Highly Commended – Tony Arceri “At the end of the day”
Set Digital – "Unloved"
- 1st Place – Michael Kennedy “Wasco 2142”
- 2nd Place – Colin Lofts “Have a seat”
- 3rd Place – Trudy Purchas “Someones favourite no more”
- Highly Commended – Kathryn Hocking “The Silence-3967”
- Highly Commended – Robert Moyses “Where's my 'C'”
IMPORTANT REMINDER: When sending your entries in make sure you have no watermarks on your digital images and no names on the back of your prints. If you haven't collected your prints, make sure you grab them at the next meeting.
In the week that has International Women's Day I thought it best we look at some great female photographers (in no particular order and of course not a conclusive directory):
And now to our more traditional bunch of links...
Remember daylight saving time ends on Sunday April 2nd... take advantage of our lingering days of night light and catch the golden hour we most often miss because we're stuck at a desk in the office when it happens during standard time.
With Autumn upon us I think the image above "Autumn Fantasy" by Serge Krynytsia is awesome. It's kind of weird, I believe it's looking up from the ground, but tell me if you don't feel like it could also be looking down, as if you're looking into a reflection in a pond.
Don't forget, our abandoned Brighton Bathing Boxes shoot that was cancelled last week due to bad weather, is on this week instead. The forecast for Sunday Feb 26 looks lovely.
A quick focus on Macro
I was watching the videos with Chris Connolly Part 1 and Part 2, below are a few of the things Chris recommends in these videos.
A couple of other notes:
- Chris sometimes takes the insects he shoots home, as well as some elements from their environment so he can set them up there.
- He also does, as others have suggested, put them in the fridge (no freezer, and only for a couple of seconds) to slow them down a little, so they aren't so quick moving.
- Sometimes a piece of white A4 paper is enough to use as a reflector.
You can checkout more of Chris' macro work on his website.