Monthly#113 - Weather and its Impact Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 30/11/2021
Judge: jofford

With Cop 26 in Glasgow this week, our climate is placed very much to the forefront of our consciousness. So, let's have photographs where the most prominent feature is the weather and its impact on us and / or our surroundings. The usual monthly competition rules apply; photographs taken in November with Pentax equipment
Competition Entries

jofford

Link Posted 01/12/2021 - 23:26
A small but interesting set of entries which met the challenge set and, together, illustrated the range of weather we have experienced this month.

Winner- HazyJ - Saltburn sunshine and turbines. Beautiful capture of late Autumn sunshine highlighting the turbines and rainbow against the dark sea and glowering sky. Strong composition taking the eye across the picture and choppy waves in the foreground giving depth. Well done.

2nd- drofmit - no strawberries for Christmas then - but a beautiful pattern of leaves edged with frost and a set of colours that harmonise very well. Great idea well executed.

3rd- Fodwick - Arwen. Very topical and very recent. I sincerely hope nobody is hurt or suffering from extended loss of electricity. As well as instant impact and topicality, this is a well composed image, especially the reeds in the bottom right corner taking your eye to the tree and diagonally through the picture.

Commended- Nigelk- Autumn Minimalism. Minimalist but nevertheless has impact from the use of colour; the yellow accents against the blue sky. It is often said that three elements is the best number for strong composition. I havenít got a strong view about numbers of things in a photo so Iíll leave this to your creative decision making

Mccabebk--Winter work - good to see November weather in another country. Strong positioning of the train in the picture, but lacks a bit of the punch I would have expected given the obvious presence of low winter sun.

Jrutle-November weather produces rainwear- a good idea to interpret the theme. Clear indications of November rain and leaf fall. It is, however, a busy picture with the main subjects in a bit of a jumble and strong pinks and yellows competing for our attention.

Perspicador- Amelie stand up- Thanks for crediting the BBC for the original image and referencing a programme which is a source of inspiration to photographers. The photographic representation of the TV programme doesnít really do it justice., as shots from a TV screen rarely do. I canít say wheher the image fails to conform to the rules of this competition, however the rules for most photographic competitions and exhibitions state that all parts of the image must be the authorís own work. Hope this is helpful.

Fodwick

Link Posted 02/12/2021 - 08:08
Thanks for the competition, jofford, and thank you for the pod spot.
Well done HazyJ and drofmit for 1st&2nd, and Nigelk too.
It became clear the tee was going to fall, so everyone was out of the way. We were fortunate that it fell into the shed and not the house or the new catio. It's just a shame, because it was such a beautiful tree.☹️
Come and see the beautiful things I see in the ordinary world.
Richard

jofford

Link Posted 02/12/2021 - 09:54
Fodwick wrote:
Thanks for the competition, jofford, and thank you for the pod spot.
Well done HazyJ and drofmit for 1st&2nd, and Nigelk too.
It became clear the tee was going to fall, so everyone was out of the way. We were fortunate that it fell into the shed and not the house or the new catio. It's just a shame, because it was such a beautiful tree.☹️

Such a shame to lose a beautiful tree but glad there is no injury to people or damage to the house.

HazyJ

Link Posted 05/12/2021 - 14:28
Thanks for the competition jofford and thank you for choosing my image as the winner. I think that during our week in Yorkshire in early November we saw more rainbows than you could shake a stick at. We certainly had a lot of dramatic weather and I was very grateful that my K1ii and 28-205mm WR are weather resisant so that I am not afraid of taking them out in the rain.

Also congratulations to dropmit and Fodwick for their images.


Kind regards, HazyJ
Last Edited by HazyJ on 05/12/2021 - 14:29
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