Weekly #692 - Sport or keep fit Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 15/11/2020
Judge: retsoor

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
Competition Entries
Link Posted 16/11/2020 - 08:20
the rest of the judging and comments will follow on later today
Link Posted 16/11/2020 - 17:43
Hello and thanks to everyone who entered the competition. The comments are in order they appeared.

Motor cycle after speed bump – tyronet2000
I like everything about this photo. The speed has blurred it to almost an abstract, yet it could not be mistaken for anything other than a motorbike racing at speed. The crop is perfect and I love the way the blues and whites and chromes on the bike contrast with the reds yellows and oranges of the rider giving them separate identities. Would make a great poster.

Local rugby – Nigelk
This photo for me exactly sums up local sport in a local park on dull afternoon with a typical mixture of shapes, sizes and ages of local teams played with an array of mis-matched shorts and socks. This was a very close contender for top spot. The composition and moment of capture are superb. Everyone is looking at the ball in anticipation as to who will catch it and the expressions on the faces of the two contenders has been caught in that moment.

Durham City pro racing – davidtrout
This photo has captured a fraction of a second in the life of a famous old Cathedral as well as catching the essence of cycling. I think the shutter speed has hit a good balance between freezing a scene and portraying the speed and movement to show just how fast they fly past. A good composition showing just how tightly packed the peloton is and is complemented by the wonderful backdrop including the Cathedral and the various colours of the riders.

Someone’s going the wrong way – AMSKDS64
I had to do a double take on this as I looked at the picture and noticed they weren’t facing the same way before I saw the title. Not quite sure if the cars were moving or if the shutter speed has captured them like that. As one looks to be on the grass I’m guessing they were stationary. Either way I like the composition and the fact they are facing the opposite way to each other. The name of the old circuit of Snetterton enhances the photo as does the foreground of the tyre barrier.

High flyer – vic cross
The angle of view and almost defiant expression on the boy’s face make for a great action shot. Taken from such a low position and the almost vertical wall make this look as though he could be 20 feet in the air along with the fact his arms are crossed over make it look even more spectacular. A good shot.

Hotshot – Perspicador
I don’t know if this little girl managed to fire an arrow, or whether she was imagining what it would be like if she could, but you can feel the concentration captured in the photo even though it can’t be seen on her face. I like mixture of colours bright and cheerful.

I’m jealous – Noelcmn
If he is indeed training for a canoe marathon he looks fit and strong enough to do it. You’ve captured this well with the light and good exposure picking out and almost isolating the subject along with the blue of the canoe from the background, Well composed.

1st place: Motor cycle after speed bump – tyronet2000
2nd place: Local rugby – Nigelk
3rd = Durham City pro racing – davidtrout
High flyer – vic cross
HC’s: Someone’s going the wrong way – AMSKDS64
Hotshot – Perspicador
I’m jealous – Noelcmn


Link Posted 16/11/2020 - 18:20
Thankyou for the competition and the review of the entries Retsoor.. Well done on the win Stan, it would have been my choice too. Also congrats to Nigel, the HCs and thanks for my 3rd place.
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout


Link Posted 16/11/2020 - 19:35
Thank you for the unexpected First Place and Congratulations to the other podium places. Very good comments on the images.

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