Weekly #691 - Travel Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 08/11/2020
Judge: Tiny2

I would like to keep the interpretation of the subject ‘Travel’ open. The photograph can be taken this week or, as many of us are locked down again, you can use a photograph from your files. I look forward to seeing your work. Good luck
Competition Entries


Link Posted 31/10/2020 - 10:55
As this hasn't been running long I've extended the closing date to 8th November.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 09/11/2020 - 09:01
Thank you to everyone who entered this competition. I think all the images met the brief with a few standing out more than others.

As usual the opinion of the judge is purely personal and hopefully my comments will be constructive.

Down River - Retsor

Avery atmospheric shot of this old barge travelling ‘down river’ and one I thought was well handled. Good composition and the almost sepia feel to the image.

Crail - John Riley

This image was a rediscovery of one of the places visited previously by a relative. The exposure has been well handled and there is a lot of interest for the eye. I think this would have been improved slightly if you cropped the left edge and lost that first white building. The colours then seem to lift slightly.

Bygone Bus - JAK

A nicely captured scene of the old bus and people to help with scale. It definitely fits the theme and is almost timeless. I wondered what this would have looked like as a sepia toned image!

Underway - MHOL190246

I have seen plenty of these ferries in Scotland as I worked there for some time. I liked the movement captured here in an area that can have particularly rough weather. Nice exposure and I did not mind too much the ferry being almost central in the frame. It’s on a journey. Nicely exposed.

*** - kingvar

A well composed image giving a sense of scale for the island. I would have liked to have known a little more of where this was. A great feeling of space and peacefulness helped by a very calm sea. I did find my eye ‘wondering’ after a while and not drawn in to any particular part of the scene.

Big Bend State Park - wkbrow

This image made me think back to some of the old classic westerns. A desert like environment helped by a detailed sky. For me it needed a focal point or something to give me an idea of scale. Good exposure and plenty of detail in this image.

Inside The Louvre Pyramid - davidtrout

An interesting image well seen. The two figures add a sense of scale and you were fortunate one wire a red dress. It helps the eye but does not stop you exploring what’s seen. An interesting combination of architecture old and new. Lovely exposure and composition.

Moving Without Travelling - peterf

This disused wheel as obviously done some travelling in its time.you caught the light just right as it highlighting the rusty carriages. I would have cropped out some of the sky left and above to draw attention to the wheel more! I also remember the film ‘Dune’ 👍

Let’s Go! - aitch53

A very simple and creative idea and well handled image. The biker stands out from the brick wall chosen as the background. A bit of humour is needed at this time and I thought ‘Let’s Go’ had this.

Before The Pandemic - rhephotography

This huge cruise liner in alongside the dock in Malaga Is quite impressive. Not my choice for a vacation partly because of its size. There is a lot of detail in this image and the photograph is helped by the striking eye and lips. The colours used help lift a rather bland hull and superstructure. Nice exposure on the ship itself and the grey sky helps complement the scene. A figure somewhere would have helped promote the vast scale of this liner!

Memories, Memories - Ken2390

A well seen and captured photograph of this Bluebird coach. The tight cropping helps draw attention to the bus and it’s driver. The crowds help lift the image and the colours work well. Even that Beacon Bingo sign above the rear of the coach does not distract from
the subject.

Welcome To OR Tambo Int- noelcmm

Very strong and bold colours here. The blue sky compliments the fuselage well and with no clouds to distract you draws the eye to the aircraft. I was not too sure about the framing here. Maybe cropping the bottom slightly would improve the bold image? The exposure was well handled.

By Mekoro - Nigelk

An interesting image taken in Botswana that draws the viewers eye in to explore the frame. Although I liked this I felt the two figures in the boat were slightly lost in the bank and trees in the background. A shot a few seconds earlier may have achieved this. Lovely sunset and foreground details.

Ticket To Ryde - Glynm

Another well thought out idea and meticulously carried out. You have really created ‘something from nothing‘ here and produced an image that works well. It’s pin sharp and shows excellent control of exposure.

Red Hot Mercedes E Class

A play on words perhaps? A dramatic image which unfortunately does not show that it is a Mercedes although I can see it is obviously not travelling anywhere! Again, a figure or known object would help convey a sense of scale. Dramatic though!

Yacht Returning - tyronet2000

A yacht under sail returns to harbour in this well composed and seen image. Lovely colours and a feeling of tranquility here. Another well exposed image.

Orkney Ferry Unloading Coach - johnwnjr

An interesting viewpoint has helped this shot. The colours in the bus contrast well with those of the hull on the ferry. I know it can’t be helped but the more I looked at this the more the rope distracted me! Once again a figure would have helped give a sense of scale.

Heading South - PRYorkshire

This HST heading south certainly fits the subject well. The livery of the train complements the environment it’s passing through. A fantastic area for photography especially Holy Island and the surrounding countryside. The sky helps without being too dramatic which could have ended up as a distraction.

Solo Flight - Perspicador

This reminded me of my first solo in a light aircraft. The subject fits the theme well but wonder if you could have been a little more creative with the framing.

Well that’s it for this week. An interesting variety of subjects covered the theme ‘Travel’ well.

As with most competitions there has to be a winner and runners up.

For me the winner this week is ‘Down River’ by retsoor. I liked the composition and atmosphere conveyed by this timeless image.

2nd is ‘Inside the Louvre Pyramid’ which was a well composed image that summed up destinations well.

3rd was ‘Ticket To Ryde’ which I thought was a very clever and simple image which had some thought out into it.

Highly commended ‘Memories, Memories‘ by Ken2390 and ‘Heading South’ by PRYorkshire.£
Last Edited by the Moderator Team on 09/11/2020 - 13:05


Link Posted 09/11/2020 - 10:07
Is the winning image going to be posted as there is a little confusion. Well Done all who entered.



Link Posted 09/11/2020 - 11:03
tyronet2000 wrote:
Is the winning image going to be posted as there is a little confusion. Well Done all who entered.

It should be there Stan


Link Posted 09/11/2020 - 11:38
If David Trout's image was the winner, surely it should have been that one which was selected?
Agreed, well done to all who entered.
John K


Link Posted 09/11/2020 - 12:29
JAK wrote:
If David Trout's image was the winner, surely it should have been that one which was selected?
Agreed, well done to all who entered.

It should be Retsor but the app would not let me edit my comments. Sorry for the confusion and to David.


Link Posted 09/11/2020 - 13:06
The name has been corrected.

Good competition!
Best regards, John


Link Posted 09/11/2020 - 14:10
johnriley wrote:
The name has been corrected.

Good competition!

Many thanks John

vic cross

Link Posted 09/11/2020 - 14:56
Well Tiny2 John. First if I say it's a Mercedes then IT IS a Mercedes. Are you doubting my word?. As to scale there is a garage door and a pavement to go by what more do you want?. You must see the world through different eyes to me. Not sour grapes as I don't expect to win. It's just a bit of fun. However this week I think your assessment of my entry is rubbish. Get some new specs.
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 09/11/2020 - 15:01
Many thanks Carl for a great competition although the large number of entries must have created extra work for you.

Lots of thanks too for the third place on the podium .

Congratulations to retsoor for the superb winning image, David Trout for second place, the HCs and everyone else for another grand set of images.

Last Edited by GlynM on 09/11/2020 - 15:03
Link Posted 09/11/2020 - 20:22
Thank you Carl for the competition and 1st place, a complete shock as the computer came to life and saw my picture. Congrats to David and Glyn for the other podium places and to the HC's and other entries.

For the next competition the theme is Sport or keep fit. It can be any sport professional or amateur. Indoor or outdoor or just messing about in the park. It can be a piece of equipment or clothing however you want to interpret it
Usual rules-Good luck
Last Edited by retsoor on 09/11/2020 - 20:24


Link Posted 09/11/2020 - 21:37
retsoor, you need to set the new competition by following the link sent to you by PM.

Any problem, please let me know.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 10/11/2020 - 08:57
Thanks Carl for the excellent competition and detailed comments. The large number of entries was rather like the good old days when the judge was faced with quite a fearsome task due to the positive response. The choice of subject attracted some terrific pictures. Well done to Retsoor for atmospheric winner, to Glyn on his 3rd place and to the HCs. I'm chuffed to have come 2nd in a competition of this quality.
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout
Link Posted 10/11/2020 - 12:16
johnriley wrote:
retsoor, you need to set the new competition by following the link sent to you by PM.

Any problem, please let me know.

Hello John,
I'm sorry I have just found the link
Last Edited by retsoor on 10/11/2020 - 12:21


Link Posted 11/11/2020 - 08:24
Thanks John for the competition and all of your comments.
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