Weekly #627 - Lines Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 21/07/2019
Judge: Mannesty

Your entries this week should show images where lines of any shape or form are the primary subject. Straight, wavy, criss-cross, railway lines, power lines, plough lines etc. the possibilities are almost endless. If you don't have any images of lines in your archives you now have an excuse to dust off your gear and go out into the big wide world and grab some shots.

The winner of the competition gets to host next weeks competition. It's great fun, so get involved! Please only upload photos taken with Pentax/Ricoh equipment. Rules and Guidance notes can be found in the Competitions Section of the Forum.
Competition Entries


Link Posted 23/07/2019 - 10:12
So sorry for not doing this yesterday. I've tagged the winner so the next competition can be set, I'll add my comments later. Some really excellent images here, well done to all.


Link Posted 23/07/2019 - 17:57
I can't edit my post from this morning so I'll add my comments here.

Perspicador: Nice capture but the 'lines' were clearly not the main subject as I requested.
John Riley: I imagine it must have been difficult to choose which vertical line to use to make it look 'straight'ish', the blue door was the perfect choice I think.
JAK: Loved this image and a well executed B&W conversion
NigelK: I like the shot, makes me feel dizzy looking up at it.
pipinmels: My kind of photography but air shows are few and far between wher I live. Illustrates the brief perfectly, well done. I do wonder why aircraft 2 & 3 have no smoke though.
wozfromcov: Cats are my thing, I have 10 of 'em, but I'm not a fan of the treatment, sorry.
Vic Cross: I'm sure I should know what I.C.M means, but I don't. It looks like a multiple exposure and has interesting possibilities.
Newbiek50user: This image certainly fits the brief and reminds me of home.
HazyJ: Well executed, I've tried these type of images myself in the past and failed miserably. Well done.
retsoor: Lots of lines in this one, good capture and mono conversion. I fond the image as a whole a bit confusing to my eye though, but that's just me. Well done.
JLGongrich: This image has so many lines in it, perfct example for this competion, thanks.
jvs: Love it, just love it. I used to live in Buckinghamshire and was surrounded by fields that looked just like this after harvest. Excellent, well done.
simonmac: I like railing shots, having taken many myself. I'm finding the bottom left corner a little too dark for my tastes.
ken2390: I've travelled a few of these in my time, scary as hell.
Noelcmn: What an awesome shot, I've never seen anything like this before, great image, well done for finding it.

This was difficult for me because there are so many excellent images. My choice of winner is based mostly on nostalgia because I do miss the green fields of England (but not the rain that makes everything green in the first plave.

3rd place: "The Jazz Player" by Noelcmn
2nd place: "Lakeside Walk" by JLGingrich
1st place: "Field Lines" by jvs

To all who entered, thank you for showing us your imagery, as I said it was a difficult job but a real pleasure. Thanks again.
Peter E Smith

My flickr Photostream


Link Posted 23/07/2019 - 18:33
Congrats JVS, fine rural image, spot-on for the challenge. And extended to JL Gingrich, Pleased with the 3rd spot, in what has been a stiff challenge. Gratifying to see so many entries, after a few lean weeks when it comes to this weekly challenge. And as noted by our judge, excellent images this week. Thanks are due to our judge for the challenge and the C&C's. Great stuff everyone,


Link Posted 23/07/2019 - 21:55
Thank you, Peter, for choosing my fields photo as the winner from an entry which was, as usual, very varied and high quality, so I'm flattered! I hope my choice of subject for this week's competition is acceptable and encourages a good variety of entries.

vic cross

Link Posted 24/07/2019 - 00:01
Peter. ICM. Intentional Camera Movement. It's the latest thing. As I said I was out of my comfort zone and I personally don't particularly like it but I thought I'd give it a try.
Congrats To John (JVS) Now let's see what we can do with the night.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.


Link Posted 24/07/2019 - 12:08
vic cross wrote:
Peter. ICM. Intentional Camera Movement. It's the latest thing. As I said I was out of my comfort zone and I personally don't particularly like it but I thought I'd give it a try.
Congrats To John (JVS) Now let's see what we can do with the night.

Hope you caught the camera before it reached the ground! It isn't a good idea to drop the camera halfway through the exposure.
Well done JVS by the way - lovely shot.
John K
Link Posted 24/07/2019 - 18:04
Well done Peter good competition and judging/comments.
Congratulations to JVS, JLGingrich and Noelcmn for the podiums with some fine pics


Link Posted 28/07/2019 - 18:19
Thank you for the competition and the great observations!
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