Monthly #104 - A Seasonal Landscape Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 28/02/2021
Judge: paulb531

I woke up this morning to several inches of snow and I thought it would make a good theme for this months competition. I haven't called it winter landscapes because I didn't want to exclude Noel one of our regular contributors. For the most of us its winter so I look forward to judging your winter themes.

Usual conditions apply;
Use only Pentax (or clones) equipment and the photograph is to be taken this month.
Also the winner is expected to judge and comment on next months entries

Regards

paul
Competition Entries

JAK

Link Posted 25/02/2021 - 12:31
Have we exceptionally changed the rules to allow photographs from the archives this month?
John K

johnriley

Link Posted 28/02/2021 - 21:38
The info is only checked now and again. A couple of out of date images have been removed. There are two with no EXIF info re the date, but I'll leave those to the judge to decide what to do.
Best regards, John

paulb531

Link Posted 01/03/2021 - 08:49
Monthly #104 Ė A Seasonal Landscape Competition
Thanks for everybody that entered. Of the eight that entered two have been discounted because I donít know when they were taken. The usual disclaimer, photography is a subjective art and not everyone will agree with my views and opinions. So here goes:

Drama over Johannesburg by Noelcmn
What a sky! Plenty of drama going off. It looks like the rain is happening in the distance. Good capture.

Sun Down by NigelK
A great shot. Great colours and clever use of the long focal length. Whether it depicts winter is debatable but a spectacular shot all the same.

Winter starling landscape by PRYorkshire
Iíve been to Potteric Carr nature reserve but never managed to capture anything as unique as that. Very dramatic shot Ė great capture.

Streetlife at Dawn by Perscicador
Definitely a snow seen but lacks a focal point to give the shot any impact in my opinion.

Man the Battlements by Davidwozhere
A bit of a strange one. Iím sorry it doesnít do anything for me in the artistic sense.

My Back yard by JudithAnn
Wow thatís some shot. I went to Iceland some years ago and got some very similar photos of the Northern Lights. It must be special to have all that activity in your back yard.

A close-run competition but the order is:
First: Winter starling landscape by PRYorkshire
Second: My Back yard by JudithAnn
Joint Third: Sun Down by NigelK & Drama over Johannesburg by Noelcmn

Perspicador

Link Posted 01/03/2021 - 09:26
treetlife at Dawn by Perscicador
Definitely a snow seen but lacks a focal point to give the shot any impact in my opinion

Try looking at the man in the dead-centre of the picture. that is the subject: Streetlife, Yet again we have judge looking for things that are not in the picture. Do snow scenes Impact? You tell me.

jofford

Link Posted 01/03/2021 - 10:47
Sincere apologies for entering a photo I took in December - and announced in the additional notes that I had done this. Clearly, not trying to deceive; I just hadn't read the rules properly. I get into trouble with flatpack furniture as well!!

paulb531

Link Posted 01/03/2021 - 11:28
Perspicador wrote:
treetlife at Dawn by Perscicador
Definitely a snow seen but lacks a focal point to give the shot any impact in my opinion

Try looking at the man in the dead-centre of the picture. that is the subject: Streetlife, Yet again we have judge looking for things that are not in the picture. Do snow scenes Impact? You tell me.

Rodney I am sorry if I offended you but it is just my opinion. Perhaps the car in the foreground distracted the eye. Also, the colours aren't great - the snow looks light blue or is that me being too critical. Perhaps its the job of the judge to sugar coat all comments you tell me?

Regards

Paul

paulb531

Link Posted 01/03/2021 - 11:32
jofford wrote:
Sincere apologies for entering a photo I took in December - and announced in the additional notes that I had done this. Clearly, not trying to deceive; I just hadn't read the rules properly. I get into trouble with flatpack furniture as well!!

No problem John,

I once sent in a photo in by mistake that i took with my Sony!

Regards

Paul

jofford

Link Posted 01/03/2021 - 11:45
paulb531 wrote:
jofford wrote:
Sincere apologies for entering a photo I took in December - and announced in the additional notes that I had done this. Clearly, not trying to deceive; I just hadn't read the rules properly. I get into trouble with flatpack furniture as well!!

No problem John,

I once sent in a photo in by mistake that i took with my Sony!

Regards

Paul

Thanks Paul
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