Weekly #756 - Inland Stormy Weather Competition

Competition Details
Closing Date: 27/02/2022
Judge: Johnwnjr

I suggest this as we have had lots of this recently. However, being the weekly competition it can be from your archives, must be a Pentax taken photo or associate.
Competition Entries


Link Posted 28/02/2022 - 08:28
Comments will follow shortly. Johnwnjr


Link Posted 28/02/2022 - 10:31
Many thanks for your entries.
Those Falling Leaves by Perspicador taken 2020.01.26 Nice colours, but is it a branch or tree brought down by a storm or simply Autumn colours of a tree against a roof or garage? Possibly taken from a different angle would make it clearer to the viewer.

Storm Desmond by Davidtrout taken 2015.6.05. This is the type of shot I expected for the competition but is the only one of its kind, of flooding, and it is a good general record, but it doesnít convey much of the tragedy of the situation. Possibly a closer view of the people, or flooding inside a building may have helped, as a third of the picture is of the flood water. The signs do show where it was.

Storm over Goring Gap, by Rayw taken 2016.6.25 I find this quite an exciting clear photo with good composition of an approaching storm. Sorry you got wet but I expect you have dried out by now! I have selected this for 2nd place in the competition.

Swollen Stream by Mcrtchy taken in Norway, but as there is no Exif details canít tell whether it was taken with a Pentax and donít know when it was taken. I do think the composition is very good and the photo does fit the competition title.

Incoming Snow Storm Northumberland by tyronet 2000 taken 2016.04.09, we have your word on the title, but no sign of snow, but the trees are certainly blowing, otherwise it is rather a calm nice photo.

Wine Girl Frozen Stiff by vic cross. Here we definitely have it snowing, but as once again there are no Exif records, so cannot tell it was taken by a Pentaxfor sure and no idea of when taken. I did establish that the Z1p mentioned in your notes is a Pentax, as on the internet there is a manual available for it! Sorry it interrupted your patio laying. The title to the photo is quite humourous and therefore a bit of fun!

Fast Water by retoor taken 2019-10-06. This is a great shot of a waterfall which only occurs in stormy weather. Every detail can be seen and it has an excitement to it. I placed this one 3rd.

Aaaaagh!!!!!!! By mhol190246 taken 2022 02 18. A very recent shot well taken showing common tile damage which often occurs after a severe storm. Commended.

Hail, rainbow and shadow of Harringworth Viaduct by Hazyj taken 2016.03.05. This I have placed first as it is a fantastic shot of the storm, well exposed with great composition.

Aftermath by jofford taken 2022.02.27. I expected more like this after the weather we were experiencing when the competition was set, so congratulations in providing such a good recent photograph. Commended.

Storm in the Horizon by noelcmn taken 2021.11.05 in Johannesburg. Very dark and gloomy exactly fitting the title of the competition. I wonder whether (suppose that should be weather), a little lightening in photoshop or similar would make this photo have more impact than it does.

Looks brighter over Willís mother by drofmit taken 2012.05.03. Should that be Billís Motherís? Very interesting photo information given to a great photograph entered in the last hour that the competition was open. Highly commended.


Link Posted 28/02/2022 - 13:53
Thanks for the competition and commentary John. Very worthy winner; well done Hazyl.


Link Posted 28/02/2022 - 14:12
Interesting competition title and congratulations to the winner and podium places. Fellow competitors might like to note that in the space of 10 days my damaged roof has both been mended and commended

Last Edited by MHOL190246 on 28/02/2022 - 14:13


Link Posted 28/02/2022 - 15:03
Thanks for the review and the 2nd place. I knew I was beaten when I saw Hazy's image drop in. Well done!
Link Posted 28/02/2022 - 19:39
Thank you for the competition and judging John. Thanks also for 3rd place with congratulations to HazyJ for top spot and to Rayw for 2nd, both good shots


Link Posted 28/02/2022 - 20:46
Thanks for the HC.... and congrats to HazyJ... a corker.
Thanks for the competition, too and the judging....
"Will's mother's" where I was brought up.... Middlesex.... and my Brummy wife uses the same... guess it is where "you waz raized"
Never be afraid to talk about your techniques...
"Give a thousand photographers...
the same camera, lens and scene...
and you'll always get a thousand different takes!!"


Link Posted 28/02/2022 - 21:11
I feel I am owing you an explanation. The weather we were having meant that I did not feel justified in photographing bare, bleak branches and as it happened, considerable damage was done to my shed by a combination of gales and branches, which with what I had in my archives, you could not have even guessed at! So the work has been done now and I have a new shed felt in place, but there was no way I was going out in Eustace and risking my camera so the picture, along with the falling leaves was the one that got away. I am put in mind of the Blondie song and 'picture this, a day in December...' Picture it - but how?


Link Posted 01/03/2022 - 17:04
Thanks John for the subject and fine critique and well done to the podium placings. HazyJ's winner was an absolute corker.

PS: No new subject yet?
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout


Link Posted 02/03/2022 - 19:05
Yeo, quite agree, that winning shot is awesome! Congrats hazyj. And extended to RayW and Retsoor, and the highly commended drofmit, commended mhol190246 and jofford! Thanks to our host for the challenge, the C&C's, as always much appreciated. And as usual, a wonderful collection of submissions here!


Link Posted 03/03/2022 - 07:38
The next competition is this week not next week
... the best lack all conviction, while the worst
are full of passionate intensity.
W.B Yeats


Link Posted 03/03/2022 - 12:12
Alas, our winner seems to have disappeared, so I'll set a new competition now, to run to the end of next week.
Best regards, John
Last Edited by johnriley on 03/03/2022 - 12:12
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