Weekly #726 - Transport Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 18/07/2021
Judge: Flan

Now Covid certainly changed a few things and the rise in popularity of bicycles, and scooters as alternative transport is certainly evident.
So photos of any forms of transport ,that the public use or do daily ,can be artistic, sportive , street or countryside
Usual rules must be taken with a Pentax camera or Pentax clone
Winner is expected to set and judge the following weeks competition
Closing date is 19-07-2021 at midnight BST
Good luck ,and happy shooting
Competition Entries


Link Posted 19/07/2021 - 09:14
I have work, so i will judge the comp at teatime
Thanks for you're patience


Link Posted 20/07/2021 - 00:42
Sorry for the delay, it was work and the heatwave that delayed my summary
1st place Simomac
2nd place Joddford
3rd place vic cross

Persicador: The Trent bridge, is a beautiful bridge and that detail you captured on the hip.
i just feel the bus is to far into the scene making it to heavy on the left side.
i also see the figure overlooking the river

Jonhnwjnr: it made me chuckle i must admit and i presume you did not hire that monstrosity or did you, to give it large to the neighbours
It certainly has pause for perspective on transport.

Tyronet2000: An interesting experiment to mimic a fish eye lens
the composition and subject are fine but it contains to much contrast with highlights blown and darks impenetrable

Nigelk: Steam power, the steam emitting from the train engine in the foreground is the highlight of the photo.
i just feel feel the composition doesn't quite work as the foreground engine demands my attention , while the other carriage train is a little to far back to pull it together

Davidwozhere: Near empty, but not quite
very well composed with good dept and clarity.
maybe it just needed that person at the front to be more visible

MHOL190246: Incoming, an imposing photo
just feel a slight camera shake in the image
the clarity is just a little lost .
long lenses need fast shutter speeds or very steady hands and a lot of luck

PRYorkshire: Heading south, the train enters the scene and captured perfectly with nice diagonal leading lines and enough space left ahead of the train to have balance
its a pity the light was bit harsh

Vic cross: Sister ships, wonderful sense of scale and caught the disembarking off the passengers to a tee.
perfect exposure highlighting the bows of the two ships
i think your photo might have turned out better than the phone snapper in front of you ( couldn't resist )

Simonmac: Electric, great exposure and edit.
The central composition works because of the number of elements involved
the cinema being the highlight , the electric scooter and its passenger, passing through the scene and even in the almost middle of the two parked cars making the cars look redundant , again central.
great street photo. it is a fantastic photograph on a number of levels
top marks and i know that was not a random shot and took time to figure out .
great photography

Noelcmn: CargologicAir, Jet , runway and flight tower
nice symmetrical horizontal lines
just feel focus is in the foreground a tad
just to add, thanks also for last week

Andmat: Tyne ships . a busy port with the cruise liners opulence not caring for the work horse ferry.
i know which i would be rather on
A little touch distant are the boats giving you to much foreground where there are not reflections to gather

Joddford: Abandoned, a 30 second exposure on a disused rail track
heavily processed in the edit room
Is it a photograph or digital art.
it started out as a photo exposure so its a photograph
it will always be subjective and have various opinions, the edit room that is at our finger tips
i love the colour you managed to convey on the wooden carriage from deep red to blue on the dark side
Painting light can be an art in its self
it is a striking image

Retsooringy, nice composition, that poor dingy or is it thingy could do with some TLC
i think you saved it though and managed to give the poor launch some dignity with the monochrome treatment
the owner however should be ashamed of themselves
very nice reflections on the hull , could have been zoomed in on


Link Posted 20/07/2021 - 06:01
Congratulations to the Winner and other places. Thanks to Flan for the interesting subject the judging and the critique.



Link Posted 20/07/2021 - 07:11
Congratulations Simonmac; a well deserved first place. Thanks Flan for the competition and interesting commentary.


Link Posted 20/07/2021 - 10:05
Thank you for the first place. And well done to the places and all entries.

Great comments, and everything is a trial in this heat!

I will post a new theme this evening as at work through the day.

All the best.
Link Posted 20/07/2021 - 13:01
Thanks Flan for the judging and comments. Congratulations to Simonmac, Joddford and Vic


Link Posted 20/07/2021 - 16:31
Just to make amends to MOHL190246,
I might have gotten that wrong about the camera shake
It was probably a poor call on my behalf
So while still an imposing image and thanks for entering
I hope we will remain in good spirits
And just to add , I might have judged others not greatly but thanks for the opportunity.
Regards. Flan
Last Edited by Flan on 20/07/2021 - 16:34


Link Posted 20/07/2021 - 17:13
Congrats to Simomac and the podium places. And thank you Flan for the competition

vic cross

Link Posted 21/07/2021 - 01:17
Well done Simon. and John. Thanks for the 3rd. place. Up there again without the worry of setting and judging the next comp.
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 22/07/2021 - 18:15
Congrats Simon, what an interesting shot that is! A worthy winner! And congrats extended to Jofford and vic cross. And thanks due to our host and Judge, for the challenge, and the C&C's, always appreciated!
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