Monthly #80 - As time goes by.......... Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 28/02/2019
Judge: Larseric

A new monthly: Could be a still life, an abandoned building, a portrait, anything that gives a feeling of remembrance ...
Winner
Competition Entries

Larseric

Link Posted 01/03/2019 - 17:03
The winner, WW2 re-enactment, is set but I´ll have to do some thinking about ranking the others. The winner went straight to my heart and I thought that there will be very, very good photos to beat this one.
Last Edited by Larseric on 01/03/2019 - 17:05

Larseric

Link Posted 03/03/2019 - 10:03
I hope this can be the proper place for the judging!

The winner, WW2 re-enactment by HazyJ ,
went straight to my heart and I thought that there will need to be very, very good photos to beat this one. It has an excellent composition with the elements very well displayed – the photos on the wall and in the lady´s hand, the pieces of leaves sticking into the picture … The lady, the cloth around her head reminds me of my mother and her friends in Sweden´s mid forties. And her face with a glimpse in her eyes but still a touch of sadness around her mouth. Something between smile and sorrow. This image grabbed my heart at first sight. An open image that you can go back to many times. Congratulations HazyJ!

Number two, Time Goes By by JAK,
was a close run. An excellent image too but in another way. Brilliant greyscale. So many of the elements pointing towards the central positioned clock which is central in many aspects marking the time passing as people are passing by under it, dwelling in their own time bubbles. An open image full of symbols where you can find new ones every time you look at it.

Number three, The Village Blacksmith by Nikelk.
An expressive, exciting picture with the sparks flashing out under the blacksmith´s sledgehammer. It´s also impressive to see how well the Pentax handles the high ISO setting! A kind of timeless picture – times have been passing – days, years, decades and centuries. Apart from the clothes it would be much the same scenery, had it been from the viking or the iron age. The blacksmith´s work and tools have been very much the same. The picture is a piece of history, well told technically and in composition. A closed picture that tells us the story it´s supposed to tell us. And a very well told.

Number four, Chatsworth House by paulb 531.
Looks most like a postcard. Maybe a little work in Psp to lift the details in the shadows and squeeze out some details in the burnt out highlights. A better idea would be to return to the place an take the picture under more kind light conditions.

Number five, A sigh is still a sigh by perspicador,
is just the phrase that gave me the idea to set this theme. Lower ISO setting, a smaller aperture to deepen the depth of field. For this you´ll need to fetch the tripod from the wardrobe. Better white balance and a little manipulation in Camera raw to separate the black keys from each other. It´s a brilliant idea and nice composition. Play it again, perspicador!

Let there be Good Light to all and everybody!
Last Edited by Larseric on 03/03/2019 - 10:07

JAK

Link Posted 03/03/2019 - 12:39
HazyJ wrote:
The lens was a Sigma 18-200mm. Taken a few years ago at a Severn Valley Railway 40s weekend.

Objection my Lord!
Surely if the photograph was taken several years ago it wasn't actually eligible for entry to a competition where the entries had to be shot that month (Feb 2019?) https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/monthly-competition-rules---guidance-3568...
As the monthly rules say, 'the purpose of the competition is to encourage us to get out and shoot something new, so Pentax cameras only and an image shot in the month of the competition.'
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 03/03/2019 - 12:46

Larseric

Link Posted 03/03/2019 - 13:58
Whoops!
Sorry! Objection sustained. The previous winner is "outruled."
New winner is "Time goes by" by JAK. A worthy winner, no question about that.
Everybody happy but HazyJ whom I hope will take no offence and come back in the next competition.
I´ll have to dust off my wig and read the rules better if I get the honor of judging any more time.
The (ex)judge

JAK

Link Posted 03/03/2019 - 15:30
Shame HazyJ's entry was invalid for a monthly comp. Perhaps a weekly will come up where it will be a valid entry. People do need to be careful they don't get the rules mixed up, an easy mistake to make.
Well thanks for the competition and judging. Where were everyone else's entries? Shame there were so few. It was quite a tricky subject to put over and required some thinking 'outside the box.' My thoughts were trying to recreate that 'Brief Encounter' film feeling. I really have to say well done to everyone else for coming up with something and all quite different.
Until JR sorts out the system I can't set this month's comp so in the meantime I'll give it some thought and if need be notify the theme in this thread until it can be formally set in a thread of its own presuming HaxyJ hasn't set something in the meantime on the strength of the email he will have received.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 03/03/2019 - 15:33

johnriley

Link Posted 03/03/2019 - 16:58
This will take some sorting out, so please bear with us.
Best regards, John

MikeInDevon

Link Posted 03/03/2019 - 17:57
Never mind HayzJ, in any event it's a super image and thanks for sharing it with us.

Regards
Mike

JAK

Link Posted 03/03/2019 - 18:11
MikeInDevon wrote:
Never mind HayzJ, in any event it's a super image and thanks for sharing it with us.

Regards
Mike

Agreed, I'm sure we'll see it again sometime!

As i'm not able to launch the March competition quite yet I'll give a brief idea here in case some want to start thinking about it. The competition will be to produce a panoramic photo, be it with a wide angle lens and cropping it or combining several images taken at a more modest focal length.
If you're not sure what it is or how to go about it there is a pretty good overview on Wikipedia here.
John K

johnriley

Link Posted 04/03/2019 - 09:51
The monthly competition is launched, so when John is ready to label it and put in a description, away he goes!
Best regards, John

johnriley

Link Posted 04/03/2019 - 09:53
PS I've put in a title, so just the description needs writing.
Best regards, John

JAK

Link Posted 04/03/2019 - 11:33
Thanks John.
John K
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