Weekly #747 - Wet Stuff Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 26/12/2021
Judge: retsoor

This week the focus is on water or any liquid from an ocean to a drop. It can be a landscape, an action shot, a still life or a close-up or anything that includes water or liquid.
Usual rules apply. Good luck and safe and happy season's greeting to you all
Competition Entries
Link Posted 27/12/2021 - 11:28
Hello everyone
I have chosen Weir by davidwozhere as this weeks winner. further judging and comments will follow later today.
Link Posted 27/12/2021 - 19:24
Hello again
Hope everyone is well in these uncertain times and enjoying the seasonal festivities.
Thanks to all the entrants this week. As usual some fine entries which made judging difficult.

Resident birdlife by Perspicador
This was a good start to the competition with a nicely captured shot of a duck about to land in the water. The strong colouring-particulary the bright yellow eye along with the depth of field really make it stand out from the background

Men at work by JAK
I really like this photo on many levels. The composition of picture is great with so much to look at. The focal point being the problem that too much water has caused. The men trying to fix it standing out superbly in their hi-vis jackets couldn't have been placed better, along with the reflection of their vehicle in the water. The other traffic going by balance the background nicely. This was only just pipped into second place.

Weir by davidwozhere
This is a magnificent shot that kept me coming back to it. From the exposure to the composition it is techically and artistically great. there is a good balance between showing the movement of the water and freezing it. I like the contrast between the dark surface and the clear tranparency of the rest of the water. The out of focus background helps to give it perspective. Well done

Misty Kalanchoe by RPLSF
This is a lovely close-up which has been well cropped. The beautiful colour of the petals along with the out of focus green background make it a good subject matter, but the use of the water droplets has transformed the picture. The stand out point is that one droplet which both sits on and protrudes above the edge of the petal. It is pin sharp and the focus of the Photo

Rain by MHOL190246
This fits the brief and is a totally different interpretation. The rain on this glass has given the look of patterend glass you sometimes get in bathroom windows, It has an abstract feel to it with the subtle hint of the colours of the subject beyond the glass outside. Well captured.

Water Splash by davidtrout
A good action shot incorporating the suject matter of water. I like how you captured the horse and carriage nice and sharp leaving all the movement as splashes and ripples in the water. Good exposure and colour.

After the storm has passed by Noelcmn
A beautiful shot of a bud after a storm. A simple subject so well enhanced with the contrast of the background and the droplets of water making the bud stand out. Very good focus and exposure.

Thornton Force by PRYorkshire
This looks like one of those locations where you could come back and photograph many times and all would be different. I have a tendency to fill the frame with a waterfall rather than incorporate it within the picture as it is here. There is such a lot of detail in the rocks and foliage but still the waterfall is the main feature. The foreground rock also draws the eye to the falling water. A very moody picture.

I'm a celebrity snail...get me outa here by drofmit
If there was a prize for a perfect caption this would get it. The caption and the photo were made for each other It's a simple but excellent picture which most people including me would have walked by and probably not noticed. Well done it made me smile.

1st Place Weir by davidwozhere
2nd Place Men at work by JAK
3rd Place Thornton Force by PRYorkshire
The rest are all deserving of HC's
Well done and a happy new year to you all and over to davidwozhere



Link Posted 27/12/2021 - 19:49
Many thanks retsoor for the 3rd place and well done to David, a deserved winner with an excellent shot and JAK for 2nd place. It never ceases to amaze me at the quality of the images we see in the competitions.

K1000, istD, K70


Link Posted 27/12/2021 - 19:53
even though i did not enter , congrats to Davidwozhere , its the photo i picked as winner also and its beautifully conceived and executed
well done to the runners up and all and the judge restoor


Link Posted 27/12/2021 - 20:17
I thought David's picture wold win this one, it would have been my choice too. Well done retsoor for selecting a good topic and judging the entries. Congrats also to JAK and PRYoKshire on your placings.
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Link Posted 27/12/2021 - 20:25
Congrats to Davidwozhere for a superb capture and to the other podium placements for some great "wet stuff". And thank you very much retsoor for the kind and detailed adjudication.
Some spot on photography this week, thanks to the participants. You are all what makes this so much fun and for myself, educational.

Cheers all.
....to capture with my K-x what my eye beholds and my imagination seeks...


Link Posted 27/12/2021 - 22:23
Thank you retsoor for the competition, judging and 2nd spot. Well done to davidwozhere and PRYorkshire for their placings. A happy new year to you too.
John K


Link Posted 28/12/2021 - 17:57
What an excellent capture, unique perspective for a stunning composition! Worthy winner! Congrats Davidwozhere, and extended to JAK and PRYorkshire. Thanks to Retsoor for the C&C's, the challenge and the judging! Happy New Year to you too, and everyone else. May it be a blessed one!


Link Posted 29/12/2021 - 00:52
My apologies for a late response - I was too tired yesterday to even turn on the computer! Thank you for that unexpected first. I thought JAK or Noel would land first place, so well done to JAK and to Paul for their places too.
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